In 12th-14th centuries, Kamakura was most important city in Japan because Shogun’s (the leader of samurai) house and the center of goverment was there.
Hasedera is famouse for a large Kannon and lovely hydrangea flowers.
Kannon is a deity of mercy.
She would take a nearly same role in Maria in Christians , i think …
Canon, a digital camera maker is named fro Kannon.