Posts Tagged ‘600 Sunrises’

600 sunrises over Mount Fuji

June 30, 2013

This space, “above-the-clouds,” exists far from the ground where we live our daily lives.  It is also a space between the earth and the universe.  Being there simply reminds me of the face that we live on the earth which is a planet within an infinite space of the universe.

Changing shapes with every second, the clouds look like a membrane of the earth.  When the sun rises behind a cloud-forming horizon, the world pained in only blue before suddenly and completely looking different.  I witnessed many times this magical transformation.

==Yu Yamauchi

For a total of 600 days—in periods of five months at a stretch over four years—photographer Yu Yamauchi lived in a small hut near the summit of Mount Fuji and photographed the dawn from the same angle.  His 600 photographs make up the video above.

Click on Yoake for some stills of his photographs.