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We are happy to announce the coming Tokyo Art & Antique of 2019 will be held from April 25 (thu) to 27 (sat).
We have started recruiting galleries, and we are gathering ideas for next year's event.
Also, the ART & CRAFT MARKET has made a promotion video, which was held on the last day of Tokyo Art & Antiques of 2018.
The overview of Tokyo Art & Antiques is introduced here very well. Please check the video on YouTube.
The ART & CRAFT MARKET is held every month at the TOKYO SQUARE GARDEN in Kyobashi, Tokyo.
We are pleased to announce the total amount of donation collected by the Charity auction event.
The sum of donation provided by the 10 galleries whom participated the Charity auction of 2018 Tokyo Art & Antiques was 167,300 yen.
We thank the visitors for participating the event and we are glad to be able to acomplish the charity donation.
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.
Tokyo Art & Antiques has closed its 3 exciting days.
Art lovers, repeaters and many first-time visitors, thank you for visiting us!
We have received some nice messages too.
We will be reporting our event soon on the website. Please look forward.
If you have time, it would be very kind of you to answer few question at our questionnaire form.
Your comments would really help us make this event better.
Although our TAA event has ended, there are still some galleries exhibiting.
If you didn't have time to visit, or didn't have enough time, you can still visit some great exhibitions here.
[until today, 29th]
Tasuku Yanagida Solo Exhibition at Ginza Kawauso gallery
OKUMA GALLERY OPENING EXHIBITION −THE PAST LIGHTS reaching to NOW− at OKUMA GALLERY
[still exhibiting fo a while]
Tea Ceremony Bowls and Potteries of Modern / Contemporary Masters, Venue: Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery, until May 1 tue
Taiaki Yano -Cirque de verre-, Venue: Gallery MARI, until May 2 wed *Open every day during exhibition, Last day ends at 5pm
Japanese Art Sales Exhibition - BISAI -, Venue: KASHIMA ARTS, until May 6 sun
KLASSIK KOLLEKTION 2018, Venue: Luca Scandinavia, until May 6 sun
-Spring Exhibition- THE INVITATION TO ANTIQUES, Venue: T.EDO INOUYE & SON oriental art NIHONBASHI, until May 10 thu
Best Raku Ware Exhibition, Venue: Shimoi Art, until June 26 tue
We are pleased to announce our first day of Tokyo Art & Antiques.
A beautiful shiny day, and many people have started to visit.
At T.EDO INOUYE & SON oriental art NIHONBASHI, the creator Norihiko Kamei arranged flowers on asian antique vases.
This will be shown only during the Tokyo Art & Antique period.
As a new information, there will be a party at SHIKISAISHA. Please feel free to visit.
"Tokyo Art & Antiques" will introduce a browser-based audio tour service for your smartphones during our event.
Both domestic and international visitors can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and rediscover the Nihonbashi /Kyobashi area by finding historical masterpieces, and prominent and valuable art and culture. You will enjoy another side of Nihonbashi /Kyobashi with this service.
The CO3 Audio Tour offers multilingual service without having to download an application. In the "Tokyo Art & Antiques" event, you can listen to the audio guide of each gallery in Japanese and English. Some galleries also have a Chinese language option.
At the galleries, you will find a QR code that can be scanned to bring up the service for your smartphone. The code is linked with the gallery number on the map, so you can get the directions and other information that is not on the map.
Tokyo Art & Antiques will set up an information booth on April 28.
April 28 is the last day of Tokyo Art & Antiques event, and Aozora-Koten Tezukuriichi hosts an outdoor craft fair, called “ART & CRAFT MARKET at TOKYO SQUARE GARDEN,” in Kyobashi. There will be many handmade accessories and other unique items on display.
Tokyo Art & Antiques booth will have the fair’s pamphlet and guide and also sell our original gallery postcards, folders, eco-bags etc.! We will also provide free craft catalogs, so please visit us if you are interested.
Our booth will serve as an information desk, so please feel free to stop by If you need directions to the gallery.
ART & CRAFT MARKET at TOKYO SQUARE GARDEN Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Rain or shine, but the schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather.)
There has been some question about where to find the pamphlet and map of Tokyo Art & Antiques.
We are basically distributing them at the participating galleries.
But you can also find them at:
Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center in KYOBASHI EDOGRAND,
Nihonbashi Tourism Information Center in Nihonbashi COREDO,
Near by hotel,
Near by Museums,
Local Information pockets in Tokyo Metro Kyobashi station, Nihonbashi station, Mitsukoshi-mae station,
on the Metro link Nihonbashi Free bus,
We cannot guarantee whether they still have stocks.
If you would like them to be sent to you, you can contact us from the contact page.
Please send us your name, address and the number you would like, and we will sent it to you.
Tokyo Art &Antiques was introduced in Chuo FM Hello! Radio City, a radio broadcast of local informations.
It will be on air again at 6pm on84.0 MHz.
- 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)