mountain stream in the fresh green












object : stone and green
site : Okutama in Tokyo
date : 2013.05.08
photographs by akanedou























  1. I like golden green the best. The color here looks exactly like some watercolor paint I have called “Green Gold.” The different textures here are very nice. I like the contrast between the smoothness of the water and the roughness of the moss and rocks. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your nice words…I can learn a lot from your comments. “Green Gold” is a beautiful name. I’d like to change this title “mountain stream in the fresh green” to “mountain stream in the green gold”. These photographs have a painting in Japanese style motif.

  2. This is beautifully poetic. I love the title also.

  3. 1annecasey

    Beautiful images.

  4. Beautiful and peace-inducing.

    • Thank you so much. This spectacle which disappears depending on an viewing angle is fleeting existence…Probably quite another scene will appear depending on the weather and the seasons.

  5. i’d love to take a bath there. may i? ahaha…. waving 😉

  6. I particularly like the combination of textures as well of course as the natural fluorescence of the greens. It is easy to think of ancient Scottish tales of water spirits and living stones, the trailing white hair of an ancient river ghost and the solidty and yet animal like quality of the rocks.

    • Oh…I’m really glad you said that. Like the ancient Scottish tales, the view of the animism that spirits dwell in nature is familiar to Japanese people. Thank you so much for your nice comment.

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