Torii, by Risaku Suzuki


Torii are the large gate-like structures that mark the entrances to Shinto shrines, and thus the demarcation point between the profane and the sacred. Says photographer Risaku Suzuki,

Sacred areas of the Shinto religion, which sees the fear possessed towards nature as its beginning, exists in all parts of Japan. However, another time leading to ancient times passes beyond the Torii. The entrance might disappear while I am dillydallying... thinking thus, I took these photographs.

Hardcover, 27cm x 21cm, 64 pages, 30 color reproductions. Published in 2012 in a limited edition of 500.