|image by Koube (こうべえ）|
I love the simplicity of the torii `gates` that can be seen in front of shrines all over Japan.
It is a basic construction of post and lintel and often they are painted in a bright vermillion. Except in the case of Shinto shrines, where they are left in their natural materials.
I am drawn to this simple construction and the way it is a `frame` for something beyond, and for a view that is always changing. This quality is one of the things that I was always attracted to about Japan, and the architecture associated with Japan, even long before I visited here or knew I would one day live here. I suppose I find `stunning` in simplicity when it comes to architecture.
This image is a drawing by Koubee（こうべえ）, an Oita singer and songwriter. It is the cover of his new CD single.
Koubee, I hope you don`t mind I am posting your cover!!
And the song to go with it!
To readers who are in Oita, next Sunday April 28th is Earth Day in Beppu Park and we will be participating with Shake Your Soul Yoga Dance, along with Koubee`s accompaniment on guitar!Meanwhile for more stunning architecture around the world, visit this weeks Corner View.
If you are from out of town or country, by all means come too, I will take you around town to see some of the stunning architecture in Oita and surrounds!!
Francesca, host Jane, founder, and Nadine, theme thanks!