Aso - water

Kath Fries, Aso spring, 2011, photograph

From the crater of an ancient volcano
the most delicious water
springs from under the ground
bubbling to the surface
sustaining beautiful natural landscapes 
healthy agriculture and happy locals.
People travel for miles 
to slack their thirst 
at these traditional sources
of healing and cleansing.

Kath Fries, Aso water i, 2011, photograph

Kath Fries, Aso water ii, 2011, photograph
My research in Japan was made possible by the Japan Foundation and ArtStart grant program.