Jiji and Kinako on Washi - Photography exhibition by Akiko DuPont

Sway Gallery 70-72 Old Street London EC1V 9AN

From Thursday, April 12 2018 until Friday, April 27 2018

Jiji & Kinako  Exibition's 30mins+  Walk-Through Talk on 21st Saturday, 2pm with artist Akiko Dupont .
Inspirations and story behind the art. Refreshments & Artwork Sales (Donations towards Alzheimer's  Society Charity)

See Nakama's review of Jiji & Kinako exibition here.

Date: 12th - 27th April 2018
Opening Reception: 12th April, 6 – 8pm

The world of Jiji and Kinako through photographs printed on Japanese traditional paper, washi.

One day, at 94, Jiji’s life was turned “down-side-up” by Kinako the Cat. Until Jiji was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he was a very outgoing man, but he gradually lost interest in life and became grumpier than ever. Kinako the Cat turned that around.

This exhibition shows how the border between animals and humans melts. Although Alzheimer’s is a disease that brings sadness and loneliness because of its hollowness, in that hollowness there are points of light that are moments of pure joy, no matter how ephemeral they may be.

Akiko hopes that through this exhibition, the viewers will be filled with Jiji and Kinako’s love, joy, and warmth.

About Akiko DuPont
Documentary photographer based in Tokyo and London. She is interested in how people experience the world and focuses on allowing the subjects’ messages to shine through the photographs she takes.

Her works have appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post Japan,, and so on.

Part of the sales will be donated by Akiko to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Akiko DuPont