Supporting Japan-related programs in European Capitals of Culture

Photo Upper Left & Upper Right : (c) Alexander Gronsky Photo Lower Left & Lower Right : (c) Nina Korhonen

Photo Exhibition : European Eyes on Japan ”Japan Today vol. 16” in Kochi

Kouchi Prefecture, Kouchi City


Photo exhibition “European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today vol.16” is being held in Kochi. Kochi is the location of this photobook. The exhibition will be held in partnership with Sawada Mansion Gallery room38, one of the supporters for the project by Nina Korhonen (Sweden) and Alexander Gronsky (Latvia). On the occasion of the photo exhibition in European Capital of Culture Umea 2014, delegation of Sawada Mansion Gallery visited the city and had a fruitful and meningful stay.

Opening ceremony in Kochi welcomed Mr. Normans Penke, the ambassador of Latvia and the exhibition as been attracting significant number of audience. During the exhibition period, various related programmes such as Open Portfolio Review and Photography Contest will be held in close communication with local residents.

We hope this exhibition and the original perspectives of two European photographers towardKochi will become a good opportunity for the local people to re-discover their city and daily lives from the new horizon.

Organiser : Sawada Mansion Gallery room38

For the details of this exhibition, please visit our website :


10th Oct. – 29th Nov., 2015


Museum of art WARAKOH (Kōchi Prefecture, Kouchi City)


Alexander Gronsky (Latvia)
Nina Korhonen (Sweden)

Artistic Director:

Mikiko Kikuta

Related Programme

●Opening Event

Schedule: 10th Oct.

●Artist Talk

Schedule: 10th Oct.  (Alexander Gronsky, Nina Korhonen)
Venue: Museum of art WARAKOH
Price: Free of Charge (Exhibition Ticket Required)

●Open Portfolio Review

Schedule: 11th Oct. 2015
Reviewer: Alexander Gronsky, Nina Korhonen, Mikiko Kikuta

●Mikiko Kikuta Gallery Talk

Schedule: 12th Oct. 2015
Venue: Museum of art WARAKOH
Price: Free of Charge (Exhibition Ticket Required)

●Photo Contest ‘My favorite Kochi’

Requirement :
1. Photographic work (A4 size / 1 piece)
2. Application form
※for further information, please visit the official website
Qualification : citizens of Kochi (free of charge)
Application Deadline : 4th Oct. 2015 (applictation documents to reach to the office)
Announcement of Result : 11th Oct. 2015 at TACOGURA

Exhibition Poster

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