Saturday, 25 August 2012

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Preparing Kimono

Take them apart, wash them, iron, fold, cut and eventually sew!  It's a process.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Yamagata Paradise

Nothing like a swim in a mountain river when it's hot in town.  Refreshing for body and soul.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


When the spirits return to visit and we head off to Temples to meet them.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Budding Lotus

Found round the back of a Shinto Shrine in the most peaceful setting.  Can really understand all the spiritual symbolism surrounding these blooms.  Rising up gracefully from the muddy depths.

Friday, 3 August 2012

New Incinerators

Five shiny new incinerators to burn all the tsunami debris. Piled so high, we walk through it all to the surf spot, a constant reminder.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Fifteen Months On

Back to my regular surf spot.  Amazing how nature creeps back in and fills all the empty spaces with flowers, fish and insects.  Beautiful.