Through the month of May, Emergent Arts is honored to house Tohoku: Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers in conjunction with the Sister City program between Hanamaki and Hot Springs. This is nationally touring exhibit that is only available in a few select cities. You owe to yourself to see this exhibit during its brief stay.
This exhibition of photographs of Tohoku, which marks the first anniversary of the great earthquake, does not attempt to document the damage or recovery but instead uses photography to show the natural and cultural environment of Tohoku along with its people and their way of life. It is composed of the work of nine individual photographers and one photographers’ group who belong to a variety of generations and stylistic tendencies but are all from Tohoku. Photographs taken in the 1940s will be shown alongside images of the present. By presenting the viewpoints of highly individualistic photographers who represent the past, present, and future, this exhibition aims at introducing many fascinating aspects of Tohoku to the people of the world.