Japan's Showa flash flood of photography

Art Nov 18, 2019

Japan's Showa flash flood of photography

by Martin Laflamme

The National Gallery of Canada showcases Showa Era (1926-89) photographers, whose documentation and interpretation of politics, culture, social issues and even the quotidian changed the face of modern photography in Japan.

Frida Kahlo and the secret life of women's objects

Film Aug 12, 2015

Frida Kahlo and the secret life of women's objects

by Kaori Shoji

Miyako Ishiuchi is one of Japan's most formidable photographers — a woman who has been passionately interested in women and their bodies for the whole of her 50-year career. At 68 years old, her fascination with the female physique remains intact, but over the ...

Spirits linger in the trinkets of Hiroshima's dead

Film Jul 25, 2013

Spirits linger in the trinkets of Hiroshima's dead

by Kaori Shoji

They say most people have one or more defining childhood incidents — something that sets the course of their adult life and molds their personality. Filmmaker Linda Hoaglund had one, and it was so striking that to this day she can still remember the ...

Reader Mail May 10, 2012

More than a 'few' foreigners split

The May 6 editorial "'Flyjin' rather few" states that "The survey ...did not determine exactly how many of those 25 percent eventually returned to Tokyo" after the 3/11 disasters. But it should be patently obvious how many did — all of them! The survey was ...

Reader Mail Jun 15, 2008

Fed up with commute interruptions

Again, after a lightening strike on the main signal box at Mitaka, all of the Chuo Line came to a halt early last week. A few months ago, a fire at the same Mitaka signal box caused a suspension of Chuo Line operations for more ...