When Bruce Osborn first photographed punk musicians and their parents in 1982, he had no way of knowing that it would turn out to be a life-long project of over 7,000 photo shoots, covering Japanese society in all its variety from musicians, sushi chefs, and monks, to sports figures, adult film actresses, celebrities and the family next door. The 144-page book explores the very meaning of family and familial relationships and challenges us to consider our feelings about family. It features an introduction from the photographer and comments, quotes and stories from those photographed – with 88 photographs. http://www.bruceosborn.com/#/work/oyako Amazon US https://goo.gl/u1ApVr Amazon JP https://goo.gl/oVxmSz Amazon UK https://goo.gl/7rrU8q
Rica Matsumoto, who received the Oyako Award Special Prize 2018 was introduced in Mainichi Newspaper (Evening) on November 8th, 2018. http://mainichi.jp/articles/20181108/dde/014/070/017000c Rica and Bruce Osborn first met 34 years ago when Bruce photographed Rika and her father. Rica and her father Mr.Yujiro Matsumoto is on the cover of the newest OYAKO book! The book can be purchased on the following site. Amazon (US) https://goo.gl/u1ApVr Amazon (Japan) https://goo.gl/oVxmSz
We will introduce some works from the collection of works in past Oyako Day Essay contest. LAYING POSSUM The little girls’ batteries begin to run down after eight at night. You can measure the younger one’s fatigue by how much she cries. As for her full of energy older sister, she survived today’s kindergarten, but now she’s run out of juice and is sleeping on the sofa. Mom’s the one who’s supposed to get them both upstairs to bed. After a 10 kilo and then a 17 kilo freight transfer to the second floor, Mom’s ready to give it up, but when she comes back to the living room, […]
We will introduce some works from the collection of works in past Oyako Day Essay contest. I COULD HAVE PICKED A BETTER MOTHER Always at work, never at home; oh, how I hated my mother. When I thought I heard her at home, I’d find her standing there at the kitchen sink with her back to me. By middle school, I was fed up with everything. One day something happened at school that bothered me and everything went haywire. At home, I blew my top and turned on my mother. “If only I could have chosen my mother ! I would’ve picked a better one !!” I could see […]
Oyako Day 2018 video clip on Yahoo! News. Directed by Toshi Inomata who was also the was director the Oyako Movie This year’s Oyako Day Exhibition starts on September 14th at Olympus Gallery Tokyo. Please clickHERE to view Yahoo! News.
On July 13th, there was a press event announcing this year’s Oyako Day book giving campaign which is supported by the following bookstores. Tsutaya, Asahiya, Libro, Parco, Yomu Yomu, Tadaya, Orion, Books Emutasu.
We will introduce some works from the collection of works in past Oyako Day Essay contest. THE DAY I BCAME A PARENT I suddenly became the mother of a 10 year-old, American boy. Not a blood relation, but a foster parent. He was cute for the first month, but from there on, he plunged into rebellion. He was difficult and emotionally unstable. How many times did I think I should to stop being a foster parent? When I thought of giving over my role to a social worker, the words stuck in my throat and I couldn’t go through with it. Our mud-slinging went on for a half a […]
We will introduce some works from the collection of works in past Oyako Day Essay contest. IT’S JUST ABOUT BEING TOGETHER “Your stomach aches again? You know, if you say that every morning, people will stop believing it’s true. Then when it really hurts, no one will help you. Now get up and get ready to go.” From kindergarten through first grade, for 4 years, it was the same every day. My daughter would complain of stomachaches and refuse to get dressed. Even if I drove her to the kindergarten, she wouldn’t get out of the car. When it came time for us to separate, she’d burst into tears, […]