Ozasa: Tales and Poems

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Ozasa: Tales and Poems

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Images and fantasies of everyday life

Stories, poems, photographs, and drawings that capture an experience of life from Ozasa, Fukuoka, Japan. We encounter bees, spiders, ants, children, slippers, workers, a Shinto priest, an ancient emperor, and several monsters. Gentle, loving observations from the margins of a community.

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Description

Ozasa: tales and poems

by C.F. Ryal

A5, iv+68 pages
ISBN 978-4-9902663-0-1

Illustrated with nine line drawings and five photographs (text in English only)
Published in a limited edition of 100 signed and numbered copies by Nishigawa Kobo in Fukuoka, Japan
Printed in Tokyo, Japan by Koshin Printing
Book design and typography by C.F. Ryal
Cover design by Yaemi Shigyo

Images and fantasies of everyday life

Stories, poems, photographs, and drawings that capture an experience of life from Ozasa, Fukuoka, Japan. We encounter bees, spiders, ants, children, slippers, workers, a Shinto priest, an ancient emperor, and several monsters. Gentle, loving observations from the margins of a community.

Contents

The Winter Slippers (poem)
Persimmons (poem)
Harbour Town (story)
Spider and Bee (poem)
The Captain’s Walk in Summer (poem)
Ozasa (poem)
Five Monsters (story)
In the Spring Garden (poem)
Memory and Flesh (poem)
The Commutation (story)
The Tobacconist (poem)
It was on another morning (poem)

Illustrations

Line drawings: from the series ‘Domestic Ants’, pen and ink, 2005

Photographs

Front cover: Burrs in afternoon light, 27 February 2003
Page 4: Shadowflowers, 21 January 2003
Page 8: Embracing Rivers – Persimmon leaf, 28 January 2003
Page 24: Naniwa rose, 27 April 2003
Page 36: Cicada’s wing in autumn, 13 September 2003
Page 44: Embracing Rivers – Cabbage leaf, 4 February 2003
Back cover: Watching, 17 October 2003 (detail)

Additional information

Weight 175 g
Dimensions 210 × 148 mm
ISBN

978-4-9902663-0-1

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