Portraits of Japan

Japan - Basho's Path November 2016 with Sam Abell and George Nobechi

Yamadera
Produce market on the street leading to the Yamadera Temple

For most of 2016, my photography focused exclusively on my husband’s journey through illness and recovery (see our blog Chick’s GBS Adventure). Finally, on November 4th, I boarded Japan Airlines flight 61 from LAX to Tokyo to join Sam Abell, George Nobechi and Sante Fe Workshops for a 14-day photographic journey of Japan to follow the first half of Matsuo Bashō’s travels as documented in his narrative diary: Narrow Road to the Deep North.

Our trip took us from Tokyo to Nikko, Matsushima, Hiraizumi, Yamadera, Kanazawa, and back to Tokyo. I was not prepared for what I would see – cities and small towns, lakes and temple gardens, swan boats and giant chrysanthemums.

Here are a few portraits of my journey.

Japan - Basho's Path November 2016 with Sam Abell and George Nobechi

Oko Nikko (Upper Nikko)
Surrounded by nature and beautiful lakes

Japan - Basho's Path November 2016 with Sam Abell and George Nobechi

Hiraizumi
The road leading to the Geibikei Gorge

Japan - Basho's Path November 2016 with Sam Abell and George Nobechi

Matsushima Bay
One of Japan’s three most scenic views

Japan - Basho's Path November 2016 with Sam Abell and George Nobechi

Kanazawa
Selling tea in the Tea House district

Japan - Basho's Path November 2016 with Sam Abell and George Nobechi
Tokyo
The 10th floor view near Tokyo Station
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2 Responses to “Portraits of Japan”

  1. Fantastic! These interesting photos truly capture the feel of the environment. I love them all.

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