The woman in the rough, blurred and out-of-focus photo had her eyes wide open

Photos of Daido Moriyama
Shot at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in Yebisu, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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There are some places that I don't visit often, but I do visit them when I remember. In the suburbs of Tokyo, Kamakura is at the top of the list. It is not that I like Yuigahama Beach or Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, but for some reason I end up visiting them from time to time. Even if it is not powerful, it seems to have a subdued magic that makes me want to visit it after some time has passed. In Tokyo, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in Yebisu is a good example. Although I am not an ardent fan who visits every time there is a new exhibition, I still end up going there as soon as I remember.

As the name suggests, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is a museum specializing in photography and video. There are many museums in Tokyo, but it is rare to find one that specializes in photography and video. At that time, they were showing the Daido Moriyama exhibition. It may be a cliché, but Moriyama Daido is one of my favorite photographers. I bought a ticket and walked in.

Unlike paintings, photography is rarely crowded, even when it is an exhibition of a famous artist. This time, too, it was empty. As I slowly looked at the photos, I felt as if the woman in the rough, blurred and out-of-focus photo had jumped out of the plane and was talking to me.


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Shooting Date

Sep 2020

Posted On

May 26, 2021

Modified On

November 10, 2021


Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo


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