Ikko Narahara Photographs: The Promised Journey to Spain

Setagaya Art Museum

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Ikko Narahara, who emerged in the late 1950s as a forerunner of new photographic expression in post-war Japan, had set out on a journey across Europe from 1962 to 1965 in hopes to re-visit his way of life and identity as a photographer. The series España Gran Tarde was conceived as a result of his various travels in Spain – a country he had long admired and yearned to visit. This exhibition features a total of 135 black & white photographs consisting of 120 works from the aforementioned series, and a further 15 from the contemporaneous collection “Where Time has Stopped.” These are introduced along with related documents and materials in an attempt to explore from a new perspective, the fascinating appeal of Narahara’s work during the days of his youth. Also brought into focus on this occasion are his numerous collaborations with Mitsuo Katsui, a leading graphic designer of Japan’s post-war period and long-term friend of Narahara, who had been responsible for designing the publication España Grand Tarde.



from November 23, 2019 to January 26, 2020


Ikko Narahara


Adults ¥1000, 65 & Up ¥800, University & High School Students ¥800, Junior High & Elementary School Students ¥500

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays


Address: 1-2 Kinuta-koen, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-0075
Phone: 03-3415-6011

17-minute walk from Yoga Station on the Tokyu Denentoshi Line or take the Setagaya Bijyutukan bus to Bijutsukan; from Seijogakuenmae station on the Odakyu line take the Shibuya bus to Kinuta-machi, and walk 10 minutes; from Chitose-Funabashi station on th

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