Japan – different spaces

Just returned from first trip to Japan. Thought I’d share a few images that reverberate with heterotopia – full of ceremony, custom, boundaries, otherness.

 

So many wondeful gardens. This one inside Kurama-Buddhist site near Kyoto.
So many wondeful gardens. This one inside Kurama-Buddhist site near Kyoto.

 

Tea House at Hama Rikyū Garden, Tokyo.
Tea House at Hama Rikyū Garden, Tokyo.

 

18th century Bath House converted into an art gallery at Yanarka, Tokyo.
18th century Bath House converted into an art gallery at Yanarka, Tokyo.

 

 Temizuya water pavilion- to purify hands and mouth before entering shrine.
Temizuya water pavilion- to purify hands and mouth before entering shrine, Kyoto.

 

Typical small cemetery
Typical small cemetery in suburban area, Yanarka, Tokyo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter

10 October 2016