This photobook is the fifth monograph of Japanese photographer Koji Onaka, its first edition was published in 2003, the second one in 2008 and the current version is the third edition. Koji Onaka compares a boat’s sailing to his way of life and photography, and this book of 84 black and white photographs record his life and encounter in such a period. From that on, he began to take colour photography.
Koji Onaka in his own words: ‘When I was 28 years old, I opened up a small space for my work that I named “Gallery Kaido” and I did a series of exhibitions titled “Seitaka-awadachiso” that were held 32 times over a period of 4 years. When this exhibition series came to end, I made my first photo book.’
‘Since then, I have travelled to a lot of rural Japanese towns and foreign countries. But even now, I think that I am still looking for traces of my own memories in every place I visit. I haven’t really changed that much, I’m still making all my own prints in my darkroom even now.’
Signed and hand numbered by Koji Onaka
Limited Edition: 800