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OBORO LOCAL LANDSCAPE

The culture, spirit, and techniques that are rooted in Japan. Zen teachings that provide hints for living in modern times. What are the things and things that are still passed down in the mysterious land of the rising sun?

LOCAL LANDSCAPE

A photo book depicting the scenery of Japan's regions

This book is published with the aim of actually visiting rural landscapes that are rapidly disappearing and passing on the memories of those places.

Vol1. KOSUGE

Kosuge Village, located at the headwaters of the Tama River deep in the mountains, has a population of 700 people and 95% of its land is forest. Despite the shrinking population, this village is characterized by its beautiful scenery, blessings from the forest, and clean water. In fact, many people living in Tokyo regularly see spring water flowing from Kosuge Village in the Tamagawa River and elsewhere, and the village is deeply connected to our daily lives. A photo book containing the scenery of Kosuge Town

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Vol2. Matsumoto

Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, overlooking the Northern Alps, is known not only for the national treasure Matsumoto Castle, but also as a town for folk art. A castle town was formed around Matsumoto Castle, and then, due to the great fire of the Meiji era, the original wooden buildings were changed to storehouses, which were warehouses for storing rice and household goods. A photo collection of Matsumoto's history, folk crafts, and scenery

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Vol3. Kumano Kodo

Since ancient times, Japan has had a mountain belief that gods live in the mountains. By combining this ancient Japanese mountain belief with esoteric Buddhism and Onmyodo from China, Shugendo, which can be said to be a uniquely Japanese religious concept, was formed. A photo book that captures the mysterious religious spaces and landscapes of Kumano, where Shugendo is a practice that attracts a great deal of faith.

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Learn about Japanese landscapes and cityscapes

OBORO LOCAL LANDSCAPE

ARITA / Porcealin

Walking through Arita, the city of porcelain

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HASAMI / CERAMIC

Landscape of Hasami: Alleys and mountains

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KOSUGE/WATER

Water source village Kosuge village

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Japanese techniques spun since ancient times

The Japanese techniques of ``repairing, arranging, and spinning'' have been carefully passed down for hundreds of years. About the sense of beauty and spirituality that resides in the details.

Learn about Japanese handicrafts and folk crafts

OBORO LOCAL CRAFTS

KINTSUGI

“Kintsugi” and “rags”: “Wabisabi” for mending

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ZEN CANDLE

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6 ANCIENT KLIN

Six ancient Japanese kilns dating back to the Middle Ages

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BAMBOO CRAFTS

Bamboo usage and history

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TILE ARCHITECTURE

Taizan Seisakusho and its works of art

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SHIGARAKI

The charm of Rokko kiln Shigaraki ware

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In Praise of Shadows Japanese Architecture

Japan, the mysterious land of the rising sun. Beautiful Japanese architecture is expressed in the four characters ``In Praise of Shadows.'' Why do we see shadows as beautiful?

Enjoy Japanese inns and inns

OBORO LOCAL ARCHITECTURE

SHIGUCHI

An old Japanese house built 150 years ago in a vast forest

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KISHIKE

Focus on the "now" and have an experience that satisfies your soul. A ryokan with the spirit of Zen

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DEIGO ISHIGAKI

Rental inn in a renovated Ryukyu-style Heike house with the concept of "mud"

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ROKA

A hot spring inn that embodies modern Japanese style, making use of natural materials from the Seto Inland Sea.

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AZUMI SETODA

A ryokan that recalls the ancient sea people and inherited a valuable architectural design.

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ZENBO SEINEI

A wooden building made of Japanese cedar, a retreat facility designed as an "aerial zazen dojo"

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Introducing architecture, cities, and culture with a traditional Japanese atmosphere *Currently only recommended inns are listed

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