Wako Hall - Past Events

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

  • poster for Kazuo Takiguchi Exhibition

    Kazuo Takiguchi Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2020-10-15 - 2020-10-21

    The theme of this exhibition is journey. On exhibit will be 20 “untitled” works displayed in chronological order, in addition to around 100 works under various seasonal motifs.More »

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    Yasunori Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2020-10-01 - 2020-10-11

    White porcelain works by Yasunori Inoue.More »

  • poster for Takashi Nakazato Exhibition

    Takashi Nakazato Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2020-09-17 - 2020-09-27

    Karatsu ware ceramics by 12th-generation artist Takashi Nakazato.More »

  • poster for Jihei Murase “Lacquer Works”

    Jihei Murase “Lacquer Works”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2020-09-04 - 2020-09-13

    Presenting works by the third-generation lacquer artist Jihei Murase.More »

  • poster for Terumasa Hino’s World of Art

    Terumasa Hino’s World of Art

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Ceramics
    • 2020-08-25 - 2020-09-01

    Terumasa Hino is a world-renowned Japanese jazz trumpeter. He has also been painting scenes of the stage for roughly 20 years, holding several solo exhibitions throughout his career. This show on the theme...More »

  • poster for Tosen Usuda “People”

    Tosen Usuda “People”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2020-07-15 - 2020-07-22

    Presenting 40 examples of calligraphic prints and paintings based on relief carvings. More »

  • poster for Norio Kamiya Exhibition

    Norio Kamiya Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2020-07-02 - 2020-07-12

    This exhibition marks ceramic artist Norio Kamiya’s 20th at Wako. The Theme of this exhibition is “moru” meaning to pile or heap up and reflects the richness of the artist’s expression as he puts more...More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue White Porcelain Exhibition

    Manji Inoue White Porcelain Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2020-06-18 - 2020-06-28

    This is Living National Treasure Manji Inoue’s 43rd exhibition at Wako. Around 100 cups, vases, and other works of white porcelain ceramics by Inoue and his son and grandson are featured. More »

  • poster for Kogei Creation –  Living National Treasures Exhibition

    Kogei Creation – Living National Treasures Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2020-04-02 - 2020-04-14

    Featuring crafts by Living National Treasures belonging to the Japan Kogei Association. These examples of metalwork, lacquer ware, doll making, and other crafts embody Japanese beauty and appeal to Japanese...More »

  • poster for Hisashige Ito Exhibition

    Hisashige Ito Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2020-03-05 - 2020-03-15

    This exhibition features over 60 handmade dolls in traditional motifs along with modern ones such as soccer and marathons. Works by the artist’s eldest sone Kenichi Ito are also featured.More »

  • poster for Rimako Horikawa Exhibition

    Rimako Horikawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2020-02-20 - 2020-03-01

    This exhibition, the sixth for the artist, will feature over 50 pieces including tableaus and sketches.More »

  • poster for Ceramics by the Japan Ceramics Society Award Winners

    Ceramics by the Japan Ceramics Society Award Winners

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2020-02-06 - 2020-02-16

    This exhibition commemorates the 800th issue of ‘Tosetsu’, the Japan Ceramic Society’s long-running publication and features ceramics pieces by the Japan Ceramics Society Award winners. [Related Event] Gallery...More »

  • poster for Kanako Iwai Exhibition

    Kanako Iwai Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2020-01-23 - 2020-02-02

    Exhibition of pieces including kimono cloth, obi, and stoles by veteran dyer Kanako Iwai.More »

  • poster for Lacquer Trio: Wind, Flowers, Light

    Lacquer Trio: Wind, Flowers, Light

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2020-01-11 - 2020-01-19

    Presenting work by three women lacquer artists. More »

  • poster for Contemporary Calligraphy

    Contemporary Calligraphy

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2020-01-03 - 2020-01-09
  • poster for Motoaki Higashizono “Nihonga Sunbeam”

    Motoaki Higashizono “Nihonga Sunbeam”

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2019-12-19 - 2019-12-26

    Motoaki Higashizono’s Nihonga paintings reflect ambivalence toward distinctions between tradition and innovation, the representational and the abstract, the real and the unreal. He considers using classical...More »

  • poster for Yoko Yamadori “Embroidery to Brighten Your Life”

    Yoko Yamadori “Embroidery to Brighten Your Life”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2019-12-11 - 2019-12-17

    Fashion accessories and interior design items including lamps and shelf decorations by the embroidery artist Yoko Yamadori.More »

  • poster for Il Cielo e Gli Uccelli

    Il Cielo e Gli Uccelli

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2019-11-28 - 2019-12-08

    Glass sculpture by Fujiko Enami.More »

  • poster for Kazu and Bun Yoneda: Silence and Speech

    Kazu and Bun Yoneda: Silence and Speech

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2019-11-08 - 2019-11-17

    Exhibiting plates, bowls, cups, and other works by a parent-child pair of Kunitani ceramicists. More »

  • poster for Leaders of Art – Nitten Today 3

    Leaders of Art – Nitten Today 3

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2019-10-25 - 2019-11-04

    The third annual exhibition of works by advisors to the prestigious Nitten competition, Japan’s largest art public art exhibition, displays works of Nihonga painting, oil painting, sculptures, crafts,...More »

  • poster for Sansei Suzuki Pottery Exhibition

    Sansei Suzuki Pottery Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2019-10-16 - 2019-10-22

    This exhibition, centered around Celadon or greenware, will feature around 100 vases, pots, plates, and various tea bowls.More »

