Kikuji Kawada “Endless Map”


poster for Kikuji Kawada “Endless Map”
[Image: ©Kikuji Kawada, Courtesy of PGI]

Ends in 16 days

Kikuji Kawada’s sixty-year career as a photographer began as a staff photographer for the newly founded weekly magazine Shukan Shincho in 1956. Since then, ambitious works like The Map (1965), a metaphor-riddled recollection of the second World War, Last Cosmology (1996), an apocalyptic documentary of uncanny astrometeorological conditions, and the series depicting urban phenomena Last Things (2016), have made him one of the most internationally acclaimed Japanese photographers.

Kikuji Kawada’s debut photobook The Map created a sensation when it was published in 1965 and solidified his reputation as a photography icon. Kawada’s photographs of the stains spread across the interior surfaces of the A-Bomb Dome interspersed and juxtaposed with images of found objects indicative of economic growth document twenty years of postwar recovery.

Kawada has been making inkjet prints since 1998. Last year he began printing images from The Map on washi. The artist’s endless probing into the depths of his maiden work has turned up many surprises. Previously cropped images are shown in full-frame clarity. Details that were lost in the grains of silver halide are now laid bare by digital definition. This exhibition will feature approximately thirty such prints. Witness The Map as it’s never been seen.



from January 20, 2021 to March 13, 2021
Exhibition Hours: 11:00-18:00


Kikuji Kawada



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saturdays closing at 18:00
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Address: 3F TKB Bldg., 2-3-4 Higashi-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0044
Phone: 03-5114-7935 Fax: 03-5114-7936

4 minute walk from the Nakanohashi exit of Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Oedo line, 8 minute walk from exit 6 at Azabu-juban Station on the Namboku or Toei Oedo line, 8 minute walk from exit 1 at Kamiyacho Station on the Hibiya line.

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