“Shikishima" is a series of photographs taken during 1969-72 by Tamiko Nishimura on journeys around the regions of Tohoku, Hokuriku, Kanto, Kansai, and Chugoku.
To accompany the exhibition, Zen Foto Gallery has published a reprint of the 1973 edition of "Shikishima", accompanied by a supplement composed of unpublished photographs, and english translations of the original text and a newly written text by Tamiko Nishimura.
"The weather changed often, with strong winds, sunshine, clouds, and rain. I was strongly attracted by the how the light shined, by the smell of flowers, and just by the atmosphere of the place, rather than what I actually saw. Even if I walk through the same place every day, each walk would be different, depending on who I meet or how the light shines. It is not particularly about visiting somewhere new. Still, while watching foreign ships in Kobe Port I dreamed of one day sailing in one to a country I've never been to before."
Box set reproduction of "Shikishima" will be published by Zen Foto Gallery, 2014