  • poster for Keido Ishige Exhibition

    Keido Ishige Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2019-10-04 - 2019-10-14

    An exhibition to mark 60 years of practice by calligraphy master Keido Ishige.More »

  • poster for Jun Takegoshi “Colorful Porcelain”

    Jun Takegoshi “Colorful Porcelain”

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2019-09-20 - 2019-09-29

    Kutani porcelain by the internationally acclaimed artist Jun Takegoshi. More »

  • poster for Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition

    Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2019-09-05 - 2019-09-16

    Ceramics by Shigemasa Higashida.More »

  • poster for Shoko Kanazawa “Calligraphy of the Spirit: Living Together”

    Shoko Kanazawa “Calligraphy of the Spirit: Living Together”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2019-08-23 - 2019-09-01

    Calligrapher Shoko Kanazawa presents work with messages of health, happiness, and harmony inspired by a desire to help those impacted by the Great East Japan Earthquake. With a focus on new pieces, more...More »

  • poster for Hisamitsu Noguchi and Sadao Watanabe Photography Exhibition

    Hisamitsu Noguchi and Sadao Watanabe Photography Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2019-08-15 - 2019-08-21

    Exhibiting photography by graphic designer Hisamitsu Noguchi and musician Sadao Watanabe.More »

  • poster for The Jewelry of Mitsuo Kaji - Enamel and the Beautiful Ladies

    The Jewelry of Mitsuo Kaji - Enamel and the Beautiful Ladies

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2019-08-03 - 2019-08-12

    Jewelry maker Mitsuo Kaji has traveled to Paris and all over France in search of antique pieces of enamel and has collaborated with celebrated enamel artist Christine Cheron to create unique pieces of...More »

  • poster for Keiji Ito Exhibition

    Keiji Ito Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2019-07-19 - 2019-07-28

    More than 100 works including sculpture, tea bowls, and dishes from the Gifu-based ceramicist Keiji Ito, whose recent series include “Inori” (Prayer) in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake” and...More »

  • poster for Hirotaka Takanashi + Toshihiko Ando “Scratch Models and Drawings”

    Hirotaka Takanashi + Toshihiko Ando “Scratch Models and Drawings”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2019-07-04 - 2019-07-15

    Wako Hall presents works by Hirotaka Takahashi, who creates 1/9th scales of motorcycles, and Toshihiko Ando, who draws elegant designs for cars from scratch. Works inspired by vintage models are also featured....More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue Porcelain

    Manji Inoue Porcelain

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2019-06-22 - 2019-06-30

    Porcelain works by Manji Inoue, a ceramicist designated as a Living National Treasure. More than 90 new pieces are presented.More »

  • poster for Mikako Nakamura “Museum of Beauty”

    Mikako Nakamura “Museum of Beauty”

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2019-06-13 - 2019-06-19

    This exhibition for Wako Hall’s 15th anniversary features the simple and elegant works of fashion designer Mikako Nakamura, whose 2019 AW collection features pieces inspired by nature. More »

  • poster for 353 Years of Ohiyaki Ware - Toyasai and Chozaemon Exhibition

    353 Years of Ohiyaki Ware - Toyasai and Chozaemon Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2019-06-05 - 2019-06-11

    Founded in 1666, Ohiyaki Ware has continued for 353 years. For the first time, the works of father and son, the 10th and 11th generation Chozaemon are being exhibited together. More »

  • poster for Shoko and Suiko Ota Nihonga Exhibition

    Shoko and Suiko Ota Nihonga Exhibition

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2019-05-23 - 2019-06-02

    As the third and fourth generations of Nihonga painters, Shoko and Suiko Ota continue to capture nature in their works. This exhibition, their first at Wako Hall in four years, features around 80 works...More »

  • poster for Kyoichiro Kawakami’s World of Glass

    Kyoichiro Kawakami’s World of Glass

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2019-05-10 - 2019-05-19

    Wako Hall’s eighth exhibition of glass art by Kyoichiro Kawakami focuses on tableware. These pieces go against the trend of using white as a base color with the idea that “simple is modern.” Instead, Kawakami...More »

  • poster for Yoko Yamamoto Portraits: Bookshelf Friends

    Yoko Yamamoto Portraits: Bookshelf Friends

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2019-04-25 - 2019-05-06

    Portraits of figures such as Chet Baker and William Morris by etching artist Yoko Yamamoto.More »

  • poster for Kogei Living National Treasures Exhibition

    Kogei Living National Treasures Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2019-04-05 - 2019-04-21

    Exhibiting kogei crafts by Living National Treasures.More »

  • poster for Four Spirited Artists From the Hokuriku

    Four Spirited Artists From the Hokuriku

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2019-03-21 - 2019-03-31

    The Hokuriku region, spanning the four prefectures of Fukui, Ishikawa, Niigata, and Toyama on the Japan Sea, is rich in traditional handicraft and has produced many unique artists. This exhibition features...More »

  • poster for Expressions in Ceramics by Four Artists

    Expressions in Ceramics by Four Artists

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2019-02-15 - 2019-02-24

    These four artists in their 40s usher in a new wave in contemporary ceramics. More »

  • poster for Art Crafting Towards the Future Continued

    Art Crafting Towards the Future Continued

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2018-12-07 - 2018-12-16

    Following the original “Art Crafting Towards the Future” organized by Tokyo University of the Arts professor Yuki Akimoto during his tenure as Chief Curator of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,...More »

