A beautiful re-release of Tsutomu Yamagata’s portrait series of the unique individuals he met around Ueno Park’s Shinobazu Pond.

“There is something about the people I met at the park that peculiarly attracts me, something more than just how they look, just what they say about themselves. It is as if they had a kind of magnetic power, unseen and quiet, further attracting those who take a close look at them." (Tsutomu Yamagata)

This new publication by Zen Foto Gallery and Case Publishing adds 15 previously unreleased portraits to Yamagata’s original 2012 release and can also be purchased together with a photographic print from the series (6 different motifs, each limited to an edition of 20).

Book Size
200 x 190 mm
56 pages, 43 images
Ink-jet Print
127 x 178 mm
Publication Date
Japanese, English
Limited Edition

Artist Profile


Born in Tokyo in 1966. Graduated from Department of Law, Keio University. He is a member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society and the Photographic Society of Japan. His major solo exhibitions so far include “My Little Cosmos” at Zen Foto Gallery, 2024, as well as “SURVEILLANCE” at Zen Foto Gallery, 2019, “Ten Disciples” at Zen Foto Gallery, 2016 and gallery 176, 2017, “Thirteen Orphans” at Zen Foto Gallery, 2012 and Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 2013. His main publications include Thirteen Orphans (New Edition by Case Publishing & Zen Foto Gallery, 2017), Ten Disciples (Zen Foto Gallery, 2016), Thirteen Orphans (Zen Foto Gallery, 2012), and Bulgarian Rose (Private edition, 2011). Yamagata participated in the group exhibition “Pale Red Dot” at Athens Photo Festival in 2018. His works are included in the collections of University of New Mexico Art Museum, USA and Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai.