[Wako, Ginza] “Orishige Mineko Photo Exhibition: Koin 2024” will be held from Thursday, July 4th

Ishikawa-born photographer Orishika Mineko will be holding her third solo exhibition at Wako in three years.

Ginza Wako will be holding the "Orishige Mineko Photo Exhibition: Koin 2024" by photographer Orishige Mineko at the Seiko House Hall (formerly Wako Hall) from Thursday, July 4th to Monday, July 15th.

Photographer Mineko Orishige expresses the fluctuations of the heart through the lens of her camera. She spoke about her thoughts on her third exhibition at Wako in three years.

"Just after the new year, my hometown, Ishikawa Prefecture, was hit by an unexpected devastating earthquake. It was heartbreaking thinking about my friends and acquaintances who were affected. In the midst of all this, the affected areas are working hard towards recovery thanks to support from all over Japan and the world. In this exhibition, with the intention of offering encouragement to the artists involved in traditional crafts in Ishikawa Prefecture who were affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake, we will be exhibiting and selling the portraits and works of the artists from the "Koin" exhibition held at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa in September last year.
Additionally, new motifs will be available for Foil Photography®, which has been well received at past exhibitions at Wako.
In addition, I will be looking back on half my life as an artist and showcasing the photographs I have taken over the years in various countries around the world, using foil photography® and platinum prints."

Portraits that celebrate the rich expressions of traditional craftspeople, the beautiful scenery of his hometown, Ishikawa Prefecture, and impressive scenes from overseas… Orisaku-san talks to nature and releases the shutter at the moment when the rhythm of his mind and the rhythm of nature match.
This will be a rare opportunity to experience the world of "Koin," which expresses a fantastical landscape where the light of memory and reality resonate with each other in a layered way, using a technique called foil photography®, which prints photographs onto gold and silver leaf.

◎Portraits of traditional craft artists from Ishikawa Prefecture will be photographed and set in gold leaf, a global cultural heritage, along with works created by the artists.

"The Glittering Garden"

Brief biography of Mineko Orisaku

Born in Ishikawa Prefecture in 1960
1981 Miss Universe Japan
1982 Introduction to Shoji Otake Photography Studio
1987: Independent
2000 Waterford Wedgwood Lifestyle Award Winner
2007 Photo Exhibition (Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Galerie DOWNTOWN, Paris)
2009 Special exhibition commemorating the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Hungary (Budapest Museum of Photography), photo exhibition "DIMENSIONS" (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
2017 William Morris Photography Exhibition (currently touring), unveiling a technique for printing photographs on foil
Solo exhibition at Wako Hall in 2018 and 2021
2023 Photo exhibition "Koin 2023" (Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Ishikawa Prefectural Government Memorial Shiinoki Guest House), Photo exhibition "Koin 2023" (Asago Art Forest Museum)
Currently Professor and Head of the Photography Department at Osaka University of Arts

"Orishige Mineko Photo Exhibition: Ko-Rin 2024"
July 4th (Thu) – July 15th (Mon)

Venue: Seiko House Hall (Seiko House 6th floor, 4-5-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
For inquiries, please contact: (03)3562-2111 (main line)
Business hours: 11:00-19:00 (until 17:00 on the last day)
Closing days: Open all year round Admission fee: Free

Organizer: Wako

◎Wako Hall has been renamed "Seiko House Hall."
We will be communicating with the world in a variety of ways, including exhibits related to the Seiko Group's businesses in general and collaborations with artists.

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