Naoki Ishikawa + Yoshitomo Nara “To the North, From Here”

Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art


Naoki Ishikawa, Yoshitomo Nara
Last summer the world-traveling photographer Naoki Ishikawa went on a trip with Yoshitomo Nara, an artist known for his pictures of children with defiant gazes. Heading north to Aomori, Hokkaido, and Sakhalin, they visited places famous for the Ainu language and encountered worlds both nostalgic and new. Focusing on their photographs, this show is an account of their 22-day journey. It also traces the source of their creativity with memorabilia including shoes, diaries, and records.




Until 21:00 on Wednesdays. Closed on Mondays except for public holiday Mondays.

Venue Hours

11:00 ~ 19:00
Closed on Monday
Open on public holiday Monday. Closed during the New Year holidays.
FeeAdults ¥1000, Students ¥800, Junior High School and Elementary School Students ¥500, Seniors 70 & Over ¥700
VenueWatari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
Location3-7-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Access5 minute walk from exit 3 at Gaienmae Station on the Ginza line. 8 minute walk from exit A2 at Omotesando Station on the Ginza, Hanzomon and Chiyoda lines. 12 minute walk from exit 5 at Meiji-jingumae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines.