June 2022 Exhibition: Rainbows- Day and Night
Photo Exhibition by Junji Takasago
June 4 to July 1, 2022

What is it about witnessing a rainbow that makes us feel so special?
Seeing one always evokes a sense of delight. They are natural phenomenon
that occurs when raindrops act as a prism and divide the sunlight into
seven colors. Hawaii is known as the “Rainbow State” due to their
frequent sightings. If you're lucky, you might catch a rare rainbow that
is only visible by the light of the moon. Observing one in a pitch-dark
sky is breathtaking and something that the Hawaiians have considered to
be a great blessing since ancient times. Regardless of whether they are
seen in the day or night, rainbows are a present from nature,
symbolically bridging our differences and reminding us of the beauty
that exists in the world. With war in Ukraine and many other troubling
things happening around the world, we should take time to appreciate a
rainbow’s magnificence and think of what we can do for peace.

Junji Takasago
Photographer, born in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture in 1962. With
the entire globe as his work field, he shoots his way around the world
capturing moments in nature from underwater to animals, rainbows,
landscapes and stars. His published work include “night rainbow”,
“The Rainbow Planet”, “Dear Earth”, “PLANET OF WATER”,
“Aloha”. Exhibitions have been held at the Salzburg Museum, Tokyo
Midtown, Shibuya-Parco, to name a few. Takasago has been introduced on a
wide range of media where he communicates his thoughts about nature, and
its relationship with humans.

Bruce Osborn / FCCJ Exhibition Chair