I have nothing to be ashamed of, but when I'm asked where I'm going by someone in a tight suit, I clam up. I wonder why. I don't know if it's because it reminds me of the time I tried to enter a club in Beirut, Lebanon, and was refused, saying, "This is no place for a guy like you," or the time I tried to enter a luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was asked by the doorman, "What are you doing here?"
It was the same when I stepped into the Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building in Ginza 8-chome. As soon as I entered the building, a man in a suit asked me where I was going. I clammed up and replied, "A gallery," and with a firm posture, the man pointed me in the direction of the stairs leading to the gallery. The Shiseido Gallery, which is said to be the oldest existing art gallery in Japan, is located in the basement of the bright red Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building.
The exhibition at this time was of works by Kayako Nakashima. A number of what looked like pieces of acrylic were sticking out from the large wall that divided the gallery. The glittering outlines of the acrylics were like a virtual reality that you see on a headset, and you are not sure if it is really there until you touch it and hurt yourself.
|Jan 2022 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|ARTWORK FIGURE GALLERY GINZA|
January 15, 2022
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF