Bussokuseki, meaning footprints of Buddha in stone, can be found in temples all across Japan. The symbols engraved on these footprints are supposed to show that, though Buddha shares certain characteristics with ordinary humans, he is also different in his own way.
The new and the old styles meet at Kyoto’s modern train station. A woman in kimono descends an escalator. As an experimental style, I set up a tripod and followed her down, keeping the lens open for 5 seconds at a time. I wish I had found a technical solution to keep her “frozen” in place a little better; the vibrations on the escalator were intense. Part of the “Japan in Motion” series. Kyoto, Japan. July 2006.