Pages: 96 / photos: 57
Size: 232x207x14mm / hardcover
Release Date: March 2009
Masako Oguri, who won the Japan Photographic Society's Newcomer Prize for 2006, and originally from Nagoya, spent 10 years living in Tono of Iwate Prefecture, a place well-known to Japanese as the source of a famous collection of folk tales.
Tono is also well-known to lovers of Japanese photography, the place serving as subject matter for Daido Moriyama ( Tono Monogatari ), Nobuyoshi Araki, Masatoshi Naito, and others.
In this collection, Oguri presents us with a wonderful mixture of landscapes, portraits, and WPA-style interior shots to present a portrait of the area that has become defined, for better or worse, by the folk tales every Japanese knows.
(Quotation from japan exposures )