5-neko-project-mika-horie
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
5-neko-project-mika-horie
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade washi paper
date created:
2018
editions:
Edition of 2
info/price:
KAT_8
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
KAT_8
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 200mm x width 200mm — height 7.87inch x width 7.87inch
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
yasushi-mori-1
title:
yasushi-mori-1
medium:
C print
dimensions:
height 203mm x width 254mm — height 7.99inch x width 10.00inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
kota-sake
artist(s):
KOTA SAKE
title:
kota-sake
medium:
gelatin silver print
dimensions:
height 356mm x width 279mm — height 14.02inch x width 10.98inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
takeshi-sumi
artist(s):
TAKESHI SUMI
title:
takeshi-sumi
medium:
Chromogenic print with slits
dimensions:
height 329mm x width 329mm — height 12.95inch x width 12.95inch
editions:
Unique artwork
info/price:
cat-cyanotype-2
artist(s):
IKKAN SAIKI
title:
cat-cyanotype-2
medium:
Cyanotype
date created:
2019 — date printed: 2019
dimensions:
height 488mm x width 324mm — height 19.21inch x width 12.76inch
info/price:
cat-cyanotype-1
artist(s):
IKKAN SAIKI
title:
cat-cyanotype-1
medium:
Cyanotype
date created:
2019
dimensions:
height 488mm x width 324mm — height 19.21inch x width 12.76inch
editions:

info/price:
1-neko-project-mika-horie
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
1-neko-project-mika-horie
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade washi paper
date created:
2018
editions:
Edition of 2
info/price:
4-neko-project-mika-horie
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
4-neko-project-mika-horie
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade washi paper
date created:
2018
editions:
Edition of 2
info/price:
KAT_7
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
KAT_7
medium:
Inkjet print
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 200mm x width 200mm — height 7.87inch x width 7.87inch
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
3-neko-project-mika-horie
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
3-neko-project-mika-horie
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade washi paper
date created:
2018
editions:
Edition of 2
info/price:
2-neko-project-mika-horie
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
2-neko-project-mika-horie
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade washi paper
date created:
2018
editions:
Edition of 2
info/price:
ham5749
artist(s):
YUJI HAMEDA
title:
ham5749
editions:

