When I got a chance to circumnavigate Japan on a tour with a tenured professor specializing in Japanese cinema, I packed my bags. Amplified by his fluency in both the language and the culture, it unveiled to me a Japan I could never have discovered – much less shot – on my own.
A kabuki actor transforms himself into a female character for a performance.
A soba master hand-cuts noodles, Sado Island, Japan
A meticulous detail from a fence near Tenryu-ji Temple in Kyoto.
An official manages a welcoming ceremony from the past, Hagi, Japan
Stone in balance with bamboo in Hagi, Japan.
A sheathed tree in the samurai quarter, Matsue, Japan
Proposed series: manholes of Japan
A placid pond near Tenryu-ji Temple in Kyoto.
The aftermanth at Busan's Fish Market in Korea
Tumuli Park Flying Horse Tombs, Gyeongju, South Korea
Lighting incense outside Tōdai-ji temple
The Great Torii and a visitor on Miyajima, Japan
A well-worn railing leads to a hidden shrine near Nigatsu-do Hall
Hiroshima leur amour: strolling the Peace Park