Last additions - Ofuna Kannon Temple Setsubun 大船観音寺 節分会
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My Youtube video of this Ofuna Kannon Setsubun bean throwing festival on Feb. 1, 2013.Feb 06, 2013
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Path down. Ofuna Kannon official WebsiteFeb 02, 2013
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Afterward, they held something for the kids.Feb 02, 2013
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I scored two bags of beans. The one in the middle with the drawing number was given to me when I entered the temple. Feb 02, 2013
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The drawing winners received an autographed placard and a prize. The grand prize was a robot vaccum cleaner from Sharp.Feb 02, 2013
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And the winner is number...Feb 02, 2013
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After the bean throwing, they had a drawing for prizes. We all had a numbered bag of beans given to us when we entered the temple. They called out the lucky numbers pulled out of a box by the bean throwers.Feb 02, 2013
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Jaguar Yokota and her son tos bags of beans or Setsubun.Feb 02, 2013
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Ofuna Kannon temple Setsubun Festival on Feb. 1, 2013, Kamakura.Feb 02, 2013
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Jaguar Yokota, her son, and husband throwing beans for Setsubun at Ofuna Kannon temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa.Feb 02, 2013
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Bean throwing begins at around 1 pm.Feb 02, 2013
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Ofuna Kannon temple priest.Feb 02, 2013
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Jaguar Yokota, her son, and husband.Feb 02, 2013
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Actress Michiko Godai.Feb 02, 2013
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The most famous was Jaguar Yokota, a woman pro wrestler. At Ofuna Kannon temple's Setsubun Festival on Feb. 1, 2013. ジャガー横田Feb 02, 2013
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Former Japanese Olympic volleyball players.Feb 02, 2013
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Former Japanese Olympic volleyball players.Feb 02, 2013
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Other bean throwers arrive on the deck.Feb 02, 2013
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Another mascot, named Non-chan ノンちゃん is from Ofuna and looks like a Kannon.Feb 02, 2013
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Hachi-chan from Hachioji, a tanuki raccoon dog dressed as a Buddhist priest. 八ちゃんFeb 02, 2013
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Hachi-chan from Hachioji arrives first.Feb 02, 2013
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Again, the Kannon statue is in view. Very well placed.Feb 02, 2013
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A tanuki raccoon dog mascot named Hachi-chan from Hachioji dressed as a Buddhist priest.Feb 02, 2013
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Stairs going down from the Kannon statue.Feb 02, 2013
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You can walk completely around the statue.Feb 02, 2013
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Ceiling of the room inside the Kannon statue made of concrete.Feb 02, 2013
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Another chamber with origami cranes.Feb 02, 2013
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How the Kannon statue looked before renovations.Feb 02, 2013
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Another chamber has small wooden Kannon statues.Feb 02, 2013
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One chamber has barrels of sake,Feb 02, 2013
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Smaller chambers inside the Kannon statue.Feb 02, 2013
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Inside the Kannon statue is a Kannon altar.Feb 02, 2013
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Inside the Kannon statue is a Kannon altar.Feb 02, 2013
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Inside the Kannon statue is a Kannon altar.Feb 02, 2013
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Inside the Ofuna Kannon statue. There's only one room and you cannot go up the statue.Feb 02, 2013
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You can enter the Kannon statue in the rear.Feb 02, 2013
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A staircase behind the Kannon statue.Feb 02, 2013
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Back of the Kannon statue.Feb 02, 2013
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Base of the Kannon statue.Feb 02, 2013
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Kannon votive tabletFeb 02, 2013
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Miniature Kannon statues for sale.Feb 02, 2013
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Closeup of Ofuna Kannon temple's giant, white Kannon statue.Feb 02, 2013
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Ofuna Kannon temple's giant, white Kannon statue. For a long time, since I only saw the head sticking out of the hill, I assumed that it was a reclining buddha.Feb 02, 2013
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Incense burner and giant Kannon statue.Feb 02, 2013
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Again, it's amazing how they placed the statue here. Another prime vantage point.Feb 02, 2013
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The Ofuna Kannon statue is 25 meters high, made of reinforced concrete. It was completed in 1960. Stones from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are embedded in the statue.Feb 02, 2013
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Ofuna Kannon temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa.Feb 02, 2013
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These steps go up to the giant, white Kannon statue.Feb 02, 2013
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My door prize was a collapsible cup.Feb 02, 2013
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Door prize.Feb 02, 2013
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My bag of beans with a lottery number for prizes.Feb 02, 2013
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Bags of beans and door prizes at the entrance of Ofuna Kannon temple.Feb 02, 2013
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Gate to Ofuna Kannon temple. Admission of 300 yen is charged, and we got a bag of beans and a little door prize.Feb 02, 2013
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Ofuna Kannon temple's Setsubun poster showing Kazue Ito (who was absent) and Jaguar Yokota. Ofuna Kannon temple held its Setsubun Festival on Feb. 1, 2013. This is earlier than the normal date of Feb. 3.Feb 02, 2013
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About the Ofuna Kannon temple. Since it was established in the modern era and located on the fringe of Kamakura at Ofuna, it is out of Kamakura's central loop of historic temples and not really visited by tourists.Feb 02, 2013
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Ofuna Kannon temple is a short walk from JR Ofuna Station. There's a slight sloping path up a low hill.Feb 02, 2013
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Ofuna Kannon temple's giant, white Kannon statue is well placed and designed to be visible from the best vantage points.Feb 02, 2013
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Ofuna Kannon temple's giant, white Kannon statue is visible from JR Ofuna Station. I finally decided to visit this temple.Feb 02, 2013
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If you visit Kamakura, you will likely see this giant white Kannon statue at Ofuna on the fringe of Kamakura. I've passed through Ofuna Station many times, but never got out of the station until this day.Feb 02, 2013
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This Kannon statue happens to be one of my childhood memories of Japan when I visited from Hawaii. From the tour bus to Kamakura, I remember the tour guide pointing out the statue from our bus and I was impressed.Feb 02, 2013
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Ofuna Kannon temple's giant, white Kannon statue is visible from the train at JR Ofuna Station.Feb 02, 2013
   
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