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Great images can bring any space to life in the domestic environment – the lounge, hallway and bedroom; also the business environment – the boardroom and reception in particular.
The possibilities are endless when you draw on our large, most varied photographic collection of Kyoto imagery, you can utilise our photography to dramatic effect

Kyoto Photo Gallery is proud to present a carefully selected collection of fine art photographic images taken in and around the cultural capital of Japan by leading photographers Jeremy Hoare and Chizuko Kimura.

Kyoto Photo Gallery prints are Limited Editions of 50 in each size, Signed and Numbered verso by the artist. Each has a 1 inch (25 mm) border added on each side to facilitate mounting and framing.

They are printed on archival Hahnemuhle paper guaranteed for 150 years and designed to allow photographic images to be seen with accurate colour and are printed for us by leading specialist fine art printers, Point 101, members of the Fine Art Trade Guild. If you have specific bespoke requirements please contact us

Jeremy Hoare

An award winning English travel photographer who has visited around sixty countries. He has also been a television cameraman, television lighting director, stage lighting designer and author during his career and lives in London.

Chizuko Kimura

A highly qualified kimono maker, Urasenke tea master and now photographer. She is originally from Nara prefecture but lived mainly in Kyoto where she made kimonos for private clients before coming to England over twenty years ago. She now lives in London. 

Kyoto History in Brief

The city of Kyoto is world renowned for its temples and shrines as well as geisha and the gallery echoes these traditional characteristics by featuring the city, its people and its way of life. 

From AD 794 until 1868, Kyoto was home to the emperor therefore the capital of Japan. Buddhism had already brought Chinese influence, and the city (then called Heian-kyo) was modelled on the Chinese capital of Chang’an on a grid pattern about 5 km north to south and 4 km east to west.

Often levelled by earthquakes, floods, fires and wars over the centuries, Kyoto's buildings have been moved, rebuilt and enlarged. But it was a rebellion in 1864 which burnt down 28,000 houses and the subsequent move of the Emperor to Tokyo in 1869 that weakened the economy. The modern city of Kyoto was formed in 1889.

A decision was made by the American High Command not to bomb Kyoto during World War II as its historical heritage, particularly of 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, was considered too valuable, so these ancient structures stand. It is home to 17 separate UNESCO World Heritage Sites making up about 20% of Japan’s National Treasures.

Today Kyoto is a bustling city with a strong sense of community among its 1.5 million residents yet remains connected to the countryside around it.

Jeremy Hoare and Chizuko Kimura at the opening of 'Kyoto Dreams' at Burgh House, Hampstead, London on 6 July 2016.

Jeremy Hoare and Chizuko Kimura at the opening of 'Kyoto Dreams' at Burgh House, Hampstead, London on 6 July 2016.

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