TOHOKU Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers

Driving off Sparrows
Driving off Sparrows, Kitsunezaka, Taiyu Village
Teisuke Chiba 1943

Statue of Osawabutsu
Statue of Osawabutsu, Ourani Sanpou Koujin,
Dewa Sanzan
Masatoshi Naito 1981-82

Around Inagaki
Around Inagaki, Tsugaru-shi
Ichiro Kojima 1960

  TOHOKU Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers

  December 16, 2013 - February 7, 2014
  9:15 AM -5:00 PM
  Monday through Friday
  Japan Information Center Hall, Consulate General of Japan
  737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000 (10th Fl), Chicago, IL 60611


Hosting Organizations:
  The Japan Foundation
  Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

Until February 7, the JIC will be hosting an exciting traveling exhibit featuring over 120 photographs from Tohoku. This exhibition, which was curated by Japanese photography critic Kotaro Iizawa to mark the first anniversary of the great earthquake, does not attempt to document the damage or recovery but instead uses photography to show the natural and cultural environment of Tohoku along with its people and their ways of life. It is composed of the work of nine individual photographers and one photographers’ group who belong to a variety of generations and stylistic tendencies. Photographs taken in the 1940s will be shown alongside images of the present. By presenting the viewpoints of highly individualistic photographers who represent the past, present, and future, this exhibition aims at introducing many fascinating aspects of Tohoku to the world.

Please click here for our flier that details the event.

Reflection of Green
Reflection of Green Beech Woods
Meiki Lin 2011

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