Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition

DATES: 6 – 27 September 2019
SPECIAL OPENING: 7 & 21 September, 12-6pm 

Sway Gallery London is proud to present an exciting, 100 purrcent cat-themed pop-up, introducing over 200 items, including collectables, kawaii crafts and folk toys, artworks, as well as Japanese woodblock prints! 

Manami Okazaki, Japanese culture maven and author of Land of the Rising Cat: Japan’s Feline Fascination, introduces a unique selection of traditional folk crafts from across Japan, ranging from wooden kokeshi dolls to porcelain manekineko (lucky cats). 

Tiger Tanuki, Japanese art dealer and curator, presents original Japanese woodblock prints, showing some of Japan’s most renowned cat woodblock print artists like Tomoo Inagaki, Tadashige Nishida and Utagawa Kuniyoshi, spanning the 19th to the 21st century. 

For all the cat and Japanese pop culture lovers, contemporary art pieces, including sofubis (collectable figurines) and artworks, will be provided by the acclaimed artist Konatsu, whose creations cause her die-hard fans to queue for long hours, just to be able to claim a lottery ticket which provides them with a chance to purchase one of her creations! 

Kaori Mitsushima, a Prague based Japanese artist, will also present a series of cat inspired artworks painted with simple but strong lines, reflecting a deep connection to Japan. 

A great number of the cat-themed artisanal crafts and rare collectables will be exhibited and available for purchase at Sway Gallery London. 

From lucky kittens to cool cats, from paw prints to art prints – this is a unique opportunity to own a bit of Japanese kawaii cat culture! 

SWAY GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday 7 & 21 September 12-6pm
Other Saturdays and Sundays by appointment (buyers only)
Closed on Bank Holidays

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