Photographs: Yasuhiro Ogawa
Text: Yasuhiro Ogawa
Comments: Hardcover, title stamped in silver, 220 x 350 mm. First edition, 2014. Black & white photographs. Limited edition of 600 copies. Copy signed by the photographer. As new.
On Japan's outlying islands (off the larger main islands of the archipelago) you find a kind of build-up of history, almost like a bank of snow.
Emotions and recollections of the people and fragments of time accumulate layer upon layer to exude an air unique to the islands.
Sometimes, as I walk the islands, that distinctive air becomes overwhelming and I hurry to board the return ferry.
Yet once back on the mainland, I am gripped by a feeling that I've left something precious behind, and I find myself heading to the islands again.