why do westerners love "wabisabi"?
kame goes one step further (^^)
07 april 2003:
happy birthday astro-boy!
atomu-kun o-tanjoubi omedetou!
do you take these trains to go to school?
a tree trunk made of painted concrete
a tree trunk made of unpainted tree
grass made of painted concrete
grass made of unpainted grass
a sign made of painted concrete...
imaichou, part of yagi (nara-ken):
your cauliflower is bigger than mine...
(actually, called "kabotan" or leaf-peony)
a strange mason's mark,
presumably a kanji character?
men haul poles, burning bales of straw
run across the temple balcony
speed rhythm movements
chosen in long-prepared ritual
raining sparks for good luck
onto the cheering audience
sea of turquoise cel-phone flames
flashing cameras for absent friends
...more impressions from nihon:
rain rain rain...
(kame ame dame!)
...but japan seems to greet
with plenty pixel-fever... (^^)
...a door made of painted tree,
a web page made of unpainted intent.
5 a place with details
7 a man with his camera
5 using his laptop