PILES OF TIME
Korinsha Press, Kyoto
129 four-color plates
Design: Akira Tsuchikiri
This book consists of two sequences, Osorezan and Izanami. Osorezan is a sacred mountain in Aomori prefecture where the spirits of the dead are believed to gather. Izanami is the name of a central deity of Japanese mythology. Suzuki photographed the landscape of Osorezan and the festival of Hanano-iwaya Shrine, where Izanami is enshrined. These two sequences trace an invisible presence and the people’s will to trust it. Suzuki won the 25th Kimura Ihei Award for this book.
Text: “Images Waiting to Come Alive” by Takako Matsuda／Biography (English and Japanese)