Shintaro Sato “The Origin of Tokyo”


poster for Shintaro Sato “The Origin of Tokyo”
[Image: ©SATO Shintaro, Courtesy of PGI]

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Tokyo is undergoing a major wave of change in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games. Rather than focus on these changes, Shintaro Sato has chosen to photograph one of the only locations not to be affected – the Imperial Palace. Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Shogun who moved the nation’s capital to Edo, employed Chinese geomancy when designing the palace and planning the city. Sato found the difference between the virtually alien ways of the past and the current goings-on of modern Tokyo to be both perplexing and fascinating. All photographs in this series were made on clear winter nights during the so-called “blue hour.” The contrast between the bright city lights, the dim tree-lined palace and the distant Mt. Fuji reveal that not all nature has been swallowed up by the city. This exhibition will feature five archival pigment prints.



from February 27, 2019 to April 13, 2019


Shintaro Sato



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