Mt. Fuji has been called affectionately with feminine nicknames as “O-Fuji-San” and “Fuji-Sama” for several centuries since Edo era. Many more climbers in groups called “Fuji-Ko” used to be seen with a cane in a hand ringing a small bell and chanting a player for safety and gratification of the mountaineering.
Photographer Kozo Miyoshi makes it his regular summer practice in recent years to climb Fujiyama twice in the season with younger friends. Photography was secondary when he started it, but it did not take much time for him to find the sight along the mountain trails was a perfect object of his work. He was attracted by a world completely different from what he had experienced in photographing on the leveled ground. It is another space-time that stretches a long slop in an opening neither in the sphere of sky nor on the ground, and that denies entirely “when, where, what and who”.
The works of “Fujiyama” apparently indicate his spiritual world universal in his entire work, in which he has been capturing phenomena intricately entangled and hidden fragmentarily in the real world.
More than 30 black and white prints in 20 x 24 inches are exhibited.