I’ve been a fan of Japanese photographer Hiroh Kikai 鬼海宏雄 ever since I was lucky enough to interview him in 2011 for an NHK show. His book Asakusa Portraits is one of my all time favorite photo books. (The Japanese version is 東京ポートレイト). For these reasons and more, it is my pleasure to help spread the word about his current exhibition of photographs of India, running through June 16 at Canon Gallery S in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Admission is free.
This is a relatively large exhibition, with 110 large-format black-and-white photographs of India and her people taken between 1982 and 2011. Kikai has made more than 20 trips to India. He will talk (in Japanese) in detail about the photographs on Saturday May 17 from 1:30 to 3 pm (register here by May 15, Japanese only), and give a gallery talk on Sat. May 31 from 2 pm (free, no advance registration necessary).
Here’s the address for Canon Gallery S, followed by directions:
Canon Gallery S (website is in Japanese only), Canon S Tower, 1st floor
Konan 2-16-6, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 108-8011
Phone: (03) 6719-9021
10:00-5:30 pm, closed Sundays and national holidays.
The gallery is an 8-min. walk from JR Shinagawa Station. Go out the Konan exit and turn right onto the elevated Shinagawa Commons “Sky Way” pedestrian walkway. Stay on the station side of the walkway; don’t cross over towards the buildings on the other side. Go straight along the walkway about 300 meters. Canon’s building is the second to the last building from the end. The entrance is on your right.