In collaboration with KYOTOGRAPHIE
WILL: Kikujiro Fukushima, a photojournalist


WILL - Kikujiro Fukushima, a photojournalist


Purpose of Exhibition  

 Kikujiro Fukushima, who launched his career as a photojournalist after photographing of a family suffering from atomic-bomb sickness for a span of 10 years, focused on a rapidly changing postwar Japan by incorporating wide-ranging themes such as student unrest, a local farm community's struggle against the construction of Narita Airport, the Japan Self-Defense Forces and weapon industry, and pollution issues. Through his photographs, many of which illustrate his belief in confronting authority, we gain an opportunity to think about the path that Japan has been following since the end of WWII as well as some of the issues that Japanese society is still facing. This exhibition showcases many photograph panels produced by Fukushima that have been exhibited at more than 700 venues.


April 23 (Sat) - May 29, 2016 (Sun)
* Open to the public for free on May 14 (Sat) and 15 (Sun) due to International Museum Day.

Mondays ,April 30 (Sat) and May 6 (Fri)
From 9:30 to 16:30 (No admission after 16:00.)
* Friday Night Museum will be held every Friday. Hours will be extended exclusively for this exhibition until 19:00..
Nakano Memorial Hall in the Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University

Adults 400 yen (350 yen), Junior high and high school students 300 yen (250 yen), Elementary school students 200 yen (150 yen)
* The prices shown in parentheses are group rates. (Group of more than 20)
* The permanent exhibition is also included.
* Show the KYOTOGRAPHIE Passport for entry to this exhibition (Entry to the permanent collection not included).

Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University : KYOTOGRAPHIE
Gallery Talk
Date: April 23, 2016 (Sat) 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Nakano Memorial Hall, Kyoto Museum for World Peace
A talk by Keiko Nasu, a photojournalist who often worked with Kikujiro Fukushima.
* No reservation is required.
* Admission fee is required.

Screening & Director’s Talk
“Japan Lies – The Photojournalism of Kikujiro Fukushima, Age 90”
(Director: Saburo Hasegawa, Production: Documentary Japan.104 co ltd, 2012)
Date: May 14, 2016 (Sat) 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Doors open at 1:00 p.m.)
Venue: Mini Theater, 1F at Hirai Kaichiro Memorial Library, Ritsumeikan University
After the screening, a talk by Director Saburo Hasegawa and Professor Kenichiro Kawamura from the College of Image Arts and Sciences at Ritsumeikan University will be held.
* Admission is free and no reservation is required.
For details about the movie, click here. (External link)