July 1 - July 31
OYAKO (Parents and Children)
By Bruce Osborn
OYAKO is the Japanese word for parents and children. It is also the title that heads the life work of photographer Bruce Osborn. Over the last 24 years, Bruce has photographed over 700 parents and children together in an open and upbeat style that bridges generation gaps. These images have been frequently introduced by the Japanese media, published as photo books, and shown in exhibitions. This month you can see some of these photos first hand in our Main Bar and Masukomi Sushi Bar. In addition to his show at FCCJ, Bruce will also be exhibiting at the newly opened Aichi Children's Center, the former site of the 2005 Aichi World Expo, from July 15 through September 3 and at Olympus Gallery in Tokyo, from August 24 to 30.
In 2003, Bruce took his message about the strength of the family bond a step farther by establishing Oyako's Day. Since the second Sunday in May is Mother's Day and the third Sunday in June is Father's Day, he decided to make the fourth Sunday in July a day to honor families. This year, "Oyako No Hi" is on July 23rd. and he will be inviting 100 families to the studio for a super photo session. Anyone interested in learning more about this series or "Oyako No Hi" can contact him through the press club or visit the following websites.
The Exhibition Committee
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Please make your reservations at the FCCJ's reception desk (3211-3161) to allow for seating arrangements.
All movie screenings are private, non-commercial events restricted to FCCJ members and their guests.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!
A dinner will be served at a cost of 1,750 yen (including tax). Sign up now at the reception desk (3211-3161) or online at http://www.fccj.or.jp. To help us plan the proper seating and food preparation, please reserve in advance, preferably by noon of the day of the event. Those without reservations will be turned away once available seats are filled.
- Welcoming of guests
- Presentation by John Doe
- Q & A