Eriko Koga photo exhibition “BELL”
2020年10月23日～11月16日、ニコンプラザ東京 THE GALLERYにて開催されました、古賀絵里子写真展「BELL」の会場を3D映像でお楽しみください。
Enjoy the venue of Eriko Koga photo exhibition “BELL” held at Nikon Plaza Tokyo THE GALLERY from October 23 to November 16 2020 with 3D images.
Sponsor｜Group of 100 Devotees of Koyasan and Kumano
Venue｜Fujifilm Photo Salon Tokyo
Dates｜2020.11.6－11.12 10:00-19:00(Closed at 16:00 on 12th November)
Venue｜Fujifilm Photo Salon Osaka
Dates｜2021.2.5－2.11 10:00-19:00(Closed at 14:00 on 11th February)
Please experience the charm of Koyasan and Kumano through Koga’s work that photographed Koyasan for about 4years and Suzuki’s work that continues to take the land where he was born and raised.
*Official photo book, Koyasan Kumano(2020)
photo｜Risaku Suzuki/Eriko Koga
Publisher｜Group of 100 Devotees of Koyasan and Kumano
◎KOZABURO × AKAAKA × BELL Special Event
guest: Designer_KOZABURO × AKAAKA_Kimi Himeno× Photographer_Eriko Koga
KOZABURO→Special present(Bandana scarf BELL version) for those who purchase the photo book BELL.
Kimi Himeno→Portfolio review
Eiko Koga Book signing
2020年8月 京都 妙満寺にて
Venue｜Nikon Plaza Tokyo THE GALLERY
Dates｜2020.10.23～11.16 10:30-18:30(closed Sun/ closed at 15:00 on 16th November)
Venue｜Nikon Plaza Osaka THE GALLERY
Dates｜2020.11.26～12.9 10:30-18:30(closed Sun/ closed at 15:00 on 9th December)
*The new photo book BELL(AKAAKA) will be on sale at Nikon Plaza Tokyo/Osaka.
The legend of Anchin and Kiyohime is one of the most widely known folktales in Japan since the ancient times. Originated over a thousand years ago, it is a tragic love story of a Buddhist monk, Anchin, and a young woman, Kiyohime. Kiyohime falls in love with Anchin, but he betrays and evades her in order to stick to his ascetic practice. Refusing to let go of him, Kiyohime chases after the fleeing monk, and transforms into a giant wrathful serpent along the way. When she finds Anchin hiding inside a large bell at Dojoji temple, she wraps her body around the bell, spits fire, and incinerates the bell along with Anchin. Devastated, Kiyohime throws herself into a river not long after her ophidian eyes streamed tears of blood. The priest of the temple where this tragedy took place later chanted the Lotus Sutra in prayer for the salvation of these two souls, and it is told that they are both in heaven.
Through the themes of love, betrayal, obsession and despair, on top of the primal concepts of life and death, the tale emanates a compelling, universal message that appeals to audiences in any period of time. I found this legend and its sequels to be deeply moving, inspiring me to create a body of work titled BELL from 2018 to 2020.
Photographing this series was a personal journey of delving deep into ourselves living our modern lives, in order to capture a present-day interpretation of the pain and sadness that women were forced to bear as well as their inner strengths. Through an internal dialogue with the legend and an open but intimate observation of my family and our life together, I found myself yearning for a free, unbridled way of life, and in the process caught sight of new possibilities sprouting at our feet.
Venue｜Bunkamura THE MUSEUM
Dates｜2020.10.20－11.12 10:00~18:00(last admission at 17:30)
*The photo book “Tokyo Curiosity 2020 Shibuya” is on sale at Bunkamura THE MUSEUM.
200 photographs will be exhibited by 100 selected photographers from Japan and abroad.
Koga will exhibit 2 pieces from “Asakusa Zenzai”.