  • poster for Moritoshi Tokusawa and Mitsunori Tokusawa Exhibition

    Moritoshi Tokusawa and Mitsunori Tokusawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2018-11-09 - 2018-11-18

    Father and son exhibition of handmade pottery dishes in the Karatsu ware style.More »

  • poster for Leaders of Art – Nitten Today 2

    Leaders of Art – Nitten Today 2

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2018-10-26 - 2018-11-04

    The second annual exhibition of works by advisors to the prestigious Nitten competition, Japan’s largest art public art exhibition, displays around 70 works of Nihonga painting, oil painting, sculptures,...More »

  • poster for Yutaka Murakami “Flowers”

    Yutaka Murakami “Flowers”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-10-12 - 2018-10-21

    Yutaka Murakami (b. 1936) worked as a cover illustrator for the novel-focused magazine Shosetsu Gendai for more than 50 years. He continues to be full of fresh creative ideas into his eighties, warmly...More »

  • poster for Pâte de Verre and the Ishida Family

    Pâte de Verre and the Ishida Family

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2018-09-28 - 2018-10-08

    More than 100 works created with the ancient Pâte de Verre (paste of glass) technique by four members of the Ishida family from Kyoto: Wataru, Seki, Satoshi, Chisato. The exhibition celebrates 80th birthday...More »

  • poster for Craft Fusion - Discovering Tomorrow’s Traditions

    Craft Fusion - Discovering Tomorrow’s Traditions

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2018-09-14 - 2018-09-24

    This second exhibition at Wako Hall focuses on the meaning and value of collaboration. [Related Event] Gallery Talk Date and Time: 9/15 (Sat), 9/16 (Sun) 14:00- Instructors: 9/15 Ryotaro Kato, Chikuunsai...More »

  • poster for Youthful Innocence – Gen Onodera and Company

    Youthful Innocence – Gen Onodera and Company

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2018-09-01 - 2018-09-09

    Exhibiting the ceramics of Gen Onodera, whose work was given to President Obama as an Imperial gift in 2014, as well as works by eight other masters of craft with whom he enjoyed close relationships.More »

  • poster for A Millennium of Venetian Beads: The Collection of Chisako Kotaki

    A Millennium of Venetian Beads: The Collection of Chisako Kotaki

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    • Media: Crafts - Workshops - Talks
    • 2018-08-21 - 2018-08-28

    Collector and researcher Chisako Kotaki presents a selection of jewelry and artworks created with Venetian beads, which have charmed people for centuries. Antique necklaces, flower vases, and Venetian...More »

  • poster for Summer Luster Jewelry Exhibition

    Summer Luster Jewelry Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2018-08-11 - 2018-08-19

    Presenting jewelry by six Japanese designers and Spanish jewelers. These light-catching pieces are created with traditional Japanese techniques like raden mother-of-pearl work and shakudo coppery with...More »

  • poster for Kiriko – Traditional Craft and New Expressions

    Kiriko – Traditional Craft and New Expressions

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2018-07-25 - 2018-08-05

    Exhibiting 300 kiriko cut-glass cups by Toshio Takizawa, Akio Kurokawa, Hidenori Takano. These works demonstrate a variety of kiriko styles, including Edo kiriko, Satsuma kiriko, gravure, and hana kiriko....More »

  • poster for Mineko Orisaku “In Pursuit of the Beauty of Permanence and Transience”

    Mineko Orisaku “In Pursuit of the Beauty of Permanence and Transience”

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture
    • 2018-07-13 - 2018-07-22

    Under the theme “the beauty of permanence and transience”, Mineko Orisaku’s first solo exhibition at Wako will showcase original works of photographs on gold and platinum leaf or combined with acrylics....More »

  • poster for Senkei Fukuda Exhibition

    Senkei Fukuda Exhibition

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2018-06-15 - 2018-06-24

    The exhibition traces the past 50 years of Senkei Fukuda’s work while also showcasing her unique interpretation of plant life in her latest work. [Related Event] Gallery talk with art critic Yasutomo...More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue Exhibition

    Manji Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2018-06-01 - 2018-06-10

    The 89-year-old Living National Treasure Manji Inoue believes that good pottery must be free from “all unpleasantness and idle thoughts.” In his 42nd exhibition at Wako Hall he presents more than 100 works...More »

  • poster for Zenzo Fukushima Exhibition

    Zenzo Fukushima Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2018-05-18 - 2018-05-27

    Living National Treasure Zenzo Fukushima is a 16th generation practitioner of Koishiwara-yaki, a form of ceramics from Koishiwara, Fukuoka Prefecture, where Fukushima continues to work. The pottery scholar...More »

  • poster for Munenori Makino “Tradition and Innovation”

    Munenori Makino “Tradition and Innovation”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2018-04-27 - 2018-05-06

    Munenori Makino, an admirer of masters like Hokusai and Hiroshige since his high school days, creates woodblock prints using the wood of wild cherry trees a century or more old, often applying colors 30–45...More »

  • poster for Kogei Creation: Industrial Arts Living National Treasures Exhibition

    Kogei Creation: Industrial Arts Living National Treasures Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2018-04-06 - 2018-04-22

    Exhibiting works by Living National Treasures in the field of industrial arts. [Othet event] Talks by exhibiting artists each day at 14:00 April 7 Zenzo Fukushima (ceramic art) April 8th Sunday 14s...More »

  • poster for Yukio Yoshita + Hideaki Suzuki  “Aesthetics of Gold Aya”

