Each year Kuraray produces a highly popular, user-friendly calendar with Nature as its theme.
Continuing the theme, the 2008 calendar takes up the relationship between natural environments and the people who live in them.
This year, Kuraray has selected the photographs of roving photographer Takashi Nakagawa, a lover of travel who has journeyed around the world to preserve in photographic form the emotions and excitement that he encountered during his travels. Thus far, Mr. Nakagawa has circled the globe thirteen-and-a-half times and traveled 540,000 kilometers. His photographs, which reflect the activities of people living with Nature throughout the world, fully capture the hearts of his subjects.
Kuraray has produced a calendar using one of Mr. Nakagawa's photographs for each month (a total of 14-pages including cover and thumbnail photo summary).
The following provides an outline of the calendar and a profile of Mr. Nakagawa.
|Photo Collection||Timeless (Shogakukan Inc.)|
|CD-ROM Photo Collection||Ancient Monuments (SynForest Inc.)|
|Cover||A Bright and Lovely Mountain Pass||Shandur Pass, Pakistan|
|January||People Carrying Salt||Hodaida, Yemen|
|February||Children Heading Home||Tamri, Morocco|
|March||A Familiar Beach||Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh|
|April||The Fragrance of Wind and Clouds||Karakol Valley Kyrgyzstan|
|May||Producing Rice on a Terraced Rice Paddy||Garhwal, India|
|June||Fishing for Salmon||Kenai, Alaska, USA|
|July||Coral Reef Oasis||North Male Atoll, Maldives|
|August||Morning Sea||Kunduchi, Outskirts of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
|September||Remote Journey||Duncansby Stacks, Scotland, U.K.|
|October||Rock Climbing||Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia|
|November||Salt from the Earth||Dasht-e Lut, Iran|
|December||Sand Ocean||Large Sand Dune, Kerzaz, Western Algeria|
|(Page 14)||Photographer introduction and thumbnail photo summary|