Satoshi Hirano: Reconstruction. Shibuya, 2014–2017

Steidl Book Award Japan



ISBN: 9783958294080 Category:

Satoshi Hirano


This book documents the large-scale redevelopment of the laby – rinthine Shibuya train station in the heart of Tokyo’s world-famous shopping district. Although many such ambitious construction projects are currently underway throughout Japan’s ever-renewing capital in preparation for the Olympic Games in 2020, the work at Shibuya Station is in a particularly dense and active area-the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing (where up to 2,500 people simultaneously traverse the street in five directions) is only a stroll away, while the station’s nine train lines have remained operational throughout renovations. Mixing black-and-white and color images taken at various times of day and night, Reconstruction is both a collection of stilled moments from this bustling process of transformation and an unconventional portrait of Shibuya.

Additional information

Weight 1027 g
Dimensions 25.2 x 38 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 25 September 2020
Number of pages 80
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25.2 x 38 cm
Weight 1027 g


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Born in 1983, Hirano Satoshi today lives and works in Tokyo. His recent exhibitions include the solo show "Reconstruction" at the Nikon Salon in Tokyo and Osaka, and the group show "45 Frames from PhotoVogue" at the Leica Gallery in Milan. Satoshi's work is held in collections including the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Hokuto.