80 Galleries in Tokyo, One of the largest art event in Japan: Tokyo Art & Antiques 2016
Will be held from April 14th to 16th,
Walk through the Town of Art, Nihonbashi Kyobashi Art Festival
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 14, to Saturday, April 16 – ,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.
The district of Nihonbashi / Kyobashi, in Tokyo's Chuo Ward, has been famous since the post-war era for its dealers in classical art, craft, nihon-ga painting, modern painting, sculpture, prints and so on. Now, the district boasts around 150 such unique specialist galleries, making it second only to Ginza as Tokyo's preeminent arts zone.
The objective of "Tokyo Art & Antiques" is to provide an opportunity for many people, regardless of their age, knowledge or origin, to experience Japanese art and antiques firsthand and thereby become acquainted with the joys of collecting in such area.
Related programs will be held to coincide with "Tokyo Art & Antiques." Visitors will be able to enjoy participating events and get to know more about this district and the galleries, including long-established ones.
Tokyo Art & Antiques Website: http://www.tokyoartantiques.com
Tokyo Art & Antiques: Event Details:
Event name: Tokyo Art & Antiques: The Nihonbashi/Kyobashi Art Festival
Dates: Thursday, April 14, 2014 to Saturday, April 16, 2016: open during gallery hours.
Location: The area centered on Nihonbashi/Kyobashi district in the Chuo Ward of Tokyo
Number of galleries: approximately 80 galleries and department stores (will be updated until late January)
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 Chinese pottery figures of animals in year of the sheep.
Venue: MAYUYAMA & CO., LTD.
Gallery Talk by Watanabe Shoichiro
Venue: Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery
Japanese painting workshop: "Experience Suiboku painting"
Venue: Gallery Awazu
Download this press release: taa2016press_vol1_en.pdf
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