Tabisuru Shima (“Wandering Islands”)

Tabisuru Shima (“Wandering Islands”)

Tatsuhiko KANOU

Publisher: Mirai-sha Publishers

The photographic trajectory of Tatsuhiko Kanou, who visited Okinawan people from one island to the next, depicts the history of Okinawa’s reconstruction and its revival: the silence of the remote islands, the noise of the marketplace in the cities, the inherited rituals, the counter-culture tradition, and the traces left behind by Okinawan ancestors in a distant, foreign land…

In 131 photographs, Kanou tells the story of Okinawan life, both in the Ryukyu Islands and in the small “Okinawa” colony in Bolivia, founded more than a hundred years ago by immigrants from Okinawa, in gentle but well-observed portraits and documentary-style photographs.

The book includes an essay by Kazuhiro Shinjo (in Japanese only).

Keywords: Okinawa Vernacular

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Book Size
235 × 257 mm
Pages
146 pages, 131 images
Binding
Softcover
Publication Year
2011
Language
Japanese
ISBN
978-4-624-90026-7

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