OHKURA Shunji 大倉 舜二 (1937.5.3-) Tokyo. Prominent photographer with diverse themes, from fashion to street photography.
Major themes Fashion, glamour, food, insects, ikebana flowers, stage performances, and commercial work.
Education Graduated Dokkyo High School.
Career Studied basic photography under TOMINARI Tadao, a botanical photographer. Apprenticed under MIKI Jun (3 days), and studied fashion photography under SATO Akira.
Turned freelance at age 22. Photographer of a wide variety of subjects including fashion, food, insects, ikebana flowers, stage performances, and commercial work. Photographed kabuki actor BANDO Tamasaburo. Photographer of MATSUZAKA Keiko nude photo book in 1984. Photo book Tokyo X in late 2000. (2001.6.24)
Awards Kodansha Publishing Culture Award, 1971; Photographic Society of Japan's Award of the Year, 1987.
Book reviews Tokyo X