Explore East Hokkaido
Parenthood is tough
for cranes too!
Red-crowned cranes have emotions as intense as ours – and nobody knows it better than photographer Masahiro Wada.
A Closer Look
Accomodation, Photography Instruction, Guide
About Photographer Masahiro Wada
Born in Tsurui Village, Hokkaido in 1956, Masahiro Wada began photographing red-crowned cranes in 1968 and held his first private exhibition, Tancho no Shiki (The Four Seasons of Red-crowned Cranes) in 1985. Since then, Wada has actively held exhibitions of red-crowned crane photos both inside and outside Japan.
In addition to his professional photography, Wada opened Hotel Taito in Tsurui Village in 2000. Designed for nature lovers, Hotel Taito is a place where enthusiasts of outdoor activities, photography and other nature-related pursuits can share their passion. There is also a mini gallery of Wada’s photography works.
Wada has published multiple photo collections including Kita no Daichi Tancho (Northland Japanese Cranes), and is a member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society.
Supporting Language： Japanese
Kita 7-sen, Setsuri-genya, Tsurui-mura, Akan-gun, Hokkaido