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One hundred
Famous views
of Tokyo
東京百景

Inspired by Hiroshige Utagawa's
100 famous views of edo

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Exhibition

Get ready for the first Tokyo Hyaku exhibition
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Starting from November 28 at the Shizuoka city Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art, the exhibited photograph series crops out the sights of Tokyo 160 years later and is an homage to Hiroshige's “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”. Discover Edo with Hanga and revisit Tokyo through photographs; delve into the depths of Tokyo through two contrasting visions. This is a series developed over approximately two years and is based all around Tokyo. The series is full of humor and originality captured through the eyes of an Italian artist who has pursued the shadows of master scenery artist, Hiroshige. This exhibition displays approximately 60 of the 119 pieces in the series.

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Exhibition Part 1

November 28 (Tue.) ‒ December 27 (Wed.) 2017

02

Exhibition Part 2

January 5 (Fri.) ‒ February 4 (Sun.) 2018

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Artist Talk

December 3 (Sun.) 2017, 13:00 - 13:30

Admission: Free *museum entrance fee is required.

Introducing Tokyo Hyaku
東京百プロジェクトの概要

A photographic atlas of Tokyo city
東京の写真地図

Tokyo Hyaku is a project that aims to rehearse, 160 years later, Hiroshige’s work using photography as a modern form of representation and contemporary cultural signs and city’s landmarks to define a new state of the art of the city of Tokyo.
「東京百」は歌川広重による名所江戸百景を現代の表現ツールである写真を通して、彼の作品から160年後の東京を切り取ったものである。 彼が込めたメッセージ、彼が切り取りたかった江戸の風景、それらを現代の東京に置き換え新名所百景を作成するプロジェクトである。

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How is it done
構成

Any of the 118 original tables is a detailed insight on 1860’s Edo.
広重による118作品を、次の3ポイントに重きを置いてリトレースしていく。

4 seasons of the year
四季

Photos are taken in correspondent seasons, according to original meanings.
広重の作品が四季分けされているように本プロジェクトも四季を切り取る作品。

Recoursive topics
行事・メッセージ

Original Hiroshige's topics are used to investigate contemporary Tokyo.
広重が描いた行事や込めたメッセージを現在の東京に置き換える作品。

Style
構図

Contemporary photos are taken to create a dialogue with the original images.
広重が描いた構図を参考にした写真での表現手法を模索した作品。

Preview images
プレビュー

Here's some example!
これまでに撮影した作品のなかからいくつかをご紹介!

Tokyo Hyaku project is ongoing, 104 images have been made so far. The image shooting would be accomplished within 2017.
東京百プロジェクトは現在も進行中。118作品のうち104作品を撮影済み。2017年内にすべての作品を撮り終わる予定。

Tokyo Hyaku #6

Takanawa fire station
高輪消防署

Tokyo Hyaku #6
Tokyo Hyaku #7

Shops in Akihabara
秋葉原の店

Tokyo Hyaku #7
Tokyo Hyaku #28

Gundam in Odaiba
お台場にガンダム

Tokyo Hyaku #28
Tokyo Hyaku #36

Kurokawa Kisho’s Nakagin Capsule Tower
黒川 紀章 が 中銀カプセルタワー

Tokyo Hyaku #36
Tokyo Hyaku #47

Seido and Kanda River
聖堂神田川

Tokyo Hyaku #47
Tokyo Hyaku #56

Kame no ko tawashi
亀の子たわし

Tokyo Hyaku #56
Tokyo Hyaku #4

Truck deposit in the night
夜のトラック入金

Tokyo Hyaku #4
Tokyo Hyaku #52

Pauwlonia in Akasaka
赤坂の桐

Tokyo Hyaku #52
Tokyo Hyaku #117

View on hilltop from Atago shrine
愛宕神社からの丘の上の眺め

Tokyo Hyaku #117




Images accomplishment
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter

Tokyo Hyaku Project

Stay tuned for more!
Exhibition

An unmissable exhibition comparing Hiroshiges's views with the contemporary Tokyo Hyaku images.

Book (soon available)

Including 119 images representing Tokyo Hyaku views with rich descriptions and comments.

Tokyo Hyaku project
展示会

広重の描いた160年前の江戸の景色と現代の東京。 変わらないもの、変わったものなどを比較しながら楽しめる展示会。

作品集(近年販売予定)

東京百景全119作品収録。写真家の各作品に対するコメントも掲載。

Giuseppe De Francesco

Giuseppe De Francesco

Photographer

About me

Giuseppe De Francesco devotes himself to photography with a particular attention on the relationships between places and memory. Graduated at the Politecnico di Milano faculty of architecture and design, he has been collaborating with various important italian photographers in fashion and architecture industries.

Aside from his personal research projects, Giuseppe De Francesco currently works as freelance photographer for major international magazines and companies in Asia and Europe.

Giuseppe De Francesco

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