Photographer Takehito Miyatake draws inspiration from the work of Utsubo Kubota, a poet that writes in a classical genre of Japanese poetry called waka.
This is a genre of poetry describing a person’s response to the surrounding nature. The photos taken by Takehito Miyatake demonstrate the author’s love for his homeland and its nature. The mystery of Japan’s nature depicted in his photographs was repeatedly awarded in various contests. One of them was the recent photo contest Nikkei National Geographic Photo, where Takehito Miyatake took the second place.
Photo by Takehito Miyatake