On the days I can approach people,
Everyone seems beautiful.
The air sparkles.
I don’t understand myself.
Why have I held onto this solitude?
（ORIGINAL JAPANESE POEM）
To the countless stars in the sky,
Does being round
make it easier for you
to travel through the universe?
Or, while on your travels,
did the universe beat you,
making you rounder and rounder?
Or is it the space between us
that simply makes you appear round?
Is keeping a good distance your secret?
（Original Japanese poEm）
Starting today, our book Tsukiji: Tokyo Fish Market Suite will be on exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts. Please stop by and visit this wonderful museum.
If there was a defined edge to the city of Tokyo, this would be it. Tokyo Gate Bridge is the furthest public highway built out into Tokyo bay. The island on the horizon is Chuo Bohatei, Tokyo’s largest landfill, which is reaching the edge of the municipality’s border. This image is from Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Emptiness: Tokyo Landscape. The image is also an optical illusion: can you tell if the bridge piers are getting thinner or taller the further away they are? Click on the image for a larger view.
The levee along Edogawa or Edo river is 10m or 30 ft. above the river course. The land on the other side is near sea level. The population density for this Tokyo ward is 13,900 people/km² or 35,900 people/sq. mi. Millions of people are protected from riverine flooding by these structures. This image is from Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Emptiness: Tokyo Landscape. Click on the image for a larger view.
Tsukiji: Tokyo Fish Market Suite was selected for the 8th Annual Photobook Show at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. We are very excited by this honor. This and other independent photobooks will be on display from March 8th to April 1st, 2018.
Look for our purple banner at the Tokyo Art Book Fair from October 5–8. You will find us in section Z, booth 011. Please stop by and say hello.
Press image ©Elena Tutatchikova
We are very excited about attending this year’s Tokyo Art Book Fair. Naomi will be there to sign books. Our table will be in the self-publishers section. Please stop by to say hello.
Naomi will be attending the Tokyo Art Book Fair this year from October 5th through 8th. We will have copies of our books available. We hope to see you there.
Naomi and I have had a great adventure in Maine for the last ten years. Much of what we have done and experienced can be seen in this blog. But Hakusan Creation and our adventures are not ending. We are moving on to new places and projects. Please come back to see what we are doing. Thank you for joining us on this journey.