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JAPAN: IN MY VIEW* is the catalog of my most recent exhibition.

This work was included in the 9th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition in the Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman College 10 October through 13 November 2009.

This is a small sample of the 12,000 photographs I made in July 2009 while I was traveling in Japan. It had been 13 years since I had lived in Saitama Prefecture. The trip was an occasion to see old & new friends and travel to some cities and towns I had not visited when I lived in Japan. I spent most of five weeks exploring Southwest Japan including Osaka, Kyoto, Shikoku Island, Naoshima (the "Art Island"), Yamaguchi, Kyushu Island, Kobe, Himeji, and many smaller towns and villages including two pottery-making towns, Hagi & Tamba. I also returned to familiar places such as Saitama, Urawa, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Ginza, Yokohama, and Kamakura.

315 photographs, including 2 photo mosaics.

A companion edition (with 240 pages and 600 photographs) is now online. It has the same title, but in white letters.

Please take a look at my other books about Japan:

JAPAN {BASHO}
JAPAN {IROIRO}
JAPAN {NIHONJIN}
JAPAN {JITENSHA}
JAPAN {SHASHIN}
JAPAN {BITS & PIECES}
JAPAN: IN MY VIEW
JAPANESE SIGNS
LOOKING AT LINES

michaelalvis

About the Author

MICHAEL ALVIS
michaelalvis Tennessee, USA
Michael Alvis is a photographer who enjoys exploring many places with his camera. He has traveled to Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and all 50 states in the USA. He lived and worked in Saitama, Japan for 6 years. He enjoys travel, eating sushi, reading, and watching films.

Comments (4)

gowinshin

gowinshin says

Your photography speaks for itself and I particularly like the layout where patterns and colours emerge into one!

posted at 04:57am Nov 01 PST

rleenders

rleenders says

different!

posted at 11:43am Oct 26 PST

Oremualdo

Oremualdo says

campai !

posted at 09:27am Oct 26 PST

EverBGreen

EverBGreen says

The mosaic created a high degree of match with the original image. Over 90%? Congratulations! It must have taken a lot of photos and some tinkering -- with your nose and ear hanging in the balance. :0)

posted at 04:21pm Oct 24 PST

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