2/3 speculative editorial illustrations I did for an article on AEON about the idea that immersing yourself in forests and nature has a healing effect.🌿🧠🧘🏻♀️ - - - - - - #illustration#illustrator buddism @aeonmag @folioart @theaoi @illustration_daily @falmouthuni @illustrationhq @handsome_frank @central_illustration
Kami • 神 When even the Japanese admit that the human brain is not meant to fully grasp the true meaning of the kami, this post may seem just as pointless as trying to eat a hamburger with chopsticks. It would be a shame though to miss out on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of some spiritual awakening earned through miles and blisters so let’s give this a try. The kami are a group of invisible spiritual beings that surround us and even live inside us. Gods, human beings, plants and animals, objects of the landscape all posses the divine qualities ...
Meiji Jingu Shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo. This wooden gate is a transition mark to a holy space. Many foreign visitors love orange coloured multi-layered gates, butbi think most Japanese people love this kind of un painted, single gate. #meijijingu#meijijingushrine
A #shinto#shrine does not need to be large They come in all shapes and sizes and can be found in nooks and crannies throughout Here's one shrine complete with miniature gate nestled inside a boulder in
#toyotheater#honolulu The most beautiful theater I’ve ever visited. It’s Edo-style architecture was modeled after the Ieyasu (Tosho-gu Shinto) shrine (built in 1617), in Nikko, Japan. The Toyo theater was built in 1938 and entered on the (US) National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Picture Perfect Pagoda 🏯🇯🇵 If you’ve seen a few Japanese pagodas in your time you might’ve realised that many of them are five-tiered (gojunoto). In accordance with Buddhist teachings, each tier represents a great element - 🌏💧🔥💨🌌. This particular pagoda is located at the ornate Toshogu complex in Nikko, the resting place of one of the most influential shoguns in Japanese history. #nikko#nikkotoshogu