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That was Japan of mine

Every trip has an end, or just a start of a new beginning. That was Japan of mine, a photo reportage between the locations of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kinosaki Onsen, Osaka, Kobe and Hiroshima, explored in May 2017 by Lorenzo Borghi and Maria Francesca.  Thanks for following it, below the 19episodes of Japan of mine.

  1. Never alone
  2. Spiritual elements
  3. Not all is Geisha
  4. Hidden
  5. It smells like fish
  6. Portals
  7. It’s all a matter of style
  8. Postcards from Japan
  9. Endless points
  10. Ayami and Teiko
  11. Reflections of Japan
  12. Web
  13. Chequered
  14. Echos
  15. Repetita iuvant
  16. Siddhārtha Gautama
  17. Meta art
  18. Cross over
  19. Getaway

 

Getaway

Lost in Tokyo train station

Lost in Tokyo train station

Sanjūsangen-dō, the Temple of the thousand Buddhas, Kyoto

Sanjūsangen-dō, the Temple of the thousand Buddhas, Kyoto

Entrance to Rengeoin Sanjusangendo Temple, Kyoto

Entrance to Rengeoin Sanjusangendo Temple, Kyoto

Hallway of the lanterns, of Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara

Hallway of the lanterns, of Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara

Pontocho night-life along the Kamo river, Kyoto

Pontocho night-life along the Kamo river, Kyoto

Many paths have been walked through, many more are still to be discovered. Click each picture to zoom in. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

Cross over

Wide and intertwined crossings of Tokyo, Click each picture to zoom in. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

Meta art

Sometimes the container outmatches the content, like at the  National Art Center of Tokyo. Designed by Kisho Kurokawa, it is one of the highest symbols of impermanence (as temporary structure) and honesty of materiality (as natural textures) in Japan.

A squared Japanese flag for the 10th anniversary of the National Art Center of Tokyo

Iron to iron and glass to glass: entrance and escalators of the Art Center.

The lower floor bar with its wooden planks and glass walls

The lower floor bar with its wooden planks and glass walls

The upper floor restaurant made of naked glass and concrete

The upper floor restaurant made of naked glass and concrete

The wooden staircases lead to the several exhibition spaces

Wooden stairs to the exhibition spaces.

Click to zoom in. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

Siddhārtha Gautama

The path to the Enlightenment is winding but rich of surprises.

Main entrance to Toyokuni Shrine, Kyoto

Main entrance to Toyokuni Shrine, Kyoto

Mizuya Sharine, Nara

Paths out of Mizuya Shrine, Nara

Inside Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima island

Through the wooden corridors of Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima island

Inside Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima island

Low tide at Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima island

The greatest Buddha (Siddhārtha Gautama) of Nara

The greatest Buddha (Siddhārtha Gautama) of Nara

View on Kyoto from Kiyomizu-dera Temple

View on Kyoto from the uphill Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Click to zoom in each picture. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

Repetita iuvant

Repetitions help for the understanding of the unknown.

The graveyards of Toribeyamataishakutenotsumyo, Kyoto

The graveyards of Toribeyamataishakutenotsumyo, Kyoto

Modern prayers into the 1,300 year old Kasuga-taisha shrine.

Messenger doves for prayers to the Gods.  Modern wishes hanging into the 1,300 year old Kasuga-taisha shrine, Nara

The thousand graves piled up in the temple of Jomyoin, Tokyo

The thousand graves piled up in the temple of Jomyoin, Tokyo

Kasuga-dōrō (Japanese stone lanterns) along Mizuya Sharine, Nara

Kasuga-dōrō (Japanese stone lanterns) along Mizuya Shrine, Nara

The thousand torii of Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

The 4 km-long covered-trail up to the holy mount Inari, Kyoto

Votive Torii of of Fushimi Inari, Kyoto

Votive Torii (gates) of Fushimi Inari, Kyoto

Click to zoom in each picture. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

Echoes

Wooden terraces, mall floors or rainy streets: always a symmetric world beneath your feet.

Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto

Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto

Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto

Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto

To the harbor of Kobe

To the harbor of Kobe

TV tower, Tokyo

TV tower, Tokyo

Click to zoom in. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

Chequered

Pictures shot in Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka. Click to zoom in. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

Web

Pictures shot in Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka. Click to zoom in. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

Reflections of Japan

The golden inkaku-ji (Rokuon-ji) Zen Buddhist temple, Kyoto

The golden inkaku-ji (Rokuon-ji) Zen Buddhist temple, Kyoto

Class mates at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Class mates at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Osaka train station

Osaka train station

Kinosaki onsen

Kinosaki onsen, bridges over thermal waters

Himeji Castle, Japanese gardens

Himeji Castle, pine tree gardens

Nanzenji Temple, gardens, Kyoto

Nanzenji Temple, Dragon gardens, Kyoto

Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima island, Hiroshima Bay.

Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima island, Hiroshima Bay.

Dotombori, Osaka

Dotombori, river cruises of Osaka

Click to zoom in. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

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