Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing
NUMBERED / Cover of Silkscreen-Printed on Canvas
For the first issue of the Japanese Coyote magazine in 2004, Daido Moriyama visited the city of Uwajima on Shikoku, with the contemporary artist (and Uwajima local) Shinro Ohtake acting as his guide. This publication by Akio Nagawasa Gallery collects many of the photographs of Moriyama’s “Uwajima” series in A4 size. In his signature style, Moriyama captured the Showa-era atmosphere wafting through Uwajima’s air in street snapshots and close-ups for a dense visual experience of this unique place and time.
“What Uwajima in Shikoku reminds me of first and foremost is Shinro Ohtake, a contemporary artist who owns a big atelier space in the region, from where he continues to present his works on the international art stage.
Ohtake-san once took me around Uwajima, where I took photos in the streets and the surrounding landscapes, and even though that was long ago, I have fond memories of it that keep coming back to me. A new color photo book is coming out that contains some of those shots, and I’m looking very much forward to that.”
― Daido Moriyama’s afterword (included in Japanese and in English translation)