Japan America Society of Southern California
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Photo Exhibition by Sanjiro Minamikawa: The Heart of Japan - 62nd Jingu Shikinen Sengu at Ise

  • Saturday, December 06, 2014
  • Saturday, December 27, 2014
  • JACCC (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA)


Photo Exhibit
Saturday, December 6 – Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm
Closed Monday and Holidays

Opening Reception
Saturday, December 6, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Exhibit Location
Japan American Cultural and Community Center

244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel. 213-628-2725


Special Lecture by Sanjiro Minamikawa

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
7:00 pm

Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission Free, but RSVP required, Tel. 310–990-2244
*Please note this talk will be in Japanese with English interpretation.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 6:30pm

New Gardena Hotel
1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
Gardena CA 90247

Admission $15.00, Contact Tel. 714-557-2424
*Please note this talk will be in Japanese only.

The sacred land of Ise...
2,000 years ago, Amaterasu, the deity of the sun, chose this sacred ground as her home and a great establishment for worship was erected. Over 1,500 ceremonies take place here every year to offer prayers to the well being of the nation of Japan and her people. All of the food offered during these ceremonies, from the rice and vegetables to the salt, are produced in Ise and carefully prepared by hand to place before a higher power. It is a timeless place, ceremonially rebuilt every 20 years using methods preserved since antiquity. This tradition of ceaseless renewal has continued for 1,300 years and endures to this day.

Artist Profile
Born in Mie, Japan. Representative works include "100 artist in their atelier, 100", photographs of the art masters of the later 20th century and their studios, including Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, and de Chirico, and photographing European and American mystery writers such as Ed McBain, Graham Greene, Frederick Forsyth and Michael Crichton in their study. Photography permission was allowed for the first time to a non-French foreigner during "Chateau de Versailles", which photographed all aspects of the world heritage Versailles Palace.

For the past few years, he has been engaged with [The 62nd Shinto-shrine transfer of the deity].

Mr. Minamikawa has tried to present the photographs in this exhibition in an unprecedented way by printing them on Japanese paper (WASHI) made in Ise, thereby opening up a completely new world of photographic expression.

Contact: Stewart Himeno, stewart@musiclaps.com

Sanjiro Minamikawa Website

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