Quiet Moments during the Japanese Fall Festival

With all the excitement of performances, games, and crafts at the Japanese Fall Festival, it sometimes is forgotten that there are many quiet, beautiful, and touching moments during the festival. The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is quite large — with many paths, water features, and hidden places — and the festival is three nights and two full days of time that visitors can seek out these places.

Artist Russ RuBert was there to capture some of the moments in photographs, moments of love, friendship, sharing, watching, discovering, and meditating. Click on thumbnail below to see larger images.