Seijaku is a term sometimes used in Japanese aesthetics and philosophy to describe a stillness of mood. It could be evoked by the design principles of a Japanese garden, or cultivated to persist in one’s mind, even in the midst of activity. 

This short series documents a quiet journey through Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa and Kyoto, where stillness is found amongst the forest shrines, the mist that dwells in valleys, and the chestnut-brown beams of old wooden houses.

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