Tsunagu Book

Tsunagu Book

A collection of books from around the world, translucently covered with charcoal-on-washi tree rubbings, unites people of different nationalities, generations, spanning across different continents and social status, showing the connection beneath the surface. My Favorite Book is a collection of six-hundred books from six-hundred unique individuals, with a charcoal-on-washi cover made for each book to unite them. At the end of the exhibition, the books were then returned with the new cover as a permanent connection between them and the others who had loaned their favorite book as well.

Within the installation, was a tree root encased in resin, and charcoal-on-washi rubbings arching upwards and outwards from it. known as Tsunagu Root, it represents each root that is inside the earth, and the unique branches that expand from it, which have all become tree-rubbings and scattered around the world in order to be brought together through the Tsunagu.

A part of the Tsunagu series, My Favorite Book is an ongoing project since 2007.