Oshogatsu 3: Daigyoji

After Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, we went to Daigyoji (大巧寺).  This temple is very near Kamakura station and the main police station.  This temple is known as a place where expecting mothers can go to pray for good childbirth.  Our time there was pretty short, and the pictures will explain everything.

This is the entrance of Daigyoji.

The red main gate of Daigyoji.

There's a nice garden and path leading to the temple.

This must have water in it during the summer. It's dry now.

My wife washing her hands.

Here's the main hall of the temple.

A close-up of the woodwork at the front of the temple. Notice the dragon?

Here's another temple building.

Part 4 is coming soon with some money laundering (just kidding.  We washed some money).


Filed under Festivals & Events, Japan, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Temples

6 responses to “Oshogatsu 3: Daigyoji

  1. Are you starting to suffer from “Temple fatigue”? 😉

  2. The missus took me on a tour of Kyoto once and she had it all planned. It was an itinerary of around 30 temple visits over a 3 day period. It was a very enjoyable experience however there was a point in the “tour” where that we diverged. I abandoned her and went on an “English pubs of Kyoto” tour whilst she continued the temple tour. She has never forgiven me for it. 🙂

    • Haha 🙂 10 temples a day is quite ambitious, but doable. It’s something I don’t mind at all. But I prefer to spend some time looking around 🙂

      Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for your wife 🙂

  3. That’s a nice dragon woodwork there. 🙂

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