Publisher: Case Publishing
The legendary photo-dojinshi (self-published zine) Chihei, first published between 1972 and 1977, saw a revival in 2018 with issue 11.
While Chihei’s 11th issue focused on a geographical limitation—the city of Osaka—for its seven participating photographers, Chihei 12 took a different approach:
With the abdication of emperor Akihito on April 30, 2019, and the ascension of the emperor Naruhito on May 1, 2019, Japan entered into a new age. All the photographs in Chihei 12 were taken during these two historical days and capture the reality of Japan in the year 2019 in all its facets.
Contributing photographers: Shunji Dodo – Jun Abe – Shinya Arimoto – Arata Dodo – Tewan Gon – Shogo Yamada – Yasuko Noguchi – Kosato Matsuoka – Nao Manabe – Masashi Urashiba