Richard Man’s Calligraphy and Photography

December 21, 2008

Japan: the Land of Stone Lanterns

Filed under: photography — Tags: , , , , — imagecraft @ 12:04 am

In Japan, as with many other places in Asia, religions and spirituality are very much interwined with the People and the Land. In the Japanese countryside, you can’t help but feel that life is different there. The roadside Jizo that protect travelers, the stone lanterns, the Torii gates. It anchors us to the place. Here are two photos of the lanterns, a small lantern and a set of lanterns that dwarfs the human next to them.

Of the Small:

…And Large:

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