One of Krum’s prized possessions: a signed copy of Asakusa Portraits by Hiroh Kikai, a Japanese photographer who spent more than 30 years photographing single subjects in an area northeast of Tokyo. “The captions are like little poems,” Krum says. “‘A man in a coat he said was made from the pelts of 28 raccoons.’ ‘A man who said he had just had a drunken quarrel.’ ‘A man who came on the wrong day thinking this was the day of the fireworks show.’ You just get lost in the rhythm.”
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One of Krum’s prized possessions: a signed copy of Asakusa Portraits by Hiroh Kikai, a Japanese photographer who spent more than 30 years photographing single subjects in an area northeast of Tokyo. “The captions are like little poems,” Krum says. “‘A man in a coat he said was made from the pelts of 28 raccoons.’ ‘A man who said he had just had a drunken quarrel.’ ‘A man who came on the wrong day thinking this was the day of the fireworks show.’ You just get lost in the rhythm.”