Vietnam’s beauty revealed through lens of Japanese photographer

Update: 09/06/2021
Source: Hanoi Times
Japanese photographer Ryosuke Kosuge loves to travel around Asia, especially Vietnam for capturing photos of beautiful landscapes and people. The photo collection below has currently been introduced by Bored Panda, an art, design, and photography community.

According to Hidrėlėy, a member of, the photographer has a very good eye at picking up fascinating buildings, cityscapes, views, all the parts in between, and last but not least - the beautiful people that live in the region. His photos are full of splendid details where nature meshes in with the culture, and all kinds of people bustling, or oppositely, living in calm harmony.

Ryosuke Kosuge captures images that approach everyday moments from a place of curiosity and display the beauty and wonder inherent in both natural and urban environments. His favorite time of the day to shoot is between dawn, sunset, and night when the sky is still blue and the lights turn up. It creates a vivid and saturated image. This funky building is called Ham Ca Map or Shark's jaw, which is situated in front of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi.

The photographer said that he chooses destinations based on the specific mood he hopes to convey, although sometimes it is spurred by his personal desire to experience local customs and cuisine. The photo of a lady in ao dai, a Vietnamese traditional women's dress, was taken in Tam Coc - Bich Dong relic site.

The photo of a man loaded with many bamboo fish and crustacean traps on his bike was captured in a northern village of Vietnam. “With the development of modern industry, many of the traditional crafts have died out,” Ryosuke writes. “But some villages in northern Vietnam are famous for maintaining their traditional craft of manually producing bamboo underwater traps over the past more or less 200 years. That’s not just a way of earning a living, that’s also the art with the traditional custodians of the land.”

The lady is drying her incense under the sunlight. "The color of Vietnam", Ryosuke stated, "It needs traditionally unique techniques of incense-making, and families here have been making incense for the whole nation for centuries. So it’s one of the most colorful parts for Vietnamese."

Describing the space inside Ngu Hanh Son Cave, Da Nang City, Ryosuke wrote that “People still find peacefulness and hope, even in the deepest inner of the earth”.

A girl in Ao dai is playing the flute between the two outstanding sculptures. The photo was taken by Ryosuke at the Clay Tunnel tourist site in Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.

Linh Phuoc Pagoda is a beautiful Buddhist shrine in Da Lat City, every surface of which is covered in stunning mosaics. Completed in 1952, it is often referred to as the pagoda of broken glass due to the 49-meter-long dragon’s head at the entrance gate, which was meticulously pieced together from 12,000 glass bottles. The main hall consists of two rows of cobblestone mosaics, with many intricate mosaic bas-reliefs featuring the histories of the Lotus Sutras and of Shakyamuni.

Jenna Duong