    Yukio Yoshita + Hideaki Suzuki “Aesthetics of Gold Aya”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2018-03-23 - 2018-04-01

    Presenting Kunitani ceramics with colorful (aya) expressions in gold by Yukio Yoshita and Hideaki Suzuki. Yoshida, a fourth-generation Mt. Nishiki Kiln artist whose father has been designated as a Living...More »

  • poster for Japanese Painting and Calligraphy and the Changing Seasons

    Japanese Painting and Calligraphy and the Changing Seasons

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    • Media: Nihonga - Crafts
    • 2018-03-09 - 2018-03-18

    Springtime, when flowers bud and the trees sprout leaves. Japan’s scenery and nature are especially beautiful during this season. During this early spring period Wako Hall holds its Japanese painting and...More »

  • poster for Splendid Form – Five Artists

    Splendid Form – Five Artists

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2018-02-23 - 2018-03-04

    Exhibiting works by five leading practitioners of traditional Japanese crafts.More »

  • poster for Wako Through the Seasons in Art

    Wako Through the Seasons in Art

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    • Media: Painting - Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2017-12-15 - 2017-12-25

    With hopes for good luck in the coming New Year, Wako has commissioned works by 14 artists practicing a variety of arts and crafts. These seasonally themed works of painting, ceramics, lacquer ware, glass...More »

  • poster for Important Intangible Cultural Property Imaemon: The Beauty of Iro-Nabeshima Porcelain

    Important Intangible Cultural Property Imaemon: The Beauty of Iro-Nabeshima Porcelain

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2017-12-01 - 2017-12-10

    The Imaemura kiln has been producing Iro-Nabeshima works of porcelain with multi-coloured overglazed enamel, designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property, for 360 years. This exhibition demonstrating...More »

  • poster for Andrea Buccellati “Labyrinth”

    Andrea Buccellati “Labyrinth”

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    • Media: Product - Fashion - Crafts - Talks
    • 2017-11-17 - 2017-11-20

    Here Andrea Buccellati presents a fresh and elegant new collection on the theme “Labyrinth.” Andrea is a third generation jeweler who has succeeded both his grandfather Mario and his father Jean Maria...More »

  • poster for Tsunenobu Namiki “Lacquerware - Carving Time”

    Tsunenobu Namiki “Lacquerware - Carving Time”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Crafts
    • 2017-11-03 - 2017-11-12

    Lacquer artist Tsunenobu Namiki is someone who has created a completely new concept for lacquer painting. Before his appearance on the scene, lacquer was considered simply as a decorative technique for...More »

  • poster for Yasunori Inoue “White Porcelain”

    Yasunori Inoue “White Porcelain”

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2017-09-08 - 2017-09-18

    White porcelain is a medium that places focus on surface texture and the beauty intrinsic to modeled form. It can be used to produce infinite numbers of like works with all kinds of subtle variations,...More »

  • poster for Glass Colors – Gathering Summer Light

    Glass Colors – Gathering Summer Light

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2017-07-21 - 2017-07-30

    Yoko Hirosawa, Akane Matsuura, Toshiyasu Nakamura, and Iccho Matsuo all take distinctive approaches to glass art. Hirosawa, whose popular works skillfully incorporate gold and silver leaf, presents her...More »

  • poster for Ryo Sato + Fumihiko Arakawa “Way of the Wind, Path of the Stars”

    Ryo Sato + Fumihiko Arakawa “Way of the Wind, Path of the Stars”

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2017-07-07 - 2017-07-17

    Displaying more than 100 works by the groundbreaking Kutani ware ceramicist Ryo Sato and the lacquer artist Fumihiko Arakawa, who works in the same Yamanaka Onsen studio in Ishikawa Prefecture as Sato....More »

  • poster for Grossé Archive Jewelry

    Grossé Archive Jewelry

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2017-06-29 - 2017-07-04

    This exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the German luxury costume jewelry brand Grossé will present a selection of valuable archive pieces from Germany for the first time here in Japan. Explore...More »

  • poster for Evolution of Metal Works

    Evolution of Metal Works

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2017-06-16 - 2017-06-25

    From the intricate handiwork used in armor and sword decorations to useful items like pots, doors, and furniture, metal craft has emerged in a variety of forms. These four talented artists – Kensaku Aihara,...More »

  • poster for Celebrating 88 Years: Pure Ceramic Works - The White Porcelain of Manji Inoue

    Celebrating 88 Years: Pure Ceramic Works - The White Porcelain of Manji Inoue

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2017-06-02 - 2017-06-11

    At this 41st solo exhibition by Manji Inoue a selection of more than 110 works by the celebrated ceramicist will be presented. Inoue’s white porcelain devoid of ostentatious decoration represents ultimate...More »

  • poster for Kiyoyuki Kato “The Trace of Ceramics”

    Kiyoyuki Kato “The Trace of Ceramics”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Crafts - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2017-05-19 - 2017-05-28

    Kiyoyuki Kato takes a very simple approach to ceramics, sensing the texture characteristic of the particular clay he is working with and developing his forms from there. This said, his works are carefully...More »

  • poster for Shunkei Yahagi “Chi・Val・Ry”

    Shunkei Yahagi “Chi・Val・Ry”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2017-04-21 - 2017-04-30

    This is female calligrapher Shunkei Yahagi’s fifth solo exhibition at Wako, and her first show there in four years. Yahagi has a long-established, substantial fan base thanks to the fact that she has forged...More »

  • poster for Kogei Creativity: Crafts by Living National Treasures

    Kogei Creativity: Crafts by Living National Treasures

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Fashion - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2017-04-01 - 2017-04-16

