After completing my two works- 'Arakan' and 'Fujohkan', I was groping for
In my mind, I was thinking of Buddhist four(4) pains namely 'birth'.'age',
'disease'. and 'death'.
And I had a desire to make photograph of either 'age' or 'disease' out
However, regarding the title of 'disease',even if I take a picture of
the figure or carriage of a sick person, it will not depict buddhist
'disease' but it will show only apparent reality.
Buddhist'disease' is the pain caused by inevitable retribution of human
I thought such picture will not make any photograph I aimed.
As to the title of 'age', I felt in the same way.
I thought afiguar or life-style of dotard is far from the title of my
One day, while I was talking with one of my friends, he mentioncd about
the nude of old people.
"This is it !" I noticed. For the title of 'age', making a copy of old
person's body will be good enough.
I thought more than a half of my work was done at that time as the next
step was only to find out proper model.
Since then, I have taken some dozens of pictures of old persons in the nude.
After selection, I found only some pictures of old women of about 90 years
of age left.
I thought those pictures depict faithfully "The last physical body of
human who is just vanishing away"