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Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya  at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Nobuko Tsuchiya uses a variety of media to create imaginative sculptures that evoke an arresting narrative quality. Her work incorporates found household objects including mop buckets, table legs, rags and plastic tubing. Her enigmatic sculptures resemble minimalist mechanisms devoid of function, primitive robots, or curious experiments.  She begins by collecting materials she is intuitively attracted to […]

Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour

Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour

The colourful and disarming artworks by the Japanese pop painter Hikari Shimoda will intertwine with the emotional and poetic Street Art by the Italian Millo, filling up Dorothy Circus Gallery’s walls. The intense dialogue between their artworks highlights their unique representation of adolescence and modern youth.  The Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda paints using bright colours […]

Touring Exhibition: This is Manga – the Art of URASAWA Naoki

Touring Exhibition: This is Manga – the Art of URASAWA Naoki

This summer Japan House London presents an exhibition on the popular form of Japanese illustrated literature – manga – through the work of internationally acclaimed manga artist, URASAWA Naoki. The exhibition immerses visitors in the iconic Japanese art form and introduces Urasawa’s ideas from inception through development, with more than 400 original drawings and storyboards […]

Refracting Light

Refracting Light

Eames Fine Art is delighted to present Refracting Light, an exhibition of new works by artist Sophie Layton. Using traditional Japanese printmaking techniques and inspired by blown glass, these works represent an exciting juncture in the artist’s career.Layton’s pieces are created using the practice of mokuhanga, studied by the artist during a three-month printmaking residency […]

TATSUYA DONKAI Photo exhibition 【SPIRIT OF KYOTO】

TATSUYA DONKAI Photo exhibition 【SPIRIT OF KYOTO】

‘Development of technologies has made the world very convenient. On the other hand, I feel the world has been becoming flat under the name of “globalization”. There is a thing Kyotoites have maintained even in such a changing era. That is the spirit of Kyotoites, i.e. their identity. The Kyotoism is often referred to as […]

A Timeless Pallette: The Story of wa no iro – Japanese Colours

A Timeless Pallette: The Story of wa no iro – Japanese Colours

Over centuries, Japan has developed a colour palette unique to its nation and with deep connection to its inimitable nature. Owing to the very subtle distinctions in the shades and grades of these colour schemes, 450 hues of wa no iro have been catalogued. These have been developed within and cherished by, not only Japanese art spheres […]

Private View: Explore the Japanese collection at the British Library

Private View: Explore the Japanese collection at the British Library

Did you know that British Library is the home of more than 400 manuscripts and 4,000 printed works created before the Meiji Restoration? Among the highlights of the Japanese collection are the 8th-century Hyakumantō darani, the oldest example of printing in Japan, lavishly illustrated Nara ehon manuscripts and 16th century works printed by the Jesuits. From mediaeval materials to […]

PERFORMANCE The Art of Amezaiku: Japanese Sugar Sculpting Demonstration

PERFORMANCE The Art of Amezaiku: Japanese Sugar Sculpting Demonstration

Amezaiku is the centuries-old Japanese craft of sculpting sugar into intricate works of edible art. For the amezaiku craftsman, speed and precision are key: sugar paste is heated until soft and pliable, and then quickly and finely crafted into shape by hand and with special U-shaped Japanese scissors (nigiri-basami) before the mixture cools and hardens again. […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club