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I guess it is about time I posted a new entry, which, for the time being, means putting up a few more pictures. I hope you like them.


Hiraizumi garden, Japan


Sado Island Inlet, Japan


French Canal


Windward Oahu


Mt Osorno, Andes

The garden at Hiraizumi is that of Moutsou-ji temple, which was largely destroyed by Yoritomo, as the rest of the city. But other temples and gardens remain. I went to the hill where Yoshitsune died. There is a small memorial to him erected by Date Musumane around 1600. It is much visited. The poet Basho came and wrote:
The dead grasses are all that remains
Of ancient warriors dreams.



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Helenlu, thanks for the compliments! I doubt I will become famous, but I certainly will keep painting and trying to improve.

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