Discarded Fortunes

Artist Statement – Discarded Fortunes Series
In Buddhist temples in Japan, as well as in most of Southeast Asia, its common to end your visit to a temple by casting for a fortune slip. Good fortunes are kept to bring luck for the coming year. Bad fortunes are discarded. In Japan, this ritual is extended by tying the unwanted fortune slips to a loom or lattice outside the temple for the weather to dispel and wind to disperse.

Edition of 24, 8 images in series (6 shown here)
image size: various

Monochromatic studies of discarded Japanese fortune slips tied to looms and lattices at Buddhist temples.

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