Saturday, 7 February 2015

Classic Winter Zao

So glad I was able to get up the mountain this evening.  I had the afternoon off, and the sun was out so I raced up the mountain to catch the last rays on the snow.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014

Driving home from Work

Through the mountains and rice field, snow makes everything even more beautiful.  The mountains seem so peaceful with snow.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

New Camera

Finally a manual camera, I love taking pictures in low light, and picked up a Sony M, the reviews were all terrible, but I couldn't resist the price.  First walk out in the snow through the neighbourhood temple garden.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

Hand Knitted Trousers

I am so grateful for these woolen trousers, perfect for warming up and cooling down, at the beginning and end of yoga practice.  Perfect.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Funky Coloured Clouds

Just can't resist these cool colour cloud shots while riding around town.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Hijiori Lantern - 肘折ランタン

Artists spend a night in a hot spring town and make a lantern, inspired by their stay in this little time warp of a bathing town, deep in the mountains of Yamagata.  This is Mise Natsunoke's.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A Detail

Love how these appears to be peeling off a layer to reveal the gold underneath.  Like meditating.  Sitting still for long enough to feel the gold.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Mise Natsunosuke

First stumbled upon his work at an exhibition in Tokyo - was very difficult to tear myself away from the paintings, fascinated and totally absorbed.  That was about nine years ago, now he is a professor  in the art university here in town, I haven't seen his work for nine years - just wonderful.  Love this.  Look at the shadows on the far left of these panels, they were made by hanging a large intricately designed cut out work, creating another layer, an ethereal element, a movement in the work.  Sublime. The exhibition feels like a journey, internal and careening with moments of peace.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Another of Yamagata's Waterfalls

We walked about two hours, and this was what greeted us near the end.  The map showed a waterfall, but we didn't expect this!