Kanagawa_Kamakura Kotokuin

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I am an English guide

in charge of KOTOKUIN TEMPLE.

 

Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.

 

KOTOKUIN TEMPLE

Kotokuin Temple is in Kamakura which was the capital city of Kamakura Shogunate during 12th century to 14th. The temple is famous for the Great Image of Buddha or Daibutsu. A bronze image of Amida, one of the Buddhist divinities was cast in 1252 at the request of Shogun Yoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura Shogunate. It is 11.5 meters high and weighs 122 metric tons. The pure silver boss between the brows is symbolic of the emission of light to enlighten the world. Its hand symbols represent he was in which people are grante “rebirth in paradise” by Amida. This Daibutsu used to be enshrined in an impressive wooden building, which was damaged by storms and later carried away by a tidal wave toward the end if the 15th century. The image has been left open ever since. You can go into the Daibutsu and feel the huge size and its greatness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My personal information

 

  I have 30 years’ experience of guiding in English.
My favorite guiding spots are Kamakura, Yokohama Bay Area, Sankeien garden, Hakone, Manazuru Peninsula, Atami, Ito, Nikko, Suwako Lake, Suwa Shrine in Nagano Prefecture.
While I was teaching at Kanagawa Prefectural College for Foreign Studies, I opened two voluntary courses to improve student’s English proficiency: “English Guide” and “Language Program in Canada”. In the former, I lectured on the history of Kamakura, and well-known temples and shrines. They practiced presentations and they guided visitors from other countries. These experiences contributed much to enhance their English.
Presently, I have two classes for retired teachers and wives for voluntary “English Guide”.

 

Guide Fee

 

Negotiable

 

Please read my proposal carefully. I will make every effort to make your trip pleasant.

I will e-mail my proposal to you if you consider to request my service.

 

Voices of Customers

 

  I have often appreciated by my clear explanations focusing on Japanese history and culture in English.

 

 

How to request my service

 

  If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform info@erf.jp of my code (e11KYM165ENG)

  ERF will inform me of your e-mail address, your name and other information. Then I will contact you by email.

  I will send you “my guiding proposal” by e-mail, so please read it and determine whether or not to request my service.

  Please let me know if you have decided to request my service.

 

I am looking forward to your request.

Thank you.