未知の世界へ hero’s journey

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73 thoughts on “未知の世界へ hero’s journey

  1. Stunning photos, Takami. Love he contrast of colours between the cherry blossoms and the Japanese pheasant. The colours go well together all round…and with Spring in your part of the world, may you see more colour, birds and blooms in the coming months. Hope you are doing well 🙂

    • As always your visit and comments are much appreciated, Mabel 🙂 It really was a like a storybook painting, to see our national bird walking in the reed field, next to our national flower. Spring has been lovely so far. I wish you and your dear ones continue to do well and safe safe too.

    • Hello dear Laleh,
      I apologize for my delayed reply. Thank you for your visit and comment! I would be very honored to read your next book. (I of course remember reading your first book.) I look forward to placing my order for it in the near future.

    • Hello Muhammad,
      Thanks much for your visit and comment. I am glad you decided to stop by and spend a few moments with our national bird (green pheasant) and flower (sakura cherry blossoms). Sending you warm wishes from Japan.

  2. Hello Takami,
    You had me mesmerized at that first exceptional photograph. Such delicate colors from the reeds and the hanging sakura branches. Then the peek-a-boo composition with the green pheasant was perfection. Thank you for another beautiful glimpse into your world. Hoping this finds you safe and well.
    Cheers,
    Atreyee

    • Hello Atreyee,
      Your visit and comments are really appreciated! I am delighted that you enjoyed a few moments with our national bird and our national flower. Green pheasants are notoriously skittish, and it took a lot of “breath-holding” to make sure my hands remained steady for this shot 🙂 It was a fleeting moment, but really lovely, and worth waking up in the early morning hours 😀

      Hoping you stay well too❤️

  3. The wysteria vine or bush appears every spring in South Carolina–beautiful and etherial. However it has a down side. The vine takes over everything. I have wondered if the word wistful might describe it for those who don’t mind having other trees killed by it.

    • Hello, I believe there may be some confusion.
      As mentioned in my comments, these trees are a type of “sakura” cherry blossom. They are native to my country, and they do not “kill” other trees and are certainly not a vine or bush 🙂

      But I appreciate your insights, and also understand what you mean. What may be beautiful in our eyes may not always be what something truly is, and what effect it can have in its surroundings.

  4. You answered both of my questions in your comment thread 🙂 (type of flower, and type of bird). A word came to mind when I see the pictures…. Not one that I use that often….”ethereal”. Definition : Ethereal: something that has a delicate beauty.

    • Thank you! I am glad you took a moment to view our cherry blossoms with our national bird. This particular type of cherry blossom does have a deeper, darker shade, and looks closer to lavender/purple. Happy Easter, and hope you are staying safe and well.

    • Hello Carol,
      Thank you for this comment. It was a fleeting moment, one I have been dreaming of for a long time. Green pheasants (our national bird) are notoriously skittish and shy, as they have been hunted by humans for a long time…

      Spring is the one season where they are bolder as males (like this one) eagerly search for a partner. I wish this fellow well 🙂

    • Hello Mr. Hien!
      Thanks for stopping by and enjoying a Spring moment with our national bird. It really was a magical and fleeting moment. Green pheasants are notoriously skittish and shy, but are bit more braver during the mating season in Spring.

      This was my first post using the new “block” editor. I am glad it turned out OK 🙂

    • Thank you Phil!
      Very happy to hear from you. I am glad you liked the title – hero’s journey. It really appeared that way, on this magical morning. Green pheasants (Japan’s national bird) are notoriously shy, but they are more active – and bolder – in Spring. I wish this fellow all the best on his journey.

  5. Hello dear Takami-san !!!! It has been a while since I visited your wordpress… beautiful photos ( ofcourse)..! I am happy to see you continu taking pictures! Speak soon!
    Love, Cindy

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