Modern Japan, the second largest economy in the world, is a land of contradictions. Home to some of the most sophisticated technology and manufacturing, it also has communities whose daily life has changed little in the last five hundred years. It is a land of great beauty, both in the landscape and in its celebrations, festivals, and traditional arts. After photographing China, Korea, and the United States, Hiroji Kubota spent three years traveling the length and breadth of Japan's many islands, capturing the magnificent diversity of his own country. From rice paddies to pachinko parlors, ancient temples to the Honda assembly plants, Kobota's lens has captured both the ordinary and the extraordinary.
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Author Biography - Hiroji Kubota
Hiroji Kubota is a member of Magnum, the renowned photojournalist cooperative. He has published numerous photographic volumes including Japan, China and From Sea to Shining Sea. Elliott Erwitt has been a member of Magnum, the famed photojournalist's cooperative, for almost forty years. His photographs have been published and exhibited extensively on every continent, at such museums as the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kunsthaus in Zurich, and the Chicago Art Institute. His books include Personal Exposures, On the Beach, and To the Dots. He lives in New York City.