During our visit to Shakotan peninsula, blue sky covered our heads and it was really warm. Yet, when we ventured forward Cape Kamui, we felt a change in atmosphere. It was a foggy and windy bubble which seemed to hang only there.
There is a folklore story concerning a young woman called Charenka. She was in love tim a Japanese warrior Yoshitsune Minamoto. It is said that when he had escaped abroad from the enemy, Charenka followed him to the cape, but soon realized she was left. In despair, she jumped off the cape and the rock at the edge of the cape is believed to be her spirit. It is said that she cursed all women on ships and the ships that had women on board started to sink one after another. During many years women were prohibited from entering the cape.
Even now there is a warning sign, yet entering or not of course is up to you! This time the gate to Charenka’s path was closed due to strong wind.
It is believed there is a curse regarding Cape Kamui, yet the atmosphere is quite mystic and even sacred. As nature could only be.
A kind of unearthly beauty on Earth.
Yet, I think there is intrinsic and indisputable beauty in everything. And it is a human ability to perceive it.
No matter what, grateful to be here now, present somewhere sometime in the universe.
Shakotan peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan
Changes are free. Wildflowers are free.
I want changes and wildflowers.
I want all things which are free and relentless.
Lately I have been thinking that I need a big change. Not just a change, but a Big change.
It has happened before. Maybe this change is already taking place, yet I don’t really notice it.
How do changes occur?
Are we conscious of changes within ourselves?
No matter how hard we try is there something we cannot ever change about ourselves?
(Photo taken near Furano, Hokkaido, Jp)
Definitely one of my favourite places around!
Moiwa, Sapporo, Japan
The Moon is an astronomical object and the Earth’s natural satellite.
The Moon’s atmosphere is considered to be surrounded by vacuum.
The Moon has been or has not been visited by humans.
The most obvious manifestation of the influence of the Moon on our planet are the ocean tides.
During many years, mental diseases and epilepsy were thought to be caused by the Moon, hence the word “lunatic”(derived from Luna, the Moon, in Latin), meaning mentally ill, mad, foolish as well as lunar effect: real or imaginary influence of the Moon and moonlight on living things on the Earth.
I didn’t used to be a fan of David Bowie. I had listened to a few songs before, but for some reason didn’t explore further. He just seemed so Bright, so complex to grasp at once.
Things take time, shining star.
I was really happy to discover this cozy movie theater here in the city, where they mostly show independent movies. I went there a few times and shared my enthusiasm with this lovely guy in glasses who gradually became my best friend. “Oh I would really like to go, I would really like to go”. So we decided to go there and that was about when we started out romantic relationship. Out of curiosity, we decided to pick up something unusual: a documentary about David Bowie. Everything was magic and love and inspiration, and Bowie became our blessing angel.
From that time on I started to dive in David Bowie’s music and became quite in love with his infinitely creative persona. I just felt so much freedom and inspiration to be yourself and at the same time to strive to be the best version yourself.
“Hello David” I found myself calling Bowie in a dream. In my dream I was in some kind of very special relationship with the shining star. For some reason, I was apologizing, yet David said it was fine “everything will be fine, don’t worry child”. Of course it was a telephone conversation, so I couldn’t see him, but because it was a dream I had this mental image of him really really far. Evening, sitting in a chair with legs crossed and this huge window behind him where heavy rain was pouring endlessly.
It is amazing how we come across certain people and things. This dream just made me listen to Bowie’s music even more and no matter what be myself. Inspiration and magic are just out there to reach.
Asymmetrical eyes. Bowie tribute ~