Wakbayashi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
It is a quiet town where a single two-car train put-puts along. You are greeted by the fragrance of seasonal flowers and the warmth of passers-by.
In a small gallery that you can almost touch by putting your hand out of the window, of the Setagaya Line train, many artists are gathered.
Five years ago in October, with the permission of the owners, the 233 Photography Club set up their base of operations at the Setagaya location.
The 500-or-so male and female members ranging from elementary school students to pros,young to old, all enjoy making their own photographic creations.
It is through the 233 Photography Club that I submit my photography works to 233 Gallery Setagaya Tokyo.
Connecting all of Japan, connecting with the world from this small galley along the tracks — this is the group’s raison d’etre.
Naoto Hoshino, President , 233 Photography Club