Spring is finally here
Spring has arrived in Japan.
According to the news, this has been the coldest spring in Japan since 1961. Think about that! It has not been this cold in the springtime since the date looked the same regardless if it was right side up, or up-side down. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again anytime soon.
I took advantage of the perfect weather today and spent a long, leisurely morning in Kamakura. I did take into account that Saturday was the kick-off to Golden Week here in Japan, so I made a point to visit some of my favorite out-of-the-way spots in Kamakura. Most notably, Myohonji, Ankokuronji, and Hongakuji. To find them you basically just head South East from Kamakura station. And even during crowded times like Golden Week you will usually find these places quite peaceful and relatively empty.
I arrived very early, so my only companions at Myhonji were the (very friendly) resident cats, the wind, and the soft rustle of new spring leaves.
I could blather on about how relaxing and energizing it was, but I think I will let the images speak for themselves.
Todays set of photo gear consisted of the following:
Kodak DCS Pro Back 645M
No. 3 extension tube