Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pan o Rams

a few panoramas for good measure.

click to enlarge

Japan Pt. 4

houses, temples, shrines
are built much like the people;
precise, elegant.
need not look too far
for all the sacred places
as close as your heart


Nachi no Taki
Japans largest waterfall

worlds largest torii gate

hot cleansing water of Yunomine onsen

Monday, April 27, 2009

Japan Pt. 3

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage
Day 2
Nakahechi Trail + Akagi-goe Trail


hours of walking
melt into seconds of bliss;
dance across the earth
dark cedar forest,
the mother and father slopes,
passing through the womb


*roof made entirely of straw!

wooden dick in a shrine!

descent into Yunomine

Over 800 year old tree;
may you out outlive us all!


The Creatures of Kumano Kodo!

forest crab

evil serpent spirit?
leave it your lunch.

Japan Pt. 2

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage
Day 1
Nakahechi Trail


long walk in the rain
one mountain pass to the next
legs begin to shake
new friends and fine food
may we never forget us
life-long happiness






Mr. Nagano + Master

Japan Pt. 1

living in japan
for ten days is a lot like
falling back to sleep,
morning dew on the pillow


tokyo bums!