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Hiroji Kubota witnessed the liberation of Saigon in 1975, an event that drew his photographic attention back to East Asia. It took him several years to get permission to photograph in China. Finally, between the years of 1979 and 1984, Kubota embarked on a 1000 day tour, during which he made more than 200,000 photographs.
"I love beautiful things, and I want to make pictures that lift people's spirits. I see the giving and receiving of photographs as something beautiful and personal"