Photo Topics (Aug. '21)

Paper Lantern Festival at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

   Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was a spiritual home for people and point of cultural origin in the time of a samurai society.  The shrine has watched the history of Kamakura over 800 years.  The paper lantern festival held here in August is an annual summer feature of Kamakura.  About 400 calligraphic works and paintings produced by cultural figures associated with Kamaura and prominent people in various fields are made into lanterns to be displayed in the shrine.  When the lanterns are lit at nightfall, a beautiful and fantastic atmosphere prevails in the premises.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

bonbori matsuri






Yokosuka Museum of Modernization Heritage, Thibaudier Residence Opened

   Overlooking the Port of Yokosuka, Verny Park is a beautiful park constructed in the French garden style.  In its premises, a museum was opened introducing popular tourist spots in Yokosuka.  The historic Thibaudier residence, a western style house built in the Meiji period (1868 to 1912), was reconstructed in the park as a museum, partly using old materials.  You can see the history of Yokosuka, which was the stage of modernization of Japan.  It will be nice to learn about the popular sites and the history of the city in the museum, and actually visit the places.


よこすか近代遺産ミュージアム ティボディエ邸が開館しました