After resting on Genji-yama we continued to Zeniaraibenten were there is a natural spring which, since the Kamakura period is believed to increase one's luck in matters of money.
Here the group is about to enter a tunnel that leads to the shrine.
|Arriving at the shrine, we entered a large cave in which the mystical waters of Benten flow. Then, we put our money in small straw baskets and washed it with Benten's waters. The legend promises that we will get back one thousand times the amount we washed.|
|Taking a mountain trail, we headed toward Hasedera and Kamakura Daibutsu.|
|At the end of the mountain trail, we restored our lost energy at a nice restaurant located near the Kamakura Daibutsu.||Here at the Hojo no Ike (Hojo pond) at the entrance to Hasedera (Hase temple), our final stop. The pond marks the Buddhist ritual of releasing animals from captivity (hojo-e).|