Tsugaru: Poetry, Writings, Photography by Yojiro Ishizaka
Published by Izu Photo Museum (2014)
This volume presents the work of photographer Ichiro Kojima (1924–1964), who was born in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan and spent his career photographing the natural features of the region, along with the traditions of its people. Coinciding with the exhibition Ichiro Kojima: To the North, From the North held at Izu Photo Museum in 2014, this reprinting of the original 1963 photobook is supplemented by an explanatory leaflet in English, not included in the first edition, in hopes of bringing his work to a larger audience. Besides the many black-and-white images of snowy landscapes and turbulent skies, it includes dialect poems by Kyozo Takagi and texts by Yojiro Ishizaka.