About

Philosophy

Introducing Vutter Kohen.

An event planning, management, and production unit, 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.

Members

President・Artist/Art Director

NAOKO TAMURA

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.
  • 2017 Elise Girard Feature film director, Art Director (Scheduled to shoot in Japan 2019)

Project Manager / Program Director

TAZZ NISHIHARA

Born, Kyoto, Japan.
Since university, Tazz has been involved in independent, and documentary film production.
After working at Space Benguet, Athens Francais Cultural Center, and Studio Malaparte, Tazznow works as the program director of the after school programs: “What’s on Thursdays” and “Clover Theater”, sponsored by the Student Support Division of Doshisha University. Tazz joined Vutter Kohen in 2016.

Friends of Vutter Kohen

*Kazumi Hashimoto

Publications Manager

*Takashi Kitao・HON Design

Works

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

Others

Appearance as extra in, “Randen”