Exhibitions

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Richard Collasse

ECHO of 2011: 5 Exhibitions

The Wave─In Memoriam

Nijo-jo Castle Tonan Sumi-yagura (Southeast Watchtower)
[Open from 9/20 (Monday/Public Holiday)]
9:30–17:00 | Closed: 9/22, 29, 10/6, 13
* Entrance to Nijo-jo Castle is open until 16:00

Adult ¥1,400
Students ¥1,000 (Please present your student ID)

* To avoid congestion at the reception desk during the state of emergency, it will not be possible to purchase KYOTOGRAPHIE at Nijo-jo Castle.
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Nijo-jo Castle Exhibition opening dates and information for visitors





* [For visitors in wheelchairs] Due to the dangerous stone stairs leading to the exhibition hall, visitors in wheelchairs, unfortunately, cannot visit the exhibition.

* The bicycle parking lot at Nijo-jo Castle (next to Nijojo-mae station) is closed during the state of emergency. The closest available bicycle parking lots are located near Nijo Station or Karasuma-Oike Station.

Ten years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in 2011. These events and the subsequent nuclear disaster are still affecting Japan today. People are struggling to recover and many of the challenges they faced are unabating. These five exhibitions share some of the important stories about and coming from this tragedy.

"The month of May approaching, somebody walked into this chaos and came to plant a carp in its ruins. She swells in the wind, lonely and courageous, and she launches a message to us: you have to live, live so the memory of the ones who have been swallowed up does not perish in turn." ©︎ Richard Collasse

"The month of May approaching, somebody walked into this chaos and came to plant a carp in its ruins. She swells in the wind, lonely and courageous, and she launches a message to us: you have to live, live so the memory of the ones who have been swallowed up does not perish in turn." ©︎ Richard Collasse

"She was supposed to leave for her maiden fishing campaign. The wave thought otherwise." ©︎ Richard Collasse

Born in France in 1953. Chairman of the Board of CHANEL Japan. Since first coming to Japan in 1971, Richard Collasse has become intimately familiar with Japanese culture, publishing six novels in Japan and five in France. In addition to creating his own photographic works, he has contributed to the development of photographic culture in many ways, including supporting KYOTOGRAPHIE from its inception and creating an art space CHANEL’s main building in Tokyo to hold photography-related programs.
One month after the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, he visited Tohoku and voluntarily started a make-up service for women called "Smile in Tohoku." Collasse always carries a camera with him, and he captured the wasteland and sorrow of the Tohoku coastal areas. In March 2012 he published the novel Waves, a testimonial about the trials of the Tohoku residents based on photographs he took and stories he was told by people at the scene of the disaster. This exhibition is a fusion of Collasse’s writing and photography.

Access

Nijo-jo Castle
541, Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Subway Tozai Line “Nijojo-mae” station. 5 min on foot from Exit 1

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