October 23, 2010

Sail Away


Took a walk and stopped by Akitsu Fure-ai Park, a local garden cemetery. I'm not sure but I think it's a pretty new concept here in Japan. The non-religious cemetery is very peaceful, filled with flowers and plants.

I found this particular headstone interesting because of the picture next to the family name "Kobayashi." Maybe the person buried here liked to go sailing.



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13 comments:

'Tsuki said...

This is a beautiful grave indeed... I like to discover on your blog an another part of Japan, more intimate, very far from the tourist usual views...

Louis la Vache said...

Interesting, indeed. «Louis», a sailor-wannabe, likes this.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a beautiful shot and an unusual cemetery.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Francisca said...

Even the dead would rather be sailing. Oops, is that black humor? :-D Nice images, Kaori... I do have an attraction to cemeteries.

cieldequimper said...

Good Lord: the name is familiar to me. Is it widespread?

My father used to negociate contracts with Kobayashis.

LauraX said...

so beautiful...wonderful reflections...It just so happens that I spent some time photographing a local cemetery this morning with my husband. Very different architecture to the memorials...but beautiful in their own way.

T. Becque said...

Nice. I like the pink with the gray.

VP said...

In my mind Kobayashi will be forever the shady lawyer in 'The Usual Suspects'!

VP said...

By the way now I am your 102nd follower!

Mulleh said...

wow beautiful grave! beautiful picture! :)

ρομπερτ said...

Passion and desire for life.

Please have a good Sunday.

daily athens

arabesque said...

this is a nice epitaph kaori.

Tall Gary said...

Tama Cemetery in Fuchu City has been around since early in the last century. But it is less a garden and more of a huge cedar grove in places. Like your lovely Akitsu Fureai Garden Cemetery Park, it is non religious: That is, it is not connected with any specific temple.

The sailboat is nice on the Kobayashi gravestone but, in all honesty, I kind of envy the decoration on the grave statue of Victor Noir in Paris.

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