Tetsuro and Etsuya Ishikawa Exhibition

Chofu City Cultural Center

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Tetsuro Ichikawa (1901–1987) was born in the Chofu area and began studying carving under Tessai Kano at age 14. He traveled with his instructor to Nara, where he learned the art of carving lines onto metal, wood, and bamboo crafts. While learning traditional Nara carving arts, he also produced tea ceremony utensils and ornamental carvings, producing a variety of works.

Tetsuro’s eldest son Etsuya was born in Nara in 1940. After graduating high school, Etsuya enrolled in the carving department of Tokyo University of the Arts, where he learned wood, stone, and bronze carving. He took a special interest in wood carving and began working in Kobe, where he produced contemporary works that garnered praise both in Japan and abroad. Although Etsuya was never directly instructed by his father, the high standards and strong aesthetic sense of his father’s works come across in his own, even through their expressions differ. This exhibition, the first for both Tetsuro and Etsuya Ichikawa in 42 years, is the first since Tetsuro’s passing. Enjoy the respective paths this father and son have taken as sculptors.

Talk by Etsuya Ichikawa
Date: Nov. 16 (Sat) 14:00–15:00
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from November 16, 2019 to December 28, 2019
Closed Nov. 25, Nov. 26, Dec. 23, Dec. 24.



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