Kamakura Hase-Dera Temple 1

Kamakura Hase-Dera Temple 2

Kamakura Hase-Dera Temple 3

According to legend, in 721 AD the monk Tokudo Shonin discovered a large camphor tree in the mountain forest of Hase. He had it carved into two statues of the eleven-headed Kannon. The Hase-Dera Temple is the fourth station among the 33 holy places in the Kanto region.

— Information from the brochure of Hase-Dera Temple

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