Former capital of Japan near Tokyo, Kamakura is also famous for its “Big Buddha” statue, numerous Buddhist temples (e.g. Kencho-ji) and Shinto shrines. It is a good place for a 1-day tour during a long stay in Tokyo.
We saw beautiful holy plaques at Kencho-ji Buddhist temple after hiking in the forest of Kamakura in May 2014, decorated with Jizo (Buddhist protector of travellers and children) or a tengu (protector from Japanese folk religion):
In Japanese, Kamakura is written “鎌倉”.