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Photography Tour to Japan #7: Rainy and soothing Kanazawa at Letters from Japan

Photography Tour to Japan #7: Rainy and soothing Kanazawa   no comments

Posted at 11:34 pm in Japan Photo Trip, Kanazawa

Cindy looking over the garden, Kanazawa, Photo by Jeri

After our rather early arrival at Kanazawa Station, we stopped by the International Exchange Salon run by Nagae-san. There we met her as well as Mr. Tomioka, whose photographs we showed at our gallery in May and June. They prepared a lovely breakfast for us.

After breakfast, we were trying to figure out what to do. It was a rainy day, but there are many indoor activities available in Kanazawa, so I was not too worried that we would run out of options.

However, since everyone was adjusting to the time difference, recovery from the first night’s welcome party, and the night on the train, after much thought, we decided to simply stay at the salon until check in time at our hotel. We leisurely sat on tatami mats looking over the beautiful garden at the salon. Some people laid down and read while others took notes about the trip so far. Everyone took photographs of the exquisite garden. The sound of the rain and the very moist air was all around us, and it was very relaxing and soothing.

It was quite amazing to see how rain in this small but very well kept garden can be the focus of the day as well as the source of some much needed relaxation. It was like a pause in a novel where you digest everything, and contemplate the idea and implications of everything that has happened so far. We simply sat on the tatami mats and looked at what this garden had to offer us.

Written by projectbasho on September 8th, 2008

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