Manabu Yamanaka Photograph
Bequeathed to me an everlasting image of its perfect beauty.
Paradise for Buddhists the pureland of Buddhism
Their eyes were marvelously pure, like incarnations
of the Zenzaidohshi,
children of ancient times who had rid themselves of all desire
of the Way of the Buddha.
The final photograph exposes the body
caught in a state
between life and death.
The thin bone of this corpse
exposed a beauty and vulnerability
reminiscent of Haniwa,
which mademe decide to photograph it.
Of the hundreds of people, I selected 16,
who I believe possess abilities,
which elevate then above normal
human being to a level whose some of the greatness of
Buddha is manifested.
25 Years: Book Launch
"Gyahtei" YAMANAKA Manabu Photographs
Publisher: Pot Publishing Co.