Kenjiro Okazaki, ‘“Who is it, and what have you come here for.” The mountain stream water slipping quietly through the mossy crag was always cool and clear...’, 2016, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art

“Who is it, and what have you come here for." The mountain stream water slipping quietly through
the mossy crag was always cool and clear, exactly as was the heart of the king. The king is king
because no one comes here. And for as long as no one comes, the king sits kingly in the hollow of
the Mongolian oak. Giant trees that must be thousands of years old stand in a row, and the thick of
their leaves cover the sky. Underfoot, not carpeting, but thorny brambles and kudzu, decayed leaves
and branches. A faint white light lit the way, leading the prince this way. 'I tell thee this' – what is
there to tell you. The moment I open my mouth, you cease to be king. The woods that used to be
quiet, now raises a loud roar.

Image rights: ©Kenjiro Okazaki, Courtesy of Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Photo: Shu Nakagawa

Takuro Someya Contemporary Art (November 10 - December 11, 2016)

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