Tokyo Photo Night–Kazuyoshi Nomachi, Apr. 5, 2004

Next Tokyo Photo Night

An invitation to the Tokyo photo community and friends!

Date: Monday, April 5, 2004

The next viewing of the Tokyo Photo Night series, a community slide show event featuring top photographic talent from Japan and abroad will be held on Monday, April 5, 2004, at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Yurakucho. This time TPN is pleased to be showing the work of:

Kazuyoshi Nomachi:
“Prayers of the Earth”

During his long career, documentary photographer Kazuyoshi Nomachi has photographed cultures and civilizations the world over. Known for his dedication to his craft, Nomachi immerses himself into any subject he photographs through exhaustive research and field work. The author of several books, Nomachi has published titles internationally in five languages, including; The Sinai, The Nile, Tibet, Mecca, Medina, The Sahara and Ethiopia, as well as his Japanese titles, The Long March, Great Rift Valley, and The Vatican. He has been published in National Geographic, Stern, Geo, Life, and is represented by the Tokyo photo agency Pacific Press Images. Nomachi is also the recipient of many awards including; the Ken Domon Award in 1984, the Arts Encouragement Prize from Japan’s Education Ministry in 1990, the Kodansha Cultural Award for Photography in 1993, and the Annual Award 1997 from the Photographic Society of Japan.

Nomachi’s latest project, Prayers of the Earth, a retrospective of the world’s major religions photographed over the past thirty years will be exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography from March 30, 2004. Tokyo Photo Night is pleased to have Mr. Nomachi show his photographs in conjunction with this exhibition as well as talk about his illustrious career.

Date: Monday, April 5, 2004

– Buffet dinner: 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (price ∞Q100 tax included, reservations are required. Please call the FCCJ front desk by April 3, 2004 to make your reservation ).

– Nomachi’s presentation: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (free).

– This event is open to the public, you do not need to be a member of the FCCJ to attend. Beverages and cocktails will be available.

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan
Yurakucho Denki North Building 20F
Yurakucho 1-7-1
Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku
tel: 03-3211-3161

Subway/JR: exit either Hibiya Station (Hibiya, Chiyoda, Mita and Yurakucho lines – exits A3 & A2), or Yurakucho Station (Yamanote and Keihin Tohoku lines). The A3 exit at Hibiya station comes up in the basement of the club. Head toward the elevator bank for the North Building (Kita-kan) and take the elevator to the 20th Floor. Other nearby stations are Ginza, Uchisaiwaicho, Tokyo and Otemachi, all are within walking distance. Parking is also available in the Yurakucho Denki Building basement (at half price if the parking stub is stamped by the reception desk).

Tokyo Photo Night Website:

Check out the Tokyo Photo Night WEBSITE!

Here you can view a sample of Nomachi’s work, get a map & directions, view past Tokyo Photo Night photographers.

Produced by: Torin Boyd

“History of Japanese Photography” book review

In fall 2003, I heard through the grapevine that the publisher of this book was desperately trying to get this book reviewed by English daily newspapers in Japan.

I reviewed it in detail at PhotoReviews (see ) in Sept. 2003. I heard that at one major English daily, the book got passed around, but no one wanted to review it. I wonder why.

The book came out in March 2003 and finally we see a book review in print in English in Japan. A book review by Jeff Kingston appeared in The Japan Times on Jan. 11, 2004. See

Can you believe how long (10 months) it took for this important book to be reviewed in English in Japan?? I can’t believe that I was the first to review it in English in Japan. Even Sept. (6 months after the publishing date) is rather late…

Photogravure Snowscapes exhibition in Kamakura Dec 12 – 16, 2003

New photogravure etchings by Peter Miller — unique ink-on-paper depth of photogravure for the snows of Shirakawa, Kamakura, Amano-hashidate, the Japan Alps, Hokkaido…

Too cool? Also on view are new prints from Florence and Umbria, in Umber and Sienna inks drawn from the Italian earth, plus views of the little dramas of everyday life in Venice.

December 12 – 16, every day 10:30 -18:00 at Shimamori Gallery, 2nd floor, a one-minute walk from Kamakura Station (map at

The Kamakura Print Collection
photogravure prints and etchings
Kamakura, Japan

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