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Photographs of Japanese Gardens | The Gardens of Yamagata

THE GARDENS OF
YAMAGATA

Yamagata Prefecture, with its soaring mountains and wide river valleys lies on the west side of Japan's Tohoku district, some 250 miles north of Tokyo.

In the spring of 1995, I was invited as 'artist in residence' to the Tohoku University of Art & Design in Yamagata City. Throughout the spring and summer months I photographed many of the temples and gardens of this beautiful region with the ultra large format 8x20 camera.

In 1997, a selection of these images, printed to a size of four by ten feet were exhibited at the Bunshokan Art Museum in Yamagata. It was an honor to be the first western artist ever to be featured in a solo exhibition at this very old and prestigious museum. The images in this portfolio are a selection from that exhibition.

All photographs are available for purchase. Sizes up to 4 X 10 feet.

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Godai Do Kozen-Ji Kozen-Ji  
Kajo Koen
Yamadera
Nokyo Do
Iwanami Kannon
Kozen-Ji
Azalea and Birch Tree
Kogen-Ji