FUKUOKA--Images taken around the world by a Japanese photographer who used only the moonlight to capture his subjects will be on display here starting Sept. 11.

For the non-astronomers among us, that’s one-465,000th of the light provided by the sun.

The “Space of Spirit” exhibition at IMS Hall in Fukuoka’s Chuo Ward features 70 photos taken by Kenji Ishikawa, 74, who has been perfecting the “moon glow” method for 35 years.

The images show not the blue-lit sky of day, but rather the blue of night above Earth’s atmosphere.

“They present an unusual scene, where the star world above appears connected with the colors of the flowers and our shadows below,” Ishikawa said. “We can sense the universe as if it were at our feet.”

The exhibition is Ishikawa’s first since moving back to his hometown on Fukuoka’s Itoshima Peninsula.

Some of the photos displayed at the low-lit venue were taken in such places as Iguazu Falls straddling Argentina and Brazil.

Only spotlights are used to illuminate the works.

Taking advantage of the 6.5-meter-high ceiling, Ishikawa's “Jomon cedar” taken on Kagoshima Prefecture’s Yakushima island has been enlarged to the actual size of the several-thousand-year-old tree.

Several prints are connected together to match the famous tree’s 4.5-meter diameter at the height of a human’s chest.

The exhibition, which will continue through Sept. 25, will feature sounds of nature recorded by sound creator Satoru Tanaka while the photos were being shot.