[Image: Installation view of “Naoya Hatakeyama Photography Exhibition: Cloven Landscape,” Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, 2016. Photo by Naoya Hatakeyama]

Naoya Hatakeyama: Rikuzen Takata 2011-2023

Etoile Kaito Living Pavilion


Naoya Hatakeyama
Born in Rikuzen Takata of Iwate Prefecture, Naoya Hatakeyama has gained global acclaim for his series that consistently take on urban issues including “Lime Works”, taken of limestone mines, and “Blast”, capturing the moment of mine blasts, among others.

Since he and his family experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, he began to photograph his home town, intensively. He has continued to photograph that landscape, from the first traces of disaster to stages of recovery, and even today. For the Tokyo Biennale, the contact prints of these powerful images will be displayed. Through direct transferrence of film onto photographic paper, these contact prints reveal all at once the shots as seen by Hatakeyama when he pressed the shutter. What will we see in these unselected group of photos?


Sep 23 (Sat) 2023-Nov 5 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Open throughout the period.
Fee[Common ticket to Etoile Kaito Living Bldg.] Adults ¥2500, University Students ¥1500, High School Students and Under free.
VenueEtoile Kaito Living Pavilion
Location1-15-15 Higashi Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0031
Access2 minute walk from exit 4 at Bakurocho Station on the JR Sobu line, 6 minute walk from exit A1 at Bakuro-yokoyama Station on the Toei Shinjuku line.
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