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Photo Exhibition by Chotoku Tanaka

田中長徳写真展『ライカと共に、世界の果てへ : WIEN1973』Yuga Kurita_4E00242
Photo: Nikon D800E w/ SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM

I visited ISLAND GALLERY to check out a photo exhibition by Chotoku Tanaka. Chotoku is a famous Leica user in Japan and the exhibition featured photographs taken in 1973 using his 1932 Leica D2. He used Nikon 50mm f/2.0 and SIGMA minitel 200mm to take the photos.

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Tales of Fuji | New Era

Yuga Kurita Mount Fuji Purple Calmness

“Tales of Fuji | New Era” Yuga Kurita Exhibition

From Aug 2 (SAT) to Aug 15 (FRI)

Island Gallery, Tokyo

Literary Giant Soseki Natsume wrote, “There’s only one thing we can be proud of in Japan. That’s Mt. Fuji.” Back then, Japan had just emerged from feudal isolation and was locked in the midst of a rapid modernization. Having recently returned from the UK, Soseki felt Japan was significantly behind western nations and unable to create anything worth taking pride in. Although we now have technological and cultural advancements that we can take pride ourselves in, facing Mt. Fuji with a solemn heart still reveals the thing lost during modernization. (Yuga Kurita)

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