When I am photographing, I almost always find myself searching for interesting details. At Nanzen-ji the quality of the wood used in building the shrine is truly ppectacular. The first two photographs show the grain patterns in large round columns that provide the main support for the structure. Do you see the faces of small animals captured for eternity in the columns? The third shows one of the finials that mark the corners of a high deck, and the fourth depicts a simply elegant bell-shaped window.