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KOKESHI, FROM TOHOKU WITH LOVE

KOKESHI, FROM TOHOKU WITH LOVE

Pop-up shop, talk and exhibition by Manami Okazaki, the author of Kokeshi, from Tohoku with Love. Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls that are predominantly made in rural hotspring villages in the Tohoku region. Originally a children’s toy made by farmers, these simple and charming folktoys have captured the hearts of collectors around the world. More […]

Private Viewing and Artist Talk: Travels in a Paper Coat

Private Viewing and Artist Talk: Travels in a Paper Coat

Following two successful exhibitions at the Poetry Society (2015) and the Glass Tank Gallery, Oxford Brookes University (2016), Travels in a Paper Coat is the third Matsuo Basho inspired collaboration between sculptor Isao Miura and poet, Chris Beckett. For this new multi media exhibition, they are joined also by filmmaker Nikolai Azariah. Japan Society members […]

Art Exhibition – Kazuki Takamatsu

Art Exhibition – Kazuki Takamatsu

Following the success of our temporary premises in Notting Hill, Dorothy Circus Gallery officially announces its permanence in London with the opening of its first double solo exhibition, displayed both in Rome and London in June 2018: For Tomorrow by Kazuki Takamatsu. Confirming himself again as one of the leading artists of the new visionary […]

TUKURU – Japanese design and made

TUKURU – Japanese design and made

3 leading UK based Japanese makers come together to present TUKURU at the Sway Gallery exclusively for Clerkenwell Design Week 2018. Ceramics Ikuko Iwamoto MA RCA, metalsmith Kei Tominaga MA & mix media artist Naori Priestly MA RCA will be presenting collections and their interpretation of TUKURU – the Japanese word for Create. Ikuko Iwamoto […]

Double Method by Tokyo Rumando×Hideka Tonomura

Double Method by Tokyo Rumando×Hideka Tonomura

Collaborating together for the first time, Tokyo Rumando and Hideka Tonomura are at the cutting edge of an exciting and groundbreaking generation of new photographers working in Japan today. Despite using very different methodologies, these two women photographers share the same interest in mapping intense psychological subjects to deconstruct the framework that links the past […]

Crafting Japan from Materials and Techniques: Hand Crafted Chrysanthemums

Crafting Japan from Materials and Techniques: Hand Crafted Chrysanthemums

The ceramic chrysanthemum flower is one type of hand-crafted decorative element. Using a sharp-tipped bamboo tool, the shapes of the flower petals are cut out one-by-one from a lump of clay. Once the artist has a circle of petals, these are then carved in high relief. This process is repeated several times to create the […]

MIYU KURIHARA Solo Exhibition

MIYU KURIHARA Solo Exhibition

Miyu Kurihara is a Japanese artist who makes hand-painted ceramics. She draws upon her heritage when creating her ceramic pieces; inspired by both Japanese kimono design and traditional Asian ceramics. All pieces are made by hand and individually drawn with intricate detail. Having learned brush techniques and textile design in Japan and London, she incorporates […]

‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts

‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts

Dates: 24 April – 17 June 2018 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW As part of the Korea/UK season, the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Cheongju Craft Biennale present ‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’. The exhibition is based on Korea’s intangible cultural heritage munbangsau – the four essential literary tools […]

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