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不久之前，我發現自己在思索我和爸媽的關係。我還有多少日子可以看到住在遠處的他們? 如果我再也看不到他們了呢? 我無法控制自己這種極度焦慮的感覺，所以就去了爸媽家很多次。
本書源自日本藝術家藤井良雄於2014年製作的手工書《Red String》(紅線)， 曾獲《Time》雜誌、Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation攝影書獎列入年度最佳攝影書書單，2016年3月由Cieba出版社重新出版，現已絕版。
I received a text message. "Today, our divorce was finalized." The message from my mother was written simply, even though she usually sends me messages with many pictures and symbols. I remember that I didn't feel any particular emotion, except that the time had come. Because my parents continued to live apart in the same house for a long time, their relationship gently came to an end over the years. It was no wonder that a draft blowing between the two could completely break the family at any time.
In Japan, legend has it that a man and woman who are predestined to meet have been tied at the little finger by an invisible red string since the time they were born. Unfortunately, the red string tying my parents together came undone, broke, or perhaps was never even tied to begin with. But if the two had never met, I would never have been born into this world. If anything, you might say that there is an unbreakable red string of fate between parent and child.
Before long, I found myself thinking about the relationship between my parents and I. How many days could I see my parents living far away? What if I couldn't see them anymore? Since I couldn't help feeling extremely anxious about it, I was driven to visit my parents' house many times.
Every day I engage in awkward conversation with my parents, as if in a scene in their daily lives. I adapt myself to them, and they shift their attitude toward me. We do not give way entirely to the other side, but rather meet halfway. Indeed family problems remain unresolved, although sometimes we tell allegorical stories and share feelings. It means a lot to us that our perspectives have changed with communication.
My family will probably never be all together again. But I feel without a doubt that there is proof inside of each of us that we once lived together. To ensure that the red string that ties my family together does not come undone, I want to reel it in and tie it tight. --- Yoshikatsu Fujii
《Red String》 | 藤井良雄 | 16 x 22.5 cm | 96頁 | 90張照片 | 2016年3月 | Ceiba出版 | 限量500冊 | 平裝
Red String | by Yoshikatsu FUJII | 16 x 22.5 cm | 96 pages | 90 Images | March 2016 | Published by Ceiba | Limited edition 500 | Softcover