Monday, May 27, 2013

Kamakura part 1 Kita-kamakura Station

For anyone familiar with the films of Yasujiro Ozu, of which I am a huge admirer, then a visit to Kamakura is essential. 
Railways and stations feature in almost all Ozu films and the little station at Kita-Kamakura is one of them . It was the perfect place to start my visit with three popular temples close by (one of which contains Ozu's grave) and the start of the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) hiking trail leaving from across the tracks.
Sixty years or so have passed since Ozu filmed here and the station sign he used as a pillow shot has been replaced with a modern one but not much else has changed around the station it seems.

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