Julia Chance Gustafson Photograph

Images like this, taken by Julia Chance Gustafson, research and outreach librarian at The College of Wooster, are on display through mid-January as part of an exhibit, titled "Japanese Temples, Shrines, and Gardens: Reflections from the Hales Group Japan Trip, May 2014" in Andrews Library.

 

Photo Exhibition Illuminates Beauty of Japan’s Temples, Shrines, Gardens

Images by Julia Chance Gustafson on display now through mid-January

20 November, 2014 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — Breathtaking images of beautiful sites in Japan are now on display at The College of Wooster's Andrews Library in an exhibition titled, "Japanese Temples, Shrines, and Gardens: Reflections from the Hales Group Japan Trip May 2014."

The photos, taken by Julia Chance Gustafson, research and outreach librarian at Wooster, are from a trip to Japan this past May by the Hales Group, which included 10 other members of the faculty.

Featured in the exhibition are 26 photos mounted on the glass walls that enclose the "Cube" in the CoRE (Collaborative Research Environment) area of the library. Among the images are the Buddhist Senso-Ji Temple in Tokyo, the Ryoan-Ji Temple in Kyoto, and the Fushimi Inari Shrine, also in Kyoto.

"While I never considered myself a photographer, I ended up taking a huge number of photographs as did many others who went on the trip," said Gustafson. "I decided to share them to give viewers a taste of the culture and beauty [we] were exposed to. In a country that many residents claim is not religious, the number, beauty, and traditions surrounding their shrines, temples, and affiliated gardens are astounding."

The photos are on display during regular library hours (Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 2 a.m.) now through mid-January (with the exception of Thanksgiving break, Nov. 25-Nov. 30, and winter break, Dec. 13-Jan. 11).

Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2315) or e-mail.