Shikishima.  Photographs by Tamiko Nishimura.
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Photographs by Tamiko Nishimura.
Zen Foto Gallery, 2014. 112 pp., includes 36 page supplement, 80 duotone illustrations, 18 in supplement, 11¼x8½".

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Selected as a Book of the Week by Morten Andersen

The book “Shikishima” is a series of photographs taken during 1969-72 on the artist Tamiko Nishimura’s journeys around the Tohoku, Hokuriku, Kanto, Kansai, and Chugoku regions of Japan. 'The weather changed often, with strong winds, sunshine, clouds, and rain. I was strongly attracted by the how the light shined, by the smell of flowers, and just by the atmosphere of the place, rather than what I actually saw. Even if I walk through the same place every day, each walk would be different, depending on who I meet or how the light shines. It is not particularly about visiting somewhere new. Still, while watching foreign ships in Kobe Port I dreamed of one day sailing in one to a country I’ve never been to before.'—— Text by Tamiko Nishimura/translated by Edward Pearson

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