Laying Stones by Takahashi Munemasa
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According to an old Japanese saying, a child who dies before his parents is punished by having to pile up stones that are repeatedly knocked over by an evil demon. Parents therefore ease their dead child’s suffering by also building towers themselves. After a good friend had taken his own life, Munemasa Takahashi went to ‘lay stones’, as it’s called in Japan. At the same time, he took photographs of flowers, plants and people’s bodies, all of which will come to an end in order to lead a new life in a different form. They are rituals to find closure to events that are irreversible, a path from darkness into the light.