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The philosopher Ninomiya Kinjiro was born into a poor family in 18-century Japan. He had to work and didn’t have time to study, so he read his books as he worked and became a great man. In his honor, bronze statues depicting him reading and carrying firewood were erected all over the country, mostly in primary schools, but today these are decreasing in number. For some reason, Japanese authorities reckon it’s dangerous to read and walk at the same time.
Photographer: Inbe Kawori
Stylist: Sam Voulters
Model: Anna Ryon
Michael FUCKING Fassbender
Photography by Peter Hapak
MOOD Magazine / May 2011