of Allied-occupied Japan after World War Two, taken by anthropologist John W. Bennett, arranged in portfolios with comments by Bennett and links to large images, such as hotel umbrellas drying in the sun
. The exhibition includes selections from Bennett's journal and letters with his first impressions of Japan. Portfolios include views of Tokyo
, children in the park
, women of the night
, traditional architecture
, and Japanese resorts
The Kamagasaki Gallery.
Background to and photographs of a Japanese slum.
uses a slit camera
to capture panoramic pictures onto a whole roll of film. He uses his slit camera to take photographs of Japanese railway trains
. [via boingboing]
: Great vacant night cityscapes of Osaka and Tokyo.
Welcome to ArtServe
: Art & Architecture
mainly from the Mediterranean Basin
Night View of Seto
- impressive panoramas of western Japan. (via Yakitori)
Gods of Japan.
A photo-dictionary. 'This photo library and dictionary is a labor of love. After moving to
Kamakura in 1993, I became intrigued by the many deities and faces of Buddhism and Shintoism.
There are over 650 photos in this library ... '
Related :- Quirky Japan.
This site is
just fabulous. 'Are you tired of shrines and temples, reconstructed ferro-concrete castles
and tea ceremonies? Do you like to get off the beaten track? Would you like to meet
Japanese people who do not meet the conformist stereotype? Japan, behind the conservative
grey suits and formal bows, is a country quirkier than you can ever imagine. The Quirky
Japan Homepage provides information about oddities such as the The Meguro Parasitalogical
Museum, the Thousand Person Bathtub, Love Hotels, temple lodging, and the Yakiimo man (the
ice cream man's evil twin). '
Related interest :- Lost
Here's an interesting
interview with the author, Alex Kerr; and here's a piece about his wonderful house.
Striking, panoramic photo collages
of the ruins of U.S. and Canadian concentration camps used to isolate Japanese-Americans during WWII. Masumi Hayashi's rich site
also features documents
, personal stories
and Shockwave interview clips, a discussion board
and data on each camp
. And, yes, this post was inspired by U.S. Congressman Howard Coble's recent comment
"I'm not alive. I'm not myself. I'm tired of playing the role of somebody else. I want to be myself".
Kamagasaki, Japan in the 1950s
: photographs by Inoue Seiryu, and Kamagasaki now
: Photos and text by Shannon Higgins, with first-hand accounts