• Higashikawa Award



    佐藤 時啓(第6回新人作家賞・第31回国内作家賞):農村環境改善センター、羽衣公園
    中藤 毅彦(第29回特別作家賞):赤レンガ倉庫側面
    岡田  敦(第33回特別作家賞):せんとぴゅあ

  • Higashikawa Award

    August 3 (Sat) – August 28 (Wed) at Higashikawa Bunka Gallery

    *Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: August 3 (Sat), 15:00

    The exhibition contains photographs that have been awarded the Overseas Photographer Award, the Domestic Photographer Award, the Special Photographer Award, and the Hidano Kazuuemon Award.

  • Higashikawa Award

    August 3 (Sat) 13:30-14:30 at Kaizen Center (Big Hall)

    Higashikawa Award consists of the Overseas Photographer Award, the Domestic Photographer Award, the Special Photographer Award, and the Hidano Kazuuemon Award. The Town of Photography – Higashikawa Panel of Judges choose the winners from the works that nominators from all over Japan have nominated.

  • Higashikawa Award

    August 3 (Sat) 15:30-17:00 at Kaizen Center (Big Hall)

    It’s a party where one can try fresh and tasty local dishes. During the event the photographers meet with the townspeople and other participants. It’s an opportunity to meet people and make good memories.

  • Higashikawa Award

    August 4 (Sun) 13:00-17:30 at Higashikawa Bunka Gallery

    People have an opportunity to meet with the award winning photographers at the artwork exhibition venue and discover the secrets of creating photography.

  • Portfolio review

    August 3 (Sat) 10:00-12:05 / August 4 (Sun) 10:00-12:05 / at The Red Brick Warehouses (pre-application required; free to observe)

    The Town of Photography holds a unique portfolio review that gives people, regardless of their age or career choices, a chance to meet with representatives from the worlds of photography and publishing. It is not only a place to get feedback about your work, but also an opportunity to promote it and expand your network. This year we will be having 6 reviewers, and each participant will have 20 minutes to discuss and get feedback about their work.


  • Exhibition

    Exhibition Dates: August 3 (Sat) 15:00-21:00, August 4 (Sun) – August 28 (Wed) 10:00-17:00 at Higashikawa Bunka Gallery

    Joint Review Dates: August 4 (Sun) at Higashikawa Bunka Gallery

    The exhibition is supported by Nippon Camera Co., Ltd

    We are looking for exhibitors for the annual Higashikawa Free Forum 2019: Photo Independence Exhibition “Meet and Review”, which is a part of the Higashikawa International Photo Festival and is supported by Nippon Camera Co., Ltd. Not only can the exhibitors showcase their work on a wall with the size of 1.8m×2.2m, but they also have an opportunity to discuss their work with professional photographers, critics and curators. Outstanding works will be featured on the Nippon Camera Magazine. We are looking forward to your participation and hoping that this event will help you spread your wings.


  • Exhibition

    August 3 (Sat) – August 4 (Sun) at the Parking next of Higashikawa Kyodokan (the museum)

    Supported by Nikon Imaging Japan Inc.

    The 35th Higashikawa International Photo Festival’s “Street Gallery” is an open exhibition on the street. The contest is divided into two categories – ‘General’ and ‘Junior’. The first one has no restrictions on genre, age, etc.; the second one under high school students to participate for free.

    Participants will be asked to display their work on a 90×180cm panel in a way that best shows their individuality and character. It is a good opportunity to show your works to professional photographers, magazine editors and other visitors, and get some advice. We are looking forward to your applications!

    The Grand Prix winner will receive Nikon SLR Camera and have an opportunity to be exhibited at the Higashikawa Bunka Gallery and Nikon Shinjuku Photo Square.


  • Photo Exhibition

    July 7 (Sat) – August 26 (Sun) 10:00-17:00 at CentPure I, Gallery 2 (closed on Mondays)

    The exhibition is supported by Canon Marketing Japan Inc.

