This book, Laying Stones, is dedicated to Munemasa Takahashi’s friend, Kazuto Hoshi.

In 2014, a good friend of Takahashi who was a core member of  'Lost & Found Project” and also a survivor of the disaster suddenly passed away. It was a suicide. Since 2011, Takahashi had not really worked on his personal photography project, but this incident prompted him to started shooting again.

There is a folk legend in Japan that says a child who dies before his/her parent is punished by having to lay stones after stones on the riverbed in front of the gate to the heaven, only to be demolished by a demon. The parent who lost the child will help out the child by laying stones to alleviate the child’s suffering.

Takahashi bit farewell to his friend and promised him that he will be remembered in his photography. By laying stones, Takahashi wants to turn the death of his good friend into a hope.

Takahashi made this book as a letter to his loved friend.


stock nr
NB068 (SOLD OUT)
author
Munemasa Takahashi
title
Laying Stones (2015)
artist(s):
publisher
VERO
edition
Limited Edition of 700 copies
width x height
150 mm x 210 mm
condition
price:
sold