Yugen Photography

Sublime Japan

November 2013, traveling through Kyoto, Nara, Miyajima, Naoshima, and Teshima with the Upaya Zen Center, being introduced to art old and new; temples of Buddha and commerce; and the intriguing people, cultures, and cuisines of Japan. An unforgettable journey with special teachers: Roshi Joan Halifax, Kaz Tanahashi, and Mayumi Oda, among many others who guided us on our way, especially Mitsue Nagase.  Thanks to all of you for this special time.

 

 

Kyoyoike Pond and Bridge at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto

Kyoyoike Pond and Bridge at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto

Kyoyoike Tea House at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto

Kyoyoike Tea House at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto

Kyoyoike Pond at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto

Kyoyoike Pond at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto

Moss Garden at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto

Moss Garden at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto

Ryoan-ji Temple Poet's Basin
Reflective Ducks, Kyoyoike Pond at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Floating Torri Gate and Stupa, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island
Guardian Demon at Sugimoto's Pottery Kiln,  Nara.
Flute Player, Kyoto
Gong and Pond, Horyu-ji Temple, Nara
Ryoan-ji Temple Dry Garden

All images and text copyright 2016 Alan Stacy @ Yugen Photography

Kyoyoike Pond and Bridge at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Kyoyoike Tea House at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Kyoyoike Pond at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Moss Garden at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Ryoan-ji Temple Poet's Basin
Reflective Ducks, Kyoyoike Pond at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Floating Torri Gate and Stupa, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island
Guardian Demon at Sugimoto's Pottery Kiln,  Nara.
Flute Player, Kyoto
Gong and Pond, Horyu-ji Temple, Nara
Ryoan-ji Temple Dry Garden
Kyoyoike Pond and Bridge at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Kyoyoike Tea House at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Kyoyoike Pond at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Moss Garden at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Ryoan-ji Temple Poet's Basin
Floating Torri Gate and Stupa, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island
Guardian Demon at Sugimoto's Pottery Kiln,  Nara.
Gong and Pond, Horyu-ji Temple, Nara
Ryoan-ji Temple Dry Garden
Reflective Ducks, Kyoyoike Pond at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Flute Player, Kyoto

All images and text copyright 2016 Alan Stacy @ Yugen Photography

Kyoyoike Pond and Bridge at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Kyoyoike Tea House at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Kyoyoike Pond at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Moss Garden at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Ryoan-ji Temple Poet's Basin
Floating Torri Gate and Stupa, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island
Guardian Demon at Sugimoto's Pottery Kiln,  Nara.
Gong and Pond, Horyu-ji Temple, Nara
Ryoan-ji Temple Dry Garden
Reflective Ducks, Kyoyoike Pond at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto
Flute Player, Kyoto