Takashi Arai's solo show "Flowers in Equinoctials" has been held from April 24 to June 7, 2013 at Kurenboh, Tokyo.
Kurenboh is a unique gallery located in the Chohouin Buddhist Temple of Kuramae. The gallery accepts only 1-2 persons for 1 hour, to provide silent, personal and intimate experience with exhibited works.
Takashi exhibited 4 works include daguerreotypes of cluster-amaryllises and Misako's Hibaku Piano. Cluster-amaryllises, usually be in full bloom at the beginning of the equinoctial week, were collected in Fukushima and Kawasaki.
Misako's Hibaku piano had been severely damaged in the atomic blast in Hiroshima in 1945. The piano was entrusted to a piano tuner Mitsunori Yagawa for restoration in 2005.
At the entrance, Chohouin temple's monk Akiyoshi Taniguchi hands a candle around, and a visitor illuminates each daguerreotype by his/herself in the gallery.