Grew up in Tokyo, Japan.
Take the shine of life in Cultures, Peoples, Animals.
Beauty of those in-between moments,
I do my very best to take every shoot with that in mind.
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Filming Cooperation Tessen-kai
Presented by Jiichi.Asami
14, November, 2015
Contents of STORY Photography JAPAN Vol.5:2015 Autumn
Noh is the traditional Japanese performing art.
Founder, Zeami wrote books of esoterica.
I feel photographs in the same way, No need to talk about something.
Some photograph told me a lot of emotions , I think it just is all.
She requests that the party stay under a pine tree and recite a sutra for the consolation of Yoshinaka mentioning the bond they must have since they’ve come from the same region. The temple bell tolls in the gathering dusk, the sound mingling with the murmur of waves on Lake Biwa.
As loneliness embraces the surroundings, the woman announces that she is ghost and without revealing her identity disappears into the twilight.
A local villager appears.
When questioned by the monk, he reveals that the woman they’ve just met must be the spirit of Yoshinaka’s companion.
He advises them to pray for the lady. The monks proceed to pray for the deceased.
As darkness falls the spirit of Lady Tomoe reappears, and recounts her suffering.
The monks see the lady clad in full battle armor.
The Lady reveals her name and speaks of her resentment since she was a woman she was not permitted to be at Lord Yoshinaka’s side during his final moments.
Her resentment has tied her to this world.
Lady Tomoe desired to die in battle with Yoshinaka, to brandish her bow and pass bravely while achieving a feat to be remembered.
She speaks of her obligation to her lord, and tells the story of his last battle…