2018 Tokyo Art & Antiques Event Review
The 2018 Tokyo Art & Antiques Festival was held for 3 days in Nihonbashi and Kyobashi area early summer like weather.
This year, the participating galleries reached 89 galleries, which is 3 more than last year, and 52 galleries held exhibitions to welcome visitors. The number of visitors varied from gallery to gallery, but there were around 120 visitors a day at the most in some of the galleries (based on participating store questionnaire results). According to the visitor surveys, quite a few people were first time visitors.
Since the event was held for 3 days, which it used to be, there seemed to be more visitors than last year.
On the 2nd day and 3rd day, the quite popular galllery talk was held at MAYUYAMA & CO.,LTD., by Mr. Tadashi Kawashima. This year, Mr. Kawashima focused on "DOGU", meaning clay figures, which refers to "yong" in China and "haniwa" in Japan.
On the 2nd evening, a talk event "My collection and study on Antique potteries" was held, spoken by Mr. Masaaki Arakawa. He talked about his career at Idemitsu Museum where his first curation was an exhibition of "Itaya Hazan" and many other stories of his researches during this period.
On the 3rd day, as our first time challenge, we set up an information booth at the event "ART & CRAFT MARKET at TOKYO SQUARE GARDEN ". Some galleries brought their post cards and other original goods to sell as well. The booth was set up in a very noticeable place and we were able to talk to many people passing by.
Another first time challenge for us was the "Audio Tour Guide" for the people passing by the galleries.
Many exhibitions were held during this 3 days and have shown their uniquness.
Exhibition held (the list will be carried until around January 2019)
We also put a lot of effort into our Charity Auction event. This was our 3rd year to hold the bidding. 9 galleries participated and the galleries prepared items that could be enjoyed by first time visitors or beginners. The Charity amount will be carried on this website as soon as all the galleries finish their donation.
Last but not least, we have restarted interviews this year. This year we made videos and interviewed gallery owners and also artists.
Here are more interviews.
We are pleased for this year but are willing to make it better for visitors to enjoy more next year. Thank you for coming and hope to see you again next year.
- Announcement of event dates for 2019 & promotion video by ART & CRAFT MARKET (2018.9.14)
- Announcement of the Charity donation amount 2018 (2018.6.22)
- 2018 Tokyo Art & Antiques Event Review (2018.6.5)
- Thank you for coming to Tokyo Art & Antiques (2018.4.29)
- Tokyo Art & Antique Starts its 3 days! (2018.4.26)
- TAA was introduced at NHK "Hirumae Hot" (2018.4.25)
- Audio Guide Tour will be available! (2018.4.16)
- Information booth will be available on 4/28 sat. (2018.4.13)
- Where to find our pamphlet and map (2018.4.10)
- Chuo FM Hello! Radio City on air (2018.4.6)