Time：Oct. 1, 2015 ~ Mar. 31, 2016 Place：Main Building of Dogo Onsen Hours：Entire day (Illumination and film showing are from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.) 2015
The Main Building of Dogo Onsen, for the 121st year since its reconstruction, is completely decorated with Ms. Ninagawa’s works. At the north and west sides of the Building, shoji and façade windows are decorated with 45 flower photos mostly from her work titled “FLOWER ADDICT.” On the third floor at the south side, you can see Ms. Ninagawa’s film work associated with her photographs. This film was newly created for DOGO ART 2015. These works have become a large scaled installation for the entire building.
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.