There is a lot of great art and beautiful craftwork made in Japan. I know a few individual artists: a glassworker, a weaver, a painter and others. I have brought some of their works with me. Some have learnt their works in Europe, some have been inspired by European culture, although Japanese culture permeates the work. They have an inimitable skill. I have brought their works with me to Ireland and put them in my new house. Sometimes I wonder why they don't feel out of place here. The power of their work has a universal appeal and I think Ireland and Japan have quite similar styles, despite being half way round the world from each other. I hope you enjoy these shots of Japanese scenery and craftworks.