Photography is the reason why I work. I must continue eating in order to take photographs, and in order to take photographs I work.
This is CAPSULE, a re-imagining of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, a Japanese Metabolism building designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa in the 1970s.
Japan has a word called Tamafuri, which can be very eye-opening in understanding what festivals mean to Japanese people. Tamafuri means giving vitality to tama (life, soul) by the act of furi (swinging).
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.
The week-long festival held in Kobe City has an interesting “camp” format centred on portfolio reviews and clinics for emerging photographers in Japan and abroad.
Reacting to the postwar Japan of social unrest, protest and rapid growth, Daido Moriyama: Prints and Books from 1960s – 1980s surveys through Daido Moriyama’s works, and how they reflect the Zeitgeist Movement of Japan between 1960s – 1980s.
Zoos are valuable places where we can see rare animals. How do they feel in such an environment and how does their instincts change?
Everybody has more or less phycological pain in their mind or heart. Some people can not run away from the pain. This is a story about people who have pain.
Oh Deer, where have all the people gone? Yoko Ishii’s photographs of Sika deers roaming freely in lifeless midtown Nara in Japan are beautiful, yet hauntingly apocalyptic.
Hokkaido photographer Eiji Ohashi has been photographing a typology of vending machines across various cities in Japan for years.
These images are part of a continuing documentation of the Japanese diaspora in Paraguay as they undergo a generational transition.
Vidarbha district has been called the ‘Cotton Belt’ but it is now known as ‘Suicide Belt’ for its large number of farmer suicides (over 1000 suicides a year) especially by men, the heads of families.
Meet Mr. Kaga. A 52-year old homeless man living in Kamagasaki area in south central Osaka City, or Kama for short as locals call it.
Complex layering of subjects and the notion of filling the frame of a wide lens are techniques obsessed over by many who practice street photography.
‘Ibasyo’ is roughly defined as the physical and emotional place where a person can exist, a location or a state of mind, where a person feels comfortable or at peace.