The second entry in Kazuyuki Kawaguchi’s ongoing documentation of small towns in Japan’s rural regions.
For his “Prospects” series Kawaguchi, whose photographic vision is attuned to the modern cityscape of Tokyo, travels through Japan to photograph sceneries and townscapes found in and between various small cities. His approach includes common sights as much as idiosyncratic peculiarities, captured with a remarkably neutral eye and imbued with a degree of detail that brings the beauty inherent in the slow decline of these once prosperous places to life. True to its name, Kawaguchi’s series observes the history of the documented places and considers their future prospects.
This second volume includes photographs taken in cities in the Seto Inland Sea area (Kitakyushu, Shikoku, and the Chugoku and Kinki regions).