The Japanese Cemetery

Of a Feather

I didn’t really intend this, but I find today’s photo very similar to yesterday’s. I guess it is just a coincidence.

Daily Photo – The Japanese Cemetery

I do love Kyoto and the quaintness of Japanese design. Of course, cemeteries all over the world are different, and each one is kind of like you expect. I don’t really know what I mean by that, since you don’t know what you will see. But it is never surprising when you finally lay eyes on it. Of course, you don’t know what any of it means, or the traditions involved, but you can sort of intuit the inner meaning of it all. And that is kind of nice.

The Japanese Cemetery I do love Kyoto and the quaintness of Japanese design. Of course, cemeteries all over the world are different, and each one is kind of like you expect. I don’t really know what I mean by that, since you don’t know what you will see. But it is never surprising when you finally lay eyes on it. Of course, you don’t know what any of it means, or the traditions involved, but you can sort of intuit the inner meaning of it all. And that is kind of nice.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Susan

    So calm and peaceful – I was interested to in those you posted – was it Japan or China? with the pictures on them -so different from what we see here.

  • George

    Beautiful cemetery. Nicely done.

  • Andy Bird

    I like the quaintness too – it does look very peaceful.

    There’s a cemetary just up the road from my place where the relatives of the deceased buried there are allowed to decorate the plots. Loads of people have done their late relatives resting places with lanterns, coloured lights, wind chimes, bird houses and drawings just as a few examples – it’s not traditional but it’s a nice difference compared to some of the other local cemetaries which are a bit of a mess to be honest.

  • Andy Bird

    PS – here’s another one of my recent works – a personal favourite…..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/6191781893/

  • http://www.thesharpshooter.co.uk @thesharpestshot

    To me this row of graves kind of resembles a street with skyscrapers on either side or a scene from Lego land!

    Showing respect to those that we have lost is a strange concept. The what ifs, the if only…

    I guess what I am trying to say is try to appreciate and show your appreciation to those around you as you don’t know when either they or you will be taken from this earth.

    Nice photo Trey… nice angle.

  • http://catchthejiffy.com Adam Allegro

    Beautiful shot. Such a sad place filled with so much beauty. I sometimes get dirty looks when photographing cemetaries…

  • Patrick Ahles

    About the similarity with yesterdays photo, it is striking! But is it strange? I don’t think so. Don’t we tend to imitate nature in especially places like this? To reflect the peace and quiet of nature around us? Most of us like modern architecture, but where do we go to clear our heads and shed the busyness of everyday life? We retreat to nature: the forest, the park, the garden.

    Thanks for posting this, Trey. You got me thinking! ;)

  • http://none louis

    Just like them so neat, tidy and orderly. Nice pic

  • http://www.nick-hurst.com Nick Hurst

    Fantastic photo! The contrast on this image is superb. A friend of my recently went to Japan and he was saying how amazing their cemeteries are and from this I can see why. They are much more personal than UK ones. Keep up the good work

  • http://www.themarkeworld.com Mark Esguerra

    Nicely done Trey. Agreed, Japanese design is very nice. Good job with this. ;-)

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks… Yes louis so tidy!

  • Big Matty

    The angles in this one are awesome! So much to look at.
    Thanks Trey

  • David Woods

    Snap Happy !!

  • http://www.newtripod.com/ NewTripod

    Trey you can turn anything into a beautiful photograph. This one is awesome.

  • Gail Moshier

    Very nice photo of the cemetery, Trey. It is very peaceful and very well kept up. Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a wonderful Friday!!! :-)

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