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Tohoku - Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers

When:

Sun 28 Jun 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Mon 29 Jun 2015, 7:30am–8:30pm
Tue 30 Jun 2015, 7:30am–8:30pm
Wed 1 Jul 2015, 7:30am–8:30pm
Thu 2 Jul 2015, 7:30am–8:30pm

Where: Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

This exhibition showcases the work of nine individual photographers and one photographers’
group, presenting the viewpoints of highly individualistic photographers who represent the
past, present, and future. This exhibition portrays the culture, climate, people and their way of
life in Tohoku including photographs taken from the 1940s until 2011 (prior to the
earthquake) by worldwide renowned photographers such as Ichiro Kojima and Naoya
Hatakeyama.

Tohoku is the northeastern section of Honshu, the largest island in Japan, where the
devastation followed the powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in 2011. However
it is blessed with a beautiful and bountiful natural environment of seas, mountains, rivers, and
forests although it is in a rather cold climate. This region was developed by some of the first
people living in Japan with culture flourished between 15,000 and 3000 years ago.

These photographs depict the varied faces of Tohoku, and we hope that the brilliant artistic
expression of these marvelous Japanese photographers will familiarise visitors with this
region.

The photographers are Teisuke Chiba (1917–65), Ichiro Kojima (1924 -64), Hideo Haga
(1921-), Masatoshi Naito (1938-), Hiroshi Oshima (1944-), Naoya Hatakeyama (1958-),
Meiki Lin(1969-), Masaru Tatsuki (1974-), Sendai Collection, Nao Tsuda (1976-).

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