Touch the forest,
touched by the forest.

book

title
Touch the forest, touched by the forest.
publisher
AKAAKA Art Publishing Inc.
designer
NAKAJIMA Yuta
size
96 pages,
21.5cm x 27.5cm x 1.4cm
price
3,500 JPY +tax
dealers
AKAAKA Art Publishing Inc.
Amazon Japan
contact form on this website for special edition
(including a signed copy or a wooden box)
note
This book cover is designed with the real leaves picked in the forest and sealed by very soft cloth. So, each book is different from the others. The special edition includes a wooden case which is laser-burnt as photography for touching the warmth of nature.

exhibitions

@ Ginza Nikon Salon (JPN) in 2017
configured by YAMAMOTO Jumpei

@ KonicaMinolta Plaza (JPN) in 2016
configured by YAMAMOTO Jumpei

touchable exhibitions

The photographs are printed on these wood boards with laser beam. The guest could touch the works to feel the warmth of nature. And the scent of wood filled in the air. This is touchable photography.

photographs

This is a document about the relation between human beings and nature in the Japanese medical facility. Most of the mental hospitals are strictly closed in Japan. Therefore, patients feel more stressed while in the hospital. And because they have very limited exposure with healthy individuals, it creates misunderstanding with each other.

Nature offers healing. Well-kept woods can calm the minds of people. And it’s a perfect place for people to interact with one another. Connecting space of humanity and nature. Coexistent of space between healthy individuals and patients. ‘Touchable forest’ is a place where these two elements are melded and has a potential to help the understanding with one another. I have documented the hospital trying it.

Awards & Nominations

2018
International Center of Photography (USA) library collection
2018
“Domon Ken Prize”(JPN) finalist
2018
“Hayashi Tadahiko Prize”(JPN) finalist
2018
“The Japan Book Design Award”(JPN) accepted
2017
“Lucie Photo Book Prize”(USA) finalist
2016
“FOTO PREMIO”(JPN) grand prix