As I walked through these villages where everything had been washed away, including houses and sea walls, there were traces to indicate where once had been a road. People had started to walk again on these traces, reforming a path on top of the original. It was as if the road had a life of its own.I have taken countless photographs on roads that have been trodden by people over many ages. These roads become superimposed on the roads I see in the disaster region, and these also seem overlaid with the road from Anshan along which my family fled as refugees.（Kazuo KITAI）
Niigata Earthquake in 1964, Tokyo Olympics in 1964, student strugle, anti-war protest, Sanrizuka Struggle, etc..1960s documentary photographs taken by Takashi Hamaguchi.
"The weather changed often, with strong winds, sunshine, clouds, and rain. I was strongly attracted by the how the light shined, by the smell of flowers, and just by the atmosphere of the place, rather than what I actually saw. Even if I walk through the same place every day, each walk would be different, depending on who I meet or how the light shines. It is not particularly about visiting somewhere new. Still, while watching foreign ships in Kobe Port I dreamed of one day sailing in one to a country I’ve never been to before."
— Tamiko Nishimura
Shashasha photobooks application for iPad makes rare and expensive photobooks accessible to all at minimal cost.
Rare books from Daido Moriyama available on shashasha app: Japan, a Photo Theater / A Hunter / Mayfly / Tales of Tohno / Light and Shadow / A Journey to Nakaji / COLOR / Imitation / The Times of the Dog / Fragments / COLOR 2 / Dreams of Water / transit / Shinjuku
Delivering Japanese and Asian Photography to the World
Shashasha brings the works of Asian photographers to a worldwide audience, easily accessible and at low cost. Shashasha WEB is a portal to introductions and purchases of out-of-prints to modern photography. On Shashasha APP, you can enjoy the photography on iPad.
Shashasha will allow people in any country to view classic and modern photobooks. We do not replace the paper photobook. As people discover photography on Shashasha many will want to own the real book and the real prints. We also reproduce classic photobooks that are no longer in print. These can be rare and expensive, but Shashasha makes them accessible to all at minimal cost.
The distribution of photobooks is extremely limited, and it is impossible for an independent publisher to enter the national and global distribution systems. We initially conceived Shashasha as a way of making our books accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. Artists want their work to be seen by the largest possible audience and publishers would like to give people a chance to buy their books.
Digital Books for iPad
Shashasha brings the works of Asian photographers to a worldwide audience, easily accessible and at low cost. We intend to show images sufficient for viewing on the iPad size (2012) screen. Thus the images will not be usable for reproduction in print form and not downloadable. Books purchased on shashasha are available for viewing while online and are not stored locally on your iPad for offline viewing.
Please enjoy this fantastic opportunity to view some of the best photography books in the world at minimal cost, but we depend on photography lovers like you to buy our online books and spread the word to keep us going!
- Release: 2013 February
- Media: iPad
- Resolution: 1024×768 / 72ppi
- Language: English, Japanese