“In the winter, a young woman took her camera and went on a journey. Almost none of the photographs reveal her destination but as the pages turn we notice that it is the beginning of her journey into photography. You must keep your eyes on Yuhki Touyama, and on where her journey will take her.”
— Miyako Ishiuchi
Yuhki Touyama’s “Sasurai” (“Wanderer”) is the story of a photographer who, fed up with life in Tokyo, decided to move to Kyoto to take photographs. She went to Kyoto as if to free herself of something. She meets and spends time with people sharing her age, in a city she does not know and where she does not know herself. Each further page adds to the insidious atmosphere of the book, as we follow Touyama on her journey as a vagrant photographer.