Usuki, Nioza Street
Oita Castle during Cherry Blossom Season
Shonai, Japanese Haystacks
Yusuhara Temple Path
Yufuin, Thatched Roof Traditional Japanese Building
I have lived in Japan for about 17 or 18 years. I’m losing count. When I first arrived I had the romantic notion that I would be living in a traditional Japanese house in the middle of a rice field. In reality, a place I’m forced to visit everyday, I lived in a 3 storey concrete apartment. It was actually quite a nice apartment apart from the two cockroaches on the wall waiting to greet me on my arrival – my first encounter with these lovely bugs.
Despite quite a few disenchanting years in Japan, I did slowly start to find some traditional places. And here are a few paintings I’ve done of traditional Japan. I wish there was more to show.