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Jack Dahlgren

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Re: Japan
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2019, 01:23:48 »
Thanks for the good words everyone. Iím limited to downloading to my phone and posting without edits so quality and framing may be less than ideal. More to come...

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Re: Japan
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2019, 09:53:17 »
Thanks for the good words everyone. Iím limited to downloading to my phone and posting without edits so quality and framing may be less than ideal. More to come...
This was not obvious, nice pictures and a good story to follow  :)

Jack Dahlgren

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Re: Japan
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2019, 03:15:47 »
Some abstraction - an escalator behind a glass waterfall


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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2019, 13:11:12 »
excellent patterns and forms and as well a good story, thanks for sharing
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Re: Japan
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2019, 22:46:46 »
Going back in time, this is the worship hall of the Okumiya at the Toshogu Shrine at Nikko which is about 150 km north of Tokyo.
This shrine is the resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun of the Tokugawa era. It dates to the early 1600's.
One thing to notice here is the presence of the three lobed Tokugawa crest which is based on the futaba-aoi plant (Asarum caulescens). You see it in gold on the stands holding plates and vessels. Once you see it in one place you will see it everywhere. It is in contrast to another crest - the chrysanthemum which was the symbol of the Imperial Family. I'll point out examples of that in future posts.


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Re: Japan
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2019, 13:04:26 »
Nice follow-ups, Jack!  Am glad to know you seem to have made the most of your time in Japan.
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2019, 16:23:35 »
Nice follow-ups, Jack!  Am glad to know you seem to have made the most of your time in Japan.

I feel I hardly had enough time and Iím inspired to return more often.

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Re: Japan
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2019, 21:05:51 »
I feel I hardly had enough time and Iím inspired to return more often.

Your return shall be welcomed at any time.
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