The time of the cocoon

Kakimoto Hiromi

2010. 6.7 Mon - 6.26 Sat
12:00-19:00/Tue-Fri 12:00-17:00/Sat closed on Sun and Mon

The Third Gallery Aya is pleased to announce a solo show by Hiromi Kakimoto called “The time of the cocoon” which runs from June, 7 to June, 26, 2010.
Kakimoto’s works capture the instability of young girls.
She is fascinated by the uneasy femininity of young girls, the existence of which allows them to deal with a lot of things.
She regards them as residents of a parallel world who are mediums between reality and fantasy.
And she tries express these two aspects of femininity of young girls using symboloic female images such as the sea, flowers, and the moon and mythical images . Don’t miss it.

Artist Statement

When I woke up in the morning, the word “Po-lone girls” remained in my mind clearly from last night’s dream.
After checking the word on the web, I couldn’t find it and forgot the content of my dream. I was also looking for the phrase “Po-lone girls” in my memory, but I couldn’t find it. I felt it was something special and I have been looking for it for a while.

The young girls were given the role of shaman and exist as a medium to communicate between two worlds before getting their first period.
They were confined to a special time and place between life and death and were waiting for the time to be free.

I have been thinking of signals from the unconscious world at times and various borders.

Kakimoto Hiromi


1976 Born in Osaka and Currently lives in Kyoto
1997 Graduated Japan institute of Photography and Film
1999 Graduated from Seian University of Art And Design

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Star Boy -Night of the Flood-. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2021 Merge Imago. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2019 Holy Gardeny. SPACE PLACE, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
2014 Weaving a Memory. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2010 The time of the cocoon. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2005 Little World. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2002 Little World. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2001 Little World. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
1999 The memory to return circulation. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2023 Seian Arts Attention 16: Error of Reality. Seian Arts Center, Otsu, Japan
2022 It is, Probably, me. azumagaoka articulation, Yokohama, Japan
2021 Poetry of Clothing -Maryam Kordbacheh × Hiromi Kakimoto-. GOOD NATURE STATION 4F GALLERY, Kyoto, Japan
2017 Crossing Views Stockholm. Hotel Diplomat, Stockholm, Sweden
FEMALE FORCE FROM JAPAN. Ibasho Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2016 Memory and Information. KNOWLEDGE SALON Creative Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2015 taguchi fine art + The Third Gallery Aya in Nakanoshima hosted by Kumi Okumura. Nakanoshima Banks de sign de >, Osaka, Japan
2014 Regards Croisés. Regent Center Crans-Montana, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Crossing Views. Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Tokyo, Japan
JAPON. Centre D'art Contemporain de Meymac, Meymac, France
Basically. Forever. The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Shaba Shaba returns. Kaigandoori Gallery CASO, Osaka , Japan
2012 From Sea. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2011 5 women's eyes. msc Gallery in Doshisya Women College, Kyoto, Japan
Tokyo Frontline. 3331 Art Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Opening Fair. Trunk Gallery 81, Seoul, Korea
2005 Good bye, Thank you for 'Shaba Shaba'. Calo bookshop and cafe, Osaka, Japan
Women who challenge the phantasy of mirages. The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
2003 Women's core playgame. z platz museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2002 Family, Fantasy. photographer's gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Boneless Fish, Soundless Wind, A Story without Darkness. Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan
1999 99Photograph "A human town” Project Part. 2. Guardian Garden,Tokyo
1998 The photograph exhibitions of twelve people. Douzidai Gallery,Kyoto
Selections from the Collection - Young Portfolio Acquisitions 1995-97. Kiyosato Museum of Fhotographic Arts, Hokuto, Japan
1997 Higashikawa Free Forum 1997 Photographic Independant exhibition. Higashikawa Culture Gallery, Higashikawa, Japan
1996 Naked Emotion. Planet Hall, Osaka, Japan

Workshops / Slide shows

2003 Shaba-Shaba Slide show. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
Shaba-Shaba Slide lecture. Japan institute of Photography and Film, Osaka, Japan
2002 Shaba-Shaba Slide show. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
Shaba-Shaba Slide lecture. Japan institute of Photography and Film, Osaka, Japan
Shaba-Shaba Slide show. photographer's gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Shaba-Shaba Workshop - Photographs Slide lecture. gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan

Art Fair

2022 Art Osaka 2022. Osaka City Central Hall, Osaka, Japan
Hibiya Okuroji Photo Fair. Hibiya Okuroji, Tokyo, Japan
Paris Photo 2022 Online Viewing Room.
2021 Art Osaka 2021. Osaka City Central Public Hall, Osaka, Japan
Paris Photo 2021. Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris, France
2016 ART OSAKA 2016. HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA, Osaka, Japan
2014 ART OSAKA 2014. HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA, Osaka, Japan
2010 ART OSAKA 2010. Dojima Hotel, Osaka, Japan


2016 Little World. Lille: iKi
2014 Crossing Views Ⅰ. Crans-Montana: CMarts
2003 Shaba Shaba 2nd issue. Self-publishing
2002 Shaba Shaba 1st issue. Self-publishing
2001 Photographer's Diary 2001. Self-publishing

Public Collections

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
Japan institute of Photography and Film
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