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KANSAI

“Iura Arata: Between the Sun and the Moon”

THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM

by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

Besides being an actor, Arata Iura has proved to be artistically talented in other fields. He runs his own fashion label, which offers a mix of traditional craftsmanship with modern design, and is now revealing himself to be a gifted photographer.

Impressed by his work, The Hakone Open-Air Museum asked Iura to take photographs for its official 2013 calendar. As a result, Iura visited Hakone several times per month to document even the slightest changes in the landscape throughout the different seasons. This is Iura’s first solo exhibition of photography and it offers a total of 60 images, including those taken for the calendar; Dec. 22-March 3.

The Hakone Open-Air Museum; (0460) 82-1161; 1121 Ninotaira, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimogun, Kanagawa; Chokoku no Mori Station, Hakone Tozan Line. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,600. www.hakone-oam.or.jp.