Images of hydrangeas are plastered everywhere with あじさい (Ajisai - hydrangeas in Japanese) throughout Kanagawa and Tokyo. They're a big deal here and no wonder, they're beautiful. That is something I love about Japan, how they find ways to celebrate the small stuff. Kamakura is famous for its hydrangeas so I found this article and headed to Kita-Kamakura to check out Meigetsu-in, the Ajisai temple, or the temple of Sho Kannon. Kannon is the goddess of mercy and compassion, and as a result, she is often associated with vegetarianism.
I bore easily of temples, I know I know, what the hell? But I enjoyed this one, and I think it's not only because of the hydrangeas, but also the atmosphere and the animals.
Because it's Japan, this place was also crowded but enjoyable nonetheless.
I think a place with a fair bit of animals is always a good place. Watching the squirrels snack with the sparrows was definitely a highlight. I really wish we lived in harmony with animals. The people around me were in awe of these critters, but probably went home to eat animals that suffered for their meals.
I loved playing spot the rabbit statues.
This was more of a blue violet but my phone couldn't capture the colour. It's more purple here.
I didn't realise this was blurry until after D :
Spot the crab. Dead or fake? : ( I think dead.
Ants crawling around inside.
A bunny hut wit no residents.