Naked Tokyo:2008

Naked Tokyo is an international collective of photographers who apply their signature styles to interpreting Japan’s capital by revealing a small sliver of the Naked Tokyo within.

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Naked Tokyo:2008 will take place from December 8 (Mon) to December 13 (Sat), 2008 at Tokyo’s Gallery Le Deco (see Google map below). It will feature the work of more than 20 photographers from around the world. Because so many photographers from so many different cultures and backgrounds participate, the shows are usually extremely eclectic, which means that you’ll always find something to surprise you.

Naked Tokyo Max
Photo by Max Hodges

The very first Naked Tokyo exhibition took place in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya district in September 2002. It has been held irregularly ever since.

Naked Tokyo’s most recent show took place in 2007 under the theme Contemporary Portraiture from Tokyo. Naked Tokyo artists were encouraged to explode and expand standard assumptions of portraiture by focusing on self-portraiture, sex, eroticism, and anonymous nudity.

An opening party will be held on December 8 (Mon), from 6 p.m. All are welcome.

Entrance Fee: ¥ 1,000 (includes one glass of wine)

Naked Tokyo Edward
Photo by Edward Levinson

List of Photographers

Alexis Alvarez, United States
Bonnie Bajaj, Hong Kong
Rick Balia, United States
Adrian Beard, England/Wales
Ernesto Braam, The Netherlands
Paul Cohen, Australia
Camilla Douraghy, United States/Iran
Barbara Flatten, Germany
Clive France, England
Harold Godsoe, Canada
Gary Heayes, England
Carla Hernandez, Spain
Max Hodges
Leroy Howard, United States
Leslie Kennah, Canada
Lars Jensen, Denmark
Paul Kohl, United States
Frank La Riviere, The Netherlands
Edward Levinson, United States
Haruna Miyashita, Japan
Shinishi George Nitta, Japan
Lori Ono, Canada
Mark Skorji, Australia
Jay Tomioka, United States/Japan
Mumi Trabucco, Argentina
Whitney Vosburgh, United States
Vladimir Zakharov, Russia

Naked Tokyo Jay
Photo by Jay Tomioka

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Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

aw man, so i went to this expecting a huge gallery, i was so sad when it ended up being one room! The talented photographers need to be showcased in a bigger area. The manager was a joy to talk to as well.

Dec 15, 2008 (4902 days ago)

I thought it was bigger as well. How did you like the photographs?

Kjeld Duits (author)
Dec 15, 2008 (4902 days ago)

They were so good! I loved the “Homeless in Tokyo series” and the “Night Play” series. The pictures of the guy with the bag on his head was too funny! Most of them were already sold when I went. Also, Rick Balia’s photo’s of the Harajuku girls were beautiful! The colors were really striking.

Dec 15, 2008 (4902 days ago)

Thank you so much for the feedback, k-mu. I am really sorry that I have to miss it. I would have loved to see the Homeless in Tokyo series.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Dec 15, 2008 (4902 days ago)

k-mu, thanks very much for your nice comments on my “Homeless in Tokyo” series. The men on the pictures were very friendly and dignified. I tried to portray them in that way.

Dec 16, 2008 (4900 days ago)

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