Yamada
Suzuki
Ayukawa
Ohwada
Iijima
Kida
Kagenaka
Shimoda
Watanabe
Yokoyama
Koike
Nakano
Minami
Nakagawa
Miyasaka
Ichikawa
Uehara
Yokoo
Nakamura
Honda
Yoshida
Ishii
Takashiro
Yamada
Gomenasai Book
Kazoku Book
Oyako Book
Oyako Book (Japanese)

Oyako means parents-children in Japanese and is the title of a series I have been photographing since 1982. In the process of photographing hundreds of parents and children it has become my life work. Focusing on this basic relationship, I am able to see the changes that Japanese society is going through.

Oyako has been shown in a number of major exhibitions and published as photo books. Click thumbnail below to see book information.

In 2003, my wife and I started a social action to celebrate this special bond. The 4th Sunday of July is Oyako No Hi (parents and children’s day). Visit our website to learn more.
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