カミカツの中野さん *里帰り回想*

NY在住二児の母アラフォーフォトグラファーの裕子です。

二ヶ月弱の里帰りを終えてNYに戻りましたが、熱すぎた徳島の夏の余韻にまだ浸っております。

少しずつ写真をアップしていきたいと思います。

蟬がわんわん騒ぐ7月末、中野晃治さんの「かみかつ編集部」にお邪魔しました。上勝町の標高440メートルの所にある、秘密基地です。

「来る時まよたら電話してよ〜。あ、あと、落ちられんじょ」と軽い調子な電話口の中野さん。

ええ、めっちゃ怖かったっす。軽自動車がぎっりぎり通れる、ガードレールもない極細くねくね道をひたすら登ること20分。崖から転落した事を想像して何度くじけそうになったことか。

I came back from Tokushima, Japan last week, but I am still reminiscing about our hot summer there…. We went to visit my friend in Kamikatsu town, all the way high up the mountain where there were terraced tangerine farms everywhere. I was so scared to keep driving by thinking about falling down the cliff but I made it.

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でも無事到着できました。He lives in an altitude of 440m.

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なぜか中野さんと一緒にぬりえ。笑。世間一般にいうぬりえは半分しか楽しめてないそうです。これは全部楽しむぬりえ。塗る所を描くことからスタートします。

画用紙に自由に線をひいて、、、

For some reason, we started to coloring together. lol. According to him, coloring books in general took away half of its joy because they decided what to color. Thus, we started to draw the base of coloring picture.

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好きな箇所に正方形のフレームを書きます。この中を塗っていきます。Made a frame over scribble, and colored inside it.

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↑なんかオサレすぎていやらしわっ。

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なぞの大量キャップ。子供心をくすぐります。

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中野さんが潜むこの上勝町、「ゼロ・ウェイスト運動」で世界的に有名です。

This town, Kamikatsu is famous internationally by its “Zero Waste” action.

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この看板の落書きが気になる、、、。

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骨太で温かい中野さんの写真、ごっつい好き。

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うそ泣き、本気泣き。よく泣くので、なんで泣いていたのか忘れました。

She cries a lot so I forgot why she was crying…

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フォトグラファーであり編集者であり作家でありミュージシャンであり父である中野さん。私の編集者時代、写真の良さをたくさん教えてくれました。今でも家の本棚に私の大好きな写真集「彼らの居場所」、大切に保管しています。短すぎる再会でしたが、良いバイブスをしっかり感じ取りましたよ!

息子は未だに「あんなクモの巣いっぱいのおうち、だいっきらい!」と言っていますが、また来年お邪魔しますのでよろしくお願いします。中野さんのブログはこちら「はすいも日記」

My friend, Koji Nakano, is a photographer who influenced me when I was an editor at the local publishing company. He is also a writer, editor, musician and a father of two. I really admire his simple, yet very rich life style. In the bookshelf in my NY home, there is his photography book “Karera no ibasho (The pace they are in)” right next to Diane Arbus book but I definitely look at his book more often. It was too short to catch up but I sucked all his good energy in. Thank you.

My son still complains that “I never want to go back to that spider-web house” but I will visit next year again. This is his “laid back” Japanese blog hasuimo.

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この山肌さわりた〜い♥

I wish I could touch the surface of these mountains.

 

2 comments

  1. Hi Hiroko! I have come to follow your blog and love your photo artistry. And your kids are adorable and especially your daughter is so expressive. You truly are talented. I do know you from Queens Ny when I was living there. I am an old friend of Steve’s and remember you when you were first expecting. Please say Hi to Steve and I hope that you are all doing well. I can tell that you are because your kids certainly look very happy! Must be from your love and Steve of course. Warm regards, Pauline

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    • Dear Pauline,
      Thank you for your comment. Of course I remember you…probably last time that I saw you was at Heidi’s BBQ party at her old house. How have you been? How is your husband? Are you on FB? please friend request me. Kids are handful but I enjoy every minutes of it. All the best, HIroko

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