「TRACES OF A DIARY-日記をたどる」 Repeat screening

We are pleased to announce the re-screening of “TRACES OF A DIARY-日記をたどる”, a documentary about 6 Japanese Photographers (Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, Takuma Nakahira, Hiromix, Kajii Syoin, Kohei Yoshiyuki) by André Principe & Marco Martins at VACANT.
It’s just 2 days and there will be another special screenings regards Takuma Nakahira & Daido Moriyama who both were in the documentary “TRACES OF A DIARY-日記をたどる”.

Event Information

Dates: August 15th (Mon) – August 16th (Tue), 2016
Time: 1st Section 12 – 2pm 2nd Section 3 – 5pm 3rd Section 6– 8pm
Venue: VACANT / 2F 3-20-13 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo 1500001 JAPAN

Entrance | Door 1,500 yen / Adv 1,300 yen (with 1 drink)
Sheets: 100 (Unreserved seat)
Organizer: shashasha / twelvebooks / Plexus Co., Ltd.

Screening Programs

15th (Mon) August, 2016
1st Section 12 – 2pm 「The Man Who Became A Camera: Photographer Takuma Nakahira」 Purchase
2nd Section 3 – 5pm 「DAIDO MORIYAMA “RECORD” | MOVIE IN LONDON」 Purchase
3rd Section 6 – 8pm 「TRACES OF A DIARY-日記をたどる」 Purchase

16th (Tue) August, 2016
1st Section 12 – 2pm 「DAIDO MORIYAMA “RECORD” | MOVIE IN LONDON」 Purchase
2nd Section 3 – 5pm 「The Man Who Became A Camera: Photographer Takuma Nakahira」 Purchase
3rd Section 6 – 8pm 「TRACES OF A DIARY-日記をたどる」 Purchase


“Traces of a Diary” is a cinematographic travel journal. Through a series of encounters with some of Japan’s most significant photographers, the directors reflect on the nature of creating images, telling stories and the diaristic process. Filming with two 16mm Krasnogorsk 3 wind-up cameras, Martins and Príncipe value the rawness of spontaneity and contingency over studied treatment. Both a diary and a reflection on the diaristic genre. Traces of a Diary is a personal view on some of today’s most important photographers and the city they photograph. With Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, Takuma Nakahira, Hiromix, Kaiji Syoin, Kohei Yoshiyuki and Gerry Badger.

Director: André Principe & Marco Martins
Cast: Daido Moriyama / Nobuyoshi Araki / Takuma Nakahira / Hiromix / Kajii Syoin / Kohei Yoshiyuki / Gerry Badger
English and Japanese with English, French and Portuguese subtitles
2010 / 74 min / 16mm / B&W / DVD

(C)Masashi Kohara
(C)Masashi Kohara

The Man Who Became A Camera: Photographer Takuma Nakahira

With his photography and texts, Takuma Nakahira was a driving force behind Japan’s «political season» during the ‘60s and ‘70s, before suffering an artistic crisis that lead him into a medical emergency in 1977. Having lost a great part of his memory and his ability to speak, photographs became his life.
Over a period of three years, the movie follows Nakahira on his daily quest to trace his life in photographs, whether in his Yokohama neighborhood or on a trip to Okinawa, a place visited in a long gone past.

Director/Producer/Editing/Camera: Masashi Kohara
Music: Brigitte Fontaine
Cast: Takuma Nakahira, Nobuyoshi Araki, Ben Takara, Shomei Tomatsu, Chihiro Minato, Daido Moriyama...
2003 / 91 min / Color / DVD



“Kiroku(RECORD)| Movie in LONDON, DAIDO MORIYAMA” is a Documentary Film about the acclaimed photographer Daido Moriyama’s journey through his own legendary personal photo magazine “Kiroku”(RECORD). This documentary starts from the exhibition at Tate Modern, featuring William Klein and Daido Moriyama, which took place in London, UK in Autumn of 2012. The crew followed Mr.Daido for more than 6 months since then and revealed the secrets behind the creation process of the RECORD which also takes the audience to the journey of Moriyama’s photographic adventure of the past 5 decades.

Planning/Produce: Plexus Co.,ltd.
Production: euphonic inc.
Producer: Tamikazu Iwashima (euphonic inc.) / Toshihiro Oshima (Plexus Co.,ltd.)
Director/Editing: Mitsuru Sato
Camera: Mitsuru Sato, Yuki Oro, Misa Itoi, Toshihiro Oshima
Original Music: Hidetake Takayama
Supported by: Moriyama Daido Photo Foundation, Akio Nagasawa Gallery, Place-M, NADiff a/p/a/r/t
Sales/Distribution: Plexus Co.,ltd

Cast: Daido Moriyama, Willam Klein, Akio Nagasawa, Masato Seto
2013 / 46 min / Color / DVD / Japanese Subtitle

* In addition to “Kiroku(RECORD)| Movie in LONDON, DAIDO MORIYAMA”, the following screenings are part of this section:

  • Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain Presents “DAIDO TOKYO” Introduction by Alexis Fabry+Interview with Daido Moriyama+Printing Show ” À la carte” - Daido Moriyama Exhibition:Shangri-La The Increasing Pieces Special Promotion Video
  • Tokyo Rumando Portfolio in 3 Chapters (Special recommendation by Plexus)
  • Tokyo Rumando Polaroids (Special recommendation by Plexus)