Exhibition “THE HEART OF JAPAN [ 62nd Jingu Shikinen Sengu at Ise ]”
will be held by Sanjiro MINAMIKAWA
  • Location:
    Japan Information Center Gallery
    Consulate General of Japan in New York
    299 Park Avenue, (Bet. 48th & 49th St.), 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
  • Date & Time:
    November 13th to 25th, 2014
    9:30am to 4:00pm (**closed on weekends & holidays)

    **Please bring photo IDs.
  • Exhibition Summary:
    2,000 years ago, the land of Ise was chosen by Amaterasu Omikami, the tutelary deity of the Japanese people, thus becoming "the special place". Devoted to the wellbeing of the country and its people, over 1,500 ceremonies takes place every year in this special place. Here, the rice, vegetables and even salt that are offered to god are made by hand, maintaining self-sufficient living. Through the Shikinen Sengu (the reconstruction ceremony) which has been conducted every 20 years for 1,300 years, allows the place to remain new and fresh to this day. The Exhibition invites you to the world of Ise Jingu, the special sanctuary.
  • Artist biography:
    Sanjiro Minamikawa was born in Mie, Japan. His works, focusing on people and culture of Europe, appears on magazines in Japan and overseas. He is a photographer and writer. His known works are "100 Artist in their Atelier", featuring the art masters of the 20th century such as Joan Miró, Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, and Marc Chagall, and their studios, and "Portrait of Mystery & Detective Novelists of the World" featuring European and American mystery writers such as Graham Greene, Ed McBain, Frederick Forsyth and their studies.

    For his "Chateau de Versailles", he was the first non-French photographer ever to receive permission to photograph the Versailles Palace.

    For the past few years, he has been working on "The 62nd Jingu Shikinen Sengu (the reconstruction ceremony)".
  • Artist's Contact & Info:
    - E-mal: 777@s-minamikawa.com
    - Web: http://www.s-minamikawa.com
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