As part of a project with art historian Cécile Laly, Mami Kiyoshi produced the photographs of the exhibition Wadako, stories of Japanese kites. To meet the latest manufacturers of traditional kites and to set their personal and intimate stories about their craft and art with words and images, which was the intent of the project, scientific for one, artistic for the other. At a time when globalization universalizes leisure and urban expansion nibbles open spaces, flying octopus – another name for kites in the land of the rising sun – are less numerous in the sky, as are artisans which...
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