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Zazen (坐禅)

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 23 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

This is fairly typical of older houses around my part of northern Kyoto, especially those such as this one used by farmers. There are of course many newer houses all around that I'm sure are justifiably a pride and pleasure for their owners. But to me eyes these newer places somehow lack a certain sense that they are at ease with themselves and their surroundings. In that way these old homes seem like good students of Zen: they just sit.

NIKON D300 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1/125 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)

kyoto
hiei
mountain
京都
比叡山
田舎家