AMETSUCHI

Rinko Kawauchi

Published by Aperture Foundation, 2013
Ametsuchi is comprised of two Japanese characters — heaven and earth. It is taken from the title of one of the oldest pangrams in Japanese — a chant in which each character of the Japanese syllabary is used. Photographer Rinko Kawauchi brings together images of distant constellations and tiny figures lost within landscapes, as well as photographs of a traditional style of controlled-burn farming in which the cycles of cultivation and recovery span decades and generations. Punctuating the series are images of Buddhist rituals and other religious ceremonies — a suggestion of other means by which humankind has traditionally attempted to transcend time and memory.

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