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lensCulture featured, tony corocher

Featured in the LensCulture Network Gallery with my project “THE SOUL OF JAPAN: Profound Tranquility or Modern Loneliness?”

“Congratulations –– your work is now featured in the LensCulture Network Gallery! You are among a select group of top photographers selected for our curated gallery that is visible to everyone who visits the LensCulture website. Your work will receive immediate exposure to our international audience of 2.5 million across web, email, social and mobile, you will remain in the gallery for 6 weeks.”
A pleasure and an honor to be selected by LensCulture (one of the most renowned international photographic organizations) for the second time in 2 years and be featured on their Network Gallery of top photographers.
Last time was my “Beauty In Hell” project… this time is my “THE SOUL OF JAPAN: Profound Tranquility or Modern Loneliness?” were I tried to present and describe a feeling of detachment and kind of “self inflicted” loneliness which may seem very strange to a non Japanese or someone traveling to Japan for the first time (full description on the project page).
 
Here is the link to the photo story which will be featured for the next 6 weeks. Hope you’ll enjoy!

 

Tony Corocher, LensCulture featured

 

Tony Corocher, LensCulture featured

 

Tony Corocher, LensCulture featured
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Photo-essay – My trip to Koyasan, the Shingon Buddhism Center

Mount Kōya (高野山 Kōya-san?) is the name of mountains in Wakayama Prefecture to the south of Osaka. Also, Kōya-san is a modifying word for Kongōbu-ji (金剛峯寺). There is no one mountain officially called Kōya-san (高野山) in Japan.

First settled in 819 by the monk Kūkai, Mt. Kōya is primarily known as the world headquarters of the Kōyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. Located in an 800 m high valley amid the eight peaks of the mountain (which was the reason this location was selected, in that the terrain is supposed to resemble a lotus plant), the original monastery has grown into the town of Kōya, featuring a university dedicated to religious studies and 120 temples, many of which offer lodging to pilgrims. The mountain is home to the following famous site (source wikipedia): continue here

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