March 1, 2013, PICTURES

AKIMITSU NARUYAMA, GALLERIST, TOKYO

The son of a sumo-legend looks forever bombshell

Akimitsu Naruyama, gallerist, Kronenhalle, Zurich, shot by Play Hunter for Playlust.net

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Akimitsua Naruyama, gallerist from Tokyo, at Kronenhalle bar, Zurich, 2013 1/7
Akimitsu Naruyama, gallerist, Kronenhalle, Zurich, shot by Play Hunter for Playlust.net

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Akimitsua Naruyama, gallerist from Tokyo, at Kronenhalle bar, Zurich, 2013 2/7
Akimitsu Naruyama, gallerist, Kronenhalle, Zurich, shot by Play Hunter for Playlust.net

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Akimitsua Naruyama, gallerist from Tokyo, at Kronenhalle bar, Zurich, 2013 3/7
Akimitsu Naruyama, gallerist, Kronenhalle, Zurich, shot by Play Hunter for Playlust.net

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Florian Christopher Seedorf, caught at Grieder Contemporary gallery, Zurich 4/7
Akimitsu Naruyama, gallerist, Kronenhalle, Zurich, shot by Play Hunter for Playlust.net

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Akimitsua Naruyama, gallerist from Tokyo, at Kronenhalle bar, Zurich, 2013 5/7
Akimitsu Naruyama, gallerist, Kronenhalle, Zurich, shot by Play Hunter for Playlust.net

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Akimitsua Naruyama, gallerist from Tokyo, at Kronenhalle bar, Zurich, 2013 6/7
Akimitsu Naruyama, gallerist, Kronenhalle, Zurich, shot by Play Hunter for Playlust.net

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Akimitsua Naruyama, gallerist from Tokyo, at Kronenhalle bar, Zurich, 2013 7/7

First, I noticed the silk tie in gold-black leopard-print. Next the bespoke black suit. Both belonged to Akimitsu Naruyama who is president of Naruymama Gallery, in Tokyo. As it turns out, he is also the offspring of a famous Sumo family. I HAD to take his picture. But the evening was a few drinks too dark and dinner too many courses long. My geriatric iPhone was of no use. I arranged for a photo date at Kronenhalle bar the next day.

A year later, we met again. This time, Aki wears his favourite high school companion, a Kansai Yamamoto bomber jacket. One of the founders of contemporary Japanese fashion, Kansai Yamamoto was the first Japanese designer to show in Paris in 1971. It was Mr Yamamoto who designed David Bowie‘s iconic kimonos for his Ziggy Stardust tour. This says style faster than you can say Kansai.

 

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