Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lilies

After a year, I and my friends went back to Kinchakuda to see the spider lilies in bloom. The park is not that far from Tokyo and is very accessible so going there is never a problem. Last year though, the lilies were about wilt during the time of our visit and this time around we saw to it that they are in full bloom, almost.

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In my previous blog post, I have mentioned that the lilies are more appealing in groups rather than individually. Common ones are red and white ones are rare. The latter was quite popular to the visitors. 

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Another group of enthusiast is also present during our group's photo walk. They were having their own photo session with their dolls. They had a complete set of gears - camera / reflector / doll spare parts etc. We were allowed to take some photos and thanked them afterwards. I wish I was able to ask the name of the group. 

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There are some areas of the park that I haven't been to last year. I just realized how huge the park was. I remember that my first post at Poets United is about Kinchakuda. How time flies. Allow me to say thank to all the poets I have met. Thank you for being the ink to my frozen ideas. You all inspired me to write.

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the faceless teachers
in a universe of words
one grateful student

a frozen stylus
undeveloped photographs
time to distill thoughts

/totomai

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While the spider lilies are the main attraction, I can’t help but take snaps of people at the park. It made me feel alive. 

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Sometimes I wanted to accompany my photos with poems but I always run out of words. And it’s frustrating. That is why I am scheduled for a 2-week vacation from Thursday. I need to recharge as I feel like a dying battery already. Sorry, if the post seems rushed. 

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/totomai
2015/10/06

Photos taken with Nikon D7000, 
lenses used : 
     Nikkor 18-300mm 3.5f 
     Tamron 11-16mm 2.8f

35 comments:

  1. Truly amazing place and wonderful photos indeed.

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    1. Thanks! The flowers only stay for 2 weeks

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  2. You know, that one grateful student makes it all worth it.
    I had a senior come back to find me after graduation last year
    that really touched my heart.

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    1. If I have the chance, I'll say hi to my teachers, personally :)

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  3. Wow, the pictures are stunning with all the red spider lilies in bloom ~ Also enjoyed the other pictures with people specially the man painting ~ We are inspire each other, thank you too Totomai~

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    1. Thanks Grace. I agree, we are inspiring and being inspired by everyone around us

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  4. i love the journey full circle to distilled thoughts..and your ideas are far from frozen..they glow and soar!

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    1. Haha, thanks Jae. I hope it will continue to glow. It's dull sometimes

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  5. You compliment us. It is we who are the learners here. Beautiful post from a risk taking loving heart!

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  6. Thank you Totomai for the world of beauty you take us to...Susan is right, we are the learners here....

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    1. My pleasure to share part of my world, Sumana

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  7. Enjoy your break, Totomai. Thank you for the color, vibrancy and splendor of your photos. It is always a treat to come to your site. And thank you for the beauty of your poems. Your site is how I do my traveling - you show me things I would otherwise never see. Thank you for that.

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    1. Virtual tour. I am very much willing to be the guide. Thanks, Sherry

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  8. Such stunning pictures coupled with a powerful poem!!

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  9. Gorgeous images--I hope you enjoy your break. And for me, your words are just enough--I especially love the first of the pieces--

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  10. One of my great pleasures is to visit your blog and learn so much about Japan and be beguiled by your photography.

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    1. I hope I am bringing you to Japan via PU :) Thanks Robin

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  11. It is such a spectacle.Never seen red lilies before but whites are aplenty over here. Thanks for sharing totomai!

    Hank

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    1. I though white lilies are rare. But it seems not in your side of the world, Hank.

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  12. A nice homage to teachers in your poem. I so enjoyed looking at your photos of those amazing flowers...spider lilies, I don't think we have those here. Your presentation did not seem rushed at all and enjoy your vacation. :)

    Gayle ~

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    1. Thanks Gayle. Hoping i can have a good vacation

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  13. Oh my!! These images are amazing...so alive with color and uniqueness. Well done!

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  14. Thank you so much for being so generous with your beautiful photos, your words and your sincerity. I love this post. You teach me, about the beauty in this world.

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    1. Always a joy to share some places, cultures. Thanks Myrna

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  15. Gorgeous pics...and amazing words! Lovely.....

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  16. Wonderful images and sweet words. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks too Rosemary for your continuous encouragement

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  17. what a glorious excursion

    deftly works at night
    presentation must be right
    spider's loom

    Thank you for sharing such beauty Totomai - I always love your work

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any thoughts to distill?

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