Letters From Tokyo

Kitai Kazuo, A Photographer Who Chooses a Side
Essay and edit by Dan Abbe  A few months after arriving in Tokyo, and speaking almost no Japanese, I found…

By Daniel Abbe

Tokyo Digest - June 2012
All photos © Hiroshi Takizawa Unconscious Photography It’s been a big month for photography in Tokyo. German conceptual photographer Thomas Demand…

By Daniel Abbe

Tokyo Digest - March 2012
© Kenya Sugai Birds I think enough has been written about the one year anniversary of the March 2011 earthquake,…

By Daniel Abbe

Tokyo Digest - February 2012
©Daisuke Yokota  There’s so much interest in Japanese photography on the English-speaking web, but not nearly enough connections from the…

By Daniel Abbe

Letter from Tokyo #6: Japan, 2011 and photography
At the 2010 edition of the Higashikawa Photo Festival, I met a photographer named Iino. We were both getting drunk…

By Daniel Abbe

Letter from Tokyo #5: Non-conceptual conceptual
© Naoyuki Hata, from “Burn” © Naoyuki Hata, from “Burn” A Japanese photographer recently said to me, “it feels like…

By Daniel Abbe

Letter from Tokyo #4: Shinjuku Amateurs
Two days before the earthquake hit Japan, I visited a few galleries in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. There are at least…

By Daniel Abbe

Letter from Tokyo #3: Back to normal?
I’m always interested in observing how Japan is represented abroad, but the last month hasn’t had anything to do with…

By Daniel Abbe

Letter from Tokyo #2: Beyond Moriyama and Araki
©Tsuneo Yamashita The photos in this post were all taken by Tsuneo Yamashita, a photographer who lives in Tokyo but…

By Daniel Abbe

Letter from Tokyo #1
Hi, I’m Dan Abbe, and this is the first in a series of monthly columns about Japanese photography for LPV.…

By Daniel Abbe