How would you describe Japan if you could use no written words?
What would you say about this place if you could use no spoken language?
What are the sounds you would make about Japan if language did not exist? If sound did not exist?
Asako Narahashi has done this… and Asako speaks volumes.
Asako has made something special here… something unique… something that embodies Japan both in spirit and in soul. Asako has broken out from the pack… broken out from the “contemporary mold”.
Oh, Asako can speak… yes, Asako can speak. Asako screams and then whispers… screams about Japan, screams about women, screams about life, screams about birth-death-rebirth and about land and existence… screams roaring in deafening silence… and the whispers, whispers with tears.
Or maybe they are my tears, and she knew how to whisper to them.
Go find this if you haven’t already.
By Asako Narahashi
Hardcover, 12 x 13, 80 pages, 59 plates
ASX CHANNEL: Asako Narahashi
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