Daido Moriyama, Sakunosuke Oda (text/poem), Satoshi Machiguchi (afterword)

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After 'Dazai' and 'Daido Moriyama: Terayama', is 'Odasaku' the 3rd entry in Match & Company’s literary collaboration series with Daido MORIYAMA.

Photographs by Daido MORIYAMA are paired with Oda SAKUNOSUKE’s 1946 short-story At the Horse Races to pay tribute to one of Japan’s literary treasures.

"Saying farewell to Odasaku...
I go to the Jiyuken Restaurant and eat the famous curry. I stroll the backstreets near Hozen Temple. I see a large red lantern emblazoned 'Sweet Soup for Married Couples', which puns on the title of one of Odasaku’s stories*.
When I think about it, I’ve been obsessed by Odasaku for a long time now.

From Namba I walk through Sennichimae and climb Yuhi Hill. Just as Odasaku said goodbye to his youth while walking down Kuchinawa Hill, so I break free of him while descending it too. I will not walk up and down this hill again.
To draw the curtain on him, I’ll gaze at Ikukunitama Shrine one last time.
It’s a long dragging walk up Gensho Temple Hill. I’m feeling utterly fed up. At Ikukunitama Shrine I come face to face with Odasaku’s bronze statue.

With his soft hat and Inverness coat blowing open and the green patina of the bronze, he looks just like Peter Pan, light enough to carry under my arm. A strange foreboding runs through me. No, I don’t think I can do it... I speak to a taxi-driver having a cigarette in the corner of the shrine. 'Sakunosuke Oda? Oh, the guy who wrote Feet Soap for Married Couples*. Ha, ha, ha.' - His laughing voice seems to channel Odasaku’s.

Odasaku. Oda Sakunosuke. Born in Osaka. Wrote. Charged into Tokyo. Coughed up blood and died just three months later. How could I ever say goodbye to this melancholy man who pretended to be happy?" (publisher's note)

“To me a book of photographs is like a second passport (...)
For this project, I paired photos of Osaka, taken by Daido MORIYAMA, with the short story “At the Horse Races”, written by SAKUNOSUKE Oda in 1946, and edited them into this book. (...)
I told Moriyama I wanted to create a book that, by pairing them together, would give an entirely new layer of expression to both his photographs of Osaka and the words of SAKUNOSUKE Oda.
My trick to let two artists, each with a strong personality, meet within the space of a book to stimulate each other, has worked.” (book designer Satoshi MACHIGUCHI in books' afterword)

*“Meoto Zenzai” is the title of one of Odasaku’s most famous stories. It can be read 'Hurray for Married Couples' as intended in the story, but also as 'Sweet Bean Soup for Married Couples,' as on the restaurant’s red lamp.

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“For this project, I paired photos of Osaka, taken by Daido MORIYAMA, with the short story “At the Horse Races”, written by SAKUNOSUKE Oda in 1946, and edited them into this book. […]
I told Moriyama I wanted to create a book that, by pairing them together, would give an entirely new layer of expression to both his photographs of Osaka and the words of SAKUNOSUKE Oda.
My trick to let two artists, each with a strong personality, meet within the space of a book to stimulate each other, has worked.” (book designer Satoshi MACHIGUCHI in books' afterword)

Nach 'Dazai' und 'Daido Moriyama: Terayama', ist der Band 'Odasaku' die dritte MORIYAMA-Veröffentlichung des Verlags.
Es handelt sich um einen sehr fein gearbeiteten Hardcover-Band mit Samt-Einband und bewusst groß geschnittenem Schnitt. Dadurch wirkt der Band wie ein Künstlerbuch. Dazu ist der nummerierte Band von MORIYAMA mit 'Daido' signiert.
Zum Inhalt: Fotografien von Daido MORIYAMA vereinen sich mit einer 1946 verfassten Kurzgeschichte 'At the Horse Races' (dt.: beim Pferderennen) des Japanischen Schriftstellers Oda SAKUNOSUKE. 'Odasaku’ ist somit eine Remineszenz an eines der größten Werke der Japanischen Literatur.

"Für mich ist ein Fotobuch wie ein zweiter Pass (...)
Für dieses Buch-Projekt paarte ich Bilder von Osaka, aufgenommen von Daido MORIYAMA, mit der Kurzgeschichte 'At the Horse Races', geschrieben von SAKUNOSUKE Oda im Jahr 1946 und bearbeitete sie in diesem Buch. (...)
Ich sagte Daido MORIYAMA, ich wollte ein Buch erstellen, das dieses Vorgehen - indem man Text und Bilder zusammenfügt - eine ganz neue Ausdrucksebene für Daidos Fotos von Osaka und die Worte Odas liefern werde.
Mein Trick, zwei Künstler - jede mit einer starken Persönlichkeit - im Rahmen einer Buchveröffentlichung zusammen zu bringen, um sich gegenseitig zu stimulieren, hat funktioniert " (Buch-Designer Satoshi MACHIGUCHI im Nachwort von 'Odasaku')