Gallery Hanakagesho - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Gallery Hanakagesho. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Izumi “Play”

    Izumi “Play”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2017-10-21 - 2017-10-29

    This exhibition on the theme of play will focus primarily on ceramic “netsuke” - Japanese miniature sculptures that traditionally served a practical function, such as to fasten a pouch to a garment. It...More »

  • poster for Mao Kanai + Mabu Nakakaji Exhibition

    Mao Kanai + Mabu Nakakaji Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2017-07-22 - 2017-07-30

    Two-person exhibition by lacquer artist Mao Kanai and contemporary netsuke (small sculptural object) artist Mabu Nakakaji. Kanai expresses the world of animals through beautiful lacquer techniques, while...More »

  • poster for Minami Kawasaki Exhibition

    Minami Kawasaki Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2017-05-20 - 2017-05-28

    This solo exhibition by Minami Kawasaki will present a lineup of works constructed from sheep’s wool that feature dog motifs. Kawasaki expresses our relation to the world and to living through the familiar...More »

  • poster for Shinya Nagashima “Color the Boundaries”

    Shinya Nagashima “Color the Boundaries”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-04-30

    Since he began his career as an artist, Shinya Nagashima has been known primarily for his miniature sculptures of “bishoji” (beautiful girls) that resemble “netsuke,” traditional carved, button-like toggles....More »

  • poster for Mao Kanai Exhibition

    Mao Kanai Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-10-22 - 2016-10-30

    Presenting maki-e lacquer ware by Mao Kanai, a 2015 graduate of Tokyo University of the Arts graduate school.More »

  • poster for Izumi “Changing Tokyo, Unchanging Edo”

    Izumi “Changing Tokyo, Unchanging Edo”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-06-25 - 2016-07-03

    Izumi expands a repertoire of ceramic “netsuke” to include the deep history of Edo, bringing a unique interpretation to the 100 scenes of the era with netsuke and soba cups recreated for the modern day....More »

  • poster for Kentaro “Rainbow - After the Rain”

    Kentaro “Rainbow - After the Rain”

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    • 2016-03-20 - 2016-03-27

    In his first solo exhibition at Gallery Hanakagesho since 2013, Kentaro presents a selection of delicately molded glass frog forms.More »

  • poster for Minami Kawasaki Exhibition

    Minami Kawasaki Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2015-11-14 - 2015-11-22

    Miniature puppy sculptures of various sizes painted with watercolor techniques evoking real fur.More »

  • poster for Mao Kanai + Koma + Mabu Nakakaji Exhibition

    Mao Kanai + Koma + Mabu Nakakaji Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-10-10 - 2015-10-18

    Lacquer work from Mao Kanai, wood sculpture from Koma and jewellery from Mabu Nakakaji, all come together to create unique netsuke sculptures, lacquer trays and 2d works.More »

  • poster for Mansei Uehara Exhibition

    Mansei Uehara Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-07-11 - 2015-07-19

    Mansei Uehara’s original style of sculpture combines metal, ivory, and wood in playful and sometimes mechanical miniatures.More »

  • poster for Shisui + Mitsukuni “Netsuke”

    Shisui + Mitsukuni “Netsuke”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-06-13 - 2015-06-21

    Hokkaido based Shisui and Yamanashi based Mitsukuni offer up a joint exhibition of their self-taught netsuke sculpture skill.More »

  • poster for Shinya Nagashima “Dissolved Paradise”

    Shinya Nagashima “Dissolved Paradise”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-04-11 - 2015-04-19

    The netsuke (miniature carving) artist Shinya Nagashima’s first solo show since having his work featured at “Bishojo: Young Pretty Girls in Art History,” shown the Aomori Museum of Art, the Shizuoka Prefectural...More »

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    Izumi Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2015-03-21 - 2015-03-29

    Izumi has continued to make netsuke carvings for nearly 10 years and has recently taken to producing work based on original interpretations of life in the Edo period as glimpsed through works of ukiyo-e....More »

  • poster for Kenji Mori “Playing Boy!!”

    Kenji Mori “Playing Boy!!”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-02-14 - 2015-02-22

    Kenji Mori presents an exhibition of playful gods and animals as Netsuke sculptures, a form of folk craft popular in the Edo period.More »

  • poster for Eiji Mori “Cloudy Skies”

    Eiji Mori “Cloudy Skies”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-01-24 - 2015-02-01

    In addition to children, the motifs of Eiji Mori’s works thus far have included immature and withered plants, broken objects, the imperfect, and the obscure. The beauty of his sculptures lies in how they...More »

  • poster for Kabu & Mabu “Netsuke Sculpture Exhibition”

    Kabu & Mabu “Netsuke Sculpture Exhibition”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-10-19

    Miniature sculptures that fit in the palm of your hand by professionally trained jewelry makers. More »

