trans-kyoto photographs by Mika NINAGAWA collaboration with Rhizomatiks

trans-kyoto photographs by Mika NINAGAWA collaboration with Rhizomatiks

Kyoto boasts a history of over 1,200 years as a center of Japanese culture. A number of traditional temples, shrines, rites, festivals, kimono, and art crafts are still very much alive and well today. At the same time, cutting-edge research, contemporary art, and video games are being created from this city. Kyoto weaves the tradition with novelty, which is the secret of why Kyoto remains the fascinating place.
The photo exhibition “trans-kyoto”, focusing on the modern charm of Kyoto, features pictures newly taken by Mika Ninagawa, Japan’s hottest and acclaimed contemporary photographer. These pictures of temples, shrines, and Geimaiko etc. were newly taken with her unique color sense solely for the exhibition. Furthermore, collaborative visual works with a popular media art group Rhizomatiks are to be displayed.


・The first exhibition of Mika Ninagawa in Malaysia, who has many experiences of holding her exhibitions with the size of hundreds of thousand audiences, including Japan and overseas.
・Mika Ninagawa has shot the four seasons of Kyoto, the best cultural heritage city in Japan.
・With great support by Kyoto city, the shooting of the most popular Geiko & Maiko in the city has come true, which expresses her own vivid world of Mika Ninagawa.
・The special movie will be released in collaboration with Rhizomatiks, the most talked about media artists group in Japan. The movie was exclusively created for this exhibition.


■Profile of Mika NINAGAWA
Photographer / Film Director
Mika Ninagawa has been accredited with numerous photography awards including the most authoritative award Kimura Ihei Photography Award in Japan. She is not only a photographer but also created various movie works. In 2007, she directed her first film SAKURAN to start off her career as a film director. Her retrospective solo exhibition in 2008 Mika Ninagawa: Earthly Flowers, Heavenly Colors toured art museums throughout Japan and attracted over 180,000 visitors. In 2010, the artist published her photo book MIKA NINAGAWA with Rizzoli N.Y.. Her second film Helter Skelter was released in 2012 and has recorded more than 2.2 billion Japanese yen at the box office. In 2014, she was appointed as one of the executive board members for the 2020 Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Date: October 27 (Thu.) – November 30 (Wed.), 2016
Open: 11am-9pm (last 8:30pm)
* Admission until 30 minutes before closing time
* Closed when ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur is closed
Entrance Fee: Adult (18 years and above) RM30
Child & Youth (7-17 years) RM15
Venue: CUBE_1 (3F ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur, Lot 10)