Yama no Hikari

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Yama no Hikari

Tomomi MATSUTANI

Publisher: Sokyusha

A romantic vision of rural Japan

Despite his relatively young age, Tomomi Matsutani’s second photobook “Yama no Hikari” (lit. “Light in the Mountains”) brims with a curiously refined nostalgia. His images, taken in western Japan (from Hyogo to Yamaguchi, Kyoto, Shimane, Okayama and Oita), depict sceneries and moments of life in rural Japan with a remarkable sense of affection and even yearning, inviting their viewers to accompany Matsutani on his leisurely journey. “It’s sad to see how the faces of the people I come across in the rural areas now resemble people in the city, and the increasing sturdy and perfunctory buildings are changing the scenery. Nevertheless, I know that I exist in a society of progress, and I won’t be able to go against it.” (from Tomomi Matsutani’s afterword, included in Japanese and English translation)

Keywords: Japan Snapshot

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Book Size
194 × 230 mm
Pages
56 pages, 50 images
Binding
Hardcover
Publication Year
2020
Language
English, Japanese
Limited Edition
300

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