Masters of Japanese Photography

11 Nov 2016 – 19 Mar 2017

Event times

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays

Christmas opening hours:
Closed Friday 23 December 2015 - Monday 2 January 2016 inclusive.

Cost of entry

£7/£6 Free for Members, UEA Student Members and Patrons

Other concessions including Art Fund available. Ask at Gallery Reception for details. Members and Patrons must show their card on arrival.

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus numbers 25, 25a and x25 run from Norwich city centre to UEA ' ask for the Sainsbury Centre stop. Park & Ride service 604 runs Monday to Friday to the main UEA bus stop.

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This exhibition explores the work of some of the most prominent Japanese photographers of the second half of the twentieth century, including Nobuyoshi Araki, Eikoh Hosoe and Kikuji Kawada.


Witnesses to a generation that grew up in the aftermath of the Second World War, their work addresses both their personal experiences and the evolution of Japanese society. From Araki’s exuberant flowers to Hosoe’s lyrical portraits, these fascinating images encapsulate the natural beauty and social complexity of Japan.

The exhibition will feature around 60 works drawn from artists’ studios as well as from private collections. It will be the first exhibition on contemporary Japanese photography at the Sainsbury Centre, offering the unique opportunity to engage with a remarkable generation of photographers who transformed the genre.

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Exhibiting artists

Nobuyoshi Araki

Kikuji Kawada

Eikoh Hosoe


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