Based on the comic series Tokyo Shutter Girl by Kenichi Kiriki in the weekly comic magazine “Goraku.” This project expands on the original comic’s themes of cameras, photos, and walking around town, through multidisciplinary methods such as photo exhibitions and film adaptation (there have been two photo exhibitions so far).
Thirty photographers, selected from the public, freely express their own take on the settings that appear in the comic. Previous exhibits have been featured in camera magazines and roving exhibitions, and the e-book (kindle) version of the winners made the top 4 on Amazon’s best-seller list.
The movie Tokyo Shutter Girl is produced by Kenichi Kiriki, author of the original comic, and it consists of three separate works by three separate directors, each set in Tokyo. Since October 2013, the movie has been appearing all around Japan.
Directors: Macoto Tezka / Motoyuki Kobayashi /Kotaro Terauchi
Starring: Aoi Natsume / Mirei Tanaka / Takemi Fujii
Comic artist. Born in 1976, in Hagi, Yamaguchi. Ambassador of Hagi City. In 1991 he was selected as a successful competitor in the Weekly Shonen Jump Hop Step Award. In 1992, he was the second place winner in the Shueisha Akatsuka award.
Since 2011, his comic series Tokyo Shutter Girl has run in the weekly comic magazine Goraku. He is also the producer for the photo exhibitions related to the comic and film adaptation.
Tokyo Shutter Girl Partnership
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Ikebukuro Cinema Rosa (Toshima City, Tokyo)
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Meguro City, Tokyo)
Artisan TOKYO (Bunkyo City, Tokyo)