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Yokainoshima – Island of Monsters

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Yokainoshima – Island of Monsters
Text in Englisch
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In Japan, the passing of the year is marked by festivals and rituals that have gone largely unchanged for centuries. Elaborate outfits, made from textiles as well as branches, straw, and other materials plucked from the natural environment, are donned in rural, agricultural, and fishing communities throughout Japan to celebrate seasonal rites of fertility and abundance. Yokainoshima (literally “island of monsters”) explores the extraordinary crop of masks, costumes, and characters that reappear with the return of each season.
Charles Fréger is a photographer based in Rouen, France. His previous books include Wilder Mann and Portraits in Lace: Breton Women. His work has been featured in many publications including National Geographic.