Sendai Mediatheque The Two-Pronged Photo Exhibition - Lift up your spirits through photo appreciation
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Sneak peek into the gallery exhibits: http://sendai.keizai.biz/photoflash/1529/ (I think we have already seen most of the pics. Personally, I've never seen the pic on the far left which, based on what I read from the reports, is Miyamoto Kenji and Yuzuru working on Hana Ni Nare choreography at Chiba Aqua Rink.)
(From here onwards is my own summary of what's written next since it's not related to figure skating)On April 5, two photo exhibitions by various professional photographers were launched at Sendai Mediatheque (Sendai City, Aoba Ward, Kasugamachi).
Showcased in the 3300 (c2) gallery space on the fifth floor is "Figure Skating Photo Exhibition" by Mr. Noto Sunao of Sendai. Mr. Noto is actively involved as a sports photographer for figure skating (among others), with the main focus of producing commercial photographs. "I hope that by viewing the photos I've captured and accumulated so far, people who come to see the exhibits will be able to enliven their mood. I'd like this exhibition to be a mood-lifting experience," he spoke of the aim of this project.
A total of 80 exhibits of figure skaters in support of the project including Arakawa Shizuka, Takahashi Daisuke, Hanyu Yuzuru, Suzuki Akiko and Ando Miki are being displayed. It features a collection of photos taken from 2007 until March this year, concentrating on photos used in commercials, magazines and book publications, as well as unpublished works taken since December last year and beyond. "I'd be happy if it could also conjure up feelings of enjoyment from other people who are not figure skating fans," said Mr. Noto.
Showcased in 4200 Gallery space on the 6th floor is "Kobe * Heart" exhibition. The exhibition features works from 51 professional photographers based in various prefectures in Japan including Miyagi, Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Fukuoka. This is held in remembrance of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in Kobe over 15 years ago and aims to send smiles and hopes to Tohoku as a sign of support from Kobe who had once gone through the same tribulation.
ETA: Reports on the Photo Exhibition here
There seems to be a slide show showing Yuzu doing some ballet lesson. He wore a deep blue AE hoodie over a red T-shirt and black jersey pants.
It's been reported that there are 17 photos of Yuzu, not including the slide show pictures.