Rat Hole Gallery
Closes Sept. 25

The Rat Hole Gallery by definition of its name is quite tricky to find, hidden as it is in a basement on a backstreet of Tokyo's Omotesando area. It may be small and concealed, but it clearly still has quite an influence, as its current exhibition explores the works of an artist who has often been called Japan's most famous photographer.

Nobuyoshi Araki has become well known for both his skill and his controversial style. His large portfolio of work includes images that verge on pornographic, with women posed in compromising positions that would put most feminist's teeth on edge. More recently, however, since his beloved cat Chiro died last year, his photos — such as those in this exhibition — have taken a more innocuous turn.