Flickr member Alfonso De Gregorio took this excellent picture of a bamboo grove in the Eikando Zenrinji Temple, Kyoto, Japan with his Ricoh GR.
Flickr member Alfonso De Gregorio took this great picture of a large, gnarly tree canopy in a park in Kyoto, Japan with his Ricoh GR.
The trunk and branches look like oak but the leaves (on zooming in up on Flickr) look more like maple.
My flickr contact Marser took this fantastic image of a walkway approach to the Bishamondo temple in Kyoto, Japan with his Fuji X-T10.
“Koya-san — home to esoteric Buddhism — is the name of a sacred basin eight hundred meters high and surrounded by eight mountains. It is roughly one hundred kilometers of trails north from the Kumano Hongu Taisha shrine in Wakayama, Japan. Though the name of the basin is often incorrectly translated as Mt. Koya in English, Mt. Koya is only one of the eight peaks, and is remote from the central cluster of temples.
We walked towards Koya-san, but we did not touch Mt. Koya.”
Koya Bound is a journal of an eight day walk on the Kumano Kodo trail in Japan by Craig Mod and Dan Rubin. The photography, the website structure and the writing are all superb. As you scroll down and back up the page the map shows your progress along the trail.
It’s also a limited edition book that’s available via a link at the bottom of the site.
[via Jon Moss]
My friend and neighbor Christine Owen apprenticed in Japan with this potter, Ueno San. This process especially the wood fire piece of the video, is what my neighbor Joy Brown does every year in her anagama kiln in Kent, the next town west of me. Both Christine and I not only put pieces in her fires (the kiln is huge), we help fire it. The kiln takes a week to load, a week to fire, and a week to cool.
This is a terrific process video on ceramics in general and what the Japanese tradition looks like in particular.
My flickr contact Darek Meyer took this fantastic silhouette image in Tokyo, Japan with his Ricoh GR.
My flickr contact Darek Meyer took this great urban overview image in Tokyo, Japan with his Ricoh GR.
Noboru Honma demonstrates an incredible series of techniques to make container skins. When he plained the skins off solid blocks by hand my jaw dropped. Incredible work.
“The technique was developed in the Hakone region of Japan during the Edo period (1600s to 1800s).”
My flickr contact eses moto took this shot in Tokyo, Japan with a Canon 5D Mark II.
The pattern and light on the umbrella….