Enoshima is a tourist island shrine thing just a few stops down the Enoshima train line from Kamakura. On the day I went, there happened to be a festival parade.
My classmate Ellen Rubinstein invited us to check out a lecture about Japanese hip-hop by Ian Condry at Waseda University. Afterwards, we had dinner with him and some of the students there.
The poet Matsuo Bashō once lived on the banks of the Sumida River near Waseda. He took his pen name from the bashō banana leaf tree that he was given by a patron and was planted at his hut. As a field trip, I went in search of his hut, the Bashō-an (芭蕉庵), and whatever else I happened to find. As it turns out, I ended up eating a bowl of donburi over the birthplace of Natsume Sōseki. Not bad.