Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Shokunin by Michael Magers

It’s been said that in Japan objects are born not made. In a society that increasingly values speed over quality, handcrafted goods retain a heartbeat lacking in the mass-produced world. The master craftsmen (and a few women) who commit their lives to honing perfection to its sharpest edge are known as shokunin.

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Excerpts from Whisper of the Land

“Let the photo-taking sessions be a ballet instead of a military-style attack or a grueling marathon. In the garden, drink the sun, sweep with the wind, sing like a bird, and dance with a shovel and a rake.”

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Gorazd Vilhar’s Japan

  VILHAR’S BOOKS   MATSURI: World of Japanese Festivals Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 1994. Currently out of print. Used copies available online.   KYOTO: A Cultural Sojourn Yohan, 1998. IBC Publishing, 2013, Tokyo.   GRACIOUS GIFTS: Japan’s Sacred Offerings Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 1999. Currently out of print. Used copies available online.   TOKYO TOKYO…

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Kyoto: The Forest Within the Gate

  (Japan) ¥2500 (International) ¥3000 Shipping & handling included Published July 2017, 128pp. Kyoto Journal and White Pine Press Second Edition (July 2017) Kyoto: The Forest Within the Gate A transcendent journey in photographs and writings to Japan’s ancient capital…   Resting on the earth who needs satori or faith? Embrace what holds you! Imagine…

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Osmosis

BY JODIE MOON

A synergy of the artistic energies of two artists with roots in many cultures and places.

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Monks

[smooth=id:21; width:720; height:720;] Monks BY DENNIS CORDELL Like many photographers, I was trained as a painter. I also did pottery. I do not consider myself to be an ex-painter or a potter of yore, but rather an artist currently focusing on photography. I bought a Nikon FM about thirty years ago to aid me in…

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Kyoto’s Photo Family

PHOTOGRAPHY
INTERVIEW BY JOHN EINARSEN

With some 140 published books over four decades, Mizuno Katsuhiko has been influential in defining Kyoto’s natural beauty and stimulating Kyoto people’s pride in their city. As a child, Mizuno’s daughter Kayu accompanied him on many of his photo outings…

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