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JOKEI- Nature Worship, Sacred Places in Japan
by SENSEGRAPHIA Eriko Kaniwa
Kaniwa spent a year and a half exploring the symbols of Japanese nature worship, which are exemplified in the “eight million gods” of Shinto, and reflecting on how ancient Japanese viewed natural scenery and symbolized it as an object of prayer. Traveling to over twenty locations throughout Japan, she used long-exposure photography to capture images of torii gates built in water, sacred “wedded rocks,” World Heritage sites, and other spiritual landscapes. She then used unique editing techniques to elevate the photographs to fine art pieces. The book was highly awarded 2017 as like 1st place of IPA and TIFA, as the one of the best fine art photo book in the world.
Publisher: JAPAN CREATE inc.
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