    Last spring’s exhibition of works by Living National Treasures returns for a second year. See for yourself the contemporary value of these masterpieces of ceramics, textiles, lacquer ware, metal craft,...More »

  • poster for 400 Years of Arita Ware:  Shaping Porcelin - The Next Generation

    400 Years of Arita Ware: Shaping Porcelin - The Next Generation

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    • Media: Sculpture - Talks
    • 2017-02-17 - 2017-02-26

    This exhibition will present the work of five artists who explore the medium of white porcelain with their unique aesthetic sense to create a surprisingly diverse world. There is a refreshing edge to the...More »

  • poster for Japanese Ceramic Society Prize-Winners’ Exhibition: Only Porcelain Bowls

    Japanese Ceramic Society Prize-Winners’ Exhibition: Only Porcelain Bowls

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2017-02-01 - 2017-02-14

    The Japan Ceramic Society awards prizes each year to emerging artists who create the very best in ceramic art. This exhibition will showcase work by those awarded at the 58th Japan Ceramic Society event,...More »

  • poster for Memory Box of Treasures

    Memory Box of Treasures

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2017-01-20 - 2017-01-29

    The premise of this group exhibition is “back when I was a child…” Here six artists will showcase work inspired by memories and stories from their youth. Each artist has also created pieces in homage to...More »

  • poster for Motoaki Higashizono “Tenyu Minuet”

    Motoaki Higashizono “Tenyu Minuet”

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    • Media: Nihonga - Talks
    • 2016-12-16 - 2016-12-25

    Nihonga painter Motoaki Higashizono presents around 50 works, including small pieces and others inspired by Wako and appropriate for the Christmas season. [Related Event] Gallery Talk by Motoaki Higashizono Date:...More »

  • poster for Toyasai Ohi Exhibition

    Toyasai Ohi Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2016-11-04 - 2016-11-13

    Ceramics and other works by Toyasai Ohi.More »

  • poster for Continuing Traditions of Skill and Beauty: 400 Years of Kakiemon Ceramics

    Continuing Traditions of Skill and Beauty: 400 Years of Kakiemon Ceramics

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2016-10-21 - 2016-10-30

    An exhibition of Kakiemon ceramics marking the 400th anniversary of the art form. [Related Event] Gallery talk by Sakaida Kakiemon (15th generation potter) Date: Oct. 23 (Sun) 14:00 Please see the...More »

  • poster for Mei no Kai Exhibition

    Mei no Kai Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2016-10-07 - 2016-10-16

    Displaying works by the Mei no Kai, an art group comprising four oil painters and one sculptor. Junichi Kumai creates bronze and wood sculptures of the mountain goats whose growth he observes from his...More »

  • poster for Jun Takegoshi “Painted Ceramics”

    Jun Takegoshi “Painted Ceramics”

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2016-09-16 - 2016-09-25

    An exhibition of painted ceramics by Jun Takegoshi.More »

  • poster for 400 Years of Arita Ware: Arita Now – Diverse Beauty

    400 Years of Arita Ware: Arita Now – Diverse Beauty

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2016-09-02 - 2016-09-11

    Arita ware, the first porcelain in Japan, was created 400 years ago when high-quality raw materials were discovered at Mt. Izumiyama. Arita went on to become Japan’s center for ceramics, producing this...More »

  • poster for Shintaro Shiratori Exhibition

    Shintaro Shiratori Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2016-07-29 - 2016-08-07

    Photographer from Shintaro Shiratori follows up his on his 1999 collection of celebrity portraits with “Kao II.” One hundred images produced with a Canon inkjet printer from this new series are on display. [Related...More »

  • poster for Norio Kamiya ”Iron Paint Copper Glaze”

    Norio Kamiya ”Iron Paint Copper Glaze”

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2016-07-01 - 2016-07-10

    Norio Kamiya has continued to experiment in the art of metallic glaze ceramics for 30 years, continuously pushing himself to create better work. Following his participation in the international “Ceramic...More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue Exhibition

    Manji Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2016-06-03 - 2016-06-12

    Manji Inoue takes up his 40th solo exhibition at Wako Hall, continuing the challenge to meet the expectations of his audiences. This year also marks 400 years of porcelain craft in Inoue’s local town of...More »

  • poster for Seika Suda Exhibition

    Seika Suda Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-05-20 - 2016-05-29

    Seika Suda, a fourth-generation Kunitani ware cermacist, states “As artisans we put the essence of craftsmanship into our works and send them out into the world. It is my humble hope to create things of...More »

  • poster for Yutaka Murakami “Enjoyment”

    Yutaka Murakami “Enjoyment”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-05-06 - 2016-05-15

    Yutaka Murakami’s paintings are celebrations of the fun and joy of life. He now presents 80 new color ink oil paintings at Wako Hall, an elegant space he finds fitting for his work.More »

  • poster for Yoko Yamamoto Exhibition

    Yoko Yamamoto Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2016-04-15 - 2016-05-03

    The work of printmaker Yoko Yamamoto is renowned for its free form, delicate line and soft colors. Since the beginning of her career she determined not to make an undersketch, placing emphasis on the direct...More »

  • poster for Kimonos Are Extremely Long Dresses

    Kimonos Are Extremely Long Dresses

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2016-03-18 - 2016-03-27

    Presenting some 80 hand-dyed works, including kimonos, obi belts and stoles, by Kanako Iwai.More »

