"Kumano Forest" Limited Run of 40

  • Variety of sizes from 8 x 10 inches to 45 x 60 inches
  • Choose premium luster paper, canvas with a protective finish, or aluminum metal
  • Metal and canvas prints are ready to hang
  • Luster paper is unframed. Ask about framing options
  • Vibrant colors brought to life with museum quality inks and materials
  • Fade resistant - treasure this piece your entire life

Photography of the Kumano Kodo Imperial Route

Embark on a journey through time and nature along the legendary Kumano Kodo trail in Japan. It's easy to see why this ancient trail is a World Heritage site. While the three grand shrines are its showpieces, hikers can unveil the secrets of the unmarked follies and little shrines that whisper tales of the pilgrims' arduous journeys.

As you traverse the meandering paths of the Kumano Kodo trail, be prepared to stumble upon hidden gems—intimate shrines that dot the Imperial Route. These humble structures, often adorned with vibrant flowers and gentle incense, are sacred resting places for weary souls and silent witnesses to countless footsteps.

These mysterious spots, known as "oji," served as places of respite and reflection for the pilgrims who embarked on the arduous pilgrimage to the Kumano Sanzan— the three grand shrines of Kumano. These waystations offered solace, shelter, and a chance to pay homage to the deities of the trail.

The pilgrimages along the Kumano Kodo trail have long been a cherished tradition. For centuries, individuals sought spiritual enlightenment and inner peace, embarking on long and challenging journeys to honor the gods and find solace in nature's embrace. The trails were, and still are, a testament to the indomitable spirit of those who walked them, braving steep inclines, dense forests, and unpredictable weather.

Through the lens of photography, I tried to capture the hidden wonders that grace the Kumano Kodo trail. Unexpected moments become subjects of intrigue and inspiration, their rustic charm and tranquil surroundings immortalized in images. These snapshots make for stunning wall art, allowing you to bring the essence of the pilgrimage and the trail's spiritual significance into your home.

May the Kumano Kodo trail awaken your soul to the harmonious connection between nature, spirituality, and art.


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How to hang and frame Jeff Pfaller Photography

Luster Paper Framing Options

All Luster Paper prints are unframed.

If you'd like me to frame the print for you, follow these steps:

Step 1: Buy your print or contact me for options and pricing
Step 2: I will confirm your choices by email
Step 3: Pay for your frame

That's it!

What framing options do you have?
I can do a wide variety of mats, framing materials, colors, and finishes. Just ask!

Can I return a framed print?
I will be able to refund you the cost of the print, but the cost for custom framing is not refundable.

What about metal and canvas prints?
Metal and canvas prints come ready to hang with hardware included.

Certificate of Authenticity


Your limited edition is delivered with a certificate of authenticity protected against loss and fraud.

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The essence of art is gratitude


  • Art can inspire you daily
  • Art makes your home feel alive
  • Art evokes fond memories of places you've visited
  • Art can stun the guests in your home
  • Art creates a space you are passionate about



  • Use cardboard (try the box it comes in!) or newspaper to make a template to position the print
  • Use included hardware or self-threading screws / anchors
  • Get help with larger prints


  • Eyeball placement without measuring
  • Use nails
  • Hang larger prints by yourself
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