Your last two posts are fabulous. So tactile and with quiet energy! Beautifully shot and chosen.
thank you mlle paradis, your comment really makes my day! the shots above are taken by mark fountain flickr, such great snapshots of a special art...your travels in india look amazing!
wow these are really amazing. flower installations :)
These are beautiful flower arrangements! I used to be a flower designer and I loved that job though it's hard work especially in the winter. Your blog is so lovely as usual. When every time I visit your blog, I feel like I am in 80's.. or earlier... You have a great sensitivity,, I guess you know Japanese culture well better than me. Amazing!
hi marie! you should also read mizu design's post on them - i really agree with kylie:) and wow, thanks so much natsumi! i think i am very lucky to receive such lovely comment. i would really love to see your flower design!!!!
absolutely stunning! thank you. kenza
Transcendant, all of them. How do they do that? They're moving, quiet, minimalist but dramatic, serious yet funny, all in the same moment.
yes the first one is really amazing!!
stunning - the dark blue grey background really makes them pop
GORGEOUS images. I love coming here.
hello! i am so glad everyone is in to these, and big thanks to kylie for finding them in the first place. 'minimalist but dramamtic' is such a good way to describe...thanks for your comments.
Are these for a certain event/festival? Amazing pieces of art!
that's a good question cookie cutter! mark fountain;s flickr site has more info on that - they appear to be taken in front of the kyoto ikebana centre, which if memory serves me correct, wouild have installations like these out at various times throughout the year, not sure if related to specific exhibitions/marked occasions or no...the top ones seems very seasonal, for example?
ps - this is the place in kyoto i was thinking of:http://ikebana.ca/margaretlee/07KYO_Ikenobo_HQ/i am not sure if it is the same place mark fountain flick refers too, though.
very interesting!! pretty
ii-ne-kore - They were taken in the same street as the Kyoto Ikebana Centre, my thought (guess) was that this might have been an 'exhibition' by students of the school ..... I pretty much took snapshot of the ones I liked the best (or thought would take the best photos)
ii-ne-kore - I followed up on the URL for the centre you mentioned above, it certainly wasn't that place ..... it was in a far more humble building in a narrower and more traditional street.
hi markfountain - thanks for the further information! your chosen snapshots are wonderful. i thought that that link might not have been the place - the ikebono headquarters is certainly an imposing place:)