Kamakura Neighborhoods • Enoshima

Author: Parent     Date pictures taken:  2007     City: Kamakura     Country: Japan      Pictures Attached: 3     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Kamakura Temple, Waterfront

Enoshima Pictures

by Parent on Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:25 pm

Enoshima is an island nearby Kamakura city.

In 1880 after the 'Abolish the Buddha. Destroy Sakyamuni' policy of the new Meiji government had made the land available, much of the uplands was purchased by Samuel Cocking, a British merchant, in his Japanese wife's name. He developed a power plant and extensive botanical gardens including a very large greenhouse. Although the original greenhouse was destroyed in the 1923 earthquake, the botanical garden (now Samuel Cocking Garden) remains an attraction with over half a million visitors a year.

Map of Enoshima. Satellite photograph of Enoshima Island.

Last edited by Parent on Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:32 am, edited 2 times in total.