Being an adult is tough and there’s no unsubscribe link. Luckily, you can go back in time with these adorable photos by Japanese photographer Kotori Kawashima. He followed his friend’s 4-year-old daughter from a rural Japanese village to Paris, while she was discovering the world.
Kawashima released a whole book called “Mirai Chan” featuring the rosy-cheeked girl in 2011. The book was an instant success in Japan and earned the photographer the Kodansha Publishing Culture Award Photos Award in the same year.
“I think that children are free, it is very interesting to listen to what they say, not boring to watch them, and they are so energetic,” Kawashima explains, when discussing why he loves using Mirai Chan as a subject. “Everyone has a childish side, so I love to find it in my friends and people I meet for work.”
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Photo credits: kawashimakotori.com | Amazon (h/t: sobadsogood)
Go back to childhood with little cute Japanese girl Mirai Chan
In case you’re interested what he looks like, here are links one and two with pictures of the mysterious photographer who really should put his picture on his official website.
I don’t own any of the pictures and all the pictures belong to the photographer Kotori Kawashima.
If you like what you see, the book is available in Kinokuniya KLCC.
Here’s signing off the post with one of my favorite picture.