On the Kamo River in the artist's home of Kyoto, people of all ages hop across the river on stepping stones, which served as the inspiration for this piece. Along the river, Matsunaga found potshards, remnants of pottery from Kyoto’s past as a capital of Japan. She includes one of these potsherds in every book. Beneath every panel with images of modern people crossing are the potsherds to remind us of the layers of memory in all places. The accordion panel style binding is best displayed in a circle to create a loop of old and new memories.
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