  • poster for Fashionable Netsuke Spirit

    Fashionable Netsuke Spirit

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2013-11-16 - 2013-11-24

    These netsuke miniature sculptures are imbued with the life energy of a group of artists who are relatively new to netsuke-making. More »

  • poster for Shingetsu Muramatsu “Restored Shosoin Ivory Engravings”

    Shingetsu Muramatsu “Restored Shosoin Ivory Engravings”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2013-10-08 - 2013-10-14

    Around 20 restored ivory engravings, included obi decorations and netsuke ornaments, from the Soshoin Repository of Todaiji Temple in Nara. The artist will be in attendance on 10/8 (Tues), 10/12 (Sat),...More »

  • poster for Summer Festival Beast Watching

    Summer Festival Beast Watching

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-06-22 - 2013-06-30

    With the recent reopening of Kabukizaza this exhibition takes the theme of Kabuki, in which a procession of animals perform around the garden pond, taking the form of ceramic netsuke and sake bottles.More »

  • poster for Minami Kawasaki “Where?”

    Minami Kawasaki “Where?”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-05-25 - 2013-06-02

    As Minami Kawasaki graduated from Joshibi University of Art & Design last year she presented as her graduation work the sculpture of a white dog, the series of which was also featured in her solo exhibition...More »

  • poster for Satoshi Fujinuma "Biomimetic Expression 2008-2013"

    Satoshi Fujinuma "Biomimetic Expression 2008-2013"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-03-16 - 2013-03-24

    Inviting comparisons with images from Hayao Miyazaki's films, Fujinuma's abstract sculptures leave concrete and unique impressions. This exhibit presents 30 works from the artist's recent series exploring...More »

  • poster for Shinya Nagashima "Embracing Purity in the World of Gaps"

    Shinya Nagashima "Embracing Purity in the World of Gaps"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2013-02-23 - 2013-03-03

    Features netsuke, the traditional Japanese miniature craft sculpture that acted like a purse.More »

  • poster for Kenji Mori Exhibition

    Kenji Mori Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-10-17 - 2009-10-25

    Works by Kochi-based netsuke artist Kenji Mori are on view. Mori's works range from animals to monsters and humans and his style also varies from the figurative to the comical. He is able to combine a...More »

  • poster for Moria "Aqua Plant Network #5"

    Moria "Aqua Plant Network #5"

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    • 2009-09-19 - 2009-09-27

    Artist Moria creates resin sculptures of aquatic creatures and reptiles that vary greatly in size: some measure only a few centimeters while others can be as tall as 1m. Netsuke, on which the gallery focuses,...More »

  • poster for Tony Cole "Skeleton and Toilet"

    Tony Cole "Skeleton and Toilet"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-08-21 - 2009-08-30

    Tony Cole has arrived in Japan more than 10 years ago to carry out mathematical research. He soon discovered the world of Japanese paper crafts and has since developed his own humorous style as an artist....More »

  • poster for Izumi Kitazawa Exhibition

    Izumi Kitazawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2009-07-18 - 2009-07-26

    Gallery Hanakagesho is pleased to announce the exhibition of ceramics artist Izumi Kitazawa. Kitazawa has actively been exhibiting netsuke works in recent years. This exhibition will present netsuke of...More »

  • poster for Ayami Kodaira "Pleasant Back Staircase"

    Ayami Kodaira "Pleasant Back Staircase"

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2009-06-23 - 2009-06-28
  • poster for Kentaro Exhibition

    Kentaro Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-05-30 - 2009-06-07

    Glass artworks by Kentaro.More »

  • poster for Hideya Nogaito Exhibition

    Hideya Nogaito Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2009-05-02 - 2009-05-17

    Wooden sculptures including netsuke, traditional small woodcarvings, are on display.More »

  • poster for Sion Exhibition

    Sion Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2009-03-14 - 2009-03-22

    Netsuke (small wood carvings) by Shion.More »

  • poster for Keiko Yokota Exhibition

    Keiko Yokota Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2009-01-29 - 2009-02-08
  • poster for Bishu Saito Exhibition

    Bishu Saito Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-11-22 - 2008-11-30

    Gallery Hanakagesho presents works by contemporary netsuke artist Bishu Saito. He has an extensive career as a netsuke artist, but this is his first solo exhibition. Traditionally, netsuke is a small...More »

  • Yasuhiro Sasaki Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-11-01 - 2008-11-09

    This exhibition presents netsuke, traditional decorative craftwork.More »

  • poster for "Hanakagesho Wa Items Exhibition"

    "Hanakagesho Wa Items Exhibition"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-10-18 - 2008-10-26

    This exhibition presents small "wa" items selected by the gallery. Works that accompany the autumn and coming winter fashion. Traditional works with seasonal motifs are on display. More »

  • poster for Yasutaka Fujii Exhibition

    Yasutaka Fujii Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-09-20 - 2008-09-28
  • poster for Tony Cole "Paper Samurai"

    Tony Cole "Paper Samurai"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-08-22 - 2008-08-31

