Kyuryudo Art Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 2006.An art book of vivid and stylish photographs expressing the beauty of fighting; bull, dogs, roosters, and boxers that are fighting because they want to, not because they have to. “Syuan” were added to the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British museum and more.
The 11 images of fine art were printed by the master artisans at the Benrido Atelier using the collotype process. Part of a limited edition of 30, each portfolio is encased in a clothbound cover with an original hand crafted silver plate and was produced as part of Tsunaki Kuwashima’s exhibition Midsummer Death during the 2016 Kotographie International Photography Festival.
The Eternal Heart Mark & Wo+Man
THE ETERNAL IDOLS
Fukuda Kiwamichi 1
The Carps #1
The Long-Tailed Roosters #1
The Cockfighting #2
The Dogfighting #6
“I attempt to reverse all valuable things you believe in by my art.” I’ve been trying to making the re-consideration of the Japanese history by my art works. Because someone or something did make our culture go wrong direction.It seemed that they who did those things on our culture want to wipe out our innate characteristic and spirits,and instinct.Therefore,I declared fight against anythings that I’ve mentioned about to get back our own cultures.This kind of story has been happened everywhere.On going deeply a way into the cultural history of our own past,we come upon a situation which says that the fact of our origin.Now,I feel that I’m at the turning back point.I think it’s time to create works using by the original wisdom that an ancestor made up for going back to the present and further. I go back to the future. I go back to the future to reverse all valuable things you believe in using by my art.I think this is the way to remind what we are. Tsunaki Kuwashima
Thank you for your understanding.