A subtle study of Japan’s inner-city serenity by photographer Roberto Badin

A subtle study of Japan’s inner-city serenity by photographer Roberto Badin

Whether it’s urban architecture or rural landscapes, Japan has long fascinated foreign photographers. Sealed off completely to the outside world during the Edo period (1603 – 1868) the country has retained its layers of enigma, impenetrable to those from abroad. Its urban centres, as they appear in endless photographs, amateur and professional, are always presented in the same way: chaotic, crowded, brimming with eccentric outfits and flooded by neon lights. It’s this image of Japanese urbanism that...

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