On April 17th to May 12th, 2019
I was invited to NOVOSIBIRSK INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY “DIFFERENT DIMENTION 2019” as pne of SAMURAI FOTO Membwe and held a group photo exhibition. I gave lectures at Novosibirsk state University of Architecture, Design and Arts (NSUADA) and held the Portfolio Walk. People I and our member met there were welcomed us with the spirit of hospitality.Thanks to Andrey Martynov who had organized the photo festival, “Different Dimension”, and people in Novosibirsk, I could achieve our aim; the international cultural exchange through photography. I am very grateful for their cooperation.
The city has established a sister-city relationship with Sapporo, Hokkaido. There is a Hokkaido Cultural Center. It snowed on the second day of our trip. They said it rarely happened in April. It was so cold but it made our trip memorable. We participated in the International Festival of Design “Krasny Prospect” in NSUADA.
International Festival of Design “Krasny Prospect” was being held at NSUADA during our stay.
The mayor came to the ceremony, too. He had the same ideal as ours that fine art could make a cultural bridge between countries.