Posts tagged with ‘japan’
Ayano Tsukimi (64) is living in Nagoro, a village in eastern Iya on Shikoku, one of the four main islands of Japan. Not many people are still living there. For those who die or move away, Ayano Tsukimi is making lifesized dolls in their liking and puts them in places that were important to them. The dolls are scattered around the whole valley.
She is married, but her husband and daughter are living away from her in Osaka. She’s living alone with her 83 year old father in the house of her family.
Congratulations to Japanese architect Shigeru Ban for being named the winner of this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize. Discover his work, including the new Aspen Art Museum, opening in August via this New York Times slideshow.
Video: Time-lapse video showing the construction process of Shigeru Ban’s new 33,000 square-foot Aspen Art Museum building from October 2013 through January 2014, courtesy of AAM.
Three years ago this week, Japan was ravaged by the largest earthquake on record in the country’s history. The Argentine photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg visited Otsuchi, a small beach community on Japan’s main island, earlier this year to document the wreckage that remains. A look at his photos: http://nyr.kr/1i8weBQ
Above: Mrs. Oikawa Shiyuko sits among the remains of what was once her home.