Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kotori Kawashima-Photographer

I was lucky enough to stumble upon a book by Kotori Kawashima, Mirai-Chan(published 4/2011) that I wanted since reading about it in Jollygoo's blog before I went to Japan in March, at Kinokuniya today. The book is shots of her daughter Mirai-chan in her daily life, probably one of the cutest toddlers you'll ever see in pics. The photographs are raw and beautiful, high-contrast explosion of color, photography. A lot of the photography takes place in rural Japan on Sado Island, Nigata prefecture. Kawashima was born in Tokyo in 1980 and graduated from Waseda University in Japan. Her second book is a collection called Baby, Baby, recently published in March 2011. Kawashima will be showing from September 1, 2011-September 13, 2011 at Fukuoka PARCO

Mirai-Chan photo book
Mirai-Chan photo book
Mirai-Chan photo book
Mirai-Chan photo book
Mirai-Chan photo book

getting there:

Kuko Line Subway Station "Tenjin" direct exit 7
大牟田線 Nishitetsu Tenjin "Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station 'north entrance gates immediately
Now go towards the bus stop each Nishitetsu

11-1, Tenjin 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Phone 092-235-7000 (main)
Opening Hours
10:00 to 20:30
B1F · Oichika 11:00 to 23:00
7:30 to 21:00 Burezzu 神戸屋 B1F ·


  1. This is all wrong! Kotori is a guy!!!

    Here's his pic at the end of the post and read the comments too!


  2. Thanks Saltvinegar.

    I thought he might be a guy but everywhere including the actual book of his photographs say he's a woman. But this makes more sense considering some of his more provocative