Photography exhibition “Jiji and Kinako on Washi”

Saturday, 21 April 2018
12:00 PM – 06:00 PM
for participants
for carers

Photography exhibition by Akiko DuPont
12 - 25 April
at Sway Gallery London (

Jiji and Kinako on Washi
The world of Jiji and Kinako through photographs printed on Japanese traditional paper, washi.
One day, at 94, Jiji’s life was turned “down-side-up” by Kinako the Cat. Until Jiji was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he was a very outgoing man, but he gradually lost interest in life and became grumpier than ever. Kinako the Cat turned that around.
This exhibition shows how the border between animals and humans melts. Although Alzheimer’s is a disease that brings sadness and loneliness because of its hollowness, in that hollowness there are points of light that are moments of pure joy, no matter how ephemeral they may be.
Akiko hopes that through this exhibition, the viewers will be filled with Jiji and Kinako’s love, joy, and warmth.

about  Akiko DuPont
Documentary photographer based in Tokyo and London. She is interested in how people experience the world and focuses on allowing the subjects’ messages to shine through the photographs she takes.

Her works have appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post Japan,, and so on.

Part of the sales will be donated by Akiko to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Akiko DuPont

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Akiko DuPont

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Sway Gallery
70-72 Old St, London EC1V 9AN

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