I visited the Kamakura Buddha myself several years ago, after a beautiful hike along a forested ridge, quite well insulated from the surrounding city. Kim and I got a little lost and asked a Japanese gentleman for directions. Without much shared language between us other than “Buddha”, he was delighted to confirm our destination by showing us a picture of the statue on his phone … still a rather novel concept at that time. It seemed very high tech to us. Those Japanese and their gadgets! Destination painstakingly, technologically confirmed, he then anticlimactically pointed us onward — the way we’d been going and likely would have continued without the memorable help.