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.
Oko Nikko (Upper Nikko)
Surrounded by nature and beautiful lakes
The road leading to the Geibikei Gorge
One of Japan’s three most scenic views
Selling tea in the Tea House district