    In July 2018 we opened the Cultural Exchange Center CentPure I & II. To celebrate the grand opening, we are hosting an exhibition of the photographer, the head judge of the high school students’ photo competition “Shashin Koshien”, Mr. Yoshihiro Tachiki.

  • Exhibition

    August 3 (Sat) 10:00-17:00, August 4 (Sun) 10:00-15:00 at Red Brick Warehouses

    Artist: Nae Mikuni, Yuko Nakajima, Mihoko Tsujita

    This is an exhibition by the Red Brick Portfolio Audition 2018 winner Nae Mikuni and International Summer School of Photography in Latvia 2018 Higashikawa Scholarship Yuko Nakajima.

  • Exhibition

    August 4 (Sat) and 5 (Sun) 9:00-17:00 at Red Brick Warehouses

    Artists: Mio Sakato, Shuji Sugiura, Tsukasa Tashiro, Ayaka Noguchi, Yu Matsumoto, Masashi Mihotani

    This is a group exhibition by the alumni of the Photo Festa Friends. This exhibition gives us the opportunity to see how much experience they have gained and how much their works have evolved since their volunteering days at Photo Friends.

  • Exhibition

    August 4 (Sat) and 5 (Sun) 9:00-17:00 at Red Brick Warehouses

    Artist: Daisuke Yokoyama

    Alumni of the Photo Festa Friends stay in Higashikawa for about a month, taking photos and trying to capture everything they see and feel during their stay. Those photos are then exhibited at the Higashikawa Artist-in-Residence Photo Exhibition.

  • Exhibition

    【場 所】モンベル 大雪東川店 壁面
    農村環境改善センター 前看板


  • Event

    【場 所】道の駅ひがしかわ「道草館」2階会議室


  • Exhibition

    【場 所】南町1丁目ギャラリー


  • Photo Exhibition

    July 23 (Mon) – August 10 (Sat) 10:00-17:00 at Michikusakan, 1st floor

    This is a photo exhibition by the local photo club.

  • Photo Exhibition

    July 28 (Sat) – August 15 (Wed) 9:00-19:00 at Higashikawa Salon (Montbell Taisetsu Higashikawa Shop, 2nd floor)

    Artists: Hiroki Inoue, Kentauros Yasunaga, Tatsuo Iizuka, Yukinori Otsuka

  • Exhibition

    【場 所】せんとぴゅあⅡ 芝生エリア


  • Photo Exhibition

    July 31 (Tue) – August 5 (Sun) on the back side of the Town Hall (Higashikawa Photo Street)

    This exhibition celebrates the 25th anniversary of the high school students’ photo competition “Shashin Koshien”, displaying selected works of the winning schools throughout the years on a 40 m long wall.

  • Photo Exhibition

    August 3 (Sat) 10:00-17:00, August 4 (Sun) 10:00-15:00 at Hagoromo Park

    This exhibition is supported by Epson Sales Japan Corp.

    Higashikawa Youth Photo Club was founded 7 years ago. This exhibition allows us to see how the members’ works have improved and evolved through the years.

  • Photo Exhibition

    August 3 (Sat) 10:00-17:00 and August 4 (Sun) 10:00-15:00 at Higashikawa Kyodokan (the museum)

    Supported by Canon Marketing Japan Inc. and Nihon University, College of Art, Photography Department

    “Shashin Koshien” alumni offer the families, couples, friends and other festival visitors to take their photo and give it as a present.

  • Event

    August 4 (Sat) 10:00-17:00, August 5 (Sun) 10:00-15:00 at Higashikawa Bunka Gallery

    Supported by Cosmos International Inc.

    Here you will be able to find such high-quality products as the Belleza Portfolio Book, the premium PICTRAN Inkjet printing paper, etc.

  • Event

    August 3 (Sat) on the Higashikawa Photo Street and at Hagoromo Park (Dontokoi Festival venue)

    20:10 Photo and Music Collaboration Event

    20:30 Fireworks

  • Event

    August 4 (Sat) 10:00 / 16:00

    August 5 (Sun) 10:00 at CentPure I (Big Hall)

    See the flyer for more details (PDF)