European Eyes on Japan - Japan Today
Friday 18th August
From: 16:00 - 19:00
Starting from 1999, Japan Today has been inviting photographers from two
European Capitals of Culture to Japan each year to document peoples’ lives in different areas. The aim is to re-familiarise the Japanese with aspects of their lives which tend to be lost. By looking through the “filter” of a foreigners eye, or rather camera lens, the Japanese audience is invited to rediscover the hidden gems of their own culture as well as gaining a more global perspective. At the same time the project acquaints Europeans with Japanese Culture through photographs which go beyond stereotypical representation.