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©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

Gate illuminated with lanterns

Time:May 1, 2015 ~ Feb. 29, 2016 Place:The city of Matsuyama Hours:During hours of streetcar operation (The exhibition is temporarily closed for checkup and maintenance.) 2015

One streetcar exterior was covered with Mika Ninagawa’s photographic works, which are the main feature of this event. This graphically wrapped streetcar runs through the city of Matsuyama to the Dogo Onsen Station.

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Mika Ninagawa

Photographer and Film director, Born in Tokyo.
She has received many awards such as the Ihei Kimura Photography Award. Director of the movies “Sakuran (2007)” and “Helter Skelter (2012)”. She is also engaged in video work. In 2008, museums nationwide held the “Ninagawa Mika Exhibition”. Her photograph collection from Rizzoli N.Y. was published and was talked about in countries all over the world. In 2016, she held a large solo exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taiwan, (MOCA Taipei) and the museum record of spectator numbers was significantly revised. The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games appointed her as an Executive Board Member.
In the "Ninagawa Mika and Dogo Onsen, Dogo Art 2015" held in 2015, she developed an installation in the main building of the Dogo Hot Spring in addition to “wrapping” the city streetcars. This effort contributed to an increase in the number of visitors to Dogo compared to the previous year. Thus, Dogo Onsen received the first prize in the Women’s Travel Division of the popular hot spring resort ranking sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism Agency.

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