‘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.
When I think about my hometown there are two important people that can not be overlooked. Kinjiro Kida painted the beauty of nature as well as its harshness and the real lives of the villagers.
The characters that are pronounced “Shi Ki” can have two meanings. One is “four seasons”. Over four seasons I watched my mother fade away. Another meaning is “time of death”.
I have been photographing people living with falcons and other exotic birds of prey like owls as pets in Tokyo for almost 2 years.
Kodokushi (“Lonely Death”, in Japanese) generally refers to the death of single people living alone in their homes from sudden diseases and from their inability to ask for help.
“Dear Japanese” documents the offspring of Japanese soldiers and Indo women, born during Pacific War, now living in the Netherlands.
Born in 1971, Shinya Arimoto has been photographing and exhibiting work since 1994, and was awarded the 35th Taiyo Award in 1997. We speak with Arimoto about his work and experience.
I’ve always believed the notion that every photograph is a portrait of the photographer. Here is a selection of Junku’s photographs of Japan – a portrait from a larrikin ex-salaryman.
Get selected by Daido MORIYAMA, Masato SETO, & Eikoh HOSOE for Acquisition by the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts(K*MoPA).
These photos are part of my long-term project investigating the evacuees not as victims, but as part of a 1000 years old folk culture of the area.
In the aftermath of The Great Earthquake of East Japan on March 11th, 2011, the entire nation was facing the cold and hard reality of vulnerability against massive earthquakes.
Though leprosy is an old disease that is 100% curable and that merely affects people nowadays, there are over 600 leprosy villages in southern provinces of China.
Announcing our 15th Photo Essay Asia Finalist in the Invisible Photographer Asia Awards 2013: HISASHI MURAYAMA, The Weight Of Time.
Announcing our 8th Photo Essay Asia Finalist in the Invisible Photographer Asia Awards 2013: HIROYUKI ITO, Red Rain.
Announcing our 7th Finalist in the Invisible Photographer Asia Photo Book Awards 2013: HIROYUKI ITO, Red Rain.