Neither There Nor Anywhere
Vermillion-coloured torii gates help define an invisible perimeter around sacred space and when you pass through, you effectively step from one world into another. With so many thousands of gates so tightly packed at Fushimi-Inari Taisha, you walk for hours in that undefined space between worlds. Neither There Nor Anywhere.
The relentless, frantic crowds, overwhelming in every sense, evaporated with very little warning and the relative quiet now found at Fushimi-Inari Taisha feels somehow important. Shinto routines and rituals never went away, but are suddenly clearly visible and walking the mountain has become a calm and spiritual experience once more.
This self-published photo zine (#1) presents an extended photography series, a focused look at one location or aspect of life here in Kyoto.
Published in March 2022, and printed in Japan by Shokodo Kyoto, a family-run printer based in Kyoto for over 60 years.
58 page photo zine on Monte Lukia (90.5kg) paper, perfect-bound with a G.F SMITH Colourplan (135) soft cover (210 x 275mm).
All books carefully hand packed, mailed in protective envelope and posted within 2-3 days through standard Japan Post airmail.
Due to the short-batch print run if for any reason books go missing, unfortunately I cannot replace or refund the item.