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A photo exhibition of "Nekotatsushi" captured by animal photographer Mitsuaki Iwago.

KAWASAKI CITY MUSEUM Holding period: 2010.04.23-2010.06.30
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「Mitsuaki Iwago photo exhibition」

© ︎ Mitsuaki Iwago

If you think that it appears softly from the shade of the flower, it turns around and disappears from view. A photo of Mitsuaki Iwago, who captured the casual moments of cats who are small and ugly and live as humble, has attracted many people's hearts.
In this exhibition, around 200 photographs of the cats met by Iwai, focusing on the “Island Cat”, “Kanagawa Cat”, and “Yakimono no Sato Cat” series, will highlight the venue. This exhibition is the first opportunity for the works of the "Cat on the Island" series to be presented together. As an animal photographer for half a century, please enjoy the world of Iwako's "Kokokushi" which has been dedicated to cats.

© ︎Mitsuaki Iwago

Mitsuaki Iwago Profile

© ︎Iwago Photographic Office
Animal photographer. Born in Tokyo in 1950. At the age of 20, she was fascinated by the great nature in the Galapagos Islands, who accompanied the animal photographer's father Iwakuni Tokumitsu. In 1979, he received the 5th Kimura Iwaei Photo Award for "A Letter from the Sea". It has received high acclaim from abroad, including the cover of the global graphic magazine "National Geographic". In recent years, we have been taking pictures of wild animals from the Great Wetland Pantanal of South America. Also, not only these wildlife pictures but also people'sPhotographs of cats that live by the side of Rashi are also highly popular, and in 2012 the broadcast of NHK BS Premium "Walk in the World of Mitsuaki Iwago" started. The range of activities has been further broadened, with the first film director “Nekotoji-chan” being released in 2019.

* We are planning to hold the Mitsuaki Iwago Talk Show & Signing on May 6 (Mon. and Kisho)! Details will be announced on the official site as soon as they are decided.

Mitsuaki Iwago photo exhibition
[Date and time] April 23 (Tuesday)-June 30 (Sun.) 9:30-17:00 (30 minutes before the closing of the admission hall)
[Venue] Kawasaki City Museum Planning Exhibition Room 1, Art Gallery 1 ・ 2 ・ 3
[Closed day] Monday, May 7 (Tuesday) ※ Open during the Golden Week period (April 27-May 6)
[Charge] General ¥ 800, Student ・ 65 years old ¥ 600, Junior high school student or less free, Person with disability certificate etc. and their carer are free
[Organizer] Kawasaki City Museum
[Cooperation] Iwago Photo Office
[Planning cooperation] M & M Color
[TEL] 044-754-4500 (9: 30-17: 00 excluding closed days)
* Please confirm the details and the latest information on the official site of the Kawasaki City Museum.

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    The Kawasaki City Museum is a complex cultural facility of museums and art museums opened in November 1988 with the basic theme of "city and humanity". We are developing various businesses such as lectures and workshops, starting with permanent exhibitions and planned exhibitions and regular screenings of videos. Furthermore, in order to use it for the cultural activities of everyone in the area, we rent facilities such as gallery space and training room.

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      Kawasaki City Museum
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      Kanagawa Prefecture Kawasaki City Nakahara Ward Todoroki 1-2
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      [Opening hours] 9:30-17: 00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing) [Closed day] Monday (opened for holidays), the day after holidays (opened for Saturdays and Sundays), year-end and New Year holidays