I came across one of Japandemic’s images in Flickr the other day that just struck me like a thunderbolt. Japanandemic describes themselves as “smart sexy cool japan what the other guys won’t show you…in bite-size bits, like sushi.” I like that. There website is a fresh mash up of the cool, the weird and the beautiful of all things Japan, and Japanese. Japandemic is based in Kyoto and Osaka in the Kansai area of Honshu.
Japandemic has a way of showing you another side of Japan. The part of Japan that you might just walk past if you are not looking with an open mind and heart. They have a great sense of humor and their site should be looked at by anyone who is interested in Japanese culture.
The image that struck me was one of theirs that had been taken in Kyoto. There are strings of drying kaki (persimmon) hanging in front of a persons home. And what really drew me into the image was it included a super tight garden. It was one of those gardens that I have been photographing in Japan recently. A garden in such a tiny space, yet it was bursting with life. All and all it is a beautiful images and I am thankful to Japandemic for allowing me to post this beautiful image in Lucid Thoughts.
kaki (persimmon) hanging to dry in front a Kyoto house. Copyright Japandemic 2011