All images ©2019 Michael Sakamoto
Work-in-progress autobiographical work, inspired by Hosoe Eikoh and Hijikata Tatsumi’s “Kamaitachi” photo essay and the postwar Japanese photography genre of subjective documentary.
Photographed on location: Tashiro and Tokyo (Japan); Los Angeles, Cypress, Salinas Valley, Marysville, and Olivehurst, California (USA); Maui, Hawaii; Paris, France.
Photo assistants: Yut Abe, Tillie Sakamoto, Joy Jarme.
Supported in part by the University of Iowa Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.