wooden shed using the local Akita cedar, the mask which had been used in Yagisawa Bangaku (local sacred dance), native plants around the shed, sunlight, wind, agricultural pipe, etc
h.450 × w.450 × d.450 cm
“Kamikoani Project 2019”
Yagisawa, Kamikoani, Akita, JAPAN
Photo: Takuma Ogawa, Takurou Sasaki, Kazuyuki Miyamoto
From the forest trees to the woods as the material of the shed.
The knots are showing that trees are living creatures, even their figures have changed.
This knot-hole expands our perspectives.
And, this can be seemed to resemble the act of the players of Yagisawa Bangaku, who possess someone else by wearing a mask and looks at the world from an expanded perspective.
The knot-hole and the eyehole of the mask* and the caused topologic view by them.
We are not blind.
Our eyes are not the hole.
* In Kanji, "the eyehole of the mask" can be written as "面目".
And the word "面目" originally means "real life" in the Buddhist term.