Kesennuma’s superhero “fisherman” was photographed by photographer Kentaro Kumon. Kesennuma Fisherman Calendar 2023 Released on October 13th!

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Kesennuma’s superhero “fisherman” was photographed by photographer Kentaro Kumon. [Kesennuma Fisherman Calendar 2023] Released on October 13th!

The “Kesennuma Fisherman’s Calendar” is a yearly series of photographs of Kesennuma’s fishermen who are active in the sea, and who have been photographed bravely by excellent photographers. The 9th edition, 2023, will finally be released on Thursday, October 13th.
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Mr. Tamotsu Fujii 2014 edition
2016 Edition Mr. Masashi Asada
2017 Kotori Kawashima
2018 edition Mr. Uruma Takezawa
Yoshiyuki Okuyama 2019 Edition
2020 Mr. Kosuke Mae
Hiroshi Hatano 2021 Edition
2022 edition Ms. Orie Ichihashi
And thanks to the wonderful and well-known photographer who was in charge of shooting, this work will be the ninth work.
Shooting for the 2023 edition
He is a photographer, Kentaro Kumon.
■Kentaro Kumon |
photographer. Born in 1981. Widely active in magazines, books and advertisements, focusing on reportage and portraits. At the same time, he has created works based on the theme of “landscapes created by human activities” both in Japan and overseas. In recent years, he has released works such as “Cultivator”, which captures agricultural landscapes all over Japan, “Koyakugawa”, which considers the connection between rivers and people, and “Topography of Light”, which captures the climate and lifestyle of Japan while traveling around the peninsula. His latest work is a photo book titled “Sleeping Island”, published by German company Kehrer on the theme of depopulation on the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. In 2012, he won the Photographic Society of Japan Newcomer’s Award for “Goma no Yohinten”.
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The 2023 edition of the Kesennuma Fisherman’s Calendar will be produced by Kentaro Kumon, who has taken various photographs on the theme of “landscapes created by human activities”, including the photo book “Plower”, which captures agricultural landscapes all over Japan. Thank you.
It is not the first time for him to photograph fishermen, as he has a connection with the primary industry on a regular basis. We asked Kentaro Kumon to cut out the “Fisherman of Kesennuma” that can only be seen.
The shooting begins with one of Kesennuma’s specialties, the saury ship’s departure from the boat. Accompanying rough fishing. A fisherman relaxing in a public bath. How they live like us. You can feel the food, clothing and shelter of a “fisherman” from the monthly photographs.
The design is bold, with one large vertical photo on the double-page spread, creating a powerful, poster-like calendar.
At the end of the book, a special interview with Naoko Adachi, the screenwriter of the NHK serial drama novel “Welcome back Monet” set in Kesennuma, and Kenta Senda, an Olympic medalist from Kesennuma, is recorded, which is a bit different from the past. Please enjoy the spectacular calendar.
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■ About the calendar
Size: Closed B4 (width 364 x height 257mm)
   Open B3 (width 364 x height 514mm)
Specifications: Starts on Sunday
Elements: new moon, full moon, lucky day
Number of pages: 32 pages
Weight: about 220g
Price: ¥1,700 (¥1,870/tax included)
Release date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
★ Reservation and sales site
Kesennuma Fisherman Calendar Official HP
Photo/text (caption)
Kentaro Kumon
photography assistant
Yanagihara Misaki
Ayako Kanda (Nippon Design Center)
Editing/text (interview)
Kazuya Karasawa (Punch Line Production)
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Live Art Books Co., Ltd.
Calligraphy for each month of the calendar
Kesennuma fisherman
Planning/publishing office
Kesennuma Tsubakikai
■ Events
Kesennuma Fisherman Calendar 2023 Photo Exhibition
Photo by Kentaro Kumon
Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
        ~November 20th (Sun)
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Price: Free
Place: Asakusa “Plum and Star” 2F
2-2-4 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
A photo exhibition will be held to commemorate the release of the Kesennuma Fisherman Calendar 2023.
At the venue, in addition to selling calendars, Kesennuma products and a set meal of “grilled saury set meal” caught in Kesennuma will be added to the menu (for a limited time only).
Also, on October 16th (Sun), a talk event with Kentaro Kumon will be held. What did you feel in Kesennuma on a fishing boat and face to face with fishermen? I would love to hear your stories. Please listen while eating grilled saury! There will also be an autograph session after the event, so please join us.
“Kentaro Kumon Talk Event”
Date: October 16, 2022 (Wednesday) 15:00-
Place: Asakusa “Plum and Star” 2F
2-2-4 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
Price: 1000 yen (with grilled saury)
Capacity: 20 people *Reservation required
[Reservation method]
“Name” “Number of people” “Phone number”
Please send an e-mail specifying
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● About “Kesennuma Tsubakikai”
Kesennuma Tsubakikai was established in 2008 for women only to think about hospitality in Kesennuma. Started activities immediately after the earthquake, and also plans and manages the management of pacific saury’s “departure delivery” and the event “breakfast at the market”. After the earthquake, in addition to thinking about “hospitality”, a gathering of women who are energetically working to spread the charm of Kesennuma.
●Contact information
“Kesennuma Camellia Club” Secretariat
Address: 32-2 Shimoakada Matsuzaki, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture Website:
Phone: 070-5628-9438
(Contact: Chiba / Reception hours weekdays 9:00-18:00)
* We may not be able to answer the phone because we are not a staff dedicated to answering the phone.
(If you can contact us by e-mail from the inquiry at the time of reception, we will definitely reply.)
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