North of the Tropic of Cancer, by Hajime Yoshida


Hajime Yoshida was born in Ehime Prefecture in 1930. After graduating from Chuo University in 1952, he moved to Hokkaido where he practiced writing, photography, and ornithology. While in Hokkaido, he came under the influence of two bird photographers, and in the latter 50's he started to produce his own books of bird photography as well as film documentaries on the subject of birds. In 1963 he traveled to Okinawa to make a documentary film, spending 70 days on various islands. Still photographs he took on that trip are collected in the book Kamigami no zanei, published concurrently with this book.

North of the Tropic of Cancer features photographs Yoshida shot from 1988 - 2001, centering mainly on the Yaeyama Islands, islands the furthest away from mainland Japan. Unlike Kamigami..., which featured mainly portraits, this book is made up mostly of landscapes.

Yoshida passed away in April, 2005.

Hardcover, with dustcover. 26cm x 26cm, 84 pages, 70 b/w plates. Published by Tosei-sha, 2006.

Please note: Buy the set of both Hajime Yoshida Okinawa books (comprising this title and Kamigami no zanei) and save ¥1,000.