Nakagawa-machi 5th Anniversary of Municipal Consolidation & Museum Opening 10th Anniversary Exhibition -Michio Hoshino’s Alaskan Journey-

Exhibit Period

Friday, November 19, 2010 - Monday, January 10, 2011 (a national holiday)

Exhibit Times

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)

Organized by

Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Artt

Museum closed

November 24, 29; December 6, 13, 20, 24, 27-31; January 1-3, 2011.

Admission Fee

Adults: 500 (450) yen High School, College Students: 300 (270) yen * Fees in parentheses are group rates for 20 or more visitors. * Free admission for visitors 70 years old and older, and children junior high school aged and younger. * Half price for visitors with a disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver.


Photographer Michio Hoshino (1952-1996) lived in Alaska for more than twenty years, and is known for photographing the expansive landscapes and diverse biology of this harsh, natural environment. He introduced an Alaska heretofore unknown to the Japanese-the lifestyles, traditions and customs of the native peoples of Alaska; the polar bear, standing at the pinnacle of the food chain; the seasonal migration of herds of caribou; the snowy owl, the fox, the seal, the salmon and other living creatures; the aurora, the radiance of the stars, and flowers that bloom in the grasslands during the all-too-brief summer-and his works overflow with a vitality unimaginable in the big city. Enchanted by this harsh world, Hoshino lived in Alaska, continuing his photography.
In Japan, we are sadly no longer able to see the workings of nature-the face of nature, overflowing with vitality, which Hoshino photographed in Alaska. We hope you will enjoy viewing Alaska's natural bounty.

Museum Talk

Sunday, December 5, 2010
Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Presented by Naoko Hoshino, Michio Hoshino Office