I wandered around Chigogafuchi for a while to kill some time. However, the line of people trying to get into the Enoshima Iwaya did not seem to decrease at all. Even though I had come all the way to the far end of Enoshima, it seemed difficult to enter the main attraction, Enoshima Iwaya. It is a cave that was formed by wave erosion over a long period of time and is said to be the birthplace of Enoshima Benzaiten worship. It is said that in the past, high priests and warlords visited here to pray. Although nothing is enshrined there now, the cave has become a tourist spot where stone Buddha, strange rocks, and a monument can be seen.
As I watched the line of people waiting for their turn to enter the Iwaya, I thought to myself, "There is no way. It can't be helped." I would enter the Iwaya on my next visit to Enoshima. So I turned on my heel, climbed up the long flight of stairs, and headed home through Enoshima toward Fujisawa Station. The path up the stairs, step by step, was a painful one. People who were smiling on the way down were not smiling on the way up, and all that came out of their mouths were sighs and complaints.
Some of them were so exhausted that they were even saying they would definitely take the escalator on the way back. But poor me. That will never happen. Because unlike the escalators in ordinary buildings, the Enoshima Escar, although it is an escalator, only goes up. That's right. There is no such thing as a down escalator. No matter how tired you are, you have to walk all the stairs on your own on your way back home.
|Nov 2022 IN THE CITY KANAGAWA|
|FUJISAWA PLATFORM STATION SUNNY SPOT|
November 14, 2022
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF