Tetsu Osumi “Story By Walls”
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A number of Japan’s remaining “frontiers”— notably Hokkaido cities like Sapporo and Hakodate— moved boldly into the new era during the Meiji period, demonstrating a will to modernize in their construction. These Hokkaido cities drew on Japan’s passion for craftsmanship and enterprising spirit while importing foreign stone, brick, iron, cement, glass, and other materials to construct modern, western-style buildings. These structures co-exist with contemporary architecture more than 100 years later.
Photographer Tetsu Osumi captures the histories of these buildings and the events witnessed by their walls. While their residents are long gone, these structures still surely posses the legacy of pride known to their inhabitants, who supported Japan’s northern cities.
from December 27, 2014 to February 27, 2015