Eikoh Hosoe

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Hosoe is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional photography

and for his interaction with important Japanese artists

such as the Butoh dancer Tasumi Hijikata and the novelist Yukio Mishima.

On the occasion of this extraordinary exhibition, the images of some of his famous series

(Ordeal by Roses, Kamaitachi, Kimono, Ukiyo – e Projections, The Butterfly Dream)

have been printed with a unique process:

digital prints on washi paper (“wa” means “Japanese” and “shi” means “paper”).

The idea of this revolutionary way of representation

comes from the “scrolls” illustrating Genji’s tale,

considered the first written novel in the history of mankind, dating back to 1001-1005.

Hosoe framed each scroll

with Japanese fabrics, studying the background colors of every series.

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    Hosoe is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional photography

    and for his interaction with important Japanese artists

    such as the Butoh dancer Tasumi Hijikata and the novelist Yukio Mishima.

    On the occasion of this extraordinary exhibition, the images of some of his famous series

    (Ordeal by Roses, Kamaitachi, Kimono, Ukiyo – e Projections, The Butterfly Dream)

    have been printed with a unique process:

    digital prints on washi paper (“wa” means “Japanese” and “shi” means “paper”).

    The idea of this revolutionary way of representation

    comes from the “scrolls” illustrating Genji’s tale,

    considered the first written novel in the history of mankind, dating back to 1001-1005.

    Hosoe framed each scroll

    with Japanese fabrics, studying the background colors of every series.