Zen Foto Gallery is pleased to host its third solo exhibition of photographs by Shoko Hashimoto from July 3 to July 25, 2015.

This exhibition comprises 17 silver gelatin prints, showing the photos taken in the Izuruha part of Itsuki village in Kumamoto prefecture in 1971, and the photos taken in Kaida village located in Kiso district in Nagano prefecture in 1973. Zen Foto Gallery will publish an exhibition catalogue in late September.

Rural Japanese life in the Seventies.
The essence of this life was ingrained in me since childhood.
In the Seventies, people were closer to nature, and nature was fertile and abundant.
The Jizo listened to the sad tale of the lullaby.

ーShoko Hashimoto

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Born in Ishinomaki in 1939. Graduated from Nihon University, College of Art Dept. of Photography in 1964.

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