Wow day two of the exhibition at the Canon Gallery in Nagoya is over and I am extremly humbled by the people that visited. The warmth and enthusiasm towards my work they gave me was overwhelming. One guy Motoki came all the way from Shiga prefecture to see the exhibition because he thought he could not make it to the exhibition in Osaka, amazing! Me and Masae spoke to him for quite a while and we made a new friend.
There was a professional power boat photographer who was really into the work and we spoke about all types of photography. Some school children came to see the exhibtion as they go to Canon to learn about the cameras and what Canon does. They were very sweet and enjoyed looking at the photos. Masaes Mum came all the way from Fukuyama to help (Thank you so much!) and brought her friend Hisami who lives in Nagoya. So many characters from all walks of life, they all liked different photos and had all different opinions. Some people say an exhibition should only be one type of work but I am glad my exhibition is varied but coherent that many different people come and leave enjoying what they have seen.
Yesterday some friends from Hong Kong came to the exhibition (Tony, Winnie) and their friend Kyoko. I am so happy you could make it! Thank you so much for the flowers they are pride of place on the table in the middle of the exhibition! We look forward to seeing you again.
After the exhibtion in Ginza which was very busy I had thought that the exihibiton in Nagoya would be very quiet and even though it is not as busy as Ginza I am still shocked by how many people Masae and I are meeting. We are very tired at the end of everyday not because of stress but because of how much fun we are having on this crazy journey.
Thank you to everyone that we have seen so far you are all amazing and I look forward to the days to come.