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January 10, 2007

Enoshima sunset

Today was one of those absolutely stunning winter days in Japan. It is getting colder here, but the sky was clear and one could be forgiven for thinking it was springtime...at least in the sun. The picture below is Enoshima and Mt. Fuji from the road above Inamura Beach.

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To take advantage of this, Laura and I headed down to Shonan and walked from Kamakura to Enoshima. Make sure to check out her blog, which should have much better pictures! It was warm enough that we could sit outside at the Sundish Cafe across from Inamuragasaki Park and admire the view. We hung out around there until sunset, snapped a few pictures and walked the rest of the way to Enoshima.

On the left below is the Zushi/Hayama coastline taken from the road between Kamakura and Inamuragasaki Park. On the right you can see everyone lining up to take pictures of the sunset. This is one of the things I love about the beach in Japan...seeing people make an effort to watch the sunset everyday. I grew up in California and this makes sense to me, but it is easy to lose touch with simple pleasures like that when living in the big city.

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And here are a couple of sunset pictures. The colors at sunset were amazing and lasted well into twilight. It was so nice walking down the road with that kind of visual pleasure (too cheesy??). I really liked it.

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Posted by Kirk on January 10, 2007 07:51 PM