There are more than 100 Zen temples in Kamakura, and each admission changes depending on the seasons and days of the week. Here is one example. Firstly, we will go to a modest Zen Temple. Meigetsuin is known as seasonal flowers, then you will have a short lecture about basic Japanese Gardens and a way of taking photos of gardens and architectures. Let’s introduce each other. We will take a storll through a garden where I will introduce you good points for your picturing with your camera. Secondly I will take you a secret Zen Temple where you can come into the temple. You will experience to see a Japanese Garden from inside the temple. I will guide you the garden of the temple to take photos like Japanese paintings. Lastly, we will walk to Engakuji-temple that is a historical Zen Temple in Kamakura. You will have chances of taking various style photos of Samurai era with a local photographer.
Hello, I am a professional photographer. I have taught photography in Japan for more than 10 years since I received a diploma in photography in Canada, as well, I hold solo photo exhibitions in Japan and overseas. Many of my work are decorated at companies. I am a member of the JapaneseGarden Association. As a local photographer, I would like to share the beauty of Japanese Gardens. I hope you enjoy discovering the art of temples and gardens through this experience.
Macha tea (Japanese tea) or Coffee at a Japanese tea house.
Let's meet up at KITAkamakura Station. We will start with visiting secret modest Zen gardens and temples . then we will go to a historical temple and Zen garden. In this experience, I would like to share professional eyes of photos for Gardens and temples in Samurai era with your camera.
Our meeting up place is KITAkamakura Staion. It takes about 60 minutes by train from Tokyo. Temple admission fees require about total cash ¥1000 per person. Regarding to photography, we will focus on compositions, angles and perspectives with a camera. We will not have tips for using of cameras.
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