Wabi-Sabi Sole

Finding Beauty with Imperfection


Anticipating the jet lag and culture shock our friends would experience, I planned a very low key and local day. We had an early start, walked a lot, rode several trains and tried to blend in like locals. 

One of our goals for the day included finding a temple book and acquiring stamps. We were able to get five stamps in The Cummings’ family temple book. Pretty impressive for our first day! We went to visit:

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū

Kōtoku-in (Great Buddha) 

My favorite picture from the Great Buddha. Dave is worried about the guy walking up the steps into our picture. Little did he know about Sara’s photo bomb!! Haha

Jōchi-ji Temple (Happiness Temple – my favorite) 


Time became a factor at this point and I didn’t take a picture of the family before we left. I did however take a picture of the small Buddha and daffodils. 

Engaku-ji (The fifth temple of the day)

It was a fun day sharing my favorite places in Kamakura. Plus, we went to a new place. The Owl Forest! It has been on list and I was so excited to have saved the experience to be able to share it with friends! It did not disappoint! You were permitted to pet the owls with the back of your hand on the back of their head and take pictures. Keep in mind, their heads move… quickly! 

Hoot Hoot! Our first full day was a success! 




Fuji and Sushi


  1. Andrea

    Looks like fun! Can’t wait for the next installment. 🙂

    • wabisabisole

      Thank you for reading! So happy they made the trip to visit. We are having a blast!

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