  • poster for Fujiko Enami “Murrine Saijiki”

    Fujiko Enami “Murrine Saijiki”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2016-02-19 - 2016-02-28

    Glass art created with the Venetian Murrine color-patterning technique.More »

  • poster for Junichi Hakose “Gold/Silver Lacquer”

    Junichi Hakose “Gold/Silver Lacquer”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-11-21 - 2015-11-30

    Continuing the tradition of Wajima lacquer whilst carrying lacquer work to new heights, Junichi Hakose has earnt wide respect and collaborated with a number of international jewelry brands. Here he presents...More »

  • poster for Time

    Time

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-11-12 - 2015-11-25

    A display spanning the east window of Wako Hall presents the artistic world watchmaker Franck Muller. An LED monitor projects Muller’s portrait and famous quotations, as well as images of Watchland (the...More »

  • poster for Six Female Ceramics Artists

    Six Female Ceramics Artists

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-11-11 - 2015-11-18

    Pottery in Japan was once a masculine domain, but today women of all ages practice ceramics with a wealth of knowledge and skill from local regions and art universities. Here six women artists present...More »

  • poster for Persian Oasis – Rugs from the Miri Studio

    Persian Oasis – Rugs from the Miri Studio

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    • Media: Product - Talks
    • 2015-08-14 - 2015-08-30

    An exquisite selection of Persian rugs from the Miri Studio in Iran made with traditional weaving techniques and the finest materials. [Related Events] Gallery Talk by 5th generation Miri weaver Date:...More »

  • poster for Wearing Summer - The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Crafts Gallery Exhibition

    Wearing Summer - The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Crafts Gallery Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2015-07-30 - 2015-08-10

    In the 4th collaboration between The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Crafts Gallery and Wako Hall, an exhibition of 90 select craft pieces including textiles, ceramics, glass, dolls, lacquer, wood...More »

  • poster for Hakko Ishitobi Calligraphy 2015

    Hakko Ishitobi Calligraphy 2015

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    • Media: Graphics - Talks
    • 2015-07-16 - 2015-07-24

    Presenting 70 works by Hakko Ishitobi, known for a unique mastery calligraphy styles in works marked by rich emotion and free ideas in wholly original combinations of thick, thin, long, and short lines....More »

  • poster for Kenji Io “Scented Metal Work”

    Kenji Io “Scented Metal Work”

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2015-07-03 - 2015-07-12

    Kenji Io is not only an expert in craft but an artist who appeals to both tradition and innovation. Here he presents a collection of 80 pieces including vases, plates, incense burners, frames and accessories. [Related...More »

  • poster for Kyouichiro Kawakami “In Search of Glass Forms That Soothe the Heart”

    Kyouichiro Kawakami “In Search of Glass Forms That Soothe the Heart”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-06-19 - 2015-06-28

    These glass sculptures were created in Kyouichiro Kawakami’s nature-surrounded, sun-filled studio in the Shinshu region, then transported and decorated in Ginza. The displays are organized into three motifs:...More »

  • poster for The White Porcelain Masterpieces of Manji Inoue

    The White Porcelain Masterpieces of Manji Inoue

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2015-06-05 - 2015-06-14

    In addition to new and major works by the ceramicist Manji Inoue, this exhibition marking the 20th anniversary of his designation as a Living National Treasure also presents tableware designed for relaxing...More »

  • poster for Shokou Ota +  Suikou Ota “The Rich Scents of the Seasons”

    Shokou Ota + Suikou Ota “The Rich Scents of the Seasons”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-05-22 - 2015-05-31

    With a deep knowledge of the history and traditions of nihonga Shokou Ota and Suikou Ota frequently teach this practice of painting even to foreign visitors. In their 4th joint exhibition at Wako Gallery...More »

  • poster for Toshiaki Takegoshi Exhibition

    Toshiaki Takegoshi Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2015-05-08 - 2015-05-17

    Employing the 5 colors of Kutani ware, red, yellow, green, purple and prussian blue without the use of lead, Toshiaki Takegoshi brings his distinct world of ceramics to Wako Gallery in a selection of 60...More »

  • poster for Mitsumasa Anno “Painting and Calligraphy”

    Mitsumasa Anno “Painting and Calligraphy”

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2015-04-17 - 2015-05-03

    Wako Hall hosts an exhibition of work from the popular painter Mitsumasa Anno who here interprets the verses of the Ogura Hyakku Isshu through image and text.More »

  • poster for Craft Futurism

    Craft Futurism

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-04-03 - 2015-04-12

    During the Edo period the Kaga clan held a furnishing workshop in Kanazawa Castle. It was from this workshop that many articles of art and craft sprang, from lacquer work to metal work. It is with this...More »

  • poster for Hisashige Ito Doll Exhibition

    Hisashige Ito Doll Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Talks
    • 2015-03-20 - 2015-03-29

    The Ito Family has a long tradition of creating classical dolls with a unique method of carving paulownia wood. Including 30 original “Shiratama,” pure-white white dolls from the 12th century loved for...More »

  • poster for Five Karatsu Ceramicists— The Grandness of the Earth and the Power of the Flame

    Five Karatsu Ceramicists— The Grandness of the Earth and the Power of the Flame

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-03-06 - 2015-03-15

    Wako Hall presents an exhibition of Karatsu ware by five unique ceramics artists. Rooted in tradition while pursuing entirely new forms of Karatsu ceramics, these works are fine examples of both beauty...More »

  • poster for Japan Ceramic Society Award Exhibition

    Japan Ceramic Society Award Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2015-02-11 - 2015-02-22

