“Form of Light” in Ginza


This past weekend I headed out to Ginza to see the “Form of Light” exhibit by Takahashi Nobuyuki and Tamura Satomi. It’s located in the Pola building right next to the Ginza 1-chome station, but it’s an easy 8 minute walk from Yurakucho on Yamanote as well. It opens at 10:00am and closes at 7:00pm every day except the last day (closing time is 5:00pm).

There were maybe 40 vibrantly colored photos in all covering various seasons and themes. I was especially fond of the night-time photographs, but that’s because I’m easily amused by shiny objects and moons that take up half the sky. I’d maybe talk about a few of the photos in particular, but the artists saw fit to use kanji that hasn’t seen the light of day in 600 years to describe their work, and I don’t have a Japanese Rosetta Stone handy.

This particular exhibit caught my eye for another reason – it’s one of the few photography exhibits dealing with nature that are open on Sundays, when I chose to go. And with a price tag of 0 yen, it’s the perfect start to a date. My girlfriend, whose enthusiasm for bright colors and sunsets somehow dwarfs my own, thought it was a great idea. I scored “cultured guy” and “mysterious artsy guy” points simultaneously.

The exhibit ends on 2/26, so I recommend you head down there now if you’re looking for a change of pace, or if you just happen to like photography. You can also check out Tokyo Art Beat for more information on current and upcoming art events in Tokyo.

2 Comments so far

  1. Paul (unregistered) on February 14th, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

    Why do you link to the Japanese event page on the Pola site? Is that gonna help anybody here? when 99% of your audience doesn t read Japanese… I mean, you may as well write your post in Japanese too then…? ;-)
    hun… let me offer the English version from TAB:
    http://www.tokyoartbeat.com/event/2005/01E9


  2. Aces (unregistered) on February 14th, 2006 @ 4:02 pm

    Ah, thank you. I’ll update that.

    Sadly enough, the photo I used is linked from the TAB site, and while I was there I didn’t think to just link to the whole page. Doh.



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