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toco toco: Season 1

1x14 Rui Hashimoto, photographer

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  • 2015-05-15T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 20 mins
  • United States
  • Japanese
  • Documentary
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Today the photographer Rui Hashimoto is taking us to the Le Déco gallery in Shibuya, where he is holding every year the SOUND SHOOTER exhibition. The Le Déco gallery is on the opposite side of Shibuya's popular locations, such as Center Gai, Udagawacho or Harajuku.

With the upcoming Olympics in 2020, this area is being entirely renewed.

The building of Le Déco gallery was made at the time of the 1964 Olympics, and it is quite rare in Japan to have one gallery take up a whole building, from ground to the fifth floor.

On one floor he is exhibiting landscape photos taken on film. Pictures Rui Hashimoto took when he was travelling a lot for about 6 years, in Europe, America, in places such as Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, but also London or New York.

When travelling he used to walk around town about eight hours a day, taking pictures in the streets.

During that time, he often listened to the tracks the singer of the band "Straightener", Horie composed for Ent, his solo project. The style is oriented towards folk electronica.

When he released his collection of pictures, Rui Hashimoto asked Horie to compose an original soundtrack and also to choose the title of the book : Journey in January

The second floor of the SOUND SHOOTER exhibition has all its walls painted in black, which is rare in Japan, to give it the atmosphere of a live house.

He is the official photographer of bands such as 9mm Parabellum Bullet, The Black Horn, Straightener, The Bawdies or One Ok Rock, The Hiatus and Nothing's carved in stone.

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