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A Unique View of Japan in Tokyo Monogatari by Ilse Leenders

By: Marissa Liu - Published: Nov 14, 2009   Updated: Jun 16 2011 • References: viewbookphotostory and featureshoot
Tokyo Monogatari by Ilse Leenders is a photo series inspired by the typical aspects of modern, everyday life in Japan. Leenders, a Dutch artist, created a visual synthesis of the habitual rituals of Tokyoites, exaggerating body shapes and the frenetic atmosphere of the city.

Noh performers, Kabuki theater, the ancient manga drawings of Hokusai and Bunraku puppeteering all influenced the images that make up Ilse Leenders's Tokyo Monogatari.

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