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    I found this little old book – all in Japanese – in the used book section of an antique mall at The Forks Market in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    I have no idea what the book is, or what it's about. I'm going to have to get a friend to let me know what's up. But, I thought that it looked interesting and that, for $4, it deserved to be rescued from the back shelf of a basement store.

    Highest position: 248 on Thursday, October 29, 2009



    Sony DSLR-A200
    0.008 sec (1/125); f/2.0; 50 mm; ISO 100

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    1. ohkpet 55 months ago | reply

      Great find ! ! ! You did an awesome job on this shot.

    2. Heniusia 55 months ago | reply

      Great composition Hubert, with beautiful light !!

      Fantast'c story, a preciosity !!

      Happy Friday :-))

    3. hexapetala 55 months ago | reply

      Oh, that is simply beautiful. The lettering, the bokeh... beautiful.

      Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

    4. Danny-flickr 55 months ago | reply

      Excellent composition. The DOF give the mysterious feel to the picture.

    5. panodanno 55 months ago | reply

      Nice! Looks very good on black too!

    6. ct1967 55 months ago | reply

      It's a wonderful find, a beautiful book!

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    7. anna.creedon 55 months ago | reply

      I'd find it hard to resist this purchase too! It is like a work of art in itself, which you have captured perfectly. Excellent selective focus and Dof, the light is quite sublime D!

    8. mun kuvia 55 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful artifact! And a good photo to show it.

    9. abbenquesnel 55 months ago | reply

      It's all chinese to me....!

    10. Myette Thrift 55 months ago | reply

      Love the DOF and the story. I love when photos have a good story behind them.

    11. diffuse 55 months ago | reply

      Beautifully photographed, wonderful that you could rescue it. Perhaps you could learn Japanese in your spare time?

    12. DJHuber 55 months ago | reply

      thanks all! I thought of shooting this shot the moment that I saw the book. I'll see if I can get someone to tell me what the book is... hmmm, spare time? Not enough of it! :)

    13. ayumi_98s270f 55 months ago | reply

      is the title 蓮如上人御文? If so, that is a sutra of Shin Buddhism. If not....still a sutra of Shin Buddhism!!

    14. DJHuber 55 months ago | reply

      Hi Ayumi! This character... 文 ... is in the title. I'll take a picture of the cover and post it soon and let you know so that you can look at it.


    15. snapaholic007 55 months ago | reply

      Oh gosh! I've been trying to decipher Japanese toys for a customer. I spent 2 days trying to figure it out and had to set it aside for a break.

      The lighting and DOF in your photo is gorgeous!

    16. jbinpg 55 months ago | reply

      Yes, this could easily be Buddhist script since it smacks of minimalism, one of the tenets of Buddhism. Nicely shot.

    17. Studyjunkie 55 months ago | reply

      lovely shot and a fascinating find

    18. ah_pics 55 months ago | reply

      Spectacular focus!!

    19. jdotchiang 55 months ago | reply

      Whoa! That is cool!

    20. ben matthews ::: 54 months ago | reply

      wonderful image - the sharpness of the text, the softness of the background, and the wonderfully soft and pale colours, really truly spectacular! definitely $4 worth spending - there are hundreds of shots to be had with that!

      Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

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