A 'kawa', or mountain stream, can turn into a large river as well as become a small stream. Within the scope of this series, Yamamoto Masao refers to lessons from Zen Buddhism called ‘active passivity’; the feeling of calmness and attachment with nature and with the universe, resulting in feelings of respect and humility. Contrasting the strict division Westerners experience between human beings and nature, Yamamoto sees unity.
This article is reserved for subscribed members only. If you are already a member, you can log in here below.
Subscribe for full access to The Eye of Photography archives!
That’s thousands of images and articles, documenting the history of the medium of photography and its evolution during the last decade, through a unique daily journal. Explore how photography, as an art and as a social phenomenon, continue to define our experience of the world. Two offers are available.
Subscribe either monthly for $5 or annually for $50 (2 months offered).