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Tadashi Shimada

Born in rural Saitama, Japan, Mr Shimada spent a lot of time photographing the wild birds in the forests of the Musashino area. After graduating from Nihon University in the field of Agricultural Veterinary Studies he contributed to the first edition of the wildlife magazine, “Anima”. Since then, with a focus on photographing and filming wild birds, Mr Shimada has been travelling the globe. In 1980 he moved to Chitose in Hokkaido, Japan. For 7 years from 1993 he filmed and produced the “Wild Moments” series for Asahi TV. Since 2000 he has been involved in the production of programs for NHK’s High Definition Nature Series. Recently he has made a return to photography, photographing Basilisk lizards,Birds of Paradise and other rainforest animals using digital cameras. In 2014 he opened his “Nature Photo Gallery” and “Bird Watching Cafe” in Chitose. 

Photographic Books:

“Kingfisher: Soaring Over the Clear Stream”, “Ruddy Kingfisher”, “The Flame of God”, “Birds: Wild Moments”, “Birds in Scenery”, “Living in the Forest”, “Birds of Lake Utonai”, “God of Darkness: The Blakiston Fish Owl”, “God of Night: The Blakiston Fish Owl”, “Northern Birds”, “Birds in Scenery: Waterside and Moors”, “The Basilisk”, “Frozen Bill: Crested Kingfisher” and others. 

Photographic and Cinematography Awards:

The Photographic Society of Japan: Newcomer Award, Yearly Award, Taiyou Award. IBA International Broadcasting Publicity Award. America International Film Festival’s Nature Gold Camera. Asia Inter-Television Broadcaster’s Nature Program Excellence Award and others. 

Membership:

Japan Professional Photographers Society, The Photographic Society of Japan, Wild Bird Society of Japan, The Ornithological Society of Japan. Japanese Society for Preservation of Birds. 

Profile


Tadashi Shimada

Born in rural Saitama, Japan, Mr Shimada spent a lot of time photographing the wild birds in the forests of the Musashino area. After graduating from Nihon University in the field of Agricultural Veterinary Studies he contributed to the first edition of the wildlife magazine, “Anima”. Since then, with a focus on photographing and filming wild birds, Mr Shimada has been travelling the globe. In 1980 he moved to Chitose in Hokkaido, Japan. For 7 years from 1993 he filmed and produced the “Wild Moments” series for Asahi TV. Since 2000 he has been involved in the production of programs for NHK’s High Definition Nature Series. Recently he has made a return to photography, photographing Basilisk lizards,Birds of Paradise and other rainforest animals using digital cameras. In 2014 he opened his “Nature Photo Gallery” and “Bird Watching Cafe” in Chitose. 

Photographic Books:

“Kingfisher: Soaring Over the Clear Stream”, “Ruddy Kingfisher”, “The Flame of God”, “Birds: Wild Moments”, “Birds in Scenery”, “Living in the Forest”, “Birds of Lake Utonai”, “God of Darkness: The Blakiston Fish Owl”, “God of Night: The Blakiston Fish Owl”, “Northern Birds”, “Birds in Scenery: Waterside and Moors”, “The Basilisk”, “Frozen Bill: Crested Kingfisher” and others. 

Photographic and Cinematography Awards:

The Photographic Society of Japan: Newcomer Award, Yearly Award, Taiyou Award. IBA International Broadcasting Publicity Award. America International Film Festival’s Nature Gold Camera. Asia Inter-Television Broadcaster’s Nature Program Excellence Award and others. 

Membership:

Japan Professional Photographers Society, The Photographic Society of Japan, Wild Bird Society of Japan, The Ornithological Society of Japan. Japanese Society for Preservation of Birds. 

Photographic Works


Photographic Works



TADASHI SHIMADA'S PHOTOGRAHIC WORKS

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Nature Photo Gallery


The gallery showcases Tadashi Shimada's photographic prints in large format capturing the detail and colour that cannot be reproduced in a book. The gallery rotates with the seasons and focus on the birds of Hokkaido, many found locally as well as covering other areas of Hokkaido. On occasion works featured by other artists will be shown. 

All prints seen in the gallery can be purchased in a number of sizes and mount options. A portfolio of his other works can also be viewed and prints ordered. 

