17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile

These images demonstrate an American bystander’s visual experience of the traditional culture of Japan. They seek to nullify the concept of cultural appropriation that may result from a “tourist” perspective and repair these unspoken damages.

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Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Kyoto, Japan
Copyright: © Donna Bassin