|The Great Buddha of Kamakura|
|Front gate of Kotokuin Temple|
|Picture Map of Kotokuin Temple compound|
|Family Photo with Daibutsu|
|Daibutsu with Japanese Children|
|Daibutsu & Paulo|
|Daibutsu & Alison|
|Daibutsu & Charlotte|
The setup of the Kotokuin temple was very simple compared to the rest of the temples I visited. The Daibutsu statue was situated in the center of a large square compound. It was fronted by a small main gate. At the back of the temple lied a small shrine. The whole temple itself was situated in a forest. I could only imagine how serene and peaceful this environment would look after the temple closing hours.
|Small shrine at temple back|
The crowd dwindled when the closing hours of the temple approached. We continued to hang around, admiring the Buddha and at the same time, rested our legs after a day of continuous walking. When it was time to go, I took one hard look at the Daibutsu again. Perhaps I would be back someday to visit him again.
|Daibutsu from afar|