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Myoshin-ji Morning

Taken with my trusty old Nikon D700 just after sunrise at Myoshin-ji Temple in Kyoto last weekend. 1/60 at f11, 35mm, ISO400. We’d spent the night at Torin-ji, one of the sub-temples at Myoshin-ji, and woke early enough to explore … Continue reading

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suddenly, spring

Suddenly, it’s spring, and visitors are filling up my days, taking me driving up still snow-covered mountains, taking me out to lunch, taking me away from my computer. I’m sorry to have been away from here for so long, but … Continue reading

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The Road Onward

On March 11, 2011, Japan’s northeast was struck by a devastating tsunami. One year later, the worst-hit areas are still struggling to rebuild their lives and communities. All proceeds from print sales of images in my gallery “the Road Onward … Continue reading

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wrapping up

Winter. December blurs into January, New Year’s celebrations bundling the old year into the new. The mountains that mark our horizon out here in central Nagano are cold and crisp and white against the sky, the trees on the higher … Continue reading

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the narrow road to the deep north

Almost 9 months after the tsuami devastated the town, I was offered the chance to visit  Minami Sanriku (or Minamisanriku-cho, depending on how you choose to transliterate it) to participate in their “revival market”. The market is an amazing monthly … Continue reading

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autumn distractions

Sorry I’ve been away for so long. I’ve been distracted by the mountains. I’ve also been busy. I’ll try to keep writing here when I can, but tomorrow I’m off to the mountains once again. They have a magnetic pull. … Continue reading

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words elsewhere (a little late)

Sorry I’m a little slow on the uptake here, I’ve been in the mountains. All this beautiful scenery is very distracting. A few years ago, Aleks and I took a hike together. A story I wrote about the trip came … Continue reading

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