淡い Yūto
metalonmetalblog:

Tomoko Uemura in Her Bath is a renowned photograph taken by famed American photojournalist W. Eugene Smith in 1971. Many commentators regard Tomoko as Smith’s greatest work. The black and white photo depicts a mother cradling her severely deformed, naked daughter in a traditional Japanese bathing chamber. The mother, Ryoko Uemura, agreed to deliberately pose the startlingly intimate photograph with Smith to illustrate the terrible effects of Minamata disease (a type of mercury poisoning) on the body and mind of her daughter Tomoko. Upon publication the photo became world famous, significantly raising the international profile of Minamata disease and the struggle of the victims for recognition and compensation. Tomoko Uemura died in 1977 at the age of 21. At the wishes of Tomoko Uemura’s family, the photograph was withdrawn from further publication in 1997, 20 years after Tomoko’s death.
zoebalthus:

(c) Mayumi Hosokura
thekimonogallery:

IJun Togawa, Japanese musician.  About 1980’s, Japan.
shihlun:

Shigeichi Nagano

" You rub elbows with a lot of people everyday. Some strangers might become your friends or your confidants. So, I never turn my back on a chance to rub elbows. Sometimes I rub till I bleed.”

Flower-shop, Brussels, designed by Paul Hankar, XIX century.
shihlun:

Kimiko Suzuki, foreground, and her older brother Hideaki watch their cat play in front of a fan in Hiroshima in 1941.
(Provided by Tsuneaki Suzuki)
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