Masako Tomiya, KITO, 2017

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Masako Tomiya is a photographer originally from the region of Aomori, north Japan. She has lived in Tokyo for years, and one day, she received news that her sister and sister-in-law, who live near her hometown, were both pregnant. This news inspired Tomiya’s series Kito, a reflection on identity, family, transmission and the passing of time.

“Kito” means “homeward” in Japanese. Inverted, “toki” takes on a completely different meaning: “time”. In her poetic series, Tomiya plays with this dual sense. Her reflective photographic journey is undertaken with a subtle meditation on nature, and its seasonal transformation, alongside a representation of human life through women. Tomiya stages self-portraits and captures the daily lives of her mother, sisters and new-borns, to explore how her sense of home has altered with time.

Masako Tomiya, Kito
Chose Commune

2017, First edition/1000 copies
Essay by Masako Tomiya
Cover artwork: Satsuki Shibuya

22 x 27 cm
80 pages, 38 ill., hardcover

ISBN 979-10-96383-02-3

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