Junichi Wajda (薈田 純一)

 

Personal Information:

 

Name: 薈田 純一 (Junichi Wajda)

Nationality: Japanese

Place of Birth: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Current Location: Tokyo and Chiba

 

Representation:

 

Beacon Hill Co., Ltd. (Copyright Management)

 

Education:

 

Bachelor of Business Administration, School of Economics, Rikkyo (St Paul’s)University Japan

Master of Business Administration, School of Economics, Rikkyo(St Paul’s) University Japan

 

Solo Exhibitions:

Please note that the following list includes selected exhibitions.

 

September 2002: Shinjuku Konica Plaza, Solo Exhibition "Destiny"

June 2004: Konica Minolta Plaza, Solo Exhibition "Visions of Trees"

August 2007: Konica Minolta Plaza, Solo Exhibition "Photosynthesis 夜想樹たち"

August 2008: Olympus Plaza Tokyo, Solo Exhibition "Primary Days"

December 2008: Olympus Plaza Osaka, Solo Exhibition "Primary Days"

April 2009: Musse F Omotesando, Solo Exhibition "Visions of Trees Projected"

March 2011: Omotesando Gallery, Solo Exhibition "Book Shelf 松丸本舗の位相"

May 2011: Olympus Plaza Tokyo, Solo Exhibition "Private China "

June 2011: Olympus Plaza Osaka, Solo Exhibition "Private China"

November 2011: Spiral Hall, "Masataka Matsuda's Book Shelf 松丸本舗の位相"

November 2012: Place M, "Takashi Tachibana's Book Shelf"

January 2013: Pentax Forum "Book Shelf"

February 2013: Olympus Plaza Tokyo, Solo Exhibition "New Hometown of Novels"

February 2013: Olympus Plaza Osaka, Solo Exhibition "New Hometown of Novels"

March 2014: Gallery Space Kids, Solo Exhibition "Book Shelf"

November 2016: Gallery NIW, Solo Exhibition "Flourish"

October 2019: Ricoh Imaging Square Shinjuku Gallery I, Solo Exhibition "New Hometown of Novels"

March 2020: RED Photo Gallery, Solo Exhibition "SESSHU GARDENS"

April 2020: Bungeishunju Gallery, Memorial Exhibition "In Memoriam Takashi Tachibana's Book Shelf"

November 2022: Yokohama Citizens' Gallery, Solo Exhibition "SESSHU GARDENS/Sesshu Garden"

February 2022: Bunkyo City Koishikawa Library, Solo Exhibition "Takashi Tachibana's Book Shelf @ Koishikawa Library"

February 2023: Arika Hole, Solo Exhibition "Edogawa Rampo Debut 100th Anniversary 'The reflected world is a dream, and the night's dream is truth'"

August 2023: Meguro City Museum District Gallery, Solo Exhibition "the Creation of Place or Gardens of Sesshu"

 

Group Exhibitions:

Selected exhibitions are mentioned.

 

November 2016: Epsite "Epsite Private Lab Inkjet Mainstream" Japan Photographers Association

July 2020: Epsite Gallery "Photographer's Masterpiece Absolute Appreciation Photo Exhibition" Epsite Organized Group Exhibition

 

Books:

 

"Takashi Tachibana's Book Shelf," Chuo Koron Shinsha, 2013, ISBN 978-4-12-004437-3 (Author: Takashi Tachibana / Photographer: Junichi Wajda)

"Takashi Tachibana's Book Shelf" Korean version, Munhakdongne, 2016, ISBN 978-89-546-4403-7 (Author: Takashi Tachibana / Photographer: Junichi Wajda)

"The Creation of Place or Gardens of Sesshu," Beacon Hill Publishers, 2023, ISBN 978-4-9912899-1-0 (Author: Junichi Wajda)

 

Collections:

 

Rikkyo University, Edogawa Rampo Memorial Popular Culture Center, "Edogawa Rampo's Book Shelf North Shelf Part One" 2300x3000 lambda print

 

Commissions:

 

"Matsuoka Seigo's Book Shelf," Chuo Koron Shinsha, 2010, ISBN 978-4-12-004132-7 (Author: Matsuoka Seigo / Photos by Junichi Wajda)

IDEA No.379 Book Designer Suzuki Hitoshi's Work, Seibundo Shinkosha, 2017, Magazine 01429-10 (Planning and Composition: Junichiro Kori, Toshinaga Nagata / Photography: Junichi Wajda / Design: Toshinaga Nagata)

"Edogawa Rampo," Supplement Taiyo > Japanese Heart of Mystery Novel 305, Heibonsha, 2023, ISBN 978-4-58-292305-6 (Supervised by Yasunobu Togawa / Newly Taken Photos by Junichi Wajda and others) 

"Room for Writing Japanese," Iwanami Shoten, 2001, ISBN 4-00-001765-9 (Author: Hideo Levy / Cover Photo: Junichi Wajda)

"Voice of Crossing Borders," Iwanami Shoten, 2007, ISBN 978-4-00-022276-1 (Author: Hideo Levy / Cover Photo: Junichi Wajda)

"Ikebukuro = Free Culture City Project," 2015, Rikkyo University, Edogawa Rampo Memorial Popular Culture Center, Photo "Edogawa Rampo's Book Shelf"

Machida Civic Literature Museum Kotobaland "25 Years After Death Exhibition of Jyokichi Hikage and Writers of Jewel magazine" 2015, "Edogawa Rampo's Book Shelf South Shelf Part One East Shelf Part One"

 

Awards:

 

2005: 25th Shinpusha Publishing Award Visual Department Excellence Award for "Sanctuary"

2023: AAP Magazine 34 Shapes Particular Merit Award for "Ikoji Temple Sesshu Garden" from the series 'The Creation of Place or Gardens of Sesshu'

 

Art Fair:

 

2024: Rotterdam Photo Single Image "Ikoji Temple Sesshu Garden" Selected

 

Presentations/Talks:

Selected presentations and talks.

 

October 2010: Guest at "Renjyuku" organized by Masataka Matsuda, Spiral Hall

November 2012: Kazuhiro Suzuki x Junichi Wajda, "Design and Photography. Two Perspectives and the Reality of Bookshelves" Place M Gallery

January 2013: Eiyo Lee x Junichi Wajda, Pentax Forum

June 2014: Talk show at Machida Civic Literature Museum Kotobaland related to the Bungei Zekka Exhibition, "Attempts of 'Book Shelf' and 'New Hometown of Novels' − Why I am fascinated by the world of literature"

February 2023: Photographer Junichi Wajda talk event "Takashi Tachibana's Book Shelf @ Koishikawa Library"