Noriko Takasugi

Fukushima Samurai - The story of identity

Fukushima Samurai - The story of identity

Fukushima Samurai - The story of identity

Fukushima Samurai

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Fukushima Samurai - The story of identity

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Noriko Takasugi‘s photo set was taken in honor of Soma Nomaoi, an annual celebration honoring samurai culture in Fukushima, which dates back more than one thousand years ago. Takasugi spent a month photographing Fukushima’s Nomaoi and believes the event is “an embodiment of their identity and fight for survival,” following the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and the explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex that ravaged Japan.  On his website personal stories of the photographed individuals can be found.

 

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