On mountain peaks and tourist trash

by Stephen Mansfield

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 presence. One Hundred Mountains of Japan, ...

'Aperture' magazine comes to Tokyo

Jun 27, 2015

'Aperture' magazine comes to Tokyo

by Edward M. Gómez

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. ...