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.
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.
In Japan the whole neighbourhood gets together for the local Shrine's festival of taking the Kami-sama out and around. This is one of the side events, children put their heads in the Dragon's mouth for good luck.
Isn't this gorgeous! Actually had a little dip in it, probably not a good idea as it is a dormant volcano, verging on active apparently. As we trod in gas bubbles were bobbing up to the surface. After a deep breathing exercise the next day I could still taste the sulfur. Won't do it again, but had wanted to for so long, I can finally cross it off my list.