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Evidence NAGASAKI: within 1 km of Ground Zero
photo exhibition by Akira Matsumura
Aug. 1 - Sept. 4 Main Bar and Masukomi Sushi

aug.2015

It has been seventy years since the atomic bomb was dropped and Nagasaki now looks no different from other cities. Everything about the atomic bomb tends to be forgotten, seen as something from the past. Media coverage is more or less limited to the atomic bomb's anniversary, mainly news reports on the day of the ceremony. For this work, I photographed the atomic bomb remains and relics that were within one kilometer of the hypocenter at the time of the bombing. I sincerely hope these various close-up photographs will be remembered as the evidence for generations to come.

bio

Akira Matsumura was born in Kyoto in 1946. After studying photography at Nihon University, he worked for Mainichi Newspaper from 1965 - 2005. He has received considerable acclaim for his work, including the Tokyo Press Photographers Association Award for a photo series on the 50th year since the end of World War II. In addition, Matsumura has published several photo books and had a number of exhibitions. After leaving the newspaper, he taught photography at the Zokei Art College in Kyushu and in 2014 opened Matsumura Akira Photo School in Fukuoka City (Kyushu). Recently Matsumura published his photo book "Evidence NAGASAKI" which is the subject of this exhibition.

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OYAKO Parents & Children
Photo exhibition by Bruce Osborn 
Main Bar July 04 - 31, 2015
july.2015

I began taking photos of parents and children as a way of looking at Japanese culture and the changes from one generation to the next. In the 33 yr. since starting this series, I have taken thousands Oyako and the project has grown in ways I never expected. In 2003, my wife and I started Oyako Day social action which is on the 4th Sunday of July. On Oyako Day, I take photos of 100 families in an all day Super Photo Session. July 26 will be our 13th Oyako Day event. For more information about Oyako Day, go to the website.

www.oyako.org

* Photos in this exhibition are from an ongoing series I'm taking for Mainichi Newspaper.

bio

Originally from Los Angeles, Bruce Osborn has been based in Tokyo since 1980. His photos can be seen in numerous publications and advertisements, both in Japan and overseas. Bruce has gotten a number of awards and published several photo books. In addition, he shoots and directs TV commercials and music clips. In 2014, a movie was made about Bruce and his Oyako project.

oyakomovie.com
www.bruceosborn.com

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Air Max 90 Check In

Japan Photo exhibition by Naoki Honjo
Main Bar June 6 - July 3

june.2015

Naoki Honjo is a renowned photographer with his unique photographing method of making a reality into unreal. With his 4x5 large format film camera, he adjusts a focal point and captures our daily lives that become a whole different world. His works point out how vague and ambiguous the universe that we assume we know is. He has been taking bird's?eye view photos of landscapes, cities, buildings, and artifacts of the present day around the world including USA, France, England,

Africa and China. Among them, he chose Japan to show the traditional architectures and landscapes.

Naoki Honjo

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1978.

He graduated from Tokyo Polytechnic University Graduate School of Arts with a MFA in Media Art Course. Since then, he has had many solo exhibitions and participated group exhibitions including "Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in ontemporary Photography" that was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He received the 32nd Kimura Ihe Award with his first photo book, "small planet" in 2006. His works are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the useum of Fine Arts, Houston.

http://honjonaoki.com
http://napgallery.jp

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Exhibition: Main Bar & Masukomi Sushi

May 9 - June 5, 2015
may.2015

Tombo photo exhibition by Hiroshi Tanaka

"Tombo" is the Japanese word for dragonfly and there are over 200 varieties throughout Japan. They are a popular insect and the subject for children songs. Dragonflies are considered good luck as they always fly forward and never back. A theme of this series is, "the view seen from a child's perspective". Instead of using a net to catch my dragonflies, I capture them with my camera.

Hiroshi Tanaka
Born in Kobe-shi, Hyogo in 1963. Tanaka's weekday job is a businessman, but on the weekends, he clicks into action as a photographer.
Exhibitions includes "Hiroshi Tanaka's World - the Tombo Diary" at the Kashiwazaki City Museum along with being included in the "Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape" at the Museum of Modern Art. He is an active member of the Japan Professinal Photographers Society (JPS), Society of Scientific Photography (SSP), and Japanese Society for Odonatology.

http://www.tombo-tanaka.com

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FCCJ Apr 4 - May 8 Photo Exhibition
Selection from the Young Portfolio Acquisitions
(Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts)
Photo Exhibition in Main Bar and Masukomi Sushi
The dates for the show from April 4 - May 8, 2015

april.2015


In 1995, K'MoPA opened as a photographic museum in Kiyosato, Yamanashi Prefecture. The greater part of our activities are focused to the 'Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio' project. This cultural program is aimed at helping youth develop through photography. It is our wish to present young people with a challenge, pass on the fundamentals of photography, and open up a future for them and for photography. We believe that 'through cultivating people, culture can thrive'.

The 'Young Portfolio' is highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad for its internationalism and achievements. Over the last 20 years, it has received 112,259 works by 9,466 photographers from 74 countries. A number of these photos have been acquired for the museum's permanent collection. This exhibition consists of works by Japanese photographers, selected from the Young Portfolio' archives.

Eikoh Hosoe, Director

List of artists: Issui Enomoto (1977), Miyoko Ihara (1981), Takuma Imamura (1980), Ryo Kameyama (1976), Kenji Kawamoto (1977), Tomoaki Makino (1980), Mariko Sakaguchi (1987), Noboru Taguchi (1980), Hisako Sakurai (1969), and Kaori Yoshihara (1980)

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