「Doyagai -continued-

Photographs by Seung-Woo Yang, Shoko Hashimoto, Haruto Hoshi, Issei Suda
and Seiryu Inoue

Opening reception with the artist: Friday, September 15, 18:00 – 20:00

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©Seiryu Inoue




20世紀の日本の都市は、地方からの移住者をのみ込み、成長してきた。私たちが今快適な暮らしを送っているのは、先祖がよりよい暮らしを求め荒れ地から出てきて、圧倒的な困難と格闘してきたからであろう。彼らはみな、ドヤ街か、それに相当する場所を通過してきた。 時代を超えて人間が経験し得る現実と私たちを向き合わせてくれる場所であるドヤ街は、これまで多くの写真家の主題であり続けてきた。


Thanks to all the positive feedback from visitors in July, we are pleased to announce our 2nd exhibition for Doyagai.

The three doyagai are the districts where manual labourers gather in the three great Japanese cities of Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka - Sanya, Kamagasaki and Kotobukicho.

The term doyagai comes from the argot "doya", reversed from "yado" (lodging house).

Japan’s cities have grown during the past century by absorbing migrants from the countryside. Most of us now live in cities and we think our lives are civilised, but how did we arrive here and come live our comfortable lives? In most cases our ancestors came from the fields in search of something better and struggled through crushing difficulties. They passed through the Doyagai or their equivalent. The Doyagai bring us back to the realisation and to the common experience of our humanity, which might be why it have been the subject of many photographers.

For this exhibition, we are introducing works of Sanya by Shoko Hashimoto, works of Kotobukicho by Seung-woo Yang, as well as works of Kamagasaki by Seiryu Inoue, Haruto Hoshi and Issei Suda.


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