Mariko Sakurai “Sewing Lives”

Yokohama Museum Of Art

poster for Mariko Sakurai “Sewing Lives”
[Image: Sakurai Mariko ”A Day of thread-2” [detail] , 2019 Petals, leaves, silver thread, human hair, cat hair and sweat shirt used by the artist’s grandmother, 60.0×54.0㎝ collection of the artist]

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Born in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture in 1987. Lives in Yokohama. Completed a master’s degree in art and design at the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba with a major in wood crafts. Using “sewing” as a means of expression, Sakurai creates works made primarily of natural materials such as wood chips, leaves, and flower petals. Her pieces might be seen as an act of tracing memories of the time that was inscribed in the materials with each handmade stitch, and committing them to a visible form.

In this exhibition, we present new works dealing with Sakurai’s personal history in her home area of Sajima (in Yokosuka). We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to see this promising young artist.

Venue: Art Gallery 1, Café Ogurayama



from November 14, 2020 to December 13, 2020
Exhibition Hours 11:00-18:00, Café Ogurayama 10:45-18:00


Mariko Sakurai



Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Thursdays
Note:Closed during the New Year holidays.


Address: 3-4-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 220-0012
Phone: 045-221-0300 Fax: 045-221-0317

3 minute walk from exit 3 at Minatomirai Station on the Minatomirai line, 10 minute walk from Sakuragicho Station on the JR Negishi and Keihin Tohoku lines or Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue line.

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