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Bamboo Bliss

2007 International Photography Exhibition
“Bamboo Bliss”
Location: Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura, Japan
Photographer: Charlie Stevens
Category: Places
Award: 1st Place

In the photographer's words: "As far as I'm concerned, you can forget the samurai and geisha, electronics and anime- if you really want to understand Japan, go get lost in a bamboo forest! On the grounds of a temple far off the beaten path, I enjoyed a tranquil moment of harmony with nature surrounded by the earthy cries of cicadas and a cool breeze on a hot summer day."