Category Archives: Kanagawa Prefecture

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

Rock of Ages

This photo comes from my trip to Kamakura and Enoshima with fellow photographer Anthony Wood back in April.  One thing that really helps a landscape photo is a solid foreground, and the shoreline of Enoshima is full of spots like this with some really interesting formations. I also love the texture of the rocks –…

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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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Mist of Enoshima

Last week I got together with fellow photographer Anthony Wood and we headed down to Kamakura and Enoshima for some Spring photography. Unfortunately most of the sakura were well past their prime but we still managed to get some shots we enjoyed, I think. When we got to Enoshima (after climbing and descending untold number…

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