Swordsmith Takami Kuniichi
The initial ingot of steel is split, folded and lengthened over a dozen times. It is this repeated folding which creates the famous layers in a Japanese blade.
Located in the western district of Arashiyama. A UNESCO World Heritage site.
Starting at the head (or the tail) of the Philosopher's Path in Kyoto sits the precincts of the Silver Pavilion.
The many torii at the bottom of the climb up to Fushimi-Inari shrine, Kyoto.
The enormous Rodina Mat (Motherland monument) watching over Ukraine.
I saw her from afar. It was the purple hair at first but what a smile!
It's tough going across the "barrel bridge" at Sumiyoshi Taisha in Osaka.
Why thanks very much. At Pride Festival.
Raku style incense burner by Canadian artist Jean Lewis
Tall earthenware ewer with tripod base and trellis handle. Rare in that the lid is included.
Articulted Raven dance mask by the late, great Chief Beau Dick (1996).
Painted red cedar portrait mask by Kwakwaka'wakw artist, Klatle Bhi (2017)
From personal project, "Ingredients"