“Afterglow of Ancient Towns” photo exhibition of Yasuo Kiyonaga is held at Artisan Japanesque 2F”Hana" from May 19 to July 15, 2017.
Beautiful medieval landscapes are spread out at ancient towns scattered around China.
Looking at the walled towns where the streets of the 14th century remains intact, and the riverside towns where old wooden houses lined along the canal, it seemed that time is stopping there.
The life of the people living there also seemed to be unchanged since the olden time.
Every time I pressed the shutter, the cut-out image seemed to extend back to the landscape of the unspoiled town with tracing the history of several centuries.
The town seemed to live while repeating the same “old days".
In modern China where development is rapidly progressing, the scenery is gradually lost.
Before the everything is lost, I captured the good old ancient town on camera.
Born in Kagawa, Japan, in 1948
Member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS)and the Photographic Society of Japan (PSJ) Principal of Photo Gallery Artisan
Has published many photography books such as “Paris Sketch”, “Japanese Beautiful Landscapes”, “Spirit of Forest”, “Afterglow of Ancient Towns”, “Leslie” among others.