“We have no place to be 1980-1982”

Foreword by Yoshitomo Nara, Artist (English and Japanese) And Yet, Here I Am Apart from New York, I experienced all the cities contained in this book in realtime. Early 1980s Liverpool and London in England; Nuremberg and West Berlin in Germany; New York in America; and Tokyo, Japan. It was in 1980 when, not long …

Photo Exhibition “Individual-Japan and Japanese”

11.6~12.20.2017 at Tokyo Polytechnic University / 2-9-5 Honcho, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-8678 Japan Commentary by Mika Kobayashi, visiting scholar at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo I was in my first year of college when I first saw 17-sai no Chizu(1988)(ⅰ), The 17-year-olds in the photographs were born a few years earlier than me. I …

“An Individual’s memory” /『一人の記憶』

Indonesia, Taiwan, Saipan, Pohnpei, Korea, China, Russia and Cuba…… The Japanese who chose to migrate to foreign countries taking the Pacific War as an opportunity, also not to return home after the war and to live there. What were each choice and the individual’s life they passed in the confusion at the end of the …