Hiroshi Ikeda - Ainu

Publisher Little More

ISBN 9784898154984

Idea Code 19072

The Ainu are an indigenous people based in Hokkaido, in the north of Japan. Hiroshi Ikeda photographed members of the Ainu community from 2008 til 2018. His photographs document their everyday life, festivals, and pride of Ainu. The book includes interviews with five Ainu people living in various circumstances. “A decade has passed since 2008 when I started to frequent Hokkaido to take photographs of Ainu people. We drank and laughed, and at times bickered with each other. Now, these are the people I laugh with while reminiscing on those memories. I reveled in the encounters, and the partings saddened me; the photos seem to me like a mere afterthought.” writes Hiroshi Ikeda in his afterword.

128 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, hb, Japanese/English


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