"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"The concept of a Shinto shrine itself is an architecture- a case- but inside, there’s nothing in there. It’s an empty box. It’s just purified space. Once it’s covered, four sides and top and bottom, it’s sealed. So that’s the notion- for the god to descend. It’s already purified space."
- Hiroshi Sugimoto