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).
- Book Size
- 235 × 257 mm
- 146 pages, 131 images
- Publication Year