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

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


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.

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Air Max 90 Check In

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


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.

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Air Jordan XII 12 Shoes

Exhibition: Main Bar & Masukomi Sushi

May 9 - June 5, 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.

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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


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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What the Fukushima Nuclear Explosion Did to Our Beloved Rose Garden 

Photo Exhibition in Main Bar and Masukomi Sushi

March 7 - April 3, 2015

Organized by Maya Moore & Hisako Matsuda featuring photos from several photographers


As we memorialize the 4th anniversary of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and meltdown of Fukushima's nuclear plant, it cannot be denied that the general mood in and out of Japan is that of disinterest. For the victims of that tragic day, perhaps the most distressing aspect now is the lack of concern and detachment by the rest of the world. It is of vital importance, to imagine what it must be like to lose family, home, livelihood, and dreams. This photo exhibition of Futaba Rose Garden, located 8 kilometers away from the nuclear plant, gives an entirely unique, current, and personal perspective to the on-going devastation experienced by the residence of Fukushima. The contrast between the magnificent and vibrant roses blooming in their prime, and the haunting images of the present garden is nothing short of shocking. In their silent ways, the roses represent the profound anguish of all the victims of 3.11.


Maya Moore

Former journalist and anchor for NHK, TBS, and PBS stations. Facilitator for the Tohoku Virtual English Class Project between the American School in Japan and elementary schools in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture. Author of THE ROSE GARDEN OF FUKUSHIMA depicting the story of Katsuhide Okada and his Futaba Rose Garden. (Available at FCCJ.)


Hisako Matsuda

Photographer and Producer. Graduated from the Photography Dept., Nihon University College of Art. Official photographer for the Japan Kennel Club. Runs private photo studio specializing in portraits and animals. Instructor for the Yokohama Photographers of Roses.

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