Yoshihiko Ueda “Forest: Impressions and Memories, 1989-2017”

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This project began in 1989 when Yoshihiko Ueda encountered the forest of Quinault in Washington State, a place of sacred significance to the local native Americans. In 2011 he then found himself photographing the forest on the Japanese island of Yakushima. Witnessing the terrible destruction of life in March of that year by the merciless forces of nature, unleashed by the massive earthquake in Tohoku, he was driven to return to the forest once more, to seek out the origins of life he felt sure were there. Ueda subsequently returned to the forest several times; in May 2017 visiting Quinault again, then Yakushima, and the virgin forest of the Kasuga Taisha shrine in Nara, photographing them all.
In this exhibition, around 50 photographs shot over the last 30 years, including both early works and brand new images, will be presented. The photo book “Forest: Impressions and Memories, 1989-2017” (Seigensha Art Publishing) published for this occasion will also be available for purchase.

[Related Event]
Talk Session & Book Signing
​Date: Jan. 27 (Sat), 15:00-16:30 
Speakers: Yoshihiko Ueda, Shigeo Goto (editor)

Date: Feb. 11 (Sun) 15:00-16:30 
Speakers: Yoshihiko Ueda, Toshiharu Ito (art historian)

Date: Mar. 3 (Sat), 16:00-17:30 
Speakers: Yoshihiko Ueda, Kotaro Iizawa (photography critic)

Special Music Event –Moon in the Forest
Date: Mar. 3 (Sat), 18:30-19:30 
Musician: Seigo Matsunaga

Gallery Talk & Open Review
Date: Mar. 10 (Sat), Gallery Talk 15:00~16:00, Open Review 16:00〜17:00
Navigator/Reviewer: Naoko Ohta

*Events in Japanese.



from January 19, 2018 to March 25, 2018
Until 18:30 on February 11th and 12th.


Yoshihiko Ueda


Adults ¥800, University Students and Seniors 60 & Over ¥500, High School Students ¥300, Junior High School Students & Under free.

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