Yukari Chikura: Zaido
In the beginning of Yukari Chikura's photo book "Zaido", a mysterious mist slowly clears, page by page, to reveal a mountainous landscape. This is the stage in which the Zaido, a sacred local rite dating back to the early 8th century, is performed. With each new photograph, Chikura slowly takes us with her on a journey into the depths of the mountains and into a spiritual world. The Zaido takes place on the second day of each new year. In addition to Yukari Chikura's afterword, "Zaido" also features explanatory captions, a historical map, and a small booklet with the mythological story at the heart of the ceremony (all texts included in Japanese & English translation).
160 pages. 13.75" W x 9" H