Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

This post should be called, what can you do with a $300 camera and $80 lens (My travel gear, Canon T6 and a Yongnuo 35 f/2). On Wednesday I had the privilege of touring the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. This place is GORGOUS and the story behind it is even more interesting. Taken from

“In 1904, Jo Sakai, a recent graduate of New York University, returned to his homeland of Miyazu, Japan, to organize a group of pioneering farmers and lead them to what is now northern Boca Raton. With the help of the Model Land Company, a subsidiary of Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railroad, they formed a farming colony they named Yamato, an ancient name for Japan…


Our mission at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is to engage a diverse audience by presenting Japanese cultural experiences that educate and inspire.

Since opening in 1977, Morikami has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida. With rotating exhibitions, tea ceremonies performed monthly in the Seishin-an tea house, educational outreach programs with local schools and organizations, and Japanese traditional festivals celebrated for the public several times a year, Morikami strives to spread appreciation for the living culture of Japan.”

I was struck not only in the beauty of the museum and garden but how authentic it looks to Japanese culture. Take a look at the photos and see for yourself! All photos taken with a Canon T6 and a Yongnuo 35 f/2.

Downtown Columbia Tennessee

Downtown Columbia TN, Ross Jaynes,,  Fine Art Photography

Photos I have taken over the years of Downtown Columbia Tennessee! Granted this isn’t all of them but it’s a start at bringing some of my back catalog up to date as well as refresh my site!

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