Sannenzaka Correspondence

Editors’ Diary 11/09/2023

In countries like Japan, the act of reading has been privileged throughout history. However, nowadays it has become increasingly evident that this has hindered the progress of civilization.

In the contemporary media landscape, there has been a shift from reading-centric media to integrated visual media. Imagery and text always coexist on the same dimension. This phenomenon remains faithful to the prophecies of the Bauhaus. Those who primarily engage in reading often lack the necessary insights to contribute meaningfully in places like art museums or research institutions.

The discernible gap lies in the profound contrast between individuals who comprehend the “way of seeing” and those who remain unacquainted with it.

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