Traditional Japan

Watercolor painting of the street by Oita castle

Watercolor paintings of scenes around a Japanese castle

During 2014 I did a lot of paintings around Oita castle. I should add that there is no actual castle remaining. There is though a moat and some beautiful castle walls. There is also a garden within the castle grounds. And these are all in good condition. The painting above shows one of my favorite views around the castle.

Watercolor painting of the beach at Miyajima

Watercolor painting of the beach at Miyajima

Miyajima is one of my favorite places in Japan. And I have been there several times. It is an island with a temple built on the beach. The buildings of the temple are on stilts. And when the tide comes in the sea comes right up to the buildings. It’s very beautiful.