protagonists of this manga make the best of an opening in a wall to
explore the garden beyond. This story line –which recalls many
action films, whodunits, and detective stories– is developed
by Yûichi Yokoyama into a never-told tale. The garden in question
is a deserted decor, inhabited only by mechanical contraptions, knocks,
thumps, clanking, creaking and rattling noises. It's a vast realm
of automated and artificial landscapes. And the clandestine visitors
become a crowd of secret sharers who wish only to see, to discover,
endlessly explore it.
This new book by Yokoyama is a modern adventure of a kind which is
not told anymore: an adventure of forms: abstract as a story by Raymond Roussel,
exhilarating as a landing on Mars, and as beautiful as a highway intersection.
An adventure of vision (as the decisive role of photography makes
evident) to be recommended to all those who have eyes in place of
the Japanese direction
15 x 21 cm