HIBIYA OKUROJI PHOTO FAIR 2023
10.06 [Fri] - 10.09 [Mon], 2023
Hibiya OKUROJI G-11, G-14, G-15, around H03
1-7-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011
October 6th (Friday) - October 9th (Monday/National Holiday), 2023
October 6 14:00-18:00 [preview] | 18:00-20:00 [opening reception]
October 7-8 12:00-19:00
October 9 12:00-18:00
Hibiya OKUROJI Art Fair Executive Committee
JR East Urban Development Corporation
[organized by TOKYO INSTITUTE of PHOTOGRAPHY]
Galleries, publishers, bookstores, and photographers will gather at Hibiya OKUROJI, an elevated passageway hidden in the back of Hibiya, to present an art fair specializing in the media of photography.
Despite Japan's world-class printing technology, world-leading camera manufacturers, in-depth history of photobook publishing, and many outstanding photographers who have left their mark on the history of photography, valuable photographic prints continue to flow out of Japan to Europe and the United States due to the lack of a photography market. To foster a photography market in Japan in the future, commercial galleries specializing in photography and publishers/booksellers renowned for photography books will gather under the elevated railway tracks to create a place where visitors can encounter their “first photographs” as a purchase target.
The Hibiya OKUROJI Photo Fair will be held at Hibiya OKUROJI, where quality tenants with individuality quietly gather under the viaduct, and visitors can find photographic prints waiting to be found. Admission is free, and gallery tours, where visitors can listen to explanations in the gallery owner's own words, will be held twice daily during the exhibition period. This fair will take place in conjunction with the T3 PHOTO FESTIVAL TOKYO, which is being held around Tokyo Station at the same time.
To make photography more accessible to the public, the Book Section has been expanded this year. The fair will not only include publishers and bookstores but also individual photographers or photographer teams and magazines that deal with fashion and art photography, and will further broaden the scope of the fair to allow visitors to experience the potential of photography. An “Exhibit Section” has been established in addition to the Galleries Section for the first time. By providing opportunities for up-and-coming artists to exhibit their work before belonging to a commercial gallery, visitors can see new breaths of expertise and talent blossom.
As the official copy of Hibiya OKUROJI says, this is a new photo fair where you can experience “the excitement that makes connoisseurs want to search for something, at a place with a sense of a secret hiding place with a deep commitment and 100 years of history.”
KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY | POETIC SCAPE
TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY | The Third Gallery Aya
asterisk books | book shop Marukuma | DOOKS・paper company | FUGENSHA | GRAF Publishers (Oct 6-7) | HeHe | IG Photo Gallery | Kana Kawanishi Art Office | KINOKOI STORE (Oct 7-8) | LibroArte | Michioto Publishing | PHOTO atlas | PLEASE & This | SEIGENSHA Art Publishing | Shelf | torch press | WOMB (Oct 6-7)
[ Talks / Gallery Tours ]
Date & Time: October 6 (Fri), 13:00-14:00
Venue: Lecture Room, Hibiya OKUROJI 2F
Speakers: Tomoka Aya (owner/director, The Third Gallery Aya), Shimpei Okada (director, TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY),
Takashi Kakishima (owner/director, POETIC SCAPE), Kana Kawanishi (owner/director, KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY)
*free / no reservation required
*Please note the talk will be conducted only in Japanese.
[T3 PHOTO FESTIVAL TOKYO 2023]
Special Talk Show + Hibiya OKUROJI Photo Fair Tour
Date & Time: October 8 (Sun) | Talk: 11:30-12:30 *Gallery tour at Hibiya OKUROJI Photo Fair follows the talk
Venues: Talk: POTLUCK YAESU STUDIO (Tokyo Midtown Yaesu 5F / *Please note the venue is not Hibiya OKUROJI)
Tour: Hibiya OKUROJI Photo Fair (Galleries Section + Exhibit Section)
Speakers: Marc FEUSTEL (writer, editor, curator), TAKAHASHI Sayaka (director, PGI), HAYAMI Ihiro (founder, T3 PHOTO FESTIVAL TOKYO)
*Tickets = 1,500 JPY / Online purchase only
>> Tickets & Details (Peatix) *Please note the event will be conducted only in Japanese.
Date & Time: October 7 (Sat), 8 (Sun), 9 (Mon) | 14:00- & 17:00-
Venue: Galleries Section + Exhibit Section, Hibiya OKUROJI Photo Fair
*free / no reservation required
*Please come to the “GALLERY TOUR” flag near the bench area (close to the book section in the corridor) 5 min prior to the starting time.
*Please note the tours will be conducted mainly in Japanese.
Event Time Table
［ Special Privileges ］
Visitors answering our quick survey will receive the fair’s original tote bag or a Hibiya OKUROJI Photo Fair × T3 Photo Festival Tokyo special can badge.
* First-come-first-served basis
(please note distribution may end)
1-7-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku
G-13, G-14, around H03
JR Yurakucho Station (Hibiya Exit)......... 6 min.
JR Shimbashi Station (Hibiya Exit).......... 6 min.
Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro)................... 6 min.
Hibiya Station (Tokyo Metro)................... 6 min.
Uchisaiwaicho Station (Toei Line)............ 5 min.