Photographs from a small group of islands
Apr 12 2013 11 Comments
Dan Ryan says
4/12/2013 at 8:32 am
Perhaps he was running for his life.
4/12/2013 at 3:52 pm
Maybe or possibly running for, and reflecting on it.
4/12/2013 at 11:33 am
His attire is casual but his expression seems to be sincere.
4/12/2013 at 3:54 pm
It does. And whatever those thoughts were, he was certainly lost in then, as he was totally unaware of my presence.
4/13/2013 at 12:52 am
I always found Japanese cemeteries much more tranquil than western ones, and used to like visiting them just for that sense of peacefulness – except at night, when they’re far creepier than any in the West, except for maybe New Orleans, or France’s Pere Lachaise. Old, abandoned Japanese cemeteries are also scarier looking than Western ones. Do you have any photos of haka haikyo?
4/13/2013 at 10:45 am
Yeah, I like wandering round them. Incredibly peaceful places. Except when it’s windy, as the sotoba – I think that’s the right name for the wooden sticks places behind the graves – rattle so much it almost seems like the dead are talking.
Never visited a haikyo graveyard. Never even thought about it to be honest. Does sound fascinating though.
Hans ter Horst says
4/15/2013 at 5:14 am
That’s right, sotōba is the correct word for them.
4/13/2013 at 5:29 am
Give that man a beer!
4/13/2013 at 10:46 am
Yeah, the gesture would have probably been very welcome.
4/15/2013 at 5:16 am
That really is a puzzler, never seen anybody dressed so casually in a graveyard before. If he were younger I would have assumed he lost a bet!
4/15/2013 at 3:34 pm
Haha, very true.
Yeah, no idea what the deal was. I was just passing through when I saw him, and didn’t stop to watch him. It was warm, but not that warm, so my best guess would be jogging.
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