Anatoliy Anshin Meet

Anatoliy Anshin

Yokohama, Japan

About Anatoliy Anshin

Yokohama, Japan
Anatoliy Anshin has been fascinated with the Japanese traditional culture since his youth. He studied it academically, initially in Russia, where he was born and spent the first half of his life, and later in Japan where he has lived permanently for over 20 years. He earned his Ph.D. in pre-modern Japanese history and published a number of academic articles and a monograph in the field. He also became a teacher of Japanese swordsmanship, Kendo. Quite late in his life, Anatoliy has embarked on picturing Japan's nature and historical sites through fine art photography. Just two years after he took a professional camera in his hands, his artworks were employed by Loupe Art (Atlanta, USA) for art streaming on major Internet TV platforms such as Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus, Google TV, Amazon Fire TV, XFinity, and others. Anatoliy’s photography is not preoccupied with stereotypical exotics, neither is it about merely capturing things Japanese, however beautiful they might look. It is aimed at visualizing and reconnecting with the spirituality of ancient culture that, although often lacking in modern daily life, is still accessible if we keep our hearts and minds open. He hopes his images will serve as landmarks to this rich and meaningful cultural heritage.
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Selected Exhibitions

  • Group exhibition "Interlude" at the Espaço Ira Rebella Gallery.
    Sao Paulo, Brazil., 2022
  • Chania International Photo Festival.
    Crete Island, Greece., 2022
  • Solo exhibition "Beyond the Sight" at Kyoto Museum of Photography.
    Kyoto, Japan., 2022
  • Solo exhibition "The Realm of the Spiritual" at the Fuji Photo Gallery Ginza.
    Tokyo, Japan., 2022
  • Group exhibition "Chronos" at the Echo's Studio.
    Sao Paulo, Brazil., 2022
  • Group exhibition “Moments of Color” at the Blank Wall Gallery.
    Athens, Greece., 2022
  • Group exhibition "BAV Photography Expo" at the Estacao.
    Canelas, Portugal., 2022
  • Group exhibition “Street Photography” at the Blank Wall Gallery.
    Athens, Greece., 2021
  • Group exhibition “Fine Art 2021” at the Blank Wall Gallery.
    Athens, Greece., 2021
  • Group exhibition "Circle 2021" at the CICA Museum.
    Kimpo, South Korea., 2021
  • Group exhibition “Landscapes” at the Blank Wall Gallery.
    Athens, Greece., 2021
  • Solo exhibition "Self-Purification" at the Minato Mirai Gallery.
    Yokohama, Japan., 2021
  • Solo exhibition "Open the Treasury Yourself" at the Amane Gallery.
    Yokohama, Japan., 2021
  • Visual Art Open 2020 Finalist. Group exhibition “Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair – Curated Collection” (in 2020 online only).
    Chester, UK., 2020
  • Permanent solo exhibition at AMAKADO Art Gallery
    Moscow, Russia., 2020
  • Group exhibition at Yokohama International School (in 2020 online only).
    Yokohama, Japan., 2020
  • Solo exhibition “Insight” at the Fuji Photo Gallery Ginza
    Tokyo, Japan., 2020
  • Fusion Art’s annual group exhibition at Artize Gallery
    Palm Springs, California, USA., 2020

Press and Accolades

  • Photos published in Art & Literature Journal Art Ascent, Volume 42 “Grey,” pages 28-31 (Canada).
    April 2020
  • Photo published in Burningword Literary Journal, issue 95, p. 24 (USA).
    July 2020
  • Photos and interview published in Art Reveal Magazine, issue 54, pp. 18-23 (Germany).
    August 2020
  • An article published in municipal newspaper Town News, issue 764 (Yokohama, Japan).
    January 2021
  • Photos published in Bruxelles Art Vue, "Power of Color 2021" (Belgium).
    January 2022


  • The University of New South Wales, ADFA, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History, Ph.D. in pre-modern Japanese History
    Canberra, Australia.,2009 
  • Chiba University, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Department of Japanese Culture Studies, M.A. in Japanese Culture Studies
    Chiba, Japan.,2005 
  • Moscow State University, the Institute of Asian and African Studies, B.A. in Asian Studies
    Moscow, Russia.,1997 

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