Tokyo Summer 2020


Tokyo Summer 2020


Publisher: Sokyusha

Tokyo’s Corona summer of 2020, documented in street photographs

Shoshi Okamoto, a disciple of Daido Moriyama and Masahisa Fukase, spent the summer of 2020 walking through Tokyo, capturing the scenes unfolding in the streets with his camera. His black-and-white images engage their human subjects from a distance, positioning them in the scenery like extras in a movie scene or like stagehands preparing a set. Viewed as a series, the somewhat melancholic yet hopeful images form a larger picture – not like pieces of a mosaic, more like disjointed memories.

“In the spring of 2020, my mother with dementia moved into a nursing home.
That summer, I put a big map of Tokyo on my living room wall and started marking the places I had visited with my camera.
One day, I saved a dying kitten in a town by a river and brought him to a hospital.
He was picked up in autumn by his newly found foster parents.
It seems that both my mother and the kitten are doing well this Christmas.”
— Shoshi Okamoto’s afterword (included in Japanese and English translation)

Keywords: Tokyo Street Snap


Add to Cart

Checkout This item has been added to your cart.

Book Size
272 × 228 mm
64 pages, 59 images
Publication Year
English, Japanese
Limited Edition

More books from Shoshi OKAMOTO

Related Items


William KLEIN


Vacuum 08

CHEN Jade, Shogo YAMADA, Jun ABE, Ryosuke KOSHINO, Mei HIRANO, Jumpei SETO, Yuko HIRANO, Hasuan Lang LIN, Takuya SUZUKI, Nagisa GOTO


Vacuum 06

Jun ABE, Ryosuke KOSHINO, Nagisa GOTO, CHEN Jade, Yuko HIRANO, Kosato MATSUOKA, Shogo YAMADA, LIN Hsuan-Lang, Jumpei SETO, Takuya SUZUKI


Signed 1995