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  • 執筆者の写真eirikisunamura

田淵行男 写真集 ヒメギフチョウ/"Life History of Luehdorfia puziloi in Japan" by Yukio Tabuchi




June is a season of bonus in Japan, and this time I used my bonus for a vintage photo book by Yukio Tabuchi. It was published in 1950s and I found one in GINZA SIX, which is a new landmark of Ginza, Tokyo. Everything about the book is fascinating, Just taking the book out of its green sleeve and looking at the cover makes me feel like slipping to another world. I was also impressed by the preface.

Yukio Tabuchi is the father of nature photography in Japan. He influenced my supervisor in the university and was the master of my favorite photographer. This means that he has indirectly influenced me, and I can actually feel it.

I'm not sure if I am a person worth keeping this valuable book, but I'm sure I'll be inspired by this book and I'll hand it over to someone to pass the soul of Yukio Tabuchi to future generations.

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