    Comment by the artist "Paper models existed in Japan even during the Edo and Meiji Periods. Some were 3D models, just like the paper models of today, while others were diorama-like displays featuring...More »

  • poster for Saimi Kodaira Exhibition

    Saimi Kodaira Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-07-19 - 2008-07-27
  • poster for "Netsuke & Accessory" Exhibition

    "Netsuke & Accessory" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-07-05 - 2008-07-13

    Netsuke is decorative craftwork which became popular in the Edo period. Since people wore clothes (like kimono) with no pockets back then, they carried their belongings in small bags or containers with...More »

  • poster for Izumi Kitazawa Exhibition

    Izumi Kitazawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-06-21 - 2006-06-29
  • poster for Masahiro Saito Exhibition

    Masahiro Saito Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-05-10 - 2008-05-18
  • poster for Junko Uchizawa "In Storage"

    Junko Uchizawa "In Storage"

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2008-04-30 - 2008-05-06
  • Keiko Yokota Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-04-10 - 2008-04-20
  • poster for Moria "Aqua Plant Network #4"

    Moria "Aqua Plant Network #4"

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2008-03-22 - 2008-03-30

    Paintings and sculptural works using motifs of creatures inhabiting tropical zones are on display.More »

  • poster for Fukusa Exhibition

    Fukusa Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-01-12 - 2008-01-20

    Takako Kitsuka's embroidery works are on display.More »

  • poster for Permanent Collection Japanese Kimono Items Exhibition

    Permanent Collection Japanese Kimono Items Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2007-12-18 - 2008-01-10

    Stylist Yoko Akizuki's book entitled "Odekake Kimono Saijiki" (going out kimono chronicle) has been published by Shogaku-kan. It contains information on kimonos and related items for different seasons....More »

  • poster for Shingetsu Matsumura "Shapes of Ivory"

    Shingetsu Matsumura "Shapes of Ivory"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-11-23 - 2007-12-02
  • poster for Miko Hayashi "Items for Daily Fashion"

    Miko Hayashi "Items for Daily Fashion"

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2007-11-13 - 2007-11-18
  • poster for "Mother and Daughter" Exhibition

    "Mother and Daughter" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2007-11-06 - 2007-11-11
  • poster for Masami Sakai Exhibition

    Masami Sakai Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2007-10-27 - 2007-11-04
  • poster for Masu + Furuzuki Exhibition

    Masu + Furuzuki Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2007-10-05 - 2007-10-14
  • poster for Saimi Kodaira Exhibition

    Saimi Kodaira Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2007-09-19 - 2007-09-30

    [Image: (c) Sami Kodaira]More »

  • poster for Yaeko Ikeda's World Exhibition 2

    Yaeko Ikeda's World Exhibition 2

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2007-08-24 - 2007-09-02
  • poster for Kentoaro "Illusion of Jellyfish"

    Kentoaro "Illusion of Jellyfish"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-08-01 - 2007-08-12
  • poster for Izumi Kitazawa "Our Everyday"

    Izumi Kitazawa "Our Everyday"

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-07-14 - 2007-07-22

    This is an exhibition of 30 ceramic Netsuke (small sculptures originally used as a pins attached around Kimono sash) by Izumi Kitazawa. Inspired by illustrative images from various picture books, she creates...More »

  • poster for Nezu Netsuke Sculpture Exhibition

    Nezu Netsuke Sculpture Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2007-06-16 - 2007-06-24
  • poster for Masahiro Saito Exhibition

    Masahiro Saito Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-05-18 - 2007-05-27
  • poster for Kazuo Mizutani Exhibition

    Kazuo Mizutani Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-04-28 - 2007-05-03
  • poster for Keiko Yokota "Mosaic, Mosaic"

    Keiko Yokota "Mosaic, Mosaic"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-04-12 - 2007-04-22
  • poster for Tomomi Miyata Exhibition

    Tomomi Miyata Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-03-31 - 2007-04-08
  • poster for Moria Exhibition

    Moria Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-03-20 - 2007-03-25
  • poster for "Netsuke from Ise & Hida" Exhibition

    "Netsuke from Ise & Hida" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-03-02 - 2006-03-11
  • poster for Kimiko Tachikawa Exhibition

    Kimiko Tachikawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2006-12-19 - 2006-12-24
  • poster for Netsuke Sculpture Exhibition

    Netsuke Sculpture Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2006-12-06 - 2006-12-17
  • poster for Chizuru Takigasaki "The Cycle of Impermanent Life"

    Chizuru Takigasaki "The Cycle of Impermanent Life"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-11-08 - 2006-11-19
  • poster for "Restoration of Plectrums from the Shoso-in Treasures" Exhibition

    "Restoration of Plectrums from the Shoso-in Treasures" Exhibition

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    • 2006-10-27 - 2006-11-05
  • poster for Keiko Osada "Patterns of the Heart"

    Keiko Osada "Patterns of the Heart"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2006-10-14 - 2006-10-22

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