There was a woman holding a camera behind the work of Gyoji Nomiyama

Woman holding a camera at the Artizon Museum
Shot at Artizon Museum in Kyobashi, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The Artizon Museum began with the collection of Shojiro Ishibashi, the founder of Bridgestone Corporation, and continued to collect his works even after his death. In one of the museum's smaller rooms, there are some relatively recent abstract paintings on display.

One of the large paintings on display was "Tomorrow's Place" by Nomiyama Gyoji. I had heard of his name before, but this was the first time I had seen his work.

The reason why I knew his name, even though I had never seen any of his works, was because Nomiyama Gyoji's name appeared in an essay by Tanaka Komimasa, a Naoki Prize-winning author. Nomiyama Gyoji's sister had married Tanaka Komimasa, so they had interacted like brothers.

Tanaka Komimasa was a big fan of buses. He was not just a rider of trains, but a rider of buses. He is an unusual person who has often gotten into trouble because he takes the bus without thinking about where he is going. As the brother-in-law of such an unusual person, I thought he must be an unusual person, and looked for clues in the abstract painting in front of me to determine the artist's personality, but the work seemed eloquent but did not tell me anything.

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Dec 2021 PEOPLE TOKYO

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PHOTO DATA

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12109

Shooting Date

Oct 2021

Posted On

December 3, 2021

Place

Kyobashi, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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