    The Japan Ceramic Society features its 56th award exhibition as it celebrates 60 years since the group’s establishment. This exhibition features the work of 40 artists who have received the award to date...More »

  • poster for Kazuyoshi Miyoshi “Murouji”

    Kazuyoshi Miyoshi “Murouji”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-01-28 - 2015-02-08

    [Related Event] Gallery Talk Dates: February 1(Sun), 7(Sat), 8(Sun) 14:00-, 16:00- (only 14:00- on the final day) Speaker: Kazuyoshi MiyoshiMore »

  • poster for Two Living National Treasures of Ceramics and Weaving: Osamu Suzuki and Takeshi Kitamura

    Two Living National Treasures of Ceramics and Weaving: Osamu Suzuki and Takeshi Kitamura

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2015-01-16 - 2015-01-25

    For the New Year, Wako Hall unveils the first collaboration between the Living National Treasures Osamu Suzuki and Takeshi Kitamura. Suzuki uses Shino firing techniques to create works of Mino ware ceramics,...More »

  • poster for Contemporary Calligraphy - New Years Exhibition

    Contemporary Calligraphy - New Years Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2015-01-05 - 2015-01-11

    One of the most prestigious open call calligraphy competitions in the country presents the work of 29 calligraphy artists over 7 different categories, examining the shifts in calligraphy trends over the...More »

  • poster for Sense of Wonderworks The Party - New Jewelry Exhibition -

    Sense of Wonderworks The Party - New Jewelry Exhibition -

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    • Media: Fashion - Product
    • 2014-12-20 - 2014-12-25

    Introducing a selection of products from 22 fashion brands filled with the sparkle of party going.More »

  • poster for Rimako Horikawa Exhibition

    Rimako Horikawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-12-05 - 2014-12-14

    Known for her vivid tableaux and imaginative picture books seeks out the curious elements latent within everyday life and brings them to life through her depictions, here exhibiting a collection of paintings...More »

  • poster for Akihiro Maeta “The Geneology of White Porcelain”

    Akihiro Maeta “The Geneology of White Porcelain”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-11-21 - 2014-11-30

    Akihiro Maeta, a white-porcelain ceramics artist, has been designated as a Living National Treasure. His work is inspired by the snowy landscapes of his native Tottori Prefecture. “I realized that the...More »

  • poster for Seiu Takaki Exhibition

    Seiu Takaki Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2014-11-12 - 2014-11-18

    Seiu Takaki points to the moment in which calligraphy becomes art through a range of works which invoke a desire to decorate one’s room with.More »

  • poster for Beyond Boundaries: A Future of Traditional Decorative Arts

    Beyond Boundaries: A Future of Traditional Decorative Arts

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-10-17 - 2014-10-26

    Five young artisans working in lacquer, bamboo, kirikane (metal leaf), glass, and white porcelain present around 20 collaborations combining each others’ materials and techniques, as well as some 180 examples...More »

  • poster for Shin Fujihira “Ceramics and Paintings”

    Shin Fujihira “Ceramics and Paintings”

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics
    • 2014-10-04 - 2014-10-13

    At his first exhibition in 12 years, Shin Fujihira presents 130 works including glass pictures and India-ink paintings as well as ceramics. [Related Event] Talk by Shin Fujihira, son Yasushi Fujihira,...More »

  • poster for Yasunori Inoue Exhibition

    Yasunori Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-09-19 - 2014-09-28

    Trained by his father, the living national treasure Manji Inoue, Yasunori Inoue has taken up the high quality skills of ceramics to create fine blue glazed works with traditional wave and line reliefs...More »

  • poster for JJDA 50th Anniversary and 15th Japan Jewelry Designers Biennale

    JJDA 50th Anniversary and 15th Japan Jewelry Designers Biennale

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Crafts
    • 2014-09-05 - 2014-09-15

    2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Japan Jewelry Designers Association and the 15th Japan Jewelry Designers Biennale. Jointly sponsored by Wako for the first time, it presents exceptional works of...More »

  • poster for Art Village Exhibition

    Art Village Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-08-22 - 2014-08-31

    Pasona Heartful has long been supporting the work of people with disabilities through the Art Village exhibition, which showcases works by artist employees encouraged to create art in addition to their...More »

  • poster for New Approaches to Traditional Art - Everyday Refinement

    New Approaches to Traditional Art - Everyday Refinement

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    • Media: Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-07-18 - 2014-07-27

    Young artists and designers gather together in an exhibition of elegant forms promoting the simplicity and allure of Japanese aesthetics for everyday living.More »

  • poster for Ryo Sato “The Fleeting Moment - As Drawn from a Single Line”

    Ryo Sato “The Fleeting Moment - As Drawn from a Single Line”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-07-04 - 2014-07-13

    In his 12th solo exhibition at Wako Works Ryo Sato features over 100 works of pots, vases and other ceramics, forming intricate pictures from the five colors of kutani ware, all inspired by the theme of...More »

  • poster for Hina Aoyama “Lace Kiri-e”

    Hina Aoyama “Lace Kiri-e”

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2014-06-20 - 2014-06-29

    Hina Aoyama is known for her fantastical, wildly creative kiri-e (cut paper) works. She has won acclaim and received multiple awards in Europe, attracting attention with her outstanding skill. Her first...More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue “Pure Porcelain”

    Manji Inoue “Pure Porcelain”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-06-06 - 2014-06-15

