Author(s): Rinko Kawauchi
This book is published on the occasion of an exhibit of recent photographs by Rinko Kawauchi at the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto. Inspired by individual memories of Kumamoto’s inhabitants, the commissioned exhibition combines their stories with works of photography. An open call resulted in photographs shot at more than 40 locations around Kumamoto and its environs, from parks and the seashore to a train station, empty road, and pond with koi. The series marks a collaborative effort between Kawauchi and the city’s people that chronicles memories in an evocative and personal way. With a booklet insert featuring an extensive text by curator Haruko Tomisawa.