”Chilling in the Summer” Exhibition
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A good summer ghost story is an essential part of Japanese culture; sending chills down the spine and shivers throughout the body have been a way of escaping the hot and humid summers of Japan for generations. Focusing on this distinct tradition, Gallery Naruyama puts the custom to the test.
On view are medical photographs shot in Okayama prefecture in the 1920s, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collection of spirit photographs, a rare comic strip depicting horror by Fuyuko Matsui, the etude for her representative painting Nyctalopia, a tableau by Haruo Yamanaka, a ghost painting by Tsubaki Yamaguchi, the devilish world of Joel-Peter Witkin and a new painting by Toru Kamei.
[Image: Fuyuko Matsui "Etude for Nyctalopia" (2004) pencil on paper]
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