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Wim Wenders – Journey to Onomichi

Posted in Photography, Print by B on July 18, 2010

The Quay Wall
217,8 x 178cm

The House on the Corner
144 x 125 cm

Onomichi at Dusk
210,7 x 178 cm

The Chopper
124,5 x 125cm


I have always wondered

where my favorite film (yes, of all times)

Tokyo Story,

(or Tokyo monogatari in Japanese)

actually takes place, except in Tokyo of course.

Yasujiro Ozu’s masterpiece from 1953

depicts a small seaside fishing town

in which the story begins and ends.

An old couple departs from there,

in order to visit their kids in the big city one last time.

After their return the old woman dies,

and her husband is left alone.

Eventually someone told me

that this coastal town was called Onomichi,

in the South of Japan.

So one day my wife and I

made the reverse journey

and traveled from Tokyo to Onomichi

where we stayed for a week.

Wim Wenders


Wenders, Wim, and Heiner Bastian. Wim Wenders: Journey to Onomichi : Photographs. [München]: Schirmer/Mosel, 2009. Print.


Wim Wenders


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My Decisive Moment

Posted in Fashion, Film by B on April 5, 2010

Yohji Yamamoto by Roberto Frankenberg

How it began.

“I had bought a shirt and a jacket. You know the sensation you feel when you put on a new garment: you look in the mirror, happy and a bit excited in your new skin. But wearing that shirt and jacket I was different; they were old and new at the same time. In the mirror I was myself, undoubtedly, only I was more myself than before. I had a strange sensation…yes, I was wearing the shirt par excellence and the perfect jacket, and beneath them I was myself. I felt protected, like a knight in his armor.”

Notebook on Cities and Clothes. Dir. Wim Wenders. Produced by Road Movies Filmproduktion in Cooperation with the Centre National D’Art Et De Culture Georges Pompidou, 1989. DVD.


Yohji Yamamoto

Roberto Frankenberg

Wim Wenders

Road Movies Filmproduktion

Centre National D’Art Et De Culture Georges Pompidou