Wednesday, January 18, 2006

'Slow Life' Required Reading, And Kinkakuji



More required reading on the Slow Life movement in Japan (in particular, Shizuoka Prefecture's Kakegawa City, 80,000 residents) here, and a tranquil image to contemplate.

Above is Kinkakuji, or the Golden Temple (There is also a Silver Temple), which makes its home in Kyoto, one of my favorite cities in Japan, along with Nara. The place is absolutely haunted with history and georgeous temples. Another site worth contemplating is Ryoanji, the celebrated Zen garden which can be seen in the film, 'Baraka'. A sense of wonder and fulfillment is unavoidable in these areas.

6 Comments:

Blogger Sinkchicken said...

I found this so inspirational. Keep up the good work!

Your Pal,
Sink Q. Chicken

10:15 AM  
Blogger Blog Monkey said...

you lie. you lie like a cheap sink.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Sinkchicken said...

No.

9:48 AM  
Blogger DA said...

Wonderful picture

2:03 PM  
Blogger Blog Monkey said...

i like it very much. I miss japan sometimes.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Thanks, and this post is great.

1:54 PM  

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