Introducing Vutter Kohen.
An event planning, management, and production art collective, centered around art, philosophy, and film.
We think of each project like a Park (公園 pronounced Kōen), executed and realized with a team of artists and staff of all disciplines.
Vutter Kohen, was founded by France and Kyoto based photographer, Naoko Tamura in 2007 – transcending borders, bridging work from Kyoto to the world.
Born in Tokushima, Japan.
Based in Kyoto.
After studying English Literature, drama, and film in university, Naoko went on to work at the Urasenke International Bureau of Tea Ceremony. Now, as a photographer and artist they continue to present photographic works domestically and abroad.
In addition, Naoko has experience in writing, book binding, performing arts photography, French film production, as well as many artist collaborations.
Authored books include: Voice” (2004), “attitude” (2012, together with Seigensha), Series: Open Care “Laforet De Salogne” (2012 Igaku-Shoin), Thaumata (Taka Ishii Gallery Paris / Tokyo 2015).
Exhibition details and website below:
- 2013 Cinema de notre temps “Japan Scope” Exective Director Production＊KIDAM, Canal +
- 2014 “Fukushima no Ato” Director: Bojena Horackova, Movie composition, Cordination、On-screen appearance
- 2015 music Clip de Veronica Charnley Director: Jeremie Guillemin, In charge of video shooting and film stills.
1995 Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Graduated from Kyoto University, 2021 Graduate School of
Engineering, Department of Architecture, Currently an architect at Kawai Architects/
Stone Stewart (Ken Yamamoto)
1996 Born in Ithaca, New York, USA
April 2018, Graduated from University of Michigan, School of Music, Department of Performing Arts Technology
Moved to Japan after graduating. Currently lives in London
TV & CINEMA
Japan Broadcasting Corporation, NHK Educational, NHK World, French film production company KIDAM, etc.
Publishing / Newspapers
NHK Publishing Co., Ltd, Kodansha, Shogakukan, Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Kinokuniya Publishing, Kyoto University Press, Seigensha Art Publishing, Bungeishunjū, Igaku Shoin, Film Art Inc., PIA, Access Publishing, TOKYO SHOSEKI CO., LTD., Chuokoron Shinsha, Inc., Getsuyosha, Jimbun Shoin, Suiseisha, Seidosha, Mirai-sha Publishers, Tankosha Publishing, Heliopolis Culture Group, Matsuoka & Associates, ART IT, FINANCIAL TIMES, Kyodo News, Kyoto Shimbun, etc.
Theater / Museum related
Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, Shizuoka Performing Arts Center, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Setagaya Public Theater, Kyoto University of Art and Design Performing Arts Center, Doshisha University Kanbaikan, Shizuoka Cultural Foundation, Sendai Mediatheque, Daitokuji Shinjuan, Doshisha University, Institut Francais, Athenee Francais Cultural Center, Institut Francais Japon – Kansai, Kyoto Cinema, Kyoto Minami Kaikan, Rissei Cinema, Kobe Planet Film Archive, Cine Nouveau, etc.
University (guest lecturer Naoko Tamura)
Waseda University, Meiji University, Kyoto Seika University, Bukkyo University, Wako University, University of Shiga Prefecture, Graduate School of Film Producing
Appearance as extra in, “Randen”