Tsuyoshi is a remarkable individual. I had the pleasure of taking a large format workshop with him in October and found him to be a talented teacher and genuinely pleasant person to spend a weekend with. I smile when I recall Tsuyoshi riding his small bike between groups of photographers testing their wings with large format cameras. His grassroots efforts at Project Basho are admirable and reflect his love of traditional and non-traditional photography.
Tsuyoshi pursues his personal work in Philadelphia by carrying his 7 x 17 camera on public transportation. In a way, he is an urban frontiersman exploring the wonder of his environment and then generously sharing it with others. If you get an opportunity to spend time at Project Basho, I suggest that you do. I only wish that I lived closer to Philadelphia to be more able to be part of Tsuyoshi's special world at Project Basho.