Thursday, July 5, 2012

(86) Subtle


I must have been to the garden behind Kamakura’s Big Buddha at least a dozen times; still I hadn’t noticed him before: an unnamed arakan (“arhat” in Sanskrit) hidden in a stone lantern. Inconspicuous –but this is what being an arakan really means. 

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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