John Lander, originally from San Francisco, California, has spent half his life in Asia. Based in Kamakura and Kyoto, he has ample opportunities to capture local events, gardens in season, and Japanese life. Lander has a passion for Japanese festivals, hot springs, and local foods, but his first love has always been Japanese gardens. Naturally, he spends several months of the year in Kyoto, the unofficial headquarters for Japanese gardening. For more information, please visit his website.