Most viewed - Ofuna Kannon Temple Setsubun 大船観音寺 節分会
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Jaguar Yokota, her son, and husband.185 views
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Actress Michiko Godai.117 views
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Jaguar Yokota and her son tos bags of beans or Setsubun.98 views
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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94 views
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Again, it's amazing how they placed the statue here. Another prime vantage point.92 views
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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.91 views
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Closeup of Ofuna Kannon temple's giant, white Kannon statue.90 views
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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.64 views
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Ofuna Kannon temple's giant, white Kannon statue is visible from the train at JR Ofuna Station.61 views
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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.57 views
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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.56 views
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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.54 views
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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.54 views
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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.53 views
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Door prize.53 views
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Miniature Kannon statues for sale.53 views
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How the Kannon statue looked before renovations.53 views
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One chamber has barrels of sake,52 views
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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.51 views
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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.51 views
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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. 3.51 views
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Bags of beans and door prizes at the entrance of Ofuna Kannon temple.51 views
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Base of the Kannon statue.51 views
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A staircase behind the Kannon statue.51 views
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Smaller chambers inside the Kannon statue.51 views
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Jaguar Yokota, her son, and husband throwing beans for Setsubun at Ofuna Kannon temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa.51 views
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My Youtube video of this Ofuna Kannon Setsubun bean throwing festival on Feb. 1, 2013.51 views
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Ofuna Kannon temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa.50 views
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Incense burner and giant Kannon statue.50 views
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Inside the Ofuna Kannon statue. There's only one room and you cannot go up the statue.50 views
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Ofuna Kannon temple priest.50 views
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Bean throwing begins at around 1 pm.50 views
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Path down. Ofuna Kannon official Website50 views
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My door prize was a collapsible cup.49 views
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Kannon votive tablet49 views
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Former Japanese Olympic volleyball players.49 views
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My bag of beans with a lottery number for prizes.48 views
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These steps go up to the giant, white Kannon statue.48 views
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A tanuki raccoon dog mascot named Hachi-chan from Hachioji dressed as a Buddhist priest.48 views
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Another chamber has small wooden Kannon statues.46 views
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Another chamber with origami cranes.46 views
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Again, the Kannon statue is in view. Very well placed.46 views
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Afterward, they held something for the kids.46 views
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You can enter the Kannon statue in the rear.45 views
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Inside the Kannon statue is a Kannon altar.45 views
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Other bean throwers arrive on the deck.45 views
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Former Japanese Olympic volleyball players.45 views
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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.45 views
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And the winner is number...45 views
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Inside the Kannon statue is a Kannon altar.44 views
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Stairs going down from the Kannon statue.44 views
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Ceiling of the room inside the Kannon statue made of concrete.43 views
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Hachi-chan from Hachioji, a tanuki raccoon dog dressed as a Buddhist priest. 八ちゃん43 views
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Ofuna Kannon temple Setsubun Festival on Feb. 1, 2013, Kamakura.43 views
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Back of the Kannon statue.42 views
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Inside the Kannon statue is a Kannon altar.42 views
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You can walk completely around the statue.42 views
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Hachi-chan from Hachioji arrives first.42 views
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The drawing winners received an autographed placard and a prize. The grand prize was a robot vaccum cleaner from Sharp.42 views
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Another mascot, named Non-chan ノンちゃん is from Ofuna and looks like a Kannon.41 views
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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. 41 views
   
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