"In 1972, still a student at the Chiyoda Design Photography Academy, Yoshiichi HARA headed towards the Tohoku region of Japan for a ten day trip. He had planned to shoot ten rolls of film a day, 360 photographs, one every two minutes. Once developed and printed, the 'Tohoku Zanzo' (transl. 'Afterimages of Tohoku') photographs earned him a solo exhibition at Nikon Salon in Ginza.
Thanks to Japanese publisher Sokyusha, the images by Yoshiichi HARA are now available again as a photo volume. With deep contrast, his black-and-white photographs capture splenetic scenes and sceneries of a region where the old rural life was being chased by modernity. 'Tohoku Zanzo' is both a remarkable document and a fascinating impression of a now-gone facet of Japan.
The book includes an afterword by Yoshiichi HARA (in Japanese and English translation)." (© Sokyusha, 2019)
The photo volume 'Tohoku Zanzo' by Yoshiichi HARA is well designed by Katsuya KATO.