一山 / Issan

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一山
古賀絵里子 写真集
4,000円+税|280×225mm|128ページ|上製本
デザイン:大西正一
Issan
Photographs by Eriko Koga
4,000 JPY|280×225mm|128 page | hardcover
Art Director : Masakazu Onishi
ISBN:978-4-86541-030-3
Published in March 2015.

*本書の表紙は3種類ございます。ご購入の際は備考欄にて
「うすずみ」(左)、「ゆき」(中央)、「さくら」(右)のいずれかをご指定ください。
記載がない場合は小社でお選びいたします。
Issan is available in three different cover colors.
You can choose Usuzumi(left), Yuki(center) or Sakura(right).
通常版




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※Amazonからのご注文では、表紙のご指定はできません。

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特装版

定価:30,000円+税
限定50部
高野槙で染めた布貼上製本、高野和紙の遊び紙、木箱入


Special edition

30,000JPY
Limited edition of 50|Japanese cloth cover dyed with Koya-maki tree dye|includes a flyleaf made of Koya-washi paper|presented in a hand-crafted wooden box



 


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About Book 


高野山 開創1200年 の春に贈る、美しさ極まる写真集。

今年、高野山は弘法大師空海の手で密教の道場が開かれて から1200年目を迎えます。
その記念すべき春に 、若手写真家 古賀絵里子が5年間にわたって撮影した渾身の写真集『一山』を送り出します。
荘厳な佇まいの寺院や祈りの山道、澄みきった大気、四季の情感あふれる自然。のみならず、
高野山に流れる静かな日常と、そこに暮らす人の体温が、美しく脈打つような写真100点を収載しています。

「結局、私にとって『写真』以前に『人』があるのだろう。
 人として少しでも良くありたい。そう願う心が、自分に欠けているものを埋めるために、
 ある場所へ、ある人の元へ通わせるのだと思う。
 求めるものが目指す先にあって、対象の懐が深いほどのめり込んでいける。
 それは信仰と同じような力かもしれない」(あとがきより)


表紙は、全部で3色。
桜の花びらを思わせる「さくら」、清浄な雪を思わせる「ゆき」、静かな夕闇を思わせるグレーの「うすずみ」です。
ご注文の際、色のご指定を承ります。中身はすべて同じです。


Eriko Koga
Issan

In 2009, freelance photographer Eriko Koga visited Mt. Kōya, home of a 1,200 year old Buddhist monastery in the mountains south of Osaka, for the first time. She explained the effect that visiting the complex had on her:

Okuno-in Temple exerted an especially strong pull on me. Its unique atmosphere overwhelmed all five of my senses. The air, the slow pace of mountain life and the kindness of the people brought about a serenity and security that permeated my entire being. (from the postscript)

Koga returned many times after her initial encounter to document with camera and film the feelings Mt. Koya evoked in her. With a desire to go even deeper than her regular short trips from Tokyo allowed, the photographer rented a small apartment in 2010 in the mountain village of Kōya where she stayed for one week every month for three years.

Mt. Kōya is a destination for Buddhist pilgrims and tourists alike, and is home to the Shingon sect of Esoteric Japanese Buddhism. The goal of Shingon is to simultaneously employ the "Three Mysteries" of body, speech, and mind to reveal one's nature. The mystery of the body is revealed through devotional gestures and the use of ritual instruments; of speech through sacred formulas; of mind through meditation. Koga's images are the result of a meditative eye wed to a camera, itself a ritualistic instrument controlled by actions and gestures bordering on the devotional. Through Issan, Koga reveals not just the nature of the monastery but perhaps something of her own nature as well. Her devotion to photographing the mountain is not unlike that of the Buddhists whose rituals played out before her lens.

Ultimately, my sense of myself as a person takes precedence over my photography. If only in a small way, I always try to be a better person. I believe it is this desire that inspires me to give voice to certain places or persons; it is a desire to address a deficiency I see in myself. When I am searching for something, it makes me devote myself more and more to the subject. Perhaps this is the kind of strength that underlies religious faith. (from the postscript)

Issan is available in three different cover colors (Usuzumi, Yuki, or Sakura) and in a special edition presented in a hand crafted wooden box.

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Artist Information

古賀絵里子 |Eriko Koga

1980年福岡県生まれ。上智大学文学部フランス文学科卒業。2004年フォト・ドキュメンタリー「NIPPON」受賞。2011年写真集『浅草善哉』(青幻舎)を発表し、翌年「さがみはら写真新人奨励賞」を受賞。2014年写真絵本『世界のともだち・カンボジア』(偕成社)を刊行。国内外で個展やグループ展を多数開催。清里フォトアートミュージアム、フランス国立図書館などに作品収蔵。写真発表の傍ら、テレビ出演や執筆活動もしている。

Eriko Koga was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1980. She became a freelance photographer and lecturer, and in 2004 was honored to win the Documentary Nippon Prize. She began work on Issan in 2009. She published Asakusa Zenzai (Akkaka) in 2011, and she currently lives in Kyoto.