Azalea bushes at Shiofune Kannon Temple, Tokyo, Japan

Azalea bushes at Shiofune Kannon Temple, Tokyo, Japan

Project Senbazuru is an artistic response to the disaster situation in #Japan. Inspired by Japanese senbazuru exchanging, the Project Senbazuru illustration aims to promote hope and prosperity in the midst of such devastation. 100% of the profits made will go directly to the Japan relief effort (Red Cross and GlobalGiving).

Project Senbazuru is an artistic response to the disaster situation in #Japan. Inspired by Japanese senbazuru exchanging, the Project Senbazuru illustration aims to promote hope and prosperity in the midst of such devastation. 100% of the profits made will go directly to the Japan relief effort (Red Cross and GlobalGiving).

Lenticular Clouds Wow I had no idea about spectacular cloud formations.

Lenticular Clouds Wow I had no idea about spectacular cloud formations.

Japanese Bride

Japanese Bride

Cherry Garden in Kyoto, Japan | Takahiro Bessho 原谷苑の桜

Cherry Garden in Kyoto, Japan | Takahiro Bessho 原谷苑の桜

Genko-an temple, Kyoto, Japan 源光庵

Genko-an temple, Kyoto, Japan 源光庵

Japanese poster of Meiji Milk Chocolate, by Tadashi OHASHI, 1950s Japan

Japanese poster of Meiji Milk Chocolate, by Tadashi OHASHI, 1950s Japan

Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Ensō is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is a symbol and not a character. It symbolizes the Absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself.”

Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Ensō is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is a symbol and not a character. It symbolizes the Absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself.”

Kobe Luminarie light festival (Motomachi - Sannomiya) in December every year since 1995, Hyogo, Japan 神戸ルミナリエ

Kobe Luminarie light festival (Motomachi - Sannomiya) in December every year since 1995, Hyogo, Japan 神戸ルミナリエ

Maiko at Gion Festival, Kyoto, Japan 祇園祭 京都

Maiko at Gion Festival, Kyoto, Japan 祇園祭 京都

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