Eiji Ohashi was Born in Hokkaido, Japan, 1955. He worked from 1984 to 2006 in Nepal and Pakistan and photographed in Tibet and the Chinese Western Regions.

About ‘Roadside Lights’:

The photographer Eiji Ohashi, in his series Roadside lights, tells his country immortalizing solitary places of sale completely automated. The list of places and objects that represent Japan must be decidedly elongated: after the Mount Fuji, the cherry trees in bloom and the well known sushi, we must also add the vending machines. As dusk approaches, roadside vending machines light up in cities and in the outskirts. These scenes of vending machines, ordinarily standing on the roadside, are particular to Japan. The vending machines downtown or in the wilderness, placed to stand in solitude, are an image of loneliness. They work tirelessly, whether it is day or night. But once their sales drop, they are taken away. If they do not glow and shine, they will stop existing. There might be something human about them.’

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