There was certainly love. Mao Ishikawa’s legendary debut series is now being shown again after having been kept under wraps for 30 years. It was right after Okinawa reverted to Japan in 1975, when, at the age of 22, Ishikawa took the plunge and moved to Okinawa to work in a bar that catered for foreigners.
The third and final installment in Koji Onaka's Slow Boat series. Koji Onaka’s hides an entire feeling in single photographs and draws a full story with the click of his shutter button – a talent he proves once more in “Faraway Boat”, which comprises photographs taken all over Japan between the 1980s and 2000s.
2200 Miles is the fifth photobook by Japanese artist Atsushi Fujiwara. For this work, Fujiwara left Japan to photograph in Great Britain, where he once lived. Tracing the past as he travelled the 2200 mile journey, Fujiwara captures the deep sentimentality of road movies and the brightness of the sun traveling along.
Gao Shan’s award-winning photobook “The Eighth Day” takes its name from his personal history – on the eighth day after his birth, Shan was adopted by his new mother. [...] In his ongoing series, he uses the camera not for cold observation but as an active tool in their relationship. An intimate, emotional photographic document that involves its viewers’s...
The massive volume “Gekko Shashin” collects 26 series by Japanese photography master Nobuyoshi Araki. Taken between 1964 and 1971, during the early years of Araki’s career, they form the missing link between his 1964 photobook “Sachin” (which earned him the Taiyo Award) and his 1972 masterpiece “Sentimental Journey”.
"A Hunter” was published in 1972, as the tenth part of a photobook series called “Gendai no Me,” and includes some of Daido Moriyama’s most infamous and respected photographs. For the series, Moriyama—inspired by Kerouac’s “On The Road”—drove through Japan by car, took photos wherever his wheels took him, and substantiated his status as one of Japan’s...
"My father was a bit plump, he looked grumpy and didn’t laugh much in front of me. As time passed by, he became smaller and smaller. Long after I left home to live on my own, my father bought a black dog. Its belly was partly white, which contrasted with its body. The doggy’s name is Kuro, which means ‘black’ in Japanese..." Hajime Kimura