November 25, 2007

Gin Nan: My Current Obsession
On Veteran's Day (Nov 12) I went to Kita Kamakura, a less visited section of Kamakura. At the "divorce temple," as I call it, I leaned over an antique water pump that nuns used to pump water to bathe. Months after the ginkgo trees in this region had dropped their fruit, the old, giant tree above the well had a few left to spare. This temple is situated between two large hills and lots of foliage which is maybe why it lagged in bearing fruit. Yumi's uncle just aquired six lbs of ginko nuts for me and I'm eating about twenty a week. I'm totally obsessed and fear that I'll never touch them again after my obsession subsides! (Rest of photos can be viewed here)


2 comments:

Jessica said...

Having issues with my browser...will upload the photos and fix the link soon...

Dave said...

i like this shot! these ginnans weren't placed there were they? too cool! i didn't get the chance to do the ginnan thing at home like you did but i will make sure to do it next year!!!