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This was a great show. I say “was” because it ends today at the new Korea Cultural Center in Yotsuya 4-chome, a beautiful building near all the tiny photo galleries at the edge of Shinjuku. Click here, though, and you can see a full set of photos of Korea shamans and ceremonies taken by Kim Soo Nam (金秀男), who passed away last year. The photos date mostly from the early 1970s onward. The music is fantastic too.

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There are lots of photo galleries in the area where Shinjuku fades into Yotsuya, but I was surprised to find one just on the way from the galleries Niepce and Roonee 247 to Totem Pole Gallery.

Latitude-p has been there for two years, actually, but has always remained hidden because they’ve never put out a sign until recently. It’s a great space, reachable by an elevator big enough for one person at a time. Or many two at most.

It’s focus is on rights and gender issues, with a current show of photos by Miwa Tosaki.