KOBE, JAPAN IMAGES: SHINTO SHRINE (sic) TSUMOYAMA

When reading up on Shintoism, the most common theme I find in its teachings, is its emphasis on sincerity.        

“When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people’s hearts.  ― Lao Tzu

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15apr14. Kobe, Japan.

 

KOBE, JAPAN IMAGES: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKIN’ FOR?

“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place… Nothing outside you can give you any place… In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.” ― Flannery O’Connor

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13apr14. Kobe, Japan.

KOBE, JAPAN IMAGES: BLANK SKY

“In the sky there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” – Buddha

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13apr14. Kobe, Japan (Motoko and The Port/Harborland)

KOBE, JAPAN IMAGES: THE PROCESS OF DISCOVERING

It wasn’t the New World that mattered … Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It’s life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.    — Fyodor Dostoevsky

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11apr14. Kobe, Japan.

SELF-PORTRAIT: GENTLE INDIFFERENCE

As if the blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. — Albert Camus

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13apr14. Motoko, Kobe, Japan.