out of blue comes green - Akemi Ohara

Weekday 11:00 - 20:00

Saturdays and Holidays 11:00 - 18:30

Sundays and Mondays Closed(Except for Holidays)

artist statement

“Don't matter / My eyes have seen / For better / Out of blue comes green.”
This line from the first record I ever bought remained in my heart for a long time. After I grew up, as I faced events and environments I couldn't handle on my own, I began to take photographs of my favorite forests and ponds in the place where I was born In the hope that this landscape would head, even if only slightly, in a better direction, from blue to green. The location, Goshikinuma, or the Five-Colored Ponds, is the collective name for a group of lakes and ponds in Urabandai, Fukushima prefecture. In 1888, a phreatic explosion on Mount Bandai triggered a debris avalanche. Rivers were dammed, and hundreds of ponds were formed. Due to the properties of the volcanic minerals, vegetation and algae present in the water Each of the ponds appears a different color, such as blue, green or red. The eruption was the first major natural disaster in Japan since the country's modernization in the Meiji period. Five villages and eleven smaller settlements were flooded or buried, resulting in 477 deaths. To this day, this history lies buried at the bottom of the same ponds that produce to these beautiful colors.


Akemi Ohara

Born 1971 in Fukushima prefecture
Grand Prix winner of the 2013 Kawaba New-Nature Photo Award

HP: http://akemioharaphotography.jimdo.com


out of blue comes green
Akemi Ohara

Date : 27 June, 2014 - 19 July, 2014
Time : Weekday 11:00 - 20:00 / Saturdays and Holidays 11:00 - 18:30
Closed : Sundays and Mondays (Except for Holidays)
Entrance Fee : 800 yen / 500 yen for students (Gallery916 & 916small)

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