Announcement of The Nihonbashi/Kyobashi "Tokyo Art & Antiques":
View, Touch, and Learn in the District of Art and Antiques
The Organizing Committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques is pleased to announce that "Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art and Antiques Festival" will be held for three days – from Thursday, April 24, to Saturday, April 26 – , in and around Tokyo's Nihonbashi and Kyobashi district. The event will involve art dealers, galleries, and department stores, introducing a wide range of art, from antique to contemporary.
Related programs will be held to coincide with "Tokyo Art & Antiques." Visitors will be able to enjoy gallery talks, workshops, auctions for beginners, reasonable sales, and more events at galleries, including long-established ones that were frequently visited by people such as Masako Shirasu and Yasunari Kawabata.
This event is scheduled in Nihonbashi and Kyobashi – places which are deeply connected with Japan's art history. By providing an opportunity for everyone, regardless of age or nationality, to become better acquainted with Japanese art and antiques, we hope to uphold the tradition of appreciating these works of arts in the future.
[Tokyo Art & Antique pamphlet from 2013]
[Tokyo Art & Antiques: Event Details]
Event name: Tokyo Art & Antiques: The Nihonbashi/Kyobashi Art and Antiques Festival
Dates: Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Saturday, April 26, 2014: open during gallery hours.
Location: The area centered on Nihonbashi/Kyobashi district in the Chuo Ward of Tokyo
Number of galleries: 74 galleries and department stores (February 8, 2014)
Organizer/Operation: The Organizing Committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques
Official website: http://www.tokyoartantiques.com
[Examples of events during the festival]
Gallery Talk by Tadashi Kawashima on "Arts of the Han Dynasty"
Date: Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 from 3 pm onwards
Venue: MAYUYAMA & CO., LTD.
A Photograph of gallery talk by Tadashi Kawashima from 2013:
Japanese painting workshop: "Experience Pigment Painting"
Date: Saturday, April 26 from 2 pm and 3 pm! Venue: Gallery Awazu
[Examples of special exhibitions during the festival]
Date: Thursday, April 24 to Saturday, April 26
Venue: Uragami Sokyu-do Co., Ltd.