Artists

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.

Artworks

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

「 PLANT A TREE 」HOTEL HORIZONTAL PROJECT

2015

“PLANT A TREE” Room exhibits at Yamatoya Honten Hotel by Mika NinagawaCherry blossom photographs from Ms. Ninagawa’s work “PLANT A TREE,” taken at Meguro River, Tokyo, are displayed in the elegant Japanese-style rooms. At the lobby, guests are welcomed by original space lampshades embellished with

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

「TSUBAKI」HOTEL HORIZONTAL PROJECT

2015

“TSUBAKI” Room exhibits at Dogo Prince Hotelby Mika Ninagawa
The main motif is “Tsubaki,” camellia, and one western style room is entirely decorated with Ms. Ninagawa’s photographs. Even the bed cover and linens are original designs for this art project.

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

Art photo-wrapped streetcar by Mika Ninagawa

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.

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

Camellia photo “noren” curtain at “Tsubaki-no-Yu” entrance

2015

The hot spring bath house “Tsubaki-no-Yu” is familiar to tourists and local people as well. The bath house entrance was adorned with a 4-meter-wide curtain of a beautiful camellia photo by Ms. Ninagawa.

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

Dogo Art 2015 by Mika Ninagawa × Dogo Onsen

2015

“Flowers” is on exhibits at the gallery of Hotel Chaharu
Ms. Ninagawa’s works decorate the pillars in the restaurant “La Cuisine Japonaise HARI” and the walls in two rooms.

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

Dogo Art 2015 by Mika Ninagawa × Dogo Onsen

2015

Wedding dress exhibits at Hotel Hanayuzuki
A gorgeous wedding dress of Ms.Ninagawa’s brand, “M/mika ninagawa” is displayed, offering a glimpse of her view of the world.

DOGO ART 2015×BEAMS Original “yu” bags

2015

Original bags, which feature DOGO ART 2015 are designed incollaboration between Ms. Ninagawa, Dogo Onsen, and BEAMS and are being sold in Dogo area.

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

Gate illuminated with lanterns

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.

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

Large installation at the Main Building of Dogo Onsen

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.

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

Newly made “noren” curtains at the Men’s Bath and Women’s Bath

2015

At the entrances of the “Men’s Bath” and “Women’s Bath” there are newly designed curtains called “noren” with Ms. Ninagawa’s photos.

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

Photo displays at the “tokonoma (alcove) ” of “Kami-no-Yu” and “Tama-no-Yu” the second floor

2015

Ms. Ninagawa selected some photograph of camellias, the Matsuyama City Flower.

©mika ninagawa, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogo Onsenart 2018

The Main Building of Dogo Onsen Installation

2018

Ten selected fireworks photographs from the photograph collection called “Lightof” book will be placed on the northern side of The Main Building of Dogo Onsen as well the western shoji and glass (in select places). Another 24 pictures that were not featured in the book also adorn the wall, making a total of 34 pictures. It is an installation of a grand scale which uses the Main Building of Dogo Onsen itself and changes its appearance as day turns to night.

©mika ninagawa,Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery/Dogoart2015

Traditional curtain “jinmaku” at the entrance of 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.

Yukata

2015

In Dogo you can rent a “yukata,” a kind of Japanese kimono. There are two designs: one features colorful chrysanthemum, and the other is camellia. Visitors can rent them at the Main Building of Dogo Onsen and in 13 area hotels.

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