The Sōji-ji (総持寺) is the main temple for the Sōtō Sect of Zen. We visited it as part of a class field trip. The buildings in these photos are much larger than they appear, two or three times the standard size for Japanese temples.
I consider that part of the concert to be basically the high point of my time in Japan, at least as far as concerts go.
The performance was Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (義経千本桜), or “Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees.” The story is about a drum, a magical fox, and (possibly) class resentment. It was pretty good, but we weren't allowed to take pictures during the play, so here are pictures of us hanging out afterwards in Shibuya instead.
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū (鶴岡八幡宮) is a major shrine in Kamakura. Before the Meiji era, it was also a major temple due to the syncretism of Shintō and Buddhism. During the Meiji era, however, the syncretism of Shintō and Buddhism was officially prohibited and the Buddhist features of the shrine were removed.