Published: 2018-3-8

89 Galleries in Nihonbashi / Kyobashi area will participate in "2018 Tokyo Art & Antiques"
Announcement of exhibitions, events and workshop

52 galleries will hold astonishing exhibitions
52 galleries will hold astonishing exhibitions

The Organizing Committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques is pleased to announce that “Tokyo Art & Antiques 2018 – Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art Festival” will be held for three days –Thursday, April 26 to Saturday, April 28, in and around Tokyo’s Nihonbashi and Kyobashi district. The event will involve 89 art dealers, introducing a wide range of art from antique to contemporary.

The “Tokyo Art & Antiques” first started as “Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art & Antique Festival” in 1998. This will be the 9th year since the event was renamed to “Tokyo Art & Antiques” in 2010.

Features for this year will be the Special Talk Event introducing Professor Arakawa of Japanese Art History at Gakushuin University. There will also be a gallery talk and charity auction, which has become our annual event, and workshop for children to make their own “Daruma” with the artist. Last but not lease, 52 galleries will hold astonishing exhibitions during the festival. Visitors will be able to enjoy participating events freely and get to know more about this district and the long-established galleries.

 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, Nihonga, 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" festival 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 an area.

This year’s event:  https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/event-list/

  

[Event Details]

Event name: Tokyo Art & Antiques—The Nihonbashi/Kyobashi Art Festival

Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2018 to Saturday, April 28, 2018 (Open during the gallery hours)

Location: The area centered on Nihonbashi / Kyobashi district in the Chuo Ward of Tokyo

Number of galleries: 89 galleries

Organizer/Operation: The Organizing Committee of Tokyo & Antiques

Official website:  http://www.tokyoartantiques.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tokyo.A.A

The “Tokyo Art & Antiques” is a certified project of “beyond 2020” project.

 

 

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Download pamphlet of 2018:  http://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/downloads/ 

  

[Featured events]

Special Talk Event “The Research and Collection of Ceramics”

Mr. Arakawa will talk about his experiences and enjoyments he has earned from his research and collections during his curator career at the Idemitsu Museum of Art and his ongoing career at the university.

Lecturer: Masaaki Arakawa (Professor of Japanese Art History at Gakushuin University)

Interviewer: Tadashi Kawashima (President of Mayuyama & Co., Ltd.)

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/taa-special-talk-event-2018/

special talk event image
special talk event image

  

“Charity Auction”

This event started in 2016 for beginners to enjoy bidding art works. The part of the profits will be donated to charity organizations.

Art works for the auction will be posted on the official website from Monday, March 26, 2018

 (You cannot bid from the website)

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/tokyo-art-antiques-2018-charity-auction/

charity auction image
charity auction image

 

  

“Original Daruma Workshop”

Yukiko Aoki, Japanese style painting artist, will hold a workshop for children to make their own original daruma, painted with various kinds of paints.

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Date: Sunday, April 22 - 28, 2018 10:30pm – 4:00pm

Venue: Hayashida Gallery

Addmission: Free for children under junior high school. (300 yen for children over junior high)

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/yukiko-aoki-workshop-daruma/

daruma workshop image
daruma workshop image

  

 

Gallery Talk by Tadashi Kawashima "DOGU -Clay Figures-"

Mr. Kawashima will talk about clay figures around the world actually looking at some of the exhibited art works.

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Date: Friday April 27, from 3pm and Saturday April 28, from 3pm

Venue: MAYUYAMA & CO.,LTD

Addmission: Free

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/dogu-clay-figures-gallery-talk/

gallery talk image
gallery talk image

  

 

[Pick-up Exhibitions]

 

Tea Ceremony Bowls and Potteries of Modern / Contemporary Masters

Venue: Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/tea-ceremony-bowls-potteries-modern-contemporary-masters/

Tea Ceremony Bowls and Potteries of Modern / Contemporary Masters image
Tea Ceremony Bowls and Potteries of
Modern / Contemporary Masters image

 

 

Urushi (lacquar) Coated Wooden Bowl That Reached the Summit Murose Kazumi + The Mejiro Urushi Studio

Exhibition of urushi bowls by Kazumi Murose (living national treasure artist) . These bowls were made for Yuichiro Miura to take with him when he approached the summit of Mt. Everest. The urushi bowls made them possible to have warm meal and was not damaged at all under the severe circumstances. The same type of the bowls will be exhibited here.

Venue: NAKACHO KONISHI

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/lacquar-wooden-bowl-murose-kazumi-mejiro-urushi-studio/

Urushi (lacquar) Coated Wooden Bowl That Reached the Summit Murose Kazumi + The Mejiro Urushi Studio image
Urushi (lacquar) Coated Wooden Bowl That Reached
the Summit Murose Kazumi + The Mejiro Urushi Studio image

  

Coptic Textiles

The textiles produced during the prospered Christian culture in Egypt between 3 to 12th century are called "copt textiles", designed with figures, animals, plants, and many other, which has become very popular in many countries.

Venue: art Kawasaki

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/coptic-textiles/

Coptic Textiles image
Coptic Textiles image

 

♡Animals

Venue: SHIKISAISHA

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/animals-1/

♡Animals image
♡Animals image

  

  

Ko-Imari Sale

Venue: GALLERY IZUMI

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/ko-imari-sale/

Ko-Imari sale image
Ko-Imari sale image

  

  

Kentaro TAJIMA 3rd Solo Exhibition

A solo exhibition of the young Japanese style painting artist Kentaro Tajima.

Venue: Gallery Hakudohtei      

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/kentaro-tajima-3rd-solo-exhibition/

Kentaro TAJIMA 3rd Solo Exhibition image
Kentaro TAJIMA 3rd Solo Exhibition image

  

  

Banshu Kaku x Satoshi Kawamata (II)

Venue: SHIKOU GALLERY

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/banshu-kaku-x-satoshi-kawamata-ii/

Banshu Kaku x Satoshi Kawamata (II) image
Banshu Kaku x Satoshi Kawamata (II) image

  

 

-Spring Exhibition- THE INVITATION TO ANTIQUES

Collaboration Exhibition of Asian Antiques and "avant-garde" flower arrangement.

Venue: T.EDO INOUYE & SON oriental art NIHONBASHI

Detail: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/spring-exhibition-invitation-antiques/

-Spring Exhibition- THE INVITATION TO ANTIQUES image
-Spring Exhibition- THE INVITATION TO ANTIQUES image

 

 

Download this press release: taa_press_2018_vol2-en.pdf

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