Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Concrete wabi sabi: more steps.

Continuing with my exploration of the aesthetic potential in Japan's favorite material,.... more steps!

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An Escheresque view of the steps down sanbe Dam.

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A very standard form of steps. These go down to the stream that run through Omori, Iwami Ginzan.

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Of course concrete can be poured into any shape. These curved steps go down to the boat dock for the horikawa boat tour on the river in Matsue.

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These lead down to a hot spring in the river at Tamatsukuri Onsen.

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I really liked these that lead up into the Museum of Ehime History & Culture.

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These last ones are not actually in Japan, but Seoul, Korea.

5 comments:

  1. A whole lotta steps. Some are very nice looking.

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  2. I like the Ehime steps too! Good to see that you spend a fare amount of time in lovely Shikoku.

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  3. Hey Justgotpaid..... actually only been to Shikoku once.... but will be going back :)

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  4. the top picture is great...looks like a watercolor painting...

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  5. Outstanding. The culture has made an artform of placement and design of steps. That's an outdoor (not-so) accidental art gallery by bringing them together as you have..

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