Since 2014, Tanéa has actively engaged with the legacies of her grandparents, Shinkichi and Ferdi Tajiri. For the latest spring/summer edition, Volume 6, she received an invitation to contribute her story to her.magazine.
Titled "Ferdi - Rediscovering My Grandmother," the article spans ten pages and delves into Tanéa's journey of reconnecting with Ferdi, a grandmother she had never known. Now the same age as Ferdi was during her time in Paris in the 1950s, Tanéa offers reflections on the life of a young and unconventional woman who fearlessly pursued her aspirations. The article provides an intimate perspective on Ferdi's creative output, her distinctive fashion sense, and her visionary outlook. It features photographs by notable artists including Ed van der Elsken, Leonard Freed, Ad Petersen, Eddy Posthuma de Boer, Frans Zwartjes, Shinkichi Tajiri, and Egon Notermans.
To read the article, please click here.
Tanéa Ferdi Tajiri showing the last spread of the article: Ferdi - Rediscovering My Grandmother, where she is being featured with both of her grandparents.
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Article written by Tanéa Tajiri (2018)
Photo's in article: Ferdi - rediscovering my grandmother by Ed van der Elsken, Eddy Posthuma de Boer, Egon Notermans, Leonard Freed, Frans Zwartjes, Shinkichi Tajiri & Mottke Weismann