85 Galleries in Tokyo, One of the largest art event in Japan:
“2017 Tokyo Art & Antiques” will be held April 14th and 15th
The Town of Art, Nihonbashi Kyobashi Art Festival
The red flag with the symbol of a bridge indicates the participating galleries
The Organizing Committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques is pleased to announce that “2017 Tokyo Art & Antiques Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art and Antiques Festival” will be held for two days –Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15 –, in and around Tokyo’s Nihonbashi and Kyobashi district. The event will involve art dealers, galleries, and book 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, such as gallery talks and charity auction, 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. 85 galleries will be participating the “2017 Tokyo Art & Antiques” and more than 50 galleries will hold special exhibitions for the visitors to enjoy the Japanese ‘Omotenashi’.
Tokyo Art & Antiques: Event Details:
Event name: Tokyo Art & Antiques: The Nihonbashi/Kyobashi Art Festival
Dates: Friday, April 14, 2014 to Saturday, April 15, 2016: open during gallery hours.
Location: The area centered on Nihonbashi/Kyobashi district in the Chuo Ward of Tokyo
Number of galleries: 85 galleries
Organizer/Operation: The Organizing Committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques
Official website: http://www.tokyoartantiques.com
2017 Gallery List: http://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/gallery-list/
Download pamphlet of 2016: http://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/downloads/
[Examples of events during the festival]
Detail will be announced on Monday 20, March.
Charity Auction of 2016: http://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/charity-auction/
Gallery Talk by Tadashi Kawashima “Chinese Arts of Pre-era”
Venue: MAYUYAMA & CO., LTD.
Gallery Talk by Watanabe Shoichiro
Venue: Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery
Detail will be announced in late March.