info/price:
20_3
artist(s):
TAKEHIKO NAKAFUJI
title:
20_3
medium:
inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 8
info/price:
10_8
artist(s):
TAKEHIKO NAKAFUJI
title:
10_8
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 8
info/price:
8_10
artist(s):
TAKEHIKO NAKAFUJI
title:
8_10
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 8
info/price:
2_107
artist(s):
TAKEHIKO NAKAFUJI
title:
2_107
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 8
info/price:
12-17-cat-f3-6-copy
artist(s):
SHINJI OTANI
title:
12-17-cat-f3-6-copy
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 240mm x width 160mm — height 9.45inch x width 6.30inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
KAT_6
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
KAT_6
medium:
Inkjet print
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 200mm x width 200mm — height 7.87inch x width 7.87inch
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
KAT_3
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
KAT_3
medium:
Inkjet print
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 200mm x width 200mm — height 7.87inch x width 7.87inch
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
KAT_5
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
KAT_5
medium:
Inkjet print
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 200mm x width 200mm — height 7.87inch x width 7.87inch
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
KAT_2
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
KAT_2
medium:
Ink
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 200mm x width 200mm — height 7.87inch x width 7.87inch
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
KAT_4
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
KAT_4
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 200mm x width 200mm — height 7.87inch x width 7.87inch
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
KAT_1
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
KAT_1
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 200mm x width 200mm — height 7.87inch x width 7.87inch
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
Untitled
artist(s):
KENTARO ARAKI
title:
Untitled
medium:
Lambda print
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 366mm x width 254mm — height 14.41inch x width 10.00inch
editions:
Edition of 15
info/price:
chiaki-yao
artist(s):
CHIAKO YAO
title:
chiaki-yao
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 210mm x width 297mm — height 8.27inch x width 11.69inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
masayuki-kurihara
artist(s):
MASAYUKI KURIHARA
title:
masayuki-kurihara
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
masakazu-ikeguchi-3
artist(s):
MASAKAZU IKEGUCHI
title:
masakazu-ikeguchi-3
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
masakazu-ikeguchi-2
artist(s):
MASAKAZU IKEGUCHI
title:
masakazu-ikeguchi-2
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
masakazu-ikeguchi-1
artist(s):
MASAKAZU IKEGUCHI
title:
masakazu-ikeguchi-1
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
masahito-agake
artist(s):
MASAHITO AGAKE
title:
masahito-agake
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 256mm x width 385mm — height 10.08inch x width 15.16inch
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
junichi-ichikawa
artist(s):
JUNICHI ICHIKAWA
title:
junichi-ichikawa
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 220mm x width 330mm — height 8.66inch x width 12.99inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
hiromi-kakimoto
artist(s):
HIROMI KAKIMOTO
title:
hiromi-kakimoto
medium:
Chromogenic print
dimensions:
height 300mm x width 300mm — height 11.81inch x width 11.81inch
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
dai-ito
artist(s):
DAI ITO
title:
dai-ito
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 192mm x width 305mm — height 7.56inch x width 12.01inch
editions:
Edition of 12
info/price:
15_The Little Deity
artist(s):
NAOYUKI OGINO
title:
15_The Little Deity
medium:
Archival Pigment Print
dimensions:
height 303mm x width 462mm — height 11.93inch x width 18.19inch
editions:
Edition of 7
info/price:
toshiko-hashimoto-1
artist(s):
TOSHIKO HASHIMOTO
title:
toshiko-hashimoto-1
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 254mm x width 203mm — height 10.00inch x width 7.99inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
toshiko-hashimoto-5
artist(s):
TOSHIKO HASHIMOTO
title:
toshiko-hashimoto-5
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 254mm x width 203mm — height 10.00inch x width 7.99inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
toshiko-hashimoto-4
artist(s):
TOSHIKO HASHIMOTO
title:
toshiko-hashimoto-4
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 254mm x width 203mm — height 10.00inch x width 7.99inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
toshiko-hashimoto-3
artist(s):
TOSHIKO HASHIMOTO
title:
toshiko-hashimoto-3
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 254mm x width 203mm — height 10.00inch x width 7.99inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
toshiko-hashimoto-2
artist(s):
TOSHIKO HASHIMOTO
title:
toshiko-hashimoto-2
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 254mm x width 203mm — height 10.00inch x width 7.99inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
sasuke-dear-my-cat-beach
artist(s):
MASAHISA FUKASE
title:
sasuke-dear-my-cat-beach
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1978 — date printed: c 1978
dimensions:
height 204mm x width 253mm — height 8.03inch x width 9.96inch
info/price:
Sasuke! My Dear Cat - Marilyn Monroe
artist(s):
MASAHISA FUKASE
title:
Sasuke! My Dear Cat - Marilyn Monroe
medium:
Gelatin silver print
date created:
1978 — date printed: c. 1978
dimensions:
height 204mm x width 253mm — height 8.03inch x width 9.96inch
info/price:
koji-onaka
title:
koji-onaka
info/price:
nini-frisky
artist(s):
NINI FRISKY
title:
nini-frisky
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 210mm x width 297mm — height 8.27inch x width 11.69inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
shigenori-miki
artist(s):
MIKI SHIGENORI
title:
shigenori-miki
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 303mm x width 462mm — height 11.93inch x width 18.19inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
shin-ichi-yokozawa
artist(s):
SHIN-ICHI YOKOZAWA
title:
shin-ichi-yokozawa
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
tadahiro-kumagai
artist(s):
TADAHIRO KUMAGAI
title:
tadahiro-kumagai
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 210mm x width 297mm — height 8.27inch x width 11.69inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
takashi-kuraya-1
artist(s):
TAKASHI KURAYA
title:
takashi-kuraya-1
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 900mm x width 600mm — height 35.43inch x width 23.62inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
takashi-kuraya-2
artist(s):
TAKASHI KURAYA
title:
takashi-kuraya-2
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 900mm x width 600mm — height 35.43inch x width 23.62inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
tatsuya-ozawa
artist(s):
TATSUYA OZAWA
title:
tatsuya-ozawa
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
Colors 044
artist(s):
YOSHINORI MIZUTANI
title:
Colors 044
medium:
archival pigment print
date created:
2013
editions:
available sizes:
small: 27 x 18 cm: edition of 5
medium: 79.2 x 53 cm: edition of 5
large: 145.6 x 97 cm: edition of 3: SOLD OUT
info/price:
Colors 028
artist(s):
YOSHINORI MIZUTANI
title:
Colors 028
medium:
archival pigment print
date created:
2010
editions:
available sizes:
small: 18 x 27 cm: edition of 5
medium: 53 x 79.2 cm: edition of 5
large: 97 x 145.6 cm: edition of 3
info/price:
yuko-fukagawa-2
artist(s):
YUKO FUKAGAWA
title:
yuko-fukagawa-2
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
yuko-fukagawa-untitled-1-c-yuko-fukagawa-courtesy-by-ibasho_1
artist(s):
YUKO FUKAGAWA
title:
yuko-fukagawa-untitled-1-c-yuko-fukagawa-courtesy-by-ibasho_1
medium:
Inkjet print
editions:
Edition of 10
info/price:
12-17-cat-f3-4-copy
artist(s):
SHINJI OTANI
title:
12-17-cat-f3-4-copy
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 240mm x width 160mm — height 9.45inch x width 6.30inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
12-17-cat-f3-13-copy
artist(s):
SHINJI OTANI
title:
12-17-cat-f3-13-copy
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 240mm x width 160mm — height 9.45inch x width 6.30inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
12-17-cat-f3-14-copy
artist(s):
SHINJI OTANI
title:
12-17-cat-f3-14-copy
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 240mm x width 160mm — height 9.45inch x width 6.30inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:
12-17-cat-f3-22-copy
artist(s):
SHINJI OTANI
title:
12-17-cat-f3-22-copy
medium:
Inkjet print
dimensions:
height 240mm x width 160mm — height 9.45inch x width 6.30inch
editions:
Edition of 5
info/price:

