June 2022

Rainbows — Day and Night

06/04 - 07/01, 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 phenomena that occur 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. 

Circle Rainbow
Blessing the land
Double rainbow
Night rainbow

Junji Takasago / photographer

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