Taishi Nakagawa pono’i Photo Exhibition Moving to Osaka and Fukuoka

25.January.2019 | SPOT

Taishi Nakagawa is a Japanese actor and model who drew much attention for his performance in this year’s TV drama series Boys Over Flowers Season 2. The 20-year-old is starring in the ongoing Scandal Senmon Bengoshi QUEEN which began on January 10 and will perform in season two of Kakegurui this year. His work doesn’t stop at film and dramas however as he even has a series of commercials for the mobile phone company au. He also won Newcomer of the Year in the 42nd Japan Academy Prize for his roles in Kids on the Slope and Lock-On Love.


Nakagawa celebrated turning 20 years old with the release of his photo book makuhou shot in Hawaii and released on January 14, 2019. Several new cuts have been made public from the book, and it has also been announced that his pono’i photo exhibition will be taken to Osaka and Fukuoka.

Nakagawa’s newly-released cuts feature him sat in the back of a pick-up truck with the wind in his hair and driving through farmlands.

On the day these cuts were shot there was a sudden squall so the shoot almost couldn’t go ahead, but after perseverance they were miraculously able to get a shot of a rainbow in the back. The photo shows Nakagawa’s genuine natural smile at their luck.

Nakagawa’s pono’i exhibition is currently taking place at GALLERY X BY PARCO until January 27. It will move to Fukuoka PARCO on February 8 until 25 and subsequently Umeda LOFT in Osaka on March 1 to 17.


A commemorative event for the exhibition is also planned to take place at HMV&BOOKS in Shinsaibashi, Osaka on March 2. Tickets go on sale on January 26 at noon (JST).


  • Planetariums in Tokyo to Show Night Flower Film Narrated by Taishi Nakagawa

    10.October.2021 | MOVIE / SPOT

    A stunning new film is coming to the Konica Minolta Planetarium in Tokyo Skytree Town and Planetaria Tokyo in Yurakucho Mullion starting November 19, 2021! Night Flower ~Blooming for One Night on a Starry Island~ will take guests on a journey to Iriomote Island in Okinawa, known for its beautiful starry sky. At night, this island is home to Sagaribana, a flower that only blooms at night and seems to glow in brilliant shades of white, pink, or red. The film is narrated by actor and model Taishi Nakagawa.


    Journey to an Immersive Starry Island

    Iriomote Island, a world heritage site, is filled with rich nature and a vast ecosystem of living things. From this island, 84 of the 88 constellations scattered across the sky can be seen, including the Crux. A number of these constellations have been captured in this film, with plenty of detail given by Taishi Nakagawa. It almost feels like a date with him–and who could resist that?


    Feel as Though You’ve Been Transported to the Jungle

    Using the SOUND DOME® stereoscopic sound system, even the tiniest sound of a bird chirping or leaves rustling will feel as close as can be. Along with the narrator, Manami Kakudo provides the theme song to the film which will leave audiences with goosebumps. 


    Mysterious Flowers Blooming Beneath a Starry Sky

    The Sagaribana is a whimsical flower, almost alien in its appearance. They bloom for only one night, closing up by morning. This can teach us a valuable lesson: that each day, and each night, is precious, and life can be more fragile than we realize. 


  • Taishi Nakagawa Photo Exhibition to Take Place at GALLERY X BY PARCO in Shibuya

    21.December.2018 | SPOT / Uncategorized

    To celebrate the release of his photobook makahou a photo exhibition entitled pono’i―which is Hawaiian for “the self”―will take place at GALLERY X BY PARCO in Shibuya From January 17 to 27 next year.


    Taishi Nakagawa is a Japanese actor and model who drew much attention for his performance in this year’s TV drama series Boys Over Flowers Season 2. The 20-year-old is set to star in Scandal Senmon Bengoshi QUEEN which begins on on January 10 and season two of Kakegurui next year.

    As well as photos included in the photo book the exhibition will feature photos that didn’t make the final cut of the book. Personal effects from Nakagawa will also be displayed and there will be merchandise for sale.


    Fans of Taishi Nakagawa aren’t going to want to miss out on this special event.