Time：May 1, 2015 ~ Mar. 31, 2016 Place：The Main Building of Dogo Onsen 2015
The traditional Japanese curtain “jinmaku” at Dogo Onsen entrance is also a vibrant photograph by Ms. Ninagawa. It is approximately the same size, 4 m × 45 cm, as the jinmaku used at the 120th anniversary of the reconstruction of the main 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.