Presentation by the artist on the publisher's website:
"Nearly three years after I moved to the countryside beside the Sotobo rail line, I found while driving around the east and south parts of Chiba prefecture, that some of the sightseeing spots I used to visit as a tourist are now within the scope of my everyday life.
When I am traveling, I wonder about the history of and literature based upon the place I am visiting. When I live near such places on which history and novels were written however, I am barely reminded of what I used to read about these areas. Come to think of it, it is quite fascinating that I live very close to the settings of historical legends and famous fictional stories. This is the origin of the concept of Boso Fudoki.
Yet, I found myself more intrigued by the scenes on the way to those places. A beach with foaming waves, grasses waving in the wind, national roads in the afternoon–––these mundane sights that underlie the narratives appeared particularly brilliant. Perhaps, the seeds of « tales » lie in these ordinary scenes.
Fifteen years have passed since I first exhibited these photographs in 2000. Because they are all Polaroids, the colors are fading year after year and I will have to face a time when all of the images are gone from the surface of the prints. Just when I had been thinking about the future of this work, I received a proposal to make a book out of the photographs. Imagine how happy I am to be able to make the images survive in the form of this book."
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32 pages (including 2 gatefolds) - Softcover
Super Labo, 2015
New - Mint condition
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