Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kawasaki Dashi Temple

Yesterday we (Kath & Tim + us) took the train to Kawasaki Japan. We wanted to check out the Kawasaki dashi Temple, and the Wind Chime bazzar.
It was hot, but fun.
Our Adventure is below in slideshow form.
It's not many pictures, check them out.
It's a beautiful Temple, simular to Asasuka's
The Wind chime bazzar was OK, but we did enjoy all the food booth's & siteseeing.
Good times, with Good friends!

~> Slideshow link <~

Kawasaki Daishi (川崎大師), is the informal name of Heiken-ji (平間寺) in Kawasaki, Japan. Founded in 1128, it is the headquarters of the Chizan sect of Shingon Buddhism. Kawasaki Daishi is a popular temple for Hatsumōde (the first visit to a place of worship in the new year).
In 2006, 2.72 million people engaged in hatsumōde here, the third largest figure in Japan and the largest in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Keihin Electric Express Railway(or better known as Keiku), the oldest railroad company in the Kantō region of Japan, commenced service in January 1899 to carry passengers to Kawasaki Daishi from Tokyo.