Hi all,

We are pleased to announce that “Kito” by Masako Tomiya is now available to pre-order here.
The first 100 pre-orders will receive the book signed.

Masako Tomiya is a photographer originally from the region of Aomori, north Japan. She has lived in Tokyo for years, and one day, she received news that her sister and sister-in-law, who live near her hometown, were both pregnant. This news inspired Tomiya’s series Kito, a reflection on identity, family, transmission and the passing of time.

“Kito” means “homeward” in Japanese. Inverted, “toki” takes on a completely different meaning: “time”. In her poetic series, Tomiya plays with this dual sense. Her reflective photographic journey is undertaken with a subtle meditation on nature, and its seasonal transformation, alongside a representation of human life through women. Tomiya stages self-portraits and captures the daily lives of her mother, sisters and new-borns, to explore how her sense of home has altered with time.

First edition of 1,000 copies
Photographs: Masako Tomiya
Essay: Masako Tomiya
Design: Bureau Kayser
Cover artwork: Satsuki Shibuya
22 x 27 cm
38 photographs
80 pages
French / English / Japanese
Publication date: 30 June 2017
ISBN: 979-10-96383-02-3
Trade edition: 45€
Special edition: 450€ (upon request)

Bonus: Meet us on instagram @chose_commune to win one book!