Japan Modern | Places

I have been wandering these past several years in mountains, villages, towns, and cities . . . I suppose what I was trying to do was to find myself again as a Japanese.
—Tsuchida Hiromi

In the wake of wartime destruction and rapid reconstruction, Japanese photographers traveled throughout the country and created groundbreaking photographic projects. Documenting the country’s rural edges or wandering the streets of Tokyo, photographers sought to grasp a sense of self and place in the midst of unprecedented economic, social, and physical transformation.

Click on the map below to explore Japan through the eyes of photographers featured in the exhibition.