Kichimu Flies at Night

Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night

Toshiko Hashimoto
Kichimu Flies at Night

Photographs: Toshiko Hashimoto

Text: Toshiko Hashimoto

Publisher: Fugensha

88 pages

Pictures: 63

Year: 2018

ISBN: 978-

Price: 40

Comments: Soft cover, 25 x 20,5 cm, Black and white photographs.

Toshiko Hashimoto’s photobook Kichimu Flies at Night is a series of well-observed scenes from her everyday family life (husband, two children, cat). Hashimoto infuses her (often grainy) black-and-white photos with a sense of wonder and fantasy that makes the book a joy to browse through.

“Ki-chi-mu, ki-chi-mu, kichimu flies at night…
One day my two-year old daughter, who did not distinct between dreams and reality yet, sang this to herself.
Ki-chi-mu.
It sounded strange to me, like an incantation.
Later I found out the word can mean ‘lucky dream’ or ‘dream of good fortune’ in Japanese.
There was no way she could have known the word at her age. I thought of her sudden use of it as a prophecy for the future, as a vague but indisputable sign.”


Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night

Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night

Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night

Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night

Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night

Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night

Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night

Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night

Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night

more books tagged »japanese« | >> see all

more books tagged »Fugensha« | >> see all

Toshiko Hashimoto,Kichimu Flies at Night