Supporters & Backers

Photographic permits by
Kasuga-Taisha Shrine; Great Seven Temples of the Southern Capital (Daian-ji; Gangō-ji; Hōryū-ji; Kōfuku-ji; Saidai-ji; Tōdai-ji; Tōshōdai-ij; Yakushi-ji), Chūgu-ji Temples, Hōrin-ji Temple, Asuka-dera Temple, Tachibana-dera Temple, Hokke-ji Temple,  Shin-Yakushi-ji Temple, Hase-dera Temple, Murō-ji Temple, Oka-dera Temple, Abe Monjiuin-Temple, Yata-dera Temple, Ōmiwa Shrine, Narazuhiko Shrine, Shitennō-ji Shrine, Setagaya Kannon-ji Temple, Nara National Museum, Tokyo National Museum, Kasuga-Wakamiya Onmatsuri Presavation Association, Takigi-Noh Preservation Association, Nara Komparu Noh, Takashi Takeda Memorial Nohgaku Foundation, Yagyūkai, Yorozu Kyōgen, ACT.JT, etc.

Photographic collaborators
Hodaka Komparu (Noh performer, Komparu School of Noh; shite-kata), Yukifusa Takeda, Tomoyuki Takeda, Fumiyuki Takeda (Noh performers, Kanze School of Noh;shite-kata), Mannojo Nomura V; Taichiro Nomura (Kyōgen performer, Izumi School of Kyōgen), Nobuharu Yagyū (21st headmaster of Yagyū Shinkage Ryū Heihō); Koichi Yagyū/Genshin Taira (22nd headmaster of Yagyū Shinkage Ryū Heihō), Ko Murobushi; Goro Namerikawa; KIK Seven; Hizume Giga; Koichi Tamano; Yumiko Yoshioka, Tamara Yamaguchi (Butoh performers), Sal Vanilla (Butoh company), Syunso (contemporary dancer/ballet dancer), etc.

Editorial supervision/cooperation
Individuals: Kosei Morimoto (Abbot Emeritus of Tōdaiji Temple), Kan’ichi Kasagi (Director of Performance and Music of Nantogakuso Gagaku Troupe, Professor Emeritus of Nara University), Kiyotaka Kimura (Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University, former President of Tsurumi University), etc.

Music Collaboration
Sukeyasu Shiba (Gigaku Gyōdō-Ranjō, Gigaku Karura), Yasuhiro Morinaga

Solo-exhibition organisers/co-organisers
Japan Camera Industry Institute (JCII); Nara Prefecture; Embassy of Japan in Peru; Japanese Peruvian Association; National Bardo Museum; Embassy of Japan in Tunisia; Byzantine and Christian Museum; Embassy of Japan in Greece; National Museum of World Cultures of Mexico; The Japan Foundation, Mexico; Embassy of Japan in Mexico; Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre; Consulate General of Japan in Rio de Janeiro; Rio de Janeiro Post Office Cultural Centre (Japan Month); Consulate General of Japan in Chicago; The Japan Foundation, Toronto; Consulate General of Japan in Strasbourg; Lieu d’Europe (EU); Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan; Permanent Mission of Japan to UN; Canon Group; Association for Commemorative Events of the 1300th Anniversary of Nara Heijō- kyō; NY Public Library for Performing Arts; ACT. JT; Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, etc.

Lectures/symposia
The Industry Club of Japan; Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo Culture; Cultural Agency of Japan; Japan Arts Council, Nara Prefecture, Nara Silk Road Symposium 2019 (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism) and Byzantine and Christian Museum (Athens), Northwestern University (Chicago), National Museum of Multi-Cultures of Mexico (Mexico City), Consulate General of Japan in Chicago, The State University of Rio de Janeiro,  University of Chicago, DePaul University (Chicago), The Japan Foundation, Toronto, etc.

Backer endorsements
National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan (2018-2019), Nara Visitors Bureau, Embassy of Japan in Uzbekistan, Consulate General of Japan in Toronto, Association for Commemorative Events of the 1300th Anniversary of Nara Heijō- kyō, Consulate General of Japan in New York, etc.

Subsidies/funding sources
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (subsidy for sustaining business), The Tokyo Club, Yamaguchi Educational and Scholarship Foundation、Japan Foundation (JFK Fund), Canon USA, etc.

(Last Update: Feb 2023)

Flyer (part) of Road of Light and Hope - National Treasures of Tōdai-ji Temple, Nara at the Japan Foundation, Toronto,co-organized by Japan Camera Industry Institute and Media Art League
Photo: Vaiśravaṇa (Tamon-ten), one of the Four Guardian Kings, National Treasure, 8th century, Kaidan-dō at Tōdai-ji Temple (Photo by Miro Ito)