Saturday, 19 March 2011

Takahiro Kaneyama

It is always difficult to know what to say in the face of personal loss, no matter what the statistics say each and every person is a personal loss to someone and as time creeps ever forward the whole notion that Japan is a country able to deal with a seemingly endless stream of trials thrown at by nature has been soundly disabused. Their Yang can no longer fight the Yin violence of nature.
One of Japan's most iconic images is The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Hokusai, it neatly encapsulates visually the battle Japan has with the sea, even the word Tsunami originates from the Japanese language. What Hokusai would have made of the ugly fall out of nuclear power we will never know, the menace is invisible and as deadly as the sea

Japan has always been high on my list of must see, and still is, but these images beautifully illustrate the pain of love and loss.

images are from here

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