Category Archives: Kamakura

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This Thanksgiving my family had the chance to enjoy a final get together with some good friends of ours who have been living on Yokosuka Naval Base. They’ve blessed us each year with a chance to come down and eat with them, to enjoy a true American Thanksgiving meal. They’ll be headed back to the...

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    Bamboo Forest of Hokokuji

    Although the bamboo forest of Arashiyama in Kyoto is likely Japan’s most famous bamboo grove (and for good reason), there are many other splendid bamboo groves around the country. The grove connected to Hokokuji Temple in Kamakura is a great example of this. Although Hokokuji itself is rather small and a bit out of the...

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    • Where Earth Meets Sky » Les Taylor Photo[…] This Thanksgiving my family had the chance to enjoy a final get together with some good friends of ours who have been living on Yokosuka Naval Base. They’ve blessed us each year with a chance to come down and eat with them, to enjoy a true American Thanksgiving meal. They’ll be headed back to the US this month though, which is why it was our final time together. Anyway, since we were down there and they are about to leave, I did a small family portrait session for them in one of their favorite places – Hokokuji. After we were done taking family pictures, I hung back for a few minutes to take some photos of the lovely bamboo, so that’s where today’s photo comes from. This wasn’t my first time to Hokokuji, but every time I go I can’t help but photograph the beautiful bamboo. […]ReplyCancel

    • Path Through The Bamboo In Kyoto » Les Taylor Photo[…] is almost certainly the aptly named “bamboo forest” in Arashiyama, Kyoto, but there are others throughout the country that offer their own unique version. In fact, there are others in Kyoto as […]ReplyCancel

    Ferns of Kamakura

    I mentioned in my previous post about taking a trip down to Enoshima last week with fellow photographer Anthony Wood. We had actually made the trip for Kamakura, but Enoshima is just a quick train ride away so we went there for a good part of the afternoon. During our time in Kamakura, while exploring...

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      Autumn Leaves on Green Moss in Kamakura

      In December I took a trip to Kamakura with a fellow Chiba Prefecture based photographer. We went specifically to photograph the fall colors, and the colors were plentiful! One of the things I love about temples in Japan is just how many photographically interesting areas there are, along with a variety of great seasons to...

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