Charity Auction, Workshops and Semi-order event will also be conducted for
Nihonbashi / Kyobashi area at "Tokyo Art & Antiques" from April 25

Poster of Tokyo Art & Antique this year

Poster of Tokyo Art & Antique this year

The Organizing Committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques is pleased to announce new information on the “2019 Tokyo Art & Antiques – Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art Festival” held for three days –Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, in and around Tokyo’s Nihonbashi and Kyobashi district. 


We will be preparing an information base on th 27th(sat) at the ART & CRAFT MARKET @TOKYO SQUARE GARDEN and 24th(wed) to 28th(sun) at Nihonbashi Galeria Community Space along with workshop and sale of small craft works.

The programs for this year will include gallery talks, charity auction, tea ceremony event and workshops as well as the special exhibitions held by 56 galleries to entertain visitors.



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 “Tokyo Art & Antiques” first started as “Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art & Antique Festival” in 1998, held once or twice every year. This will be the 10th year since the event was renamed to “Tokyo Art & Antiques” in 2010.

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.

Exhibitions and event list: http://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/event-list/


[Event Details]

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: 96 galleries
Organizer/Operation: The Organizing Committee of Tokyo & Antiques
Official website: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tokyo.A.A
The “Tokyo Art & Antiques” is a certified project of “beyond 2020” project.

beyond 2020 logo

<Reference material>

Download pamphlet:  https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/downloads/



[Information base]

The “ART & CRAFT MARKET @TOKYO SQUARE GARDEN” (3-1-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku) is held every month. On April 27th(sat), “Tokyo Art & Antiques” will prepare an information booth at this event to guide the way to galleries and hand out pamphlets and maps. There will also be sales of small craft works by artists.

Time: 11am to 5pm (Rain or shine, but the schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather.)

Related websites

TOKYO SQUARE GARDEN http://tokyo-sg.com/
Aozora koten tezukuri ichi  https://www.aozorakoten.com
Flyer : https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/user/uploads/art_craft_tsg2019.pdf

Art & Craft Market 2018

The “Nihonbashi Galeria Community Space” (2-5-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku) will be the base information center of “Tokyo Art & Antiques” from 24th(wed) to 28th(sun). “Tokyo Art & Antiques” will collaborate with “Hale marche”, a sister brand of “ART & CRAFT MARKET” and hold the event “LIFE WITH KOGEI”. The objective of this space is to prepare a chance for young people to take in the beauty of hand craft objects in the daily life and know more about “art”.


[Collaboration Event “LIFE WITH KOGEI”]

4/24 to 4/28 10:30am – 8:00pm
Venue: Nihonbashi Galeria Community Space


<Galleries attending from Tokyo Art & Antiques>

  • Mokkei & Maison de Neko
    <Artists> Yasuko Yamaoka (Painting), Arisa Oguro (wood sculptor), Yoshihiko and Hiromi Kaneshiro (pottery), Mayumi Sekiguchi from Kasaiya (metal work), Rieko Kawabata (Kutani pottery)

  • l  Memorys Gallery Kei (from Matsumori Art)
    <Artist> Masako Inoue, Tetsuya Ohashi, Sonomi Kando, Daisuke Kurokawa, Shigeko Suzuki, Tetsuo Nakao, Mika Noguchi, Yu Fujimoto, Masahiro Wadayama

    Daisuke KurokawaYu Fujimoto

  • Menome (Antique magazine back numbers and books
    Menome image

  • Seikatsu no Tomo Co. (Art related books)


<Artists from Hale marche>

  • Yubinukido (Kaga Thimbles), RUKO (embroidery), phenyl (accessories), Kawanonaka (glass art), Hikoya Chiyokura  (Tsumami zaiku craft), 2493 (ceramic accessories), SOIGNE (accessories), Esnes Nommoc (accessories), KAISHIKI Studio (pottery), ODD MASSIMO (ceramic interior), MARCO (accessories), n's wire art (wire accessories), Chiam's Gallery (koginzashi embroidery), Yukiusagi (silk thread / japanese accessories), TUKIUSAGI (plastic accessories)
    Hale marche artists

<Workshop Coloring “Daruma”> 11:00am – 4:00pm

Artist: Japanese style painter Yukiko Aoki
Time: about 15min per person.
Fee: 500 yen.
Reservation: No reservation needed.


<Making Semi-order Accessory with the artsits> 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Artist: Accessory artists ONIS,
Reservation: reservation needed.
Fee: earing from 4,100 yen, kye ring from 2,500 yen (price will range depending on the parts selected).

Reservation: https://airrsv.net/aozorakotenws2018/calendar

semi-order image 



Related websites

Hale marche https://www.aozorakoten.com/hale/
Flyer: download flyer (JPG)


 [Charity Auction]

An event 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 4 bidders for each gallery.

Charity Auction image


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>


[Exhibition Pickups]

Ko-imari for everyday use
Venue: Oriental Antiques Gallery Maesaka Seitendo
We exhibit Koーimari for everyday use at sale price in our shop during the Tokyo Art & Antiques.


Ko-imari for everyday use image 



Solo Exhibition Rebecca Salter
The "Beauty of Blankness" of the artist's works, which was explored by her views of the West and East, the ceramics and two-dimensional, are meditative and delicate.

Solo Exhibition Rebecca Salter image 



Kanako Kiyomi Japanese painting Exhibition
Venue: Hayashida Gallery
 “Fresh green buds, refreshing wind bleaks” We asked for the theme of the soft winds. We will exhibit more than 10 new works including epic pieces.


Kanako Kiyomi Japanese painting Exhibition image 



Tea Utensil Box Exhibition
When you open the little box, there you will find a small tea ceremony world. You can make green tea (matcha) anywhere you'd like. We would like to present those small fabulous tea ceremony equipments.

Tea Utensil Box Exhibition image 



Artists of the Era -Showa and Heisei-
When the owner of MORITA GALLERY started the art buisness in 1993, there were still many artists that represented "the Showa" era. In May, our era name will change and the "Showa" and "Heisei" era will become the past. We will exhibit our collection including Yamashita Kikuji and Chozaburo Inoue, which will reflect the age and the path of our gallery

Artists of the Era -Showa and Heisei- image



Artistic metalworking by the next generation from Kanazawa, supervised by Koji Hatakeyama
Venue: Gallery KOCHUKYO Co.Ltd.

Artistic metalworking by the next generation from Kanazawa image

Bamboo Baskets - A Relaxing Moment in Contemporary Space -
Venue: Japanese Bamboo Baskets: Hanabako
Bamboo has been regarded as a sacred plant from the ancient time of Japan. They were used to decorate their houses for guests as well. Hanabako have selected bamboo baskets that will produce a peacefulness in modern interior space. We will exhibit around 50 bamboo baskets at a reasonable price from Taisho era to contemporary period.

Bamboo Baskets - A Relaxing Moment in Contemporary Space - image

Small objects of the Ancient & Stone Rubbings Sale
Venue: Kyorai
Ancient art works, such as comma‐shaped beads, Luristan, small bronze Buddha, yong etc. Stone rubbing are from 2,000yen.

Small objects of the Ancient & Stone Rubbings Sale image


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