Enoshima

 

Wordless Wednesday

The legend behind this photo is in the first comment.

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~ by CableGirl on Tuesday, November 6, 2007.

11 Responses to “Enoshima”

  1. Enoshima is an island off the coast of Kamakura, an ancient capital of Japan. Legend has it that the island was continually harassed by a dragon who would raid the villages and eat small children. Benten, a Japanese goddess of luck and the Buddhist patron of arts, wealth and femininity, married the dragon and quelled the attacks.

  2. Gotta love Benten for saving the situation! This is a great story and an evocative statue. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great photo and a fascinating legend. Happy WW

  4. wow, very interesting!!

  5. Yikes, that is scary. Thanks for sharing this piece of history. Have a great WW. đŸ™‚

  6. That is a neat story and picture!

  7. Gorgeous photo and fascinating legend!

  8. I love that statue. And what a great story to go with it. I should probably know this but have you been to Japan? I’d love to go there one day.

  9. Oh that’s fascinating – and a wonderful photo! Happy WW! đŸ™‚

  10. Gruesome legend (most are!). Your artwork is so fantastic. It really captures the scariness.

  11. I’m so sorry! I left the wrong link.

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