Photographs by Sumiko Nakaya.
Tosei-Sha, 2012. 72 pp., 62 color illustrations, 9x8¼".
It has been 14 years since I have gone back and forth between my studio in Takitani, Shibata and my home in Niigata City. 14 years ago, I was working as a floral artist in Niigata City. In an effort to understand more about the natural state of the flowers I was working with, I moved my flower garden from the outskirts of Niigata City to the snowy Takitani village. In the beginning, I made day trips from Niigata, but the 50km one-way road trips impaired my field work progress. I then started looking for a vacant house where I could stay and work.
A year later, I luckily found a 130 year old house that would help me in my endeavors. I reduced work in Niigata and continued to visit Takitani on a regular basis. However, I soon realized that by owning this house, I was spending more time in maintaining it and its yard than I had originally intended to. I then decided to fully relocate my studio to Takitani and to live there.
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