Door of the Day: The door to happiness

Door of the Day: The door to happiness

This door is from the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.  It is one of many beautiful doors and door details that I photographed during our exploration.

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This place holds a special memory for me. We visited Meiji Shrine when adopting our son in 2018; Hiro was only six weeks old at the time of our visit. Outside of the shrine, we stopped to get some takoyaki (a battered seafood ball—often octopus) for our lunch and the elderly man behind the stall scurried out front to see our new son cradled against Marcie’s chest in the baby carrier. He was so effusive: “Happy, happy, happy!” he cried, beaming ear to ear. We felt very welcomed!

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I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone! 🚪🗝️

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.

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Door of the Day: In Golden Gai

Door of the Day: In Golden Gai

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Here is an imperious door knocker, glaring from a metal door in the Golden Gai district of Tokyo. We stayed in the city for two months in 2018 while we were adopting our son and had a fun time exploring the various parts of the city.

So many of the doors that intrigue me are made of wood, with old peeling paint and rusty keyholes encrusted with spiderwebs—this one is very different!

I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone on February 25!

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.

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Door of the Day: the door and the station

Door of the Day: the door and the station

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This Medieval-style door is from Koyko Gaien Park in Tokyo, Japan. We visited these stunning grounds in 2018, when we adopted our son. This door features a door within a door, with the smaller gate set within the bottom quarter.

Nearby, is the magnificent Tokyo Station, which was just one of many places that served as inspiration for Zoone Station, located at the nexus of the multiverse, where a thousand doors lead to a thousand worlds.

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I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone on Feb25!

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.

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Inspirations from Tokyo

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I’ve stopped off in Japan on my way home from leading the Monsters & Mythology camp in Korea. I always love to visit new places, especially those with traditional or ancient architecture.

As such, it was with great zeal that I visited Sensō-ji, an ancient Buddhist temple in Asakusa. There were many details to fill me with inspiration.

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Anyone who knows me, knows I love to “collect” doors. I found a few more to add to my gallery.

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This doorway I came across in Asakusu, where I’m staying. I was amused that it was protected by two stone threshold guardians—and a real one.

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More adventures await tomorrow!