Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Corner View--- in the distance--

I once had a distant yearning for Japan
before i ever visited Japan ,

when I came to live here,
the things closest to me became my `life` and the distant idea I had of Japan faded into the distance.

But I still remember my love of the ideal Japan, where people dressed in kimonos made with beautiful patterns and there were old castles and romantic views of cherry trees…




(photo screenshot from my newest video project, at Usuki Castle...Girls Day Dance Walk.  Stay tuned!)

Happy Corner Viewing! Thank you Francesca for hosting, Jane for founding, and Kellyn for the theme.…this weeks theme is in the distance.
ai♡ kawarazu 
jgy




23 comments:

ibb said...

The cherry tree near home started with its first flowers...just now that full moon passed and cold came back.
Writting...slowly...too slowly

Francesca said...

i'd say japan is your dream come true, even though certainly the distant idea and the reality aren't the same.

Elizabeth said...

There are glimpses in the modern Japan of your old idea? You have recreated one of them here, I think.

jgy said...

thank you Elizabeth, Francesca and Ibabe!
Yes, I think my yearning for those old ideals is returning after 15 years of living the suburban Japan life!!
I suppose I did.. create one…yes!! (a smile, this is why I love CV, you guys see things that help me see how I am seeing:))♡

simply bev said...

It sounds like you were yearning for a beautiful, simple life. I'm sure that you can find those things you seek, even in modern Japan. Your dream is beautiful!

jgy said...

thank you Bev, and I hope you all don`t mind my talking a little extra this time, but your comments are helping me see something about my dance walk journey and process… the video I made before this was dancing at a construction site, and I have been watching `old Japan` and `nature` being torn down before my eyes for years…as the suburban strips I grew up on are replacing that...maybe I am starting to realise through the `dance` that rather than cry about what is being torn down, I have to be more active in creating what I wish to build up…hmm. something like that, though there are never answers…♡but its fun to open up new questions…thank you!

Mexitali Rose said...

Awesome photo,is that a statue or actual woman?

Heather said...

The reality is never the same as the dream, but it can be just as good or better. Your dancing and video clips definitely create a dreamy ideal for those of us who have not (YET) been to Japan. And I thank you for that!

Kristin said...

You were not born in Japan? I have a friend who had gone for a few years from Europe to Japan. It was very interesting how she experienced Japan.

jgy said...

thank you m. rose,
it`s me:)

thank you heather, please stay tuned for this video I t has some scenes of `backstage` dressing (rather being dressed) in a kimono

hi Kristen, I wasn`t born in Japan. I am from the US (NY), thanks for sharing about your friend.

Karyn Taylor-Moore said...

It's interesting how different things look from a distance . . . but I'm sure you've found things about Japan you would never have dreamed of that you just love :-)

Karyn Taylor-Moore said...

It's interesting how different things look from a distance . . . but I'm sure you've found things about Japan you would never have dreamed of that you just love :-)

Beth said...

Reality often transforms our perception. But I think there is usually a bit of the initial perception deep in that reality---we just have to look harder for it. :>)

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Susi-Art said...

follow your dreams, they are not so distance from you! ;-)

kat said...

So wonderful to read that your distant dream has come true!

dorteinmalaga said...

I like that you still remember your distant idea of Japan ... and I will stay tuned :)

flowtops said...

I think recreating what you liked best about your ideal could be your next dream. There was, no doubt, a feeling connected to your idealized Japan, or a story. Maybe you can incorporate or re-enact this in a completely different style and/or setting, not losing the connection, but strengthening it.

(That would be such an interesting and rewarding experience. Perhaps this is where your dance is going?)

Also, I LOVED your comment re the smooth sailing. Isn't that wat life is all about: paying attention to the details, going with that flow as well? (So much to learn!)

Nicki

Susi-Art said...

Thank you jgy for your beuatiful poem, I have put it on my blog!

Bonnie said...

how wonderful that your dream was fulfilled!

Susi-Art said...

there is no distance....
;-)

jgy said...



♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

i'll come back to your dance, jgy. for now, i play with the thought that a distance can indeed come closer when we move (about). i also follow your romantic view on cherry trees and dresses, naturally...
well. thus. that movie. watch the kimonos, oh lord!
n♥

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