Hitoshi Uemoto “The Area of Sea ”

Ginza Nikon Salon (Nikon Plaza)

poster for Hitoshi Uemoto “The Area of Sea ”

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Upon the island of Otsushima, Shunan there is a memorial museum for “Kaiten”, human torpedoes used during WWII, steered directly into enemy ships by special naval forces, with documents and ruins of the former naval base providing records of this extreme technique of attack and a former training bay close by. The steering of this weapon was notoriously difficult and even in training many people lost their lives. It is impossible to capture the tension and mentality which formerly filled this region through photography but here Hitoshi Uemoto attempts to reveal some fragment of this past in an attempt to pass on this history to the next generation.



From 2013-11-20 To 2013-12-03


Hitoshi Uemoto



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