February（Wed）- 16 March（Sun）
Mon - Sat: 12：00 - 20：00
（except the opening day, close at 18:00）
12:00 - 18:00
FOIL GALLERY is pleased
to announce a solo show of the works by Syoin Kajii,
titled “Marginal Villege”.
3 years from the artist's phenomenal series "NAMI",
this exhibition will present about 300 pieces from new series
for the first time.
the metropolitan cities like Tokyo are very well known for
the spectacularly displayed appearence and its advanced technology,
many rural districts in Japan have been suffering from
the serious depopulation, which keeps on aggravating year by
Especially, the number of communal areas, where
more than 50% of the inhabitants are 65 years old has increased
and people there are forced to live in very severe circumstance.
Syoin Kajii has visited those, what we call, “Marginal Village”
and taken photographs of the portrait of the people living there
and the ladscapes where and how people actually make their own
The photographs taken through the sincere and warm eyes of the
straightly mirror the earnest wishes of the people living in
This exhibition “Marginal Village” is a documentary which
tells a story of Japan’s reality,
which might be soon forogot without being realized
orperhaps remembered by anyone.
Photos and Texts by Syoin Kajii
Syoin Kajii Solo Exhibition NAMI
8 Feb. （Fri）-6 Apr. （Sun） 2008
10:00-17:00 Closed on Sunday