The Photographs of Osamu Kobayashi: Perspectives on Ryotaro Shiba’s On the Highways Series Experiencing History, Landscape, and Culture on Foot with Penetrating Insight into the Times
[Image: Kurosaki Church (Kamikurosaki-machi, Nagasaki, Japan)]
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This exhibition features about 90 photographs on themes from Kobayashi’s “Kaido wo yuku” (On the Road) travel essays, carefully selected from among the vast number of photographs taken by Kobayashi over many years. Many of them are widely known and loved as cover photos for the paperbacks of the Kaido wo yuku series and as accompanying images for the Shukan Shiba Ryotaro (Weekly Ryotaro Shiba) book series. The photographs have been reorganized under rubrics such as “Religion” and “Words,” and newly reproduced as silver halide prints. Heightening viewers’ sensibilities, they capture with clarity and delicacy the moment when Shiba’s literary world emerges from the modern scenery. Transcending time, they bring that world to vibrant life. When Kobayashi’s perspective overlays Shiba’s, the photographs give rise to Shiba’s very spirit and open a new door to his oeuvre.
from November 01, 2019 to November 20, 2019