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lichen, a dragon and Mt. Fuji

June 19, 2012

along the cedar lined path leading to a Shinto shrine at the base of Mount Fuji




dozens of moss-covered stone lanterns 




 a large torii gate to pass under

I collected a handful of windfall lichen

one skein of fine, 2 ply handspun tussah silk dyed a deep golden colour

a dragon – a cast bronze fountain – and sensei (who just appeared at “that” moment)

and a day filled with memories, even if the mountain hid in the rain clouds

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2012 4:21 pm

    lichen dyes are wonderful, your silk is now all dressed up!


  2. June 20, 2012 12:12 am

    i love moss and moss gardens. and you got a beautiful color w. your windfalls


    • June 20, 2012 8:59 am

      Neki – of course we have lots of moss here – people go to terrible lengths to kill it – the moss gardens in Japan are incredible.


  3. June 19, 2012 6:07 pm

    MMmmm! I remember that day. I loved the alpine dampness of it. When you come from the driest continent on Earth those soft damp days are pure magic.


    • June 19, 2012 6:49 pm

      Myra – when you live in a rain forest “damp” is part of everyday but at the moment it is better than the forest fires the US is having south of us.


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