Masahiro Okawa “Yosakoi World”


“Yosakoi World” photo exhibition of Masahiro Okawa is held at Artisan Japanesque 1F “Yuki” From Tue., Nov 21 to Mon., Nov 27 2017.

I suffered cerebral infarction fourteen years ago, and after a month of coma, miraculously came to my life again. Aphasia and right-handedness became inconvenient, but I was advised by a doctor “You should have some hobby" for rehabilitation, and this is a reason I got a camera and started shooting. At the beginning, I was shooting quiet photos such as autumn leaves and Buddha statues, but I was gradually fascinated by Yosakoi which is a unique style of dance that originated in Japan. I have visited various place of the Yosakoi Tournament to be held and took pictures. By keep on touching the momentum of the dancers, now my body has recovered well.
I am happy if you could receive the power by feeling the vigorous movement and breathing of Yosakoi and the dancers’ sense of exaltation.

Artist Profile

Masahiro Okawa
Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1963
Member of The All-Japan Association of Photographic Societies (AJAPS)

Date / Term

November 21, 2017 (Tue.) - November 27, 2017 (Mon.)


Kyoto Museum of Photography / Gallery Japanesque 1F “Yuki”

Kyoto Museum of Photography374-2 Horiikecho Higashiyama-ku Kyoto 605-0038. japan

Nearest station: 5 minutes from Higashiyama station, Tozai subway line on foot, 10 minutes from Sanjo station, Keihan railway on foot.

Admission Free
Organizer Kyoto Museum of Photography / Gallery Japanesque
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Masahiro Okawa “Yosakoi World”

Masahiro Okawa “Yosakoi World”

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