753 Season

It’s that time of year again, 753 season! 753 (shichi-go-san) is a festival day in Japan for three and seven year-old girls and three and five year-old boys, held annually on November 15th to celebrate the […]

Venice Beach with Aki and Yuka

On a recent business trip to California (photographing a corporate event), I was contacted by Aki and Yuka, a Japanese couple living in Los Angeles who are due to get married later this summer. They […]

Studio Jazz

I recently had a studio shoot with two Tokyo jazz musicians who I have collaborated with a number of times before. Saxophonist David Negrete and Trumpet Player Patriq came over to get some new headshots […]

Last of the Dojunkai

Japan Times Article – Last of the Dojunkai. This is a project I shot back in 2013, on 35mm film. It is a visual exploration of the last of the Dojunkai Apartments, the iconic Tokyo […]

The Dancing Girl’s Inn

In 1926 Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata wrote the short story The Izu Dancer (伊豆の踊子). The novella is about a student traveling the Izu Peninsula in Japan. During his trip he befriends six dancers, he soon finds himself falling in love with the […]

Return to the Kowloon Walled City

The Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement located in the middle of Hong Kong. The plot was originally used as a Chinese military fort until the region was leased to Britain in the late 1800s, at which point it slowly became a tightly […]

Hiking Japan’s Autumn Trails

A recent piece in the Japan Times’ Weekend Scene supplement, published both online and in print, about autumn hiking in Japan. All images by myself, and all text by Tyler Rothmar. Read the full article online here. […]

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