Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Art of Nature: 7000 years

August 2010, Yakushima, Japan. Two huge ceder trees.
They are more than 2000 years old.

Roots of trees cover the ground.
This complex view itself is an art.

This tree is called "tarantula."
Thousands of years of their lives made them very unique.

Those are photos I took when I went to Yakushima in August 2010.  The oldest tree in this island is said to be living for more than 7000 years. Those trees are quietly putting on years in deep mountains in this isolated island. It took me a full day to walk into the forest. But it was definitely worth the hike. The forest as old as our civilization has something totally different from an ordinary forest. Every view in the forest is a fresh surprise. It's the art made by nature in countless years.


  1. To our great regret, it was not possible to enter in the forest though we also visited Amami Oshima before. Because there were quite a lot of habus there.
    Even I don't want to be bitten by the habu.

    Instead, a lot of fireflies were able to be seen.
    It can be said that this is one of the arts made by nature.

    How strange "tarantula" is! It looks like the parasitic plant.

  2. Oh,no!
    I've used a wrong word!

    How embarrassing!(x_x)