I Want to Go There: Fields of Light

Christmas is over and the new year is five days old. But the holiday cheer still lingers on here at home, where Christmas lights make everything feel warm and special. Someday, I hope to hike in the Maniwa Prefecture, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or anyplace where humans haven’t scared off millions of fireflies. #bucketlisted

A series of long exposure photographs were taken in locations around the Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan. The perfect time to go here would be during June to July (rainy season) after thunderstorms, because this is when countless gold fireflies come out to mate. It’s so brilliant and spectacular!

(via thisiscolossal via polaroid dreams) (click on the photos for a larger size, or go here for more)

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Makoto Azuma

Makoto Azuma is a florist who creates insanely fantastic works of art using plants and flowers. He owns and manages flower shop Jardens des Fleurs.

His involvement with this kind of craft was unexpected. When he formed a band in junior high school, he decided to move to Tokyo to pursue music. He was looking for a job, and found work in a flower shop near his house through the classified section. Initially he didn’t even like flowers or was interested in them. But as he moved further into this world, his interest grew and changed.

Below are some Azuma’s works:

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