I do like to be beside the seaside; especially when there is no tsunami!

Today we headed off to a place called Hase, about an hour south of Tokyo. It has apparently had big tsunamis in the past and there were many warning signs, but thankfully the ocean stayed calm and flat!

Giant Buddha at Hase

Giant Buddha at Hase

The Giant Buddha used to be in a giant hall, but that was washed away centuries ago. It is an impressive sight in its current forested site.

Just be chance we saw a beautiful garden down a side street and after wandering closer for a look, couldn’t resist going inside to see it properly. There were lily ponds full of Koi, a 13th century bell, fox statues, gold idols, beautiful trees and a special shrine sacred to “unborn children” [stillbirths and miscarriages]. There were countless statues here, each one representing a lost child.

Statues to remember unborn children

Statues to remember unborn children

Gold Idol

Gold Idol

Tsunami warning sign

Tsunami warning sign

We had a walk on the beach; fairly grey but notable for a huge flock of crows eating huge jellyfish!

Halloween frog

Halloween frog

Cute Girl on the train

Cute Girl on the train

Halloween decorations are everywhere in Japan; it seems to be extremely popular.

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3 Responses to I do like to be beside the seaside; especially when there is no tsunami!

  1. Violet says:

    What a striking memorial, the statues to honor unborn children. Glad to see you guys are having a wonderful time exploring. Oh, the girl on the train is so darling in her sweet little hat and uniform.

  2. Jenny says:

    Thanks Violet…nice to see I have at least 1 reader!!

  3. 4cassandra says:

    Sorry Jenny ,we actually did read your wonderful blog but we just didn’t comment because we were speechless with admiration and awe 🙂

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