Atsushi Fujiwara’s POET ISLAND is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Book Title: Poet Island

Photographer/s: Atsushi Fujiwara

Place of publication: Tokyo, Japan

Year of publication: 2015

Publisher: Sokyusha

Language: English, Japanese

Dimensions of book (cm or inches): 28 x 24 cm

Edition size: 600

Binding, paper & printing details: Hard cover, perfect bound, offset double toned black and white

Number of pages:72

Number of pictures: 61

Designer: Koichi Hara (trout)

Editor: Michitaka Ohta

Printer: Sun M color Co. LTD

ISBN: 978-4-904120-47-7

Retail price: 45 EUR

Where to buy: Personal online store

Stores, distributors, URLs : http://www.tipi-bookshop.be/shop/poet-island-by-atsushi-fujiwara/ http://www.inbetweengallery.com/store/product/poet-island/ http://ascenseurvegetal.com/fr/748-poet-island-signe.html http://www.photobookcorner.com/book/poet-island-signed/

Link/s to existing book reviews: http://faraway-eyes.blogspot.de/2015/04/fujiwara-atsushi-poet-island-shijin-no.html

Summary of project: Published by Sokyusha, Fujiwara Atshushi’s Poet Island is a slow and sentimental documentation of the abandoned spaces on Nagashima Island and Nagashima Aisen and Komyo-en, sanitariums where the diseased people of Hansen were quarantined away from the rest of Japan. He muses on the work of famous pre-war poet Kaijin Akashi’s, who was quarantined there and his own faded memories of the place that he too visited as a child.

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