Cemetery of unborn children.
These 'jizo statues' represent the souls of unborn children. They are used by parents to bid farewell and ease the passage of the children to the afterlife. You can find rows and rows of these statues within the temple grounds of Zojoji Temple in Tokyo.
Oyaki (おやき) is a Japanese dumpling made from a fermented buckwheat dough wrapped around a stuffing of Japanese vegetables, fruit, or anko bean paste and then roasted on an iron pan. A Nagano specialty 🤤
It's rare that shooting a photo out of a window is any interesting. Windows are a great opportunity though for adding elements in the foreground by including the window itself and surrounding elements, or even for making that the main story.⠀
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Going beyond mere words of solace, Sadhguru imparts the yogic sciences, empowering individuals to transform their lives and take their destiny into their hands.
Sadhguru embodies all paths of yoga kriya (energy), bhakti(devotion), gnana (knowledge), and karma (action) which allows him to mix the “right cocktail” for each individual, who is a unique combination of these four. So whether it is a villager of rural India or a corporate chief executive, Sadhguru is available to every human being.
Sadhguru has often said that “society is overripe for a spiritual process”, because despite today’s technological advances, which have bestowed much of humanity with luxuries and comforts, most human beings still remain in search of wholeness and purpose in their lives. Over the last three decades, Sadhguru has worked ceaselessly towards revitalizing the ancient spiritual sciences that have formed the fabric of India’s cultural ethos.
It is Sadhguru’s vision to offer one-drop of spirituality to every human being, to ensure that each individual can experience the deepest core of life within.
Japanese claw machine wins! The smaller things at the bottom it actually from gashapons.
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Mesmerizing creatures 🐍☕️😍
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This weekend, I've begun to look into my archives of Northern Japanese cherry blossom work to search for new discoveries. I began this body of work in Spring of 2015 in the Tohoku Region of Japan because my grandparents were born there and I wanted to go back, especially as the region attempted to recover from the devastating events of 2011.
Even though this photograph was made in 2017, I feel that it's representative of one side of the emotion of the area. The picnic tables and chairs set in anticipation of life. The gravestones and old building awaiting death. And the cherry blossoms, returning every Spring, representing both, with the flowers in the trees and the petals driven down into the puddles by the falling rain.
A selection of images from my project will be shown in the upcoming annual Spring Cherry Blossom of Japan's famous Asahi Camera Magazine this March, along with an interview.
More to come...
Did you know that women's body get classified into 5 different shapes? Apple, pear, hourglass, rectangle and triangle. What I didn't know is that there's a classification for men's body as well: rectangle, triangle and oval. Today's picture clearly shows I'm an hourglass. I don't like labels, but this is the way my body looks like and that's fine. What I can't stand is judgment. When my body gets judged, in a bad or in a good way, doesn't matter! Some people say it's perfect, others think it's too skinny, and others think it's too fat. What I know is that body's shape has to do with genetic, and as much as you can commit yourself, you will manage to change it just up to a certain point. So what I try to do is to stay healthy and meet my personal idea of beauty. I don't need and I don't want to please others, not with my body at least. So don't let others judge you by your physical appearence, don't let anybody tell you how you should look like. Stop judging yourself and other people according to standards. Don't try to fit in a beauty standard that will change in a few years, because beauty is just a standard that is imposed by society in a given place and time! Work hard to stay healthy, change what you can change and try to understand how to like, or at least accept, what you can't change! What about you? What do you think about that? Do you agree with what I said? Have you ever felt bad because you were different from what society says it's beautiful? Because I did, and I do now! But I'm working a lot on that... Not with my body, but with my mind. #inspiration#motivation#landscape#norway#norwegianlife#lifeinnorway#instaboots#igers#igersitalia#igersspain#igersfrance#igersgermany#igerssweden#igersnorway#igersrussia#igersjapan#igersusa#igersuk#bodyshape#beautystandards