Hajime Kimura - Kodama


KODAMA is the debut book by Japanese photographer Hajime Kimura. The black and white images reveal an ancient Japanese way of life set amongst the mountains in the northern region of Japan. 

I first heard of the “Matagi” civilization right after my third year of college. They were depicted as if coming from a completely different time and captivated my attention immediately. Now, seeing them represented through these images is like peeking back into a distant legend. 

Published by Mado-sha (Tokyo). 

 56 pages, 29 cm x 29 cm, hardcover, Mado-sha (Tokyo).