In the Corner of an Old House

Photo by OGOSHI Kenichi


About the artwork

The subject of this work was irori (i.e., an open hearth sunk in the floor), which can be seen as a symbol for people gathering together. A frame of unvarnished wood was set up over the black wooden floor surrounding the fireplace. The frame of unvarnished wood received light from the porch and casts a shadow on the floor. Its whitish color emitted a special pleasantness. Branches of camellia were stood up and the arrangement gave the impression that the camellia branches would creep out from the white wood.


Artwork no. K062
Production year 2006
Area Kawanishi
Village Koshirakura
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