Toru-kun is a stray baby cat protected by Mr. Ren of the visual kei band THE BLACK SWAN. The photo was posted on Twitter by Mr. Ren and became a hot topic.
In the band, Mr. Ren hits the drums with hard songs such as "The Hopeless" and "HATE YOURSELF UNTIL YOU DIE". The number of followers on Twitter has increased dramatically due to the people who "moe the gap" in the way that Mr. Ren protects the kittens and raises them hard. As of March 2016, the number has exceeded 80,000.
The photo exhibition to be held this time commemorates the publication of the photo book "Ren to Toru", which shows the growth of Toru-kun. In addition to the works published in the photo book, about 80 works such as unpublished works from the kitten era will be exhibited.
■ Outline of "Brick and Tiger Exhibition" Photo Exhibition
Date: April 4-17, 2016 Time: 11:00 to 18:00 Venue: TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO
5-27-6 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 5F
Admission: 500 yen (free admission for children under 3 years old)
In addition, a photo exhibition "Nekoguratan" by a new cat grapher will be held at the same time. Works by Nekographer IKUYO and Genta Sueyoshi, the next-generation cat photographers recommended by Satoshi Maeda, a cat photographer who also contributes works to "Ren to Toru", will be exhibited.