Isaiah 40: 11

"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to
his heart; he gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11

Monday, November 9, 2009

A little Day Trip

The fabulous Steve and Deb gave Kent and I a chance to get out Saturday with only one child. Here she is soaking up all of the attention.
We hopped on the JR train line and headed to Kamakura. This is the train station there.
Busy shopping district
Nifty staircase
After an "interesting" lunch we decided to go check out the Shinto shrine down the street
This is the path we took which I am sure is spectacular when the cherry blossoms are in bloom
We stopped here for ice cream on the way back
Still walking. The Japanese hold that you are to take a long time to approach the gods

Super crowded. This experience reminded me so much of the great cathedrals in England. They have become tourist traps bent on making a profit.



This is where people wash before approaching the shrine
washing

There was an elaborate wedding going on in this building
Up the steep steps to toss in coins and clap three times(we did not participate=})


Back down we go. Before you head down you can purchase a fortune. If you like the message you keep it if you don't you hang it in a tree and leave it behind
Despite the strangeness of this place the architecture is quite lovely
Oh and I got green tea ice cream that was surprisingly delicious!

3 comments:

  1. my favorite ice cream in Japan was mango!!! much better than "milk" flavored ice cream. Your pics are so familiar to me. I miss Japan.

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  2. Bree,

    Thank you so much for your posts about the everyday things. I really miss it there, and I can't wait to take Max and KayLynn one of these days. I look forward to more posts and seeing how you and the family are enjoying your new (temp)home. God bless,

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  3. If you only knew how much you are living Steve's dream life right now- even down to the green tea ice cream. We are having fun driving your suburban around, but wish you were here to help fill it. James asks for his cousins every day.

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