Out here getting sandblasted on closed roads
➜ Hwabyeong (화병)
Hwabyeong or Hwabyung, literally “anger illness” or “fire illness”, is a Korean somatization disorder, a mental illness. Hwabyung is only loosely used as the name of the disease, as it is actually more of a name regarding the cause. The word hwabyung is not in Asian dictionaries but simply is composed of the rootwords hwa meaning fire, and byung meaning syndrome or illness. In South Korea, it is also called ulhwabyeong (鬱火病), “depression anger illness”.
This syndrome is brought on by the suppression and build up of anger within the body. Hwabyung is believed to be caused by a build-up of unresolved anger, which disturbs the balance of the five bodily elements.
Behavior related to hwabyeong includes sighing. In addition, sufferers might report such symptoms as a heavy feeling in the chest, perceived abdominal mass (previously thought to define the illness, but now believed to be atypical), sleeplessness, hot or cold flashes which coincide with menopausal symptoms, and blurred vision. They may also demonstrate typical neurotic symptoms such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsiveness, as well as anorexia, paranoia or fearfulness, absent-mindedness and irritability.
Envie de peinture
studio still life. 2008
Le Corbusier cabanon . 2010
Kyoto studio . 2012
“Mt. Fuji remains the same yet the clouds and light are continuously changing,” says Koichi Shimano. “Every time I look at it I see something new, which is why I continue to photograph Kumofuji.