Have been taking photos of European monasteries and churches for more than thirty years for purely aesthetic interest. Although I have once studied theology, I'm not trying to demonstrate religious function, not to say any merit in its spiritual purpose, of these ancient buildings. Back in 1986 I visited Jumièges Abbey in Normandy and was simply stunned by its majestic beauty as well as its stone masonry. Ever since then, I've been hoping to share with all the lovers of the beautiful my joy and admiration for the anonimous medeival designers called master masons. For a person who was brought up in a wood culture, living among wooden architecture, the delicacy of stone masonry which appeals to our five senses is simply astonishing and full of delight. I hope you will enjoy my picture images of those marvelous stonework and paintings on it as well. Naturally though, my admiration for European stonework goes hand-in-hand with that for my national heritage. Here I am hoping to introduce you to a special world of Japanese stonework which is not yet known even among Japanese, as well as some images of wood buildings. In the near future I am hoping to start sharing with you my works in other genres. Thank you for reading through my message.