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Kacho-Fugetsu (literally, “flowers, birds, wind, moon”) is one of the most important and universal themes in Japanese aesthetics. Depicting changes of the seasons and the richness and grandness of nature, these motifs have been portrayed by numerous painters and artisans throughout the ages. In this exhibition, two married pairs of artists from Shiga Prefecture present works remixing the Kacho-Fugetsu tradition with contemporary flair. Ink and Nihonga painter Ryo Takahashi and his wife Natsumi Akabe, creator of the accessory brand t nouge, run the gallery Takahashi Bijutsu from their home in Hikone. Hiroyuki Yamada is a ceramicist working in Shigaraki who recently returned from an artist-in-residency program in the Netherlands, where he worked on what he calls “Holland-yaki.” His wife Ayako Yamada runs the gallery shop misin-ya in front of Shigraki Station and is also an embroidery artist who creates bags. Come see how these four artists have reinvented Kacho-Fugetsu for a new era.
Free style flower arrangement party with Hiroyuki Yamada’s vase: “Whose vase is this? It’s mine!”
Date: May 20 (Sun) 14:00-18:00