AKASHI GALLERY was created by two photographers, Tina Bagué and Toru Morimoto in 2012. In 2010, The two photographers carried out The Japan Photo Project, a documentary photo project in which they traveled 42,000km across Japan by a motor home for 365 days in order to make a photography book “JAPAN/日本” (The Private Space Books, 2011). During this trip, they encountered many charming and unique cafés. Some of them were created by artists. Being inspired by them, they decided to create a Japanese dining space with a photo gallery. AKASHI is the name of a small Japanese town on the coast of Honshu, main island of Japan.