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Akio Nagasawa Gallery Aoyama is pleased to present Träumerei, a solo exhibition by Sakiko Nomura.

Renowned for her male nude motif, Sakiko Nomura's photography also encompasses landscapes, flowers, animals, and portraits of individuals of all ages. Her work combines various ideas from the respective time and place of capture without setting a specific theme. She has produced exhibitions and publications by composing the emergent meanings during an editing process.

This exhibition features diptych works captured at disparate times and locations, juxtaposed in an upper and lower image, titled Träumerei (dream in German).

We look forward to your visit.




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.


Kuroyami / Black Darkness 

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Black Darkness sequences an ensemble of black and white photographs mixing nudes, cityscapes and still-lives. Kuroyami when translated means “black darkness” and this theme is prevalent throughout the course of the subject matter presented in this volume. Dark and brooding, the photographs are presented one image per-page in large folio format.

Another Black Darkness

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The works in the Another Black Darkness series that is featured in this exhibition are results of Nomura’s first ever experiments with the technique of solarization. Beautifully printed work on lovely matt paper stock.

Nomura’s works received acclaim from audiences from around the world as part of the exhibition Another Language at Rencontres d'Arles International Photography Festival in 2015 in France.

Book Design: Satoshi Machiguchi

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

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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

Fate in Spring

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After the death of her grandmother, the artist clutches to the nostalgia for her friends passed on and realises this book which recalls in its shape a Kyohon (経本), a Japanese book of buddhist prayers for the deads.


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Since 2019 photographer Sakiko Nomura, known for her female and male nudes, documented the change of the four seasons in the city of Higashine, Yamanashi Prefecture, using the same approach she has with her models. This photobook is the collection of those photographs Nomura took in these last 2 years.

Special Edition available here