Travel Photos
My fellow crew member, Noah, and I spent a month in Japan in
2006 visiting interesting historic gardens I had researched in
Japanese on the Internet.  Noah also attended the Kyoto
University of Art and Design Intensive Seminar on Japanese
Gardens, which I had attended in 2003.
Here are a few photos from that trip (click photo to enter)
Japan 2006 with Lee & Noah
All-Crew Trip to Japan and Tibet, 2013

We were inspired to take
a great leap in 2013, when
all 10 crew members went
on an epic trip to Japan
and Tibet.  The idea came
from our beloved
crewmate, Wang Chen,
who was granted a visa to
re-enter Tibet to visit his
family after a 20-year

(click photo to enter)

(photo by Liz Stanley)
Japan 2012
Traveling in Kyushu and along the ancient Kumano Kodo footpath on
the Kii Peninsula were highlights of this trip.  We tracked down a
remote garden (above) in the hinterlands around Lake Biwa at a
Shogun's secret retreat which I had read about in Niwa Magazine.

(click photo to see more pictures)
All-Crew Trip to Kyoto March 2015
During our third all-crew trip to Japan, we once again spent two
weeks in Kyoto in a rented house, each day visiting gardens.

More photos
coming soon!

(photo of James at Gioji Temple by Lee Sligh)
All-Crew Trip to Kyoto October 2016

During our second
all-crew trip to Japan, we
rented a house in Kyoto
for two weeks and spent
each day visiting gardens
and cultural sights.

More photos
coming soon!

(photo of Pete at Koto-in
Subtemple by Lee Sligh)
All-Crew Trip to Kyoto Autumn 2018

In 2018 eleven of us
spent two weeks in
Kyoto. The crew chose
individual topics to study
in depth, then presented
their findings to the
others after our return.

More photos
coming soon!

at Kyoto Imperial
by Noah Gottlieb.
Old time friends Yasuko
Nakagawa Ueda and
Caroline Parsons are on
the ends, with Becky,
Lee, Leslie and Michele
in the middle)