Enoshima, A Sacred Site

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Ancient Japan’s spirituality was in reverence with nature mysticism, where the forces of nature were seen as spirits…and this evolved into a religion called Shinto. Nature was the heart of their spirituality and culture. Even their shrines and temples were placed according to its natural landforms.

Buddhism, which came from India, made its way to China, then Korea and became widespread in Japan around fifth century but was officially admitted by the imperial court in sixth century. Zen Buddhism,  which emphasized on enlightenment through meditation and koan study, emerged in the year 1200. The Zen teachings and aesthetics instilled simplicity, discipline and artistic insights… a way of life carried on by contemporary Japanese people.P1120487

This is Enoshima Shrine in the center of the island  which enshrines Benzaiten Goddess, a goddess of peace and fortune during the Edo Period.P1120495

A  cute vintage Enoshima Electric Railway known as Enoden, with  100 years…

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