There are a further eight objects of interest within this temple area. A golden seated statue of Yakuyoke (Protector from Evils Spirits) which was made in 1194 at the request of the first shogun of Japan. It is 2.8m high.
The temple which has this remarkable garden is the Kamakura Hasedera Temple. It was built by a monk in 721 AD. He had made a carving from part of the trunk of a camphor tree he had found in the
Our last day in Japan. We had decided to follow a recommendation and go and see the big Buddha at Hase. This meant taking the Minimatoi line to Yokohama station and buying a ticket to Kamakura. There was no doubt
On the day this goes out, I am expecting Theresa May to ‘trigger Article 50’. I’m not quite sure how she will do that, presumably send a letter. The Saturday before this goes out, I joined tens of thousands of people
After breakfast I went over to the congress centre and collected my bag and programme and then walked from there through the Queens Towers and came out at the Dockyard Garden – a dry dock with a waterfall at one
The Thunderbird from Kyoto to Osaka we had only taken 25 minutes and seemed to get there before we had settled. On the Shinkansen it took 15 minutes. As expected the train pulled in punctually to the Shin-Yokohama station. From
In January this year I attended the annual Plenary meeting of the International Parachuting Commission which was held in Faro this year. Much work was done during the 5 days I was there, with rules for skydiving competitions being reviewed