Sayaka Takasaki, TO THE OCEAN OF SILENCE
The sublime of nature. New Japanese landscape photography.
Recommended by Fumio Nanjo (director of the Mori Art Museum).
Author’s text from the book
I walked across the Japanese Alps, from the Sea of Japan to the Pacific Ocean.
My satisfaction upon arrival was due to a state of serenity, an internal quiet.
It was as deep as the ocean, spreading gently beyond my internal boundaries.
My senses had been sharpened by the extended time in the mountains, and as I walked I felt grateful even to the smell of the woods.
Faced with the overwhelming beauty of nature in front of me, I had nothing to say but thank you –
To give thanks is a prayer, as well as a point of entry into the ocean of silence.
The world can change completely based on a single point of perception.
(Translated by Yosuke Tanaka and Sawako Nakayasu)
1982 Born in Tokyo, Japan
2005 Graduated from Hosei University
2013 The Portrait of Trees (gallery ecrunomori, Shizuoka), SNOW SUITES (Roppongi Hills Club, Tokyo)
2015 To the Ocean of Silence (gallery ecrunomori, Shizuoka), Landscape (Bunkamura Wall Gallery, Tokyo)
hardcover, 279mm x 406mm, 32 pages, 13 color illustrations
Price: ¥5,000 (without tax)
Publishng Date: November 2016
Distributed outside Japan by Idea Books
vanitas: Fashion Critique Magazine
Editor: Hiroshi Ashida (Kyoto Seika University) and Daijiro Mizuno (Keio University SFC)
188mm x 117mm, 216-256 pages
Price: ¥1,800 (without tax)
No. 001 (ISBN978-4-99062780-5. 2012. out of stock)
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Yoshinari Nishio, Seiichi Kitayama, coconogacco, Yoshikazu Nango, Institut Français de la Mode, vestoj and others
N0. 003 (ISBN978-4-908251-03-0. 2014. in stock)
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Nobuyoshi Araki, MONOCHROME PARADISE
Dead flowers meet broken dolls. Images from Araki’s private room.
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