The third visual poem from the Transience series features impressionist photography from the city of Kyoto, a walkthrough of some well known sites such as Kokedera (Moss Temple), Kifune Jijna Shrine, Nijo-Jo castle and Fushimi Inari and its red torii, among the most known There are 16 haiku of perfect form, written in English and based on the director's actual experiences in his stay in the old capital.
Those complement the overlaid kanji that appear from time to time to better define the stage and mood. In the end, Zen Tale is a meditation on the impermanence of all things, the beauty of nature and the mystery of existence, all filled with a luminous sadness and the inner spirit of old zen masters. The maiko appearances and dance is impersonated and photographed separatelly in Romania.
This is the first visual poem that features special effects in the form of light rays and moving particles, that give more depth and dynamism to the picture. There is an original soundtrack specially made by the jazz pianist Mihai Pitan, complemented with sound design by the director/photographer himself.