Mao Ishikawa's latest autobiographical collection, Red Flower, gives us a candid glimpse of life as she knew it between 1975 and 1977 in Okinawa when occupation forces, the U.S military, brought not only arms and guns, but a taste of what life could be should the locals live without conforming to their cultural environment.
For Japanese photographer Takashi Homma, darkness is special in a world that "overflows with light." In his most recent book titled The Narcissistic City, he goes back to the past, to the origins of photography, to explore and question the role of the photographer in image-making.
“If you are too busy, you can’t see everything, and you miss a lot of things,” says textile artist Seiko Kinoshita. Much of Seiko’s work aligns with the notion that modern life is painfully fast-paced, and we ought to take all of it in more slowly.
Photographer Greg Girard's latest publication, Hotel Okinawa, is a pictorial study of the hidden qualities of Japan's southernmost island, focusing on the US military bases that “matter-of-factly,” the photographer says, shaped the island's social and physical landscape.