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Ontoshiki: The Fox's (Kitsune) Wedding

Yomeiri

Kitsunetsuki literally means the state of being possessed by a kitsune (fox). Rain falling from a clear sky,sunshower is called kitsune no yomeiri or the kitsune's wedding, in reference to a folktale describing a wedding ceremony between the creatures being held during such conditions. The event is considered a good omen, but the kitsune will seek revenge on any uninvited guests.


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ontoshiki is a literal translation of the photographer's Chinese name to Japanese. the artist was raised in Australia and currently lives in Tokyo, Japan where he creates his artwork.

main themes: life, death, angst, alienation, lust and love and the exploration of the urban environment, elements and life and the human psyche and body.

fascinated by. the cinematic, nostalgic, poetic, enigmatic, unknown, unpredictable, dark and sinister. drawn to. dreams, symbolism, the cryptic nature of photography i.e. the way it conveys moods and feelings beyond the need for lexicon and how colors affect mood and feelings.

most of his works are shot on film camera; either on a 6x6 medium format or 35mm.

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