Still thinking ...

about Japan and some memories I brought home.

Outside a shrine, Kyoto. 2001
Just everyday scenes that remind us of what beauty has been lost.

Ladles, Kyoto. 2001
Outside of restaurant, Kyoto. 2001.
Near a garden, Kanazawa. 2001
In a ryokan, Kyoto. 2001

I took these photos in 2001 in Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa. A most memorable trip that I hope to relive soon.

If you would like to help Japan, here are some places to visit.
A talented artist, wsake, is making a HELP JAPAN NECKLACE. 75% of the proceeds will go to the Japan Red Cross Society (25% are for materials). A stunningly beautiful piece.

W+K Studio is making a help Japan print with 100% of the profits going to The Red Cross.

You can also donate for direct aid to Japan to MercyCorps here.


Kitty Kilian said...

Wow, great pictures, Kathryn! Beautiful actually! I love that poster too. How are your Japanese inlaws?

Lari Washburn said...

Very beautiful photos...your great eye. And yes, how are your relatives?

kathrynclark said...

Thank you, it was just so easy recording the beauty there, of course a Leica lens always helps.
Thank you for asking about family in Japan. Thankfully, my SIL's family is in Hiroshima, far south so safe. We just learned my BIL who is with the State Department is heading to the disaster area to assist. Not sure what his role will be or where he will be posted. We're so proud of him.

M.M.E. said...

I love the little moments you captured. It's wonderful to see how creative people are using their talents to support others after such a tragedy.

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

When i saw the first picture it grabbed me by the throat.The silence of the wooden shoes(history)..the black and white and the background it symbolises nature by me.
Very very strong photograph !!

WSAKE said...

thank you so much for your order and the link - the necklace is finally on it´s way to you!

Sophie Truong said...

Love, no, LOVE Those black and white pics Kathryn! make me even more sorry we couldn't go but that's a small thing compared to what's going on. Am about to send an email abt an art fundraiser for japan too.. May be you'll want to contribute?


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