As well as prints the gallery also sells Tadashi Shimadas most recent photo books as well as limited numbers of older rarer published books. Book can also be purchased online here

All books purchased at the gallery and through the online store will be signed by Tadashi Shimada. 

 

Nature Photo Gallery


The gallery showcases Tadashi Shimada's photographic prints in large format capturing the detail and colour that cannot be reproduced in a book. The gallery rotates with the seasons and focus on the birds of Hokkaido, many found locally as well as covering other areas of Hokkaido. On occasion works featured by other artists will be shown. 

All prints seen in the gallery can be purchased in a number of sizes and mount options. A portfolio of his other works can also be viewed and prints ordered. 

As well as prints the gallery also sells Tadashi Shimadas most recent photo books as well as limited numbers of older rarer published books. Book can also be purchased online here

All books purchased at the gallery and through the online store will be signed by Tadashi Shimada. 

 

NEW EXHIBITION

Tadashi Shimada: Hokkaido's wild birds SPRING ~SUMMER


ONLINE STORE

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The Bird Watching Cafe


With beautiful views out into the natural forest setting relax and enjoy a coffee, sweets or gourmet hot sandwiches. The forest outside changes with each season from a snow covered white winter setting to the relaxing cool green growth in Summer. With each season comes a variety of fauna that visit the cafe. From woodpeckers and kingfishers in Winter to the Ezo Squirrels that play and raise their young in the spring and Summer. 

There is a adjoining bird hide to the cafe from which you can view and photograph without disturbing the animals and without the barrier of glass. 

Our food speciality is panini pressed hot sandwiches all using a tasty fresh baguette and a variety of gourmet ingredients with a focus on Hokkaido produce. Our pickles are handmade and change seasonally. We also bake all our cupcakes in-house fresh everyday.

On the drinks side we use great beans from a small local specialty roaster. We specialise in hand drip style coffee as well as espresso based coffee. We carry some great beers, Hitachino Nest Beer, by a small Japanese Brewery. For a cold non-alcoholic drink we have our handmade strawberry soda and ginger beer.  

Lunch specials daily from 11am - 2:30pm. 

For bookings please ring us on +0123 29 3410 (English ok!) or by email; aaron@thebirdwatchingcafe.com

 

The Bird Watching Cafe


With beautiful views out into the natural forest setting relax and enjoy a coffee, sweets or gourmet hot sandwiches. The forest outside changes with each season from a snow covered white winter setting to the relaxing cool green growth in Summer. With each season comes a variety of fauna that visit the cafe. From woodpeckers and kingfishers in Winter to the Ezo Squirrels that play and raise their young in the spring and Summer. 

There is a adjoining bird hide to the cafe from which you can view and photograph without disturbing the animals and without the barrier of glass. 

Our food speciality is panini pressed hot sandwiches all using a tasty fresh baguette and a variety of gourmet ingredients with a focus on Hokkaido produce. Our pickles are handmade and change seasonally. We also bake all our cupcakes in-house fresh everyday.

On the drinks side we use great beans from a small local specialty roaster. We specialise in hand drip style coffee as well as espresso based coffee. We carry some great beers, Hitachino Nest Beer, by a small Japanese Brewery. For a cold non-alcoholic drink we have our handmade strawberry soda and ginger beer.  

Lunch specials daily from 11am - 2:30pm. 

For bookings please ring us on +0123 29 3410 (English ok!) or by email; aaron@thebirdwatchingcafe.com

 


THE BIRD WATCHING CAFE

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Contact Us


Contact Us



LOCATION

We are located about 10 minutes drive from Chitose Station. Get on Route 16 heading towards Shikotsu-ko Lake. We are on the left about 1km from the Golf course. 

 

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TADASHI SHIMADA NATURE PHOTO GALLERY/ THE BIRD WATCHING CAFE


Rankoshi 90-26
Chitose-shi, Hokkaido 066-0068
Japan

T +0123 29 3410
F +0123 29 3410
E aaron@thebirdwatchingcafe.com

BUSINESS HOURS 

Monday              10am to 5pm
Tuesday              CLOSED
Wednesday      10am to 5pm
Thursday            10am to 5pm
Friday                 10am to 5pm
Saturday            10am to 5pm
Sunday               10am to 5pm