During my short visit, I was able to make it to Endeavors, the Tadao Ando exhibit at the National Art Center, where his Church of the Light from Osaka prefecture was recreated at full scale. I’ve seen Ando’s architecture in multiple cities during my travels and am always in awe of how his designs rely upon the use of light and shadow for full effect.
The girl of about eight, dressed in an eye-catching red kimono, circled the grounds of the shrine as she waited for her parents and sister. It was impossible to keep one’s eyes off the bright colors of the girl’s outfit as she moved, especially in contrast to the darkness of the moist stones.
To me, the phrase “The North” can sometimes mean jumping face-first into a giant mound of snow. What does it mean to you? ⠀ Share your interpretations of The North in a photo contest being held by FilmNorth and judged by me. There’s one week left to enter for cash prizes, as well as opportunities to have your work displayed at a gallery show in January. Follow the link in my bio for more info.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled around a number of different parts of Japan over the years, but next week, I’ll be returning to Japan to see the fall colors in the mountains for the first time. Join me (and @moonlightice) next Saturday, November 11th in Okutama, just a short 90-minute train ride from metropolitan Tokyo. For more information, visit @tamashima.tokyo.en ⠀ #okutama#okutamalake#tamashimainstameet#tamashima