860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, 1966, ©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Common Cosmos, 1986 
©Kochi Prececture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
The Stone Buddha Carvings, Usuki, 1977
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Town, 1959-61
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Town, 1951
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Town, 1959-61
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Little Ones,
c.1960
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, North Avenue Beach,
1948-52
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

Exhibition Room Temporary Closure (April 1, 2019 – January 1,2020)

The exhibition building of The Museum of Art, Kochi (including the Ishimoto Yasuhiro Exhibition Room) is currently closed for renovating suspended ceiling, and will reopen on January 2, 2020. For more information, please contact us.

[Gallery]Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Exhibition: Architecture by Isozaki Arata and Naito Hiroshi

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[Gallery] Architecture of Chicago

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Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Exhibition: Architecture by Isozaki Arata and Naito Hiroshi

Ishimoto Yasuhiro (1921-2012), who studied the philosophy and methodology of modern photography at the Institute of Design (also know as the New Bauhaus) in Chicago after World War II, is a photographer who grew up in Kochi and whose composition of the picture plane and rigorous attention to form rooted in Modern Design thinking won him renown both in Japan and abroad. After graduating from the Institute of Design, he returned to Japan and, in 1953, photographed the Katsura Imperial

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Architecture of Chicago, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Chicago is for Ishimoto Yasuhiro a special kind of place, as the American city is where he spent his student years, and also where he shot the photographs that were subsequently published in his acclaimed book, Chicago, Chicago. In the fall of 1966, after having relocated to Japan, he had another opportunity to travel to Chicago for shootings for a special feature on “the Chicago school and its civilization historical background” in the architecture magazine SD*1. Ishimoto, whose scope of

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[Gallery] HANA

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[Gallery] Kunisaki-kiko: Journey to the Kunisaki

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HANA, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Fascinated by flowers’ structure, with the slender stalk or peduncle supporting large petals, and by the wonders of nature itself, Ishimoto built a simple studio in the living room of his Tokyo home and began photographing flowers. That was in 1986. With a black board reflector and a flash unit set up in his living room, Ishimoto photographed flowers throughout their lifespans: from their buds’ opening to their wilting and drying up. He immediately decided to publish those images as

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Kunisaki-kiko: Journey to the Kunisaki, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Located in the northeast of Oita Prefecture in Kyushu, the Kunisaki Peninsula protrudes into the sea in a shape that looks like a bowl turned upside down. This is where a unique hybrid religious culture called ”Rokugo-manzan (Mountain of Six Sanctuaries)” was formed in the Nara and Heian periods, incorporating the Usa Jingu Shrine’s traditional worship of Hachiman (Shintoism) into the Buddhist teachings that were brought to Japan from the Asian continent. Ishimoto Yasuhiro visited the region to work on

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Transient, Fleeting: The World of Ishimoto Yasuhiro part 24

Things Uncertain Looking at the clouds and imagining all kinds of shapes is fun. Like a playful response to those shapes, the clouds have been given a variety of different names, but those in Ishimoto’s photos aren’t clouds that suggest any concrete kind of object. If anything, he chooses misty or abstract looking clouds. Ishimoto’s photographs seem to be casually framing instances of clouds as accumulations of microscopic water particles that drift along, gather, and disperse again in the sky;

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[Gallery] Color and Language

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[Gallery] Chicago, Chicago

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