Toshihiro Komatsu “Topophilia: Japanese Houses”

Kana Kawanishi Photography

poster for Toshihiro Komatsu “Topophilia: Japanese Houses”
[Image: Toshihiro Komatsu "Agano House, Otsu City from the series Japanese Houses" (2019) | lambda print | 910 × 740 mm © Toshihiro Komatsu, courtesy Kana Kawanishi Gallery]

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This exhibition will introduce Japanese Houses, a series in which Komatsu has been continuing over two decades since 1997.

Japanese Houses is a photographic work that captures “families” and “houses” in the areas Komatsu has been based in including Shizuoka, Tokyo, Shiga, and Kyoto. In the works, the “houses” are allocated as the “faces” of the residents as a photo-montage/photo-collage.

The title of this exhibition “Topophilia” is a term introduced by Yi-Fu Tuan (b. 1930, Chinese-American, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, phenomenological geography researcher), who represents the concept of “emotional relationship between humans and the environment.”

This series, which Komatsu has worked on for more than two decades, connotes varied scales embedded within itself.

[Related Event]
Talk Event
Date and Time: 1/25 (Sat) 18:00-19:15 (doors open 17:50)
Speakers: Hiromi Nakamura (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum), Toshihiro Komatsu (artist)



from January 25, 2020 to February 22, 2020



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