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Tsutomu Yamagata - Thirteen Orphans, Zen Foto Gallery, 2012, Tokyo

 

Softcover, edition of 500, http://www.tsutomuyamagata.com

Yamagata has been taking photographs of people he met around a lily pond known as Shinobazu-no-ike, in a major park in Tokyo’s Ueno district. The work he named “Thirteen Orphans”, which is the name of the strongest hand in the game of mahjong. In most games, we collect series of the same type of cards and melds, but in this hand all the cards are unrelated to the others. However, if one card is missing, this hand is worthless. Each is unlike all the others; each combines to make the whole. Just like human society. 

Pages: 36
Place: Tokyo
Year: 2012
Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery
Size: 18 x 26 cm (approx.)







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Tsutomu Yamagata - Thirteen Orphans (Front)

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Tsutomu Yamagata - Thirteen Orphans (Spine)

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Tsutomu Yamagata - Thirteen Orphans (Back)


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Participatin in in)(between. ShaShin Book Award, an award open to all Japanese photographers and photographers residing in Japan. More information in English and Japanese See all entries

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Softcover, edition of 500, http://www.tsutomuyamagata.com

Yamagata has been taking photographs of people he met around a lily pond known as Shinobazu-no-ike, in a major park in Tokyo’s Ueno district. The work he named “Thirteen Orphans”, which is the name of the strongest hand in the game of mahjong. In most games, we collect series of the same type of cards and melds, but in this hand all the cards are unrelated to the others. However, if one card is missing, this hand is worthless. Each is unlike all the others; each combines to make the whole. Just like human society. 

Pages: 36
Place: Tokyo
Year: 2012
Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery
Size: 18 x 26 cm (approx.)