Tomoko Kamishima

Komyo-ji Temple of Kamakura

Just a few steps from the sea

Tomoko Kamishima   - 1 min read

A pure wind is blowing on my face. Komyo-ji Temple is just a few steps from the sea, and the sea breeze here always seems to purify the temple’s precincts and visitors with its natural power. During the Edo period, Komyo-ji was the top of 18 Jodo sect seminaries in the Kanto region. Huge numbers of priests learned and practiced here, offering up their prayers to Amida Buddha over a long period of time. 

Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sha...