Monday, April 24, 2006

Koto In, Autumn-Spring

This place is pure wonder. Every single leaf, every blade of grass, the gentle conversation of bamboo poles swinging in the wind, the texture of the moss caressed by light, the sharp contrast between the wooden buildings and the flowing, twisted and freee body of the garden...are beyond imagination.

That kind of beauty softens people's heart and open them to tolerance and kindness.


Blogger Nicole said...

Thanks for posting these photos of beautiful Koto-In.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

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4:31 PM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

Thank you Nicole. Koto In is such magic that I cannot take a proper picture. I am not happy at all with these photos. Thank you anyway.

5:04 PM  
Blogger oxeye said...

Pierre, I love your pix. you say you cannot take proper pictures. if anything your photos are too pretty. i would like to see some of the other side of Japan. the beautiful ugly side.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

Oxeye, you are dead right. Too pretty, indeed. It's hard to find the interesting beautiful-ugly side in Kyoto. In rural Japan, plenty of it. Michael (one foot in front of the other is the real thing, the last picture of a farmer is a gemm). You know, it's a bit like being caught by the glittering side of things (éblouissement, in French), you don't see, you are dazzled. That's where I am at. But thank you for the invitation. One of the most interesting pictures is the one of the museum. The other pictures are more or less cliché. i am aware of it. But I don't have the ambition to be a great artist. Just a witness of my own stupidity. Thank you anyway, I really appreciate your comment.


9:52 PM  
Blogger Mike Cross said...

Shedding all:

The long-forgotten lotus he nurtured.

He demonstrated true kindness -- a practical means.

I bow to him, Gautama.

4:37 AM  

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