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The Great (Busy) Buddha of Kamakura

So yes, some traditional cultural elements are slowing in Japan, however 750 year old “Kamakura Daibutsu” is busier than ever. This behemoth bronze Buddha attracts increasingly large numbers of both foreign and Japanese visitors. Cast of bronze in 1252, unique techniques, sophisticated for the period were used . The interior of the statue is hollow…
All Quiet In Shinagawa

All Quiet In Kamakura

Midweek silence in this local Kamakura wood craftsman’s workshop. Sadly now a common state for traditional trade and family craft businesses that were once a hive of activity and an essence of Japanese culture.
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