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On mountain peaks and tourist trash

Jul 4, 2015

On mountain peaks and tourist trash

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Discussing Mount Hayachine, ethnologist Kunio Yanagita observed that it stood on, “a somewhat different plane from the normal world.” This could be a description of mountains in general, a landscape where we may experience nature in the raw, and even at times, a numinous ...

'Aperture' magazine comes to Tokyo

Jun 27, 2015

'Aperture' magazine comes to Tokyo

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Think photography and its history, and it’s easy to recall iconic images of New York, Paris or London — cities whose buildings and street life have long provided compelling subjects. Constantly changing, Tokyo is now securing its place in that history of urban images. ...