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A photo of a beautiful banyan tree (commonly known as an actress banyan tree) that inhabits remote islands in the northern part of the main island of Okinawa.

Gajumaru

Around 2006, from a friend in Okinawa
You will be asked, “Why don’t you shoot people in Okinawa?”

I first went to Okinawa in 1982.
Later, I will shoot people in India, Cuba, Brazil …
At that time, I received more than that strong impression from Okinawa.

I pointed the camera at the people of Okinawa for the first time in a while.
As time passed, I felt a different sense of temperature.

At that time, the unchanging strong man appealed with a great presence.
“Gajumaru”
After that, I decided to go to Okinawa for shooting more than 100 times.

I will introduce it from the photo book “Gajumaru”.



Banyan trees inhabiting parks in central Okinawa (park playsets and banyan trees)
Banyan tree entwined with a shrimp fisherman's net hut in the southern part of the main island of Okinawa
Banyan tree in the southern part of the main island of Okinawa (commonly known as walking banyan tree)

Gajumaru

“Kijimuna lives in the Gajumaru tree.”
“The Gajumaru tree walks.”
Is said.

Arched banyan tree lurking in the southern part of the main island of Okinawa
Twin banyan tree on Ikei Island, Okinawa

Divine tree

Gajumaru is often in a divine place
Hubs often live together.

When shooting, look carefully at your feet …

Banyan tree in southern Okinawa
Ufushugajumaru lurking in the southern part of the main island of Okinawa
Banyan tree on Ikei Island, Okinawa
Banyan tree in the southern part of the main island of Okinawa (commonly known as miracle chimney banyan tree)

Miraculous Gajumaru-1

Banyan tree on the main island of Okinawa and Ie island (a rare banyan tree protruding from other trees)

Miraculous Gajumaru-2

Banyan tree on Ikei Island, Okinawa (banyan tree entwined with the stone wall of a goat hut)
Banyan tree inhabiting private houses in the southern part of the main island of Okinawa

Banyan tree on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa (hanging is a U.S. military bullet that sounds in an emergency)

Ring the bell in an emergency.
There is often “Gajumaru” in the center of the village.

Banyan Tree House in Central Okinawa Island
Banyan tree in a private house in the central part of the main island of Okinawa

primary school

There are many “gajumaru” in elementary schools.
Easy to climb.

Elementary school banyan tree on Iheya Island, Okinawa (everyone on this island is climbing this tree)
Banyan tree on Iriomote Island, Funabuki (commonly known as banyan tree strangler fig)

Gajumaru is tightly tightened.
The tree of the ficus superba next door is tightened.

Banyan tree on the main island of Okinawa and Ie island (commonly known as vending machine banyan tree)

The vending machine is also closed.

Photograph of the banyan tree (commonly known as the Emperor of Darkness Gajumaru) lurking in Iriomote Island

“Emperor of Darkness”

Guarantee the value of a look.