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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

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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

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

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Wim Wenders

Schirmer/Mosel

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Tokyo Monogatari – Yasujiro Ozu

Posted in Film, Print by B on June 19, 2010

Tokyo Monogatari – Yasujiro Ozu

Tokyo Monogatari – Yasujiro Ozu

Tokyo Monogatari – Yasujiro Ozu

Tokyo Monogatari – Yasujiro Ozu

Tokyo Monogatari – Yasujiro Ozu

Tokyo Monogatari – Yasujiro Ozu

Tokyo Monogatari – Yasujiro Ozu

“Ozu’s method, like all poetic methods, is oblique. He does not confront emotion, he surprises it. Precisely, he restricts his vision in order to see more; he limits his world in order to transcend these limitations. His cinema is formal and the formality is that of poetry, the creation of an ordered context that destroys habit and familiarity, returning to each word, to each image, its original freshness and urgency.”

Richie, Donald. Ozu / Donald Richie. Berkeley: University of California, 1974. Print.

Tokyo Monogatari. Dir. Yasujirō Ozu. By Kogo Noda and Yuharu Atsuta. Perf. Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, and Setsuko Hara. Ciné Vidéo Film, 1990.

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Yasujiro Ozu

Tokyo Monogatari

Donald Richie

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