October 4, 2009

The setting sun at Yuigahama beach

Yuigahama is a beach locating at the southern tip of the old shogunate city of Kamakura. Sometimes, thanks to the dry weather and clear sky of autumn, I encounter the amazing view of the setting sun and the quiet water of Sagami-bay.

The golden sun is setting in the west. In the Pure Land Buddhism of Japan, the Jyodo (Pure Land) of Amida-nyorai (amitaabha) Buddha is believed to locate distantly in the western direction. The reflection of the golden setting sun appeared to be a long sacred road to this Pure Land in the peaceful water of the sea.

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