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YOSHIYUKI MORIOKA

Mr. Morioka (Owner, Morioka Shoten Ginza Store)

THE PLEASURE OF SELECTING A BOOK THAT MAKES A POINT A LINE AND CREATES ANOTHER SPACE IN SPACE

THE PLEASURE OF SELECTING A BOOK THAT MAKES A POINT A LINE AND CREATES ANOTHER SPACE IN SPACE

"One room, one book. 」──。 As per the innovative concept, morioka shoten Ginza store has only one book. During the week-long exhibition period, Morioka Shoten connects books with readers through events related to the title and exchanges with authors to explore the possibilities of books. Mr. Morioka, the owner of such an unusual bookstore, wrote a book under the theme of "We design for atmosphere".

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In the book of Ryuji Mitani, a woodworker in Matsumoto, he wrote, "Books are like a window. Another world is spreading from there." When the word is reduced in my own way, I think that a good book has the function of setting up another space in front of me, and it spreads from two dimensions to three dimensions by repeating the page, and it comes to be felt further by five senses.

This time, the theme was "designing the air", so I chose a book where such a space would stand up, and I thought that I would like to resonate the relationship by selecting it, so I thought about "two selection books".

The aim is to create another space in the space with a book. When the space stands up, the air will surely change. I think it will eventually change the flow of space and time and enrich our lives.

森岡督行|YOSHIYUKI MORIOKA
YOSHIYUKI MORIOKA

Born in Yamagata Prefecture in 1974. Representative of Morioka Shoten. His publications include BOOKS ON JAPAN 1931 – 1972: Japanese Foreign Propaganda Graph Magazine (B.N.N. Shinsha) and Wilderness Second-School Bookstore (Shobunsha). Exhibitions that have been planned and cooperated include "Miscellaneous Goods Exhibition" (21_21 DESIGN SIGHT), "Crafts by the Side" (Shiseido Gallery), "Awe and Crafts" (Yamagata Biennale 2016), and "Khadi: Tomorrow in India" (21_21 DESIGN SIGHT). He was in charge of book selection for the café library of the guest house "Kawa" in Wakuden, Kyoto, and the exhibition "Hermès's Hand work". The diary is being serialized on the site of Shinchosha "Kogei Seihana", and "Contemporary Ginza Thinking" is serialized on shiseido "Hanatsubtsubya" site. In May 2020, he planned昊 edited and published ginza tokyo 1964, a collection of photographs by Ito. Available online.
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I think that the more time I spend in my room during the self-restraint period, the more opportunities I have to think about what to do with life at home. Our daily lives are made up of a series of uses of things and tools. It can be a knife, a towel, or a towel. If each such action is good, the quality of time in life will surely improve.

Breathing is constantly repeated in various aspects of work, family, and so on. That's why if you can live in a good atmosphere and fragrance, the quality of time will change, and actions and communication will surely change.

After experiencing the pandemic caused by covid-19, I asked my company, "What is more valuable?" When I thought about it, I wondered if it was "dream", "happiness", and "hope" in the fundamental place of man.

It might have been obtained by going to a distant foreign country before, but now that it is not possible to travel, the window of the book, "The scenery of nothing", "Water", "Air", "Cheers"... I want to be happy to find joy in things that are so familiar to me. I strongly think that it is important to be aware that it is here, not far away. (Talk)

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『Early Color』

Saul Leiter(Steidl)

『Saul Leiter: In Stillness』

Yumiko Izu (Ribroarte)

"It's an era where everyone is taking pictures on their smartphones and posting them on social media, but I don't think anyone can take this picture of Saul Reiter, who seems like a no-brainer, and I can't put out this color. When I examined the literature to find out where this sense of space and air came from, Saul Reiter learned composition, color, and flatness from ukiyo-e. The scenery was in New York in the 1950s and 1960s, but if you think that there is a ukiyo-e of Edo behind it, you can see the time axis in the space. Saul Reiter also has black and white photography, but I still feel the world view of ukiyo-e in color photography. When I look at the photo book "Sal Leiter: In Stillness" which copies my home, I can feel that his work was born from here, and the width of the space comes out."

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『Paintings and Photographs』

Georgia O’Keeffe / John Loengard(Schirmer Mosel)

"Tenkon Okakura Complete Works"

Tenko Okakura (Heibonsha)

"I chose two books from the perspective of creating a space in space. Georgia O'Keeffe's collection of works contrasts his home in Arizona with the appearance of O'Keeffe staying there, and the paintings to give you a picture of the space in which the work is depicted. In his later years, O'Keeffe was very focused on Tenko Okakura's "Tea Book", and I heard an episode in which he was asked to read aloud by his helper every night even after he suffered from an eye. It seems to have been so intoxicated by the world view of 'Book of Tea'. Depending on how you think about it, O'Keeffe's work and space express the world view of the tea book, and it may be said that the aesthetic sense was carried out. I think there are many interpretations of O'Keeffe's paintings, but I think O'Keefe had a spirit of "subtraction aesthetics.

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『Olbilder, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen,
Radierungen』

Giorgio Morandi(Haus der Kunst)

『It’s beautiful here, isn’t it…』

Luigi Ghirri(aperture)

"Now that it's difficult to travel freely, georges Morandi and Luigi Gigli chose two books from the perspective of traveling through books. Morandi's collection, like O'Keeffe's, consists of a paper structure in which Morandi's paintings alternate with his Bologna atelier. The studio was photographed by Luigi Gitli, one of Italy's leading photographers. Gitli, who has photographed many of Morandi's studios and works, seems to have a very front-to-back relationship with Morandi. If you open a collection of photographs taken by Gitli on his travels in Italy, you can re-experience the Italian landscape that Gitli wanted to see. As I said earlier, the condition of a good book and a good photo book is that the space comes up in front of me. I think these two books meet exactly that requirement."

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