Friday, July 25, 2014

(604) Kashima Jingu #5

Leaving the Kashima Jingu and going towards the station you come across the statue of Tsukahara Bokuden (塚原 卜伝, 1489-1571), one of Japan’s most famous swordsmen, founder of the Kashima Shinto-ryu (鹿島新當流) school of sword-fighting and greatly responsible for the shrine’s martial arts connection. 
(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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