Nasceu : 1931, Prefeitura de Fukuoka, Japão
Educação : Universidade Chuo
Livros : Tóquio, nos anos 50
Ikko Narahara’s ‘Japanesque’ series explores his conflicting cultural identity in which both a “deep affection for and irritation at this culture” exist (Yamazaki, 1970). Upon returning to Japan after spending three years in Europe, Narahara views his heritage from a new perspective and questions his relationship with his own ethnicity.
Narahara’s work reveals the complex dichotomies that exist within cultural representations. As Japan’s traditions become overexposed by fleeting tourists, their historical value and significance are diluted. An overnight mediation retreat on Mount Koya is seen as a way to experience the Zen mediation of Buddhist monks that have existed since the 8th century.
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