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Places where gods reside

The ancient Japanese used to regard the nature as gods by whom people were let live.
They sensed something divine in natural beings such as mountains, lakes, huge rocks and magnificent trees and in seasonally changing natural phenomena such as snow, rain, wind and clouds. Such a sense still remains in people's heart and they, including myself, wish to commune with the awe-inspiring nature.
Nowadays, we can easily step into the places that were once considered as the domain of gods, but the landscapes of the nature must have been miraculous in the eyes of the ancient Japanese.
Such sights of the nature made them feel the existence of gods in natural beings like mountains.


Places where gods reside / PLANCTON



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昔の日本人は、大自然が神でそこに人々が生かされるという考え方だと思う。
山、湖、巨石、巨木などといった自然物、四季の移り変わりによる、雪、雨、雲、風などのなかの神々しい何かを感じとった。この感覚は、今でも人々の心に残っていて、圧倒的な自然に関わってみたいと思うのだろう。自分もその一人である。今では神様の領域だったところに気軽に踏み込めるようになったが、昔の日本人がみたそれは奇跡の光景だったに違いない。
その光景が、山などの自然物を神と言わせていたのだろう。


写真集「神様のいる場所」/ PLANCTON


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