Friday, February 26, 2010

Time of flow in Izumo, Japan.

They had very interesting special time of flow here.

The color, form and aesthetic everything are original because of one of place where has history of early 1 century.

I even felt original from people's vibe and attitude.

⎡ TIME ⎦ ☞☞☞☞☞☞☞☞ by Daijiro Hama

Going to Kyoto.......Later....

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Holy Mountain "Gakuen Temple" (鰐淵寺)

This is the mountain where I talk about....

It needs over this mountain.....

First of all, I leave a car and going to inside mountain

There is nature water from top of mountain it's very clean and nice cool temperature.

The road is very small, It's not even enough size of one small car.
I think it would take more time to get goal....

The wood is everywhere, and every woods are tall and huge.

From here, it's like more inside rock.
It feels like going to inside cave.
There is dropping water all over the rock from top of hill.

It looks almost there.....I don't feel tired because of air is so fresh.

Finally....wait a min....this is still gate....

There is very chill atmosphere, but it's very unusual...what is this atmosphere?

Take more stair.....main temple is almost there....

Finally, I got there.
Gakuen Temple (鰐淵寺) main temple since 594.
So many monk who couldn't belong to usual group went to receive one's training here.
This temple is so deep inside mountain and hidden because of these monk had ahead mind....
One of famous one named "Benkei".

It has totally different air, time, and color.
Aesthetic is really beautiful and unique here.

This huge bell is from 1188.

Usually, this holy mountain trip would finish but real underground spot is from right now.
Some really old Japanese temple has another temple to protect main temple.
The road is not properly at all, and it's located behind main temple.

This is entrance.

This is is top of mountain.
All water comes from here.

Air, Time, Color, Aesthetic everything are different.
I think I learned and inspired so many thing totady....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Holy Mountain ICHIBATA YAKUSHI - Japan through Dai's Eyes

After I took a car for 20 minutes, this is what I saw......

After that, I took a car for more 10 minutes.....

Ichibata Yakushi since 894.

84000 statues of Buddha....

On the way back, I found interesting.....
Somebody built but nobody live there, I think....

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Stopover in the place of assembly for gods, Izumo - Dai from Japan

I just came back to my home town.

When I arrived there, I saw very interesting happening.

There is the hardest rigorous aesthetic exercises once a year in mountain of east Japan.
A lots of monk come to these exercises to develop themself from all over Japan, they live in mountain for 100 days and just doing aesthetic practices.
It's not like just aesthetic practices, as long as being in edge of mentality they can find out something the people don't see usually.

So many monk are given up this rigorous aesthetic exercises in way because it's very hard training like 2 hours sleep everyday, chanting under the water fall and breaking off eating.

It is hard as much as monk vomits blood.

This time, one of monk was successful in rigorous ascetic exercises and he could come back from there.

It's about once 50 years for this temple where this monk lives.

It's very rare to see this happening.

Coming back to treasure hunting....
I went to place where I went to often when I was kid.
I found interesting stuff......

Treasure hunting trip still carrying on.......