As we wandered around the Tohoku region of northern Japan, we came across Tendai-ji Temple. Tendai-ji is the oldest temple in the Tohoku region.
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Roaming around the Tohoku region of northern Japan is great medicine for cabin fever! We actually became a little lost and ended up on a road or two that were impassable due to a good amount of snow. We chose a different route and came upon this barn by itself in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere. As Robert Frost opined, “I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”.
One of my favorite shots of The Golden Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. I took this during our summer travels in 2019. I love how Kinkaku-ji dominates your attention, even though it is blurred in the background.
Misawa Sand Dollars
We have endured record snow fall in the northern Japanese city of Misawa this year with over 140 inches of snow blanketing us in a “big chill”. I, for one, am ready for the snow to end! I long to stroll the sands of my favorite beaches (Sand Dollar and Ship Wreck) and explore more of Mutsu Bay. Tomorrow is March 1st and while I know to expect snow to fall well into April, I still hope this last snowfall was it for 2021! And I wish upon my lucky sand dollars!
Torii and Rice
I truly love exploring the Tohoku Region of Northern Japan! This tori gate sits majestically in a rice field near Towada, Japan in Aomori Prefecture.
One of my favorite shots capturing Itsukushima Shrine tori gate from Miyajima Island in southern Japan. I took this photo during the summer of 2019. I miss traveling and moving about freely with little concern.
The snow began to fall in Misawa, Japan…and it has not stopped! We are setting records for snowfall!
Haiku #120 (Fuji-san)
Many people in Japan have noticed that the mighty Mt. Fuji, an active volcano, is absent a white snow cap this year. At this time last year and most years, Fuji san’s peak was covered with snow. The last time Fuji san erupted was in 1707, and it was devastating to Tokyo and surrounding areas. Some snow fell on Fuji a few weeks ago, but seemed to disappear rather quickly. Due to the volcano’s instability and the number of earthquakes Japan experiences, Mt. Fuji is monitored by experts 24 hours a day.
Morioka Road Trip!
Last weekend Melissa and I packed up the old Subaru with road trip essentials and headed to Morioka! Morioka is […]
I’ve been reading several books of haiku by some of the Japanese masters of the poetic form. Bashō, Buson, Issa to name a few. Some of the poetry is simply beautiful. Very simple, yet very powerful.