by Hagiwara Rei, published by Glacier Bay Books 2020.
102 pages, 6 × 9″ paperback (perfect bound).
Printed on tactile soft linen covers with heavy uncoated text stock.
“Someday, I wish I could stumble across the memories of certain people that exist in the abyss by gazing at their pain, their sorrow, and the movements of their souls…”
This dream-like work dwells on memory and family, and follows ambiguous figures that stride through the snowy lands adjacent to the realm of the dead. Hagiwara Rei explores the processing of grief, and how cyclical mechanisms of human emotion map out a geography of memory inextricably intertwined with the natural world from which we spring. Prepare to be absorbed in a work unlike any other coming out now.
Translation by Anna Schnell
SFX Lettering by Tim Sun
Design and Editing by Emuh Ruh