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Koshiro MATSUMOTO (the tenth) My Last Remaining Dream

Sakiko NOMURA

2/1 - 2/25/2018
Gallery hours:11:00-19:00
Closed on Monday,Tuesday

Ichikawa Somegoro VII assumed the stage name of Matsumoto Koshiro X in January of this year.
Capturing this outstanding actor on and behind the stage in his days as Ichikawa Somegoro VII for 17 years in numerous photos, Nomura chooses to show the world of kabuki in monochrome to reveal the “true nature of roles” through how Somegoro has depicted each role in his facial expression and motion.
Please don’t miss the opportunity to discover the miraculous moments Sakiko Nomura, the photographer who has been capturing Ichikawa Somegoro VII on and behind the stage, proudly presents.

 

As the same time as the exhibit, a photo collection “Zanmu - Residual Dreams” will be released for a limited quantity of 2000 copies (with the serial number). No reprint.
Meet the total 593 roles he has played appear in this beautiful publication - from the very first stage appearance as Matsumoto Kintaro III to the last stage as Ichikawa Somegoro VII on November 25, 2017.
Also included is the essay by Matsumoto Koshiro on his current state of mind.
We will be more than honored if you can take a look at this wonderful art piece.

Artist

Sakiko NOMURA

野村佐紀子

Born 1967 in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi. Graduated from Kyushu Sangyo University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging Arts, and became Nobuyoshi Araki's disciple in ’91. Following her first solo exhibition “Clock Without Hand” in ’93, she participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions mainly in Tokyo but also at locations across Asia and Europe and received high acclaim. After winning a New Figure Encouragement Prize at Photo City Sagamihara 2013, she is currently one of the most watched photographers. Photo books include “Hadaka no jikan (Naked Time)” (1997), “Kuroneko (Black Cat)” (’02), “Yakan Hikou (Night Flight)”, “Kuroyami (Black Darkness)” (both ’08), “Nude / A Room / Flowers” (’12), “Tamano” (’14), “Gun” and “Another Black Darkness” (both ’16), “Ango” and “Ai Ni Tsuite (About Love)” (both ’17) etc.

Publication

My Last Remaining Dream / Koshiro Matsumoto (the 10th)

$146.74
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As the same time as the exhibit, a photo collection My Last Remaining Dream will be released for a limited quantity of 2000 copies (with the serial number). No reprint.
Meet the total 593 roles he has played appear in this beautiful publication - from the very first stage appearance as Matsumoto Kintaro III to the last stage as Ichikawa Somegoro VII on November 25, 2017. Also included is the essay by Matsumoto Koshiro on his current state of mind. We will be more than honored if you can take a look at this wonderful art piece.

Main Photography: Sakiko Nomura
Book Design: Satoshi Machiguchi

My Last Remaining Dream (Special Edition) / Koshiro Matsumoto (the 10th)

$2,113.05
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Photo-book My Last Remaining Dream limited deluxe edition with Oshiguma (Oshiguma is the impression on cloth of a kabuki’s actor makeup).

  • The oshiguma in the photos are for reference only, so you can't choose the image. They are all represented by gold and silver on a black background of silk, framed. It is a precious original oshiguma that reflects Koshiro Matsumoto's thought, "I want to do this kind of shading."

 

As the same time as the exhibit, a photo collection My Last Remaining Dream will be released for a limited quantity of 2000 copies (with the serial number). No reprint.
Meet the total 593 roles he has played appear in this beautiful publication - from the very first stage appearance as Matsumoto Kintaro III to the last stage as Ichikawa Somegoro VII on November 25, 2017. Also included is the essay by Matsumoto Koshiro on his current state of mind. We will be more than honored if you can take a look at this wonderful art piece.

Main Photography: Sakiko Nomura
Book Design: Satoshi Machiguchi