photos showing an alternative view of Kansai (関西). 

‘This Is Not A Guidebook’ 3号
Launch Exhibition
(Photographic Exhibition – Group Show)
(写真展 – グループ展)

Saturday 9th – Monday 18th September 2023
2023年9月9日(土) – 18日(月)

The Unbeaten Tracks

Countdown to Expo 2025:
When you think of Kansai, what springs to mind? Osaka Castle, Shinsaibashi, the temples of Kyoto, the Glico Man, the deer of Nara, takoyaki, kushikatsu? These are all worthwhile sites and scenes to see and explore, but don’t you think that Osaka and Kansai have a lot more to offer the adventurous traveller, both from Japan and from overseas? What hidden gems are off the beaten track, waiting to be discovered?


‘This Is Not A Guidebook’
This photobook showcases elements of Kansai culture and locations that visitors may not know about, in artistic and captivating images that will inspire and encourage the traveller to explore our dynamic region away from the usual tourist areas. The photographs are the work of selected photographers who live in the Kansai area and have a keen eye for the interesting and unconventional. The photographers are all creatives who were born or are long term residents in Kansai, and have established roots in their communities. They have embraced the Kansai region and during the course of practicing their art have found points of interest that are often missed by the mainstream guide books. Each photographer will bring an individual perspective within the overall framework of the project, highlighting the diversity and uniqueness of our region. Let our photographers, through their pictures, show you the unbeaten tracks of Kansai.


Open オープン:
Closed: Wednesday 13th September 2023.

art direction, design,
produced by Popelier
プロデューサー: ポペリエ

published (出版) by velvetheads©2023

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‘This Is Not A Guidebook’ 3号

The pages from ‘This Is Not A Guidebook’ 3号 (incl. front and back covers, outside and inside)

Exhibition Photos
カテゴリー: exhibitionspast