REBORN – Platinum Print Series

manager in Portfolio 2014.07.18
REBORN-Platinum Print Series #1

REBORN-Platinum Print Series #1

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REBORN-Platinum Print Series #5

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REBORN-Platinum Print Series #14

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REBORN-Platinum Print Series #9


ブータン王国はチベット仏教を国教としているヒマラヤ山麓に佇む小国。

その大きさは九州くらいだと喩えられることがあるが、思いの他 その土地は広く感じられる。神仏のみならず自然界に対しても敬意を表するゆえに、山へトンネルを掘るようなことをすることなく、いまなお人々は地形に沿って往来する日々を送っている。だからブータンでは時間が緩やかに流れ、谷間のように深い信仰を今に受け継ぐことができたのだろう。

四度に渡り旅をしたブータンでは、国際空港のあるパロの町を玄関口に、首都であるティンプー近隣の寺院を巡り、北部へと連なる山道では、遊牧民と共に聖山を拝みながら歩んだ。さらに東へ向かい古刹の点在する中央ブータン・ブムタン地方を訪ねた。四季を通じて催されるツェチュ祭では、僧侶を中心とした仮面舞踊が繰り広げられ、人々の篤き信仰心に触れた。

(Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film「REBORN (Scene 2) -Platinum Print Series」展プレスリリースより、津田直テキスト)

 

 

The kingdom of Bhutan is a small Tibetan Tantric Buddhist nation standing at the foot of the Himalaya Mountains. It is said that Bhutan is comparable to Kyushu in size, but it feels surprisingly larger. As its people revere not only deities and Buddhas but also the natural world, the production of such an invasive structure as a mountain tunnel is out of the question. In Bhutan, people continue to travel according to the natural topography. Time, therefore, passes gently in Bhutan; Tibetan Tantric Buddhist beliefs, deep as ravines, can be passed down through the generations here. I traveled to Bhutan four times. I arrived each time in Paro, where the international airport is located, and visited the temples in Thimphu. I then traveled on mountain trails leading north and worshipped holy mountains with nomadic peoples. I also traveled to the Bumthang district to visit its many ancient temples. During the Tshechu festivals, held in all four seasons, monks performed masked dances. I was moved by the devotion of the Bhutanese people.

(From the press release of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film “REBORN (Scene 2) -Platinum Print Series”, text by Nao Tsuda)

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