Enjoy the town of Art, Tokyo Nihonbashi / Kyobashi
"Tokyo Art & Antiques" will be held from April 25 to 27, 2019
"Tokyo Art & Anqiques" will approach its 10th anniversary
The Organizing Committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques is pleased to announce that “2019 Tokyo Art & Antiques – Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art Festival” will be held for three days –Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, in and around Tokyo’s Nihonbashi and Kyobashi district. The event will involve around 90 or more art dealers, introducing a wide range of art from antique to contemporary. The year 2019 will approach its 10th anniversary.
The “Tokyo Art & Antiques” first started as “Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art & Antique Festival” in 1998, held once or twice every year. This will be the 9th year since the event was renamed to “Tokyo Art & Antiques” in 2010.
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.
Related programs, such as gallery talks and charity auction, will be held to coincide with “Tokyo Art & Antiques” festival. Visitors will be able to enjoy participating events, get to know more about this district and the long-established galleries. Every year, more than 50 galleries hold special exhibitions to entertain visitors.
Report of the last year event: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/2018-tokyo-art-antiques-event-review/
Event name: Tokyo Art & Antiques—The Nihonbashi/Kyobashi Art Festival
Dates: Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, 2019 (Open during the gallery hours)
Location: The area centered on Nihonbashi / Kyobashi district in the Chuo Ward of Tokyo
Number of galleries: 92 galleries, as of December 25, 2018
Organizer/Operation: The Organizing Committee of Tokyo & Antiques
Official website: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/
The “Tokyo Art & Antiques” is a certified project of “beyond 2020” project.
Download pamphlet of 2018: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/downloads/
Videos of interviews with the gallery: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/interviews/
This event started in 2016 for beginners to enjoy bidding art works. The part of the profits will be donated to charity organizations.
“Tokyo Art & Antiques” will be giving out special 10th anniversary present, for the who have made bids. (The present is scheduled to be an original “furoshiki” -- a traditional large cloth to wrap items, to 10-20 bidders.
Venue: At participating galleries (Announcement will be made in the middle of February)
Bidding starts: Thursday, April 25, 2019 *Some galleries may start before April 25
End of bidding: Saturday, April 27, 2019 *Some galleries may extend to April 28
Art works for the auction will be posted on the official website from Monday, March 25, 2019
<How to bid>
The bidder will have to visit the gallery and write down the amount to bid on the bidding sheet and place it into the bidding box. The highest bidder will be notified by the gallery after the event ends. Note: No bidding available from the website.
Charity Auction 2018: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/tokyo-art-antiques-2018-charity-auction/
Download this press release: taa_press_2019_vol1-en.pdf
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