Takayama, Japan 1/4/2017

 

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rove about takayama town
up & down
up & down

old chinese restaurant since 1963
wooden teahouse since 1860
& in between  a circus act
of streets
& shops
& snow
& awnings

a temple here
a temple there

sake brewers
sushi salesmen
hida beef grilling on skewers

towering parade floats &
castle moats &
rambling alpine rivers

up rock steps beneath murmuring pines
through cemetery stone &
arbor

orange painted tori gates &
ice & temple bells

from the hill we can see forever

chunks of houses
ridges
forest
japanese alps
silver white angelic

they fade into winter clouds
chanting sutras
poems

old stories

 

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