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Japanese people have had a long relationship with cats. More than 1000 years ago, people in the upper class were already living with cats. Common people also started having pet cats at home several hundred years ago and Japanese people have been involved with cats in a variety of ways since then. There are shrines that worship cats as gods across Japan and cats have also played a part in folk beliefs through the ages. The popular Japanese cat figurine maneki-neko (招き猫, “beckoning cat”) is believed to bring good blessings.

The extent to which Japanese people have been involved with cats is evident from the volume of artworks that depict cats as the main subject. In the Edo period (1603-1868), Ukiyoe virtuosos Hiroshige Utagawa and Kuniyoshi Utagawa painted cats, and in the Meiji period (1868-1912), the great novelist Soseki Natsume wrote the novel “I Am a Cat”, which became a famous masterpiece of Japanese literature. Also nowadays you can find examples, such as the famous character “Hello Kitty” the cute anthropomorphic cat, and “Krocchi” a stray cat character that has recently started to become popular. There are specialised cat photographers and cat cafés where you can play with them. Within photography the cat plays the role of beloved pet to famous photographers, such as Chiro for Nobuyoshi Araki and Sasuke for Masahisa Fukase have done. 

At the initiative of cat lover and author of books on Japanese contemporary art and photography, Sophie Cavaliero, the Neko Project was initiated. The project team, consisting of a number of people involved in photography and Japanese art, invited Japanese photographers to participate in a photography project on the theme of cats. Since IBASHO promotes Japanese photography and houses two gallery cats, Mocca and Chino, we were included in the project team.

This open invitation has resulted in over 80 photographers submitting their work. With this rich material a cat photobook is published and a number of exhibitions in France and in Belgium at IBASHO, are held. 
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In a large group exhibition on the cat theme IBASHO will exhibit works by photographers already connected to IBASHO, such as Mika Horie, Hiromi Kakimoto, Yoshinori Mizutani, Naoyuki Ogino, Kumi Oguro and Shinji Otani. Also works by other - established or sometimes lesser known - photographers, among others Koji Onaka, Takahiko Nakafuji, Toshiko Hashimoto and Yuko Fukagawa, will be presented. Lastly, IBASHO will include two works and a photo book by Masahisa Fukase of his beloved Sasuke and Nobuyoshi Araki's book (first edition) 'Chiro, My Love' can be found in our book shop, as well as other photo books on cats.

The book on the Neko Project published by Iki will also be available at IBASHO for 35 Euro.