Ninagawa Mika’s palette of highly saturated color threatens to make your eyes bleed from its beauty and grandiosity. I first encountered her Goldfish series a few months back but did not notice who made them. I’m glad to have chanced upon her site today.
All images © Nanigawa Miwa
She recently had her directorial debut for Sakuran, a film based on a popular manga by Moyocca Anno. Set in the Edo period, it traces the life of Kiyoha as she ascents from the lowly courtesan ranks to the high class position of Oiran [high-class courtesans] in the steamy red-light district of Yoshiwara.