■ They are 12 monkeys!
The drawback is that when you upload cherry blossoms, you have to think about the next work immediately. This time, I came up with a certain project and went to the “Japan Monkey Center” (Aichi Prefecture), which is a famous monkey zoo located in Inuyama City.
“Japan Monkey Center” is “one of the world’s leading monkey zoos operated by the Japan Monkey Center. The number of primate breeding and exhibition species is about 60 species and 800 heads, the largest number in the world!! Please enjoy a different kind of zoo with exhibits that take advantage of the characteristics of primates, guides and events, museum activities by curators, etc.” – From the Japan Monkey Center official website
So, it is a zoo where various monkeys from all over the world really gathered together. Access is 5 minutes by bus from Meitetsu Inuyama Station, so I think it is a perfect facility for playing with family for a day on May. And I guess that is why, next to this “Japan Monkey Center” there is an amusement park attached to it whose name is “Japan Monkey Park”.
Then, listening to the story so far, I realized…
There are 2 sort of monkey pyramids———!!
Yes, there are monkey zoos called “Monkey Center” and “Monkey Park” in Japan! (← plus, “Monkey Legion”)
Next day, I covered the “Arashiyama Monkey Park” for shooting “Monkey Park”. It is a facility in Arashiyama, Kyoto where “About 120 Japanese monkeys live in the wild.” – From Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama official website
I must say it is very convenient because only one type of monkey lives there, which is Japanese macaque.
…This is because, the idea for this project was to use photographs of monkeys as a trigger to reflect on human society in the midst of conflict.