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Kaspa's photos of Japan trip 2018

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    • #2779

      I’m slowly working through my photos of Japan, editing them, cropping them and so on. I thought I’d share a few here 🙂

      Continuous nembutsu walking hall (where Shinran worked) at Enrakuji Continuous nembutsu walking hall (where Shinran worked) at Enraku-ji

       

      Ordination hall at Enraku-ji, on Mt. Hieie. The first Mahayana temple in Japan.

       

      The famous Zen garden at Ryōan-ji. A world heritage site – full of tourists 🙂

       

      Kyoto Tower as seen from Higashi Honganji

    • #2785
      Anonymous
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      Lovely photos . Get a real feel and sense of the places from them.

    • #2798
      Jan Wizinowich
      Participant

      Inspiring. Did you do a temple journey on your trip? I’d love to hear more about it. Maybe when I come in June. Namo Amida Bu, Jan

    • #2799

      We visited lots of temple’s, although we didn’t stay overnight at any. We were able to join a couple of services at Chion-in, the HQ of Jodo-shu, including their enlightenment day celebration. We also went to a morning service at Higashi Honganji, the HQ of one of the Shinshu sects. Yes – we can catch up in the summer!

    • #2809

      I love looking at these photos. They are so atmospheric with a real sense of place. Thank you.

    • #2851
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Kaspa, how I’m enjoying your photos! What a wonderful trip that must have been, and it’s nice to ‘go along for the (photographic) ride.’

      I am prompted to tell you that beginning Thursday, I’m ‘facilitating’ (not teaching, just participating, leading and making sure the materials are posted and the students do their homework and commenting) a “Japanese Poetic Forms” class, six weeks, online at Writers’ Village University.

      It’s made me think of the courses you led for the different forms a few years back, which I very much enjoyed–some of which I ended up self-publishing in a book of poems with my Malaysia photos.  This class is described as ‘Haiku, tanka, renga, haibun, senryu, and haiku sequences’ and is based on a Bruce Ross book, “How to Haiku (etc).”

      I’m excited. I’m inspiring myself to come back and post something to prove it. 😉 Namaste.

    • #2852

      That’s great to hear Cynthia, I hope the course goes well. I do love the Japanese arts. I must go through the rest of my photos and post some soon.

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