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Emi Anrakuji Biography

Emi Anrakuji studied painting at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. Shortly after her graduation, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor which deeply affected her eyesight. During a 10-year recovery, she began to make block prints and taught herself photography. Anrakuji takes a uniquely obsessive interest in her own body and explores photography through intimate images of herself, which could be understood as a result of her long-time hospitalisation. In 2006, she was awarded the 22nd Higashikawa New Photographer Award presented by the Higashikawa International Photo Festival. She currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

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Emi Anrakuji studied painting at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. Shortly after her graduation, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor which deeply affected her eyesight. During a 10-year recovery, she began to make block prints and taught herself photography. Anrakuji takes a uniquely obsessive interest in her own body and explores photography through intimate images of herself, which could be understood as a result of her long-time hospitalisation. In 2006, she was awarded the 22nd Higashikawa New Photographer Award presented by the Higashikawa International Photo Festival. She currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Emi Anrakuji In Related Press

Eroticism in Japanese photography Related Press Eroticism in Japanese photography 17 May 2016, China Daily Asia

Eroticism in Japanese photography - a talk about the male gaze and more with two female Japanese photographers - Tokyo Rumando and Hideka Tonomura - about their photographic work, currently on show along side work of 11 other renowned Japanese artists at Blindspot gallery in Hong Kong. Curated by Mimi Chun and Mark Pearson

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