Nami by Syoin Kajii. Revised edition (2007). Large format hardback in near fine condition. No markings to book. General wear to dust jacket and belly band, now in removable protective sleeve. Text in Japanese. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About NamiNAMI is a series of photos of waves around the shores of Sado Island in Japan. The photographer, a young Buddhist monk named Syoin Kajii, watches the water patiently, waiting for a moment of surprise. The photographs are truly stunning. The artist captures the power and dynamism of the ocean and waves, a stark contrast to the tranquil seascapes by Sugimoto. By carefully gauging the speed of the wind and level of the wave, he waits for nature to create the image. These works are close ups, the artist is practically in the water. Syoin Kajil is the winner of the first Foil Award, for which the prize is the publication of NAMI.
Artist BioBorn in Niigata, Japan 1976, Syoin Kajii graduated from Koyasan University in Mikkyo specialising in Esoteric Buddhisim in 1999. Having begun taking photos at the age of 16, Kajii served as a Bhuddist apprentice at one of Japan's most significat religious figures Mount Koya before traveling around the world.
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