Images of Traditional Satoyama Landscapes

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by hilary hart on August 8, 2010 at 8:33 am

    these images are so beautiful and evoke a genuine longing for this kind of life in the united states. thanks for posting these. just spectacular, they are almost dreamlike. but the real kind of dreams… deep, harmonious, from the soul.

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  2. Posted by Pablo Figueroa on October 7, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Alan,

    These are very beautiful and evocative pictures. Thanks for sharing them!

    Pablo

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  3. Posted by cynthia loebig on November 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    thank you for posting these beautiful photos. indeed they do stir such deep longing for a more respectful and grateful way of life in harmony with nature and with each other. The book you suggested, “A DIFFERENT KIND OF LUXURY: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance” by Andy Couturier does this as well in its profiles of 11 Japanese people who have chosen to live a more conscious and traditional life with a deep understanding of satoyama spirit.

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  4. Nice pictures. These are how Japanese live together with nature. Lately, I have been visiting forest a lot. There are three coal oven made by soil in order to make coal for fire such as cooking or bath. There are so many coal oven in each houses in Japan. However, they are almost broken down. Because no one take over it. It won’t make any money. That is why, young age won’t face to the past. This is serious problems. So, I have decided to take over as long as I can. I will visit those places to see and feel how they live together with nature. I will try to talk about more Japanese culture, nature and agriculture.

    thanks

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