December 26, 2010


Structures in great natural beauty should be simple and inconspicuous.
This pier is nicely harmonious with the scene of the lake.

                                                                                                    Photo : Lake Kucharo Hokkaido Japan

December 24, 2010

Calm lake

I have visited this lake a number of times.
I believe that I have already gotten familiar with the lake, but it seldom shows me its elegant aspect.

                                                                                                   Photo : Lake Kucharo Hokkaido Japan

December 22, 2010

Winter rain

The rain has washed away all of the autumn.
The memory of the harvest will also disappear soon.

                                                                                                      Photo : Utsunomiya Tochigi Japan

December 8, 2010


For eighty years, the bridge has been employed as an important mean of transportation.
The beauty improves more and more with each passing year.

                                                                                                         Photo : Utsunomiya Tochigi Japan

December 6, 2010

Before dark

     The setting sun comes early in late autumn.
     She is in a hurry to get home, feeling the cold wind.

                                                                                                   Photo : Utsunomiya Tochigi Japan

Lake among mountains

     Many signs of fish tell me that the lake is so bountiful.
     Mountains, forests, water; all preserve a lot of lives.

                                                                                                Photo : Lake Chuzenji Nikko Japan

November 28, 2010


                                        Why don’t you leave your car and ride a bicycle?
                                        It provides us a lot of discoveries in our neighborhood.

                                                                            Photo : Utsunomiya Tochigi Japan

November 23, 2010


Yellow letters from heaven are messages of the end of autumn.
The winds are getting cold day by day.

                                                                                                       Photo : Utsunomiya Tochigi Japan

November 22, 2010


It is the season for giving thanks for the blessings of nature.
The field is steeped in people’s happiness.

                                                                                                   Photo : Utsunomiya Tochigi Japan

November 21, 2010

Autumn evening

                            In Japan, we have the custom of loving the autumn moon.
                            A long time ago, people must have seen the same view here.
                            In this moment, I’m just standing in the ancient time.

                                                                                Photo : Utsunomiya Tochigi Japan

November 18, 2010

Comfortable space

                        One hundred years ago, people used to relax staying here for their vacation.
                        Since then, our life has completely changed.
                        However, there is no doubt that it is still comfortable being here today.

                        Photo : Mikasa Hotel (national cultural heritage site),  Karuizawa Japan

November 12, 2010

The ending

A beginning never comes without an ending.
There is no reason to be so sad.
An ending must lead to something new.

                                                                                                                          Photo : Tochigi Japan

November 1, 2010

In the silence

My voice, footsteps, efforts on my travel; everything is absorbed into the earth and the sky.

                                                                                                        Photo : Biei-town Hokkaido Japan

October 20, 2010


                       Even if we stick at home, our new journey will start again tomorrow.
                       We cannot go back on our rail.

                                                                                 Photo : Moka Railway, Tochigi Japan

October 17, 2010


I took a deep breath.
My breath seemed to make a cloud move slightly.

                                                                                                                      Photo : Tochigi Japan

October 10, 2010


The tradition is still alive, and on the other side of the invisible wall, modern spaces are expanding. Eternal stream is running below our eyes, and future castles are reaching up to the sky.
We can swim around in the chaos of the time in the town.

                                                                                                                                Photo : Tokyo Japan

October 3, 2010


Man destroys things focusing on efficiency.
Nature destroys things focusing on beauty.
Wind, rain, snow, sunlight; all are great sculptors.

                                                                                                                       Photo : Hokkaido Japan

September 30, 2010


Children went back home, and silence settled down on the pond.
Then a tiny visitor came from nowhere.

                                                                                                                 Photo : Utsunomiya Japan

September 23, 2010


It's said that vending machines installed outside are symbol of safety.
The machine seems to be relaxed.

                                                                                                                          Photo : Utsunomiya Japan

September 20, 2010


Make haste slowly.
I've only recently realized what this word means.

                                                                                                             Photo : Biei-town Hokkaido Japan