    National Living Treasure of White Porcelain, Manji Inoue continues to work at the front line of ceramics at the age of 85. Inoue first presented his work at Wako Hall in 1977 and this year marks his 38th...More »

  • poster for Yukichi Koge Exhibition

    Yukichi Koge Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-05-23 - 2014-06-01

    Oil painter Yukichi Koge went to France in 1964 and lived in Montparnasse, home to many famous artists, before moving to a Montrouge studio. The scenery visible from the window of his residence in Shodoshima...More »

  • poster for Home of Limoges Boxes

    Home of Limoges Boxes

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2014-05-09 - 2014-05-18

    Small enough to fit in your pocket, Limoges boxes are cute lidded porcelain trinkets made in the southern French city of Limoges. Today animals, flowers, fruits, and other complex forms are common motifs...More »

  • poster for Taimei Morino “Harmonies of Color and Form”

    Taimei Morino “Harmonies of Color and Form”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-04-18 - 2014-04-27

    Leading Nitten (Japan Fine Arts Exhibition) ceramicist Taimei Morino was one of a group of artists to form the Kiyomizuyaki Pottery group and move their practice from Kyoto’s Gojozaka to Yamashina. Though...More »

  • poster for Imaizumi Imaemon Exhibition

    Imaizumi Imaemon Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2014-03-07 - 2014-03-16

    Keeping alive the tradition of Iro-Nabeshima porcelain, Imaemon Imaizumi has continued to pursue the new possibilities of the medium over the last 10 years and here showcases the latest developments in...More »

  • poster for Reikichi Kato Exhibition

    Reikichi Kato Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-02-15 - 2014-02-24

    Presenting some 80 ceramic works inspired by Jomon culture. [Related Event] Gallery talk by Reikichi Kato Date: 2/16 (Sun) from 14:00 [Image: Reikichi Kato “Flower Vase”] More »

  • poster for Japan Ceramics Association Award

    Japan Ceramics Association Award

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-02-01 - 2014-02-11

    The 60-year-old Japan Ceramics Association presents some 150 award-winning ceramics including the works of Tsubusa Kato and Yasuyoshi Sugiura, winners of its 2012 prizes, pieces by winners of past awards,...More »

  • poster for Junkyu Muto’s Universe: 3.11 & People and Nature— Sadness and Love

    Junkyu Muto’s Universe: 3.11 & People and Nature— Sadness and Love

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-01-17 - 2014-01-26

    Michelangelo’s “David” is said to be made with the highest quality Italian marble from Pietrasanta in Tuscany. Other famous stone sculptors including Henry Spencer Moore and Isamu Noguchi have also created...More »

  • poster for New Year Exhibition “Contemporary Calligraphy: The Beauty of Ink Alive Today”

    New Year Exhibition “Contemporary Calligraphy: The Beauty of Ink Alive Today”

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2014-01-05 - 2014-01-13

    In this annual exhibition, 31 of Japan’s top calligraphy artists present contemporary works for the New Year in a variety of styles. [Related Events] Gallery talks and signings From 15:00 on 1/6...More »

  • poster for “Sense of Wonderworks - New Jewelry Exhibition for Christmas”

    “Sense of Wonderworks - New Jewelry Exhibition for Christmas”

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    • Media: Fashion - Product
    • 2013-12-20 - 2013-12-25

    The second in a series of exhibitions featuring the latest cutting edge jewelery brands, following the success of the first exposition held in March, features 20 brands showcasing their unique accessories,...More »

  • poster for “Inheritance - The Renewal of Tradition”

    “Inheritance - The Renewal of Tradition”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2013-12-06 - 2013-12-15

    Introducing a group of artisans and artists who with solid technique look towards the future and continue to challenge towards new forms of expression. While drawing upon tradition, these creatives pursue...More »

  • poster for Kazuo Takiguchi Ceramics Exhibition

    Kazuo Takiguchi Ceramics Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2013-11-22 - 2013-12-01

    180 ceramic works inspired by the events and characteristics of the twelve months, including flower vases, tableware, and other small objects. [Image: Kazuo Takiguchi “12 Months of a Small Saijiki”...More »

  • poster for Kazuyoshi Miyoshi “Ise Shrine - Shikinen Sengu”

    Kazuyoshi Miyoshi “Ise Shrine - Shikinen Sengu”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-11-13 - 2013-11-18

    Kazuyoshi Miyoshi documents the renowned Shikinen Sengu Ceremony in which every 20 years the Ise Shrine is rebuilt and its treasures renewed. This exhibition features a series of photographs which reflect...More »

  • poster for Tsunenobu Namiki “Lacquer Exhibition— On the Road”

    Tsunenobu Namiki “Lacquer Exhibition— On the Road”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2013-11-01 - 2013-11-10

    Sixty lacquer works depicting alleys, highways, tree-lined streets, and other paths. [Image: Tsunenobu Namiki “Road With Autumn Leaves” lacquer, gold dust, shells, colored foil 31.8x40.9 cm]More »

  • poster for Seika Suda “Delights on Dull Days”

    Seika Suda “Delights on Dull Days”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2013-10-17 - 2013-10-27

    Popular potter Seika Suda is a fourth-generation ceramist from Seika Kiln in Ishikawa Prefecture’s Yamashiro Hot Springs, built during the Meiji era. This exhibition displays around 200 of his new, modern,...More »

  • poster for Shunkei Yahagi Exhibition “Women”

    Shunkei Yahagi Exhibition “Women”

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2013-10-05 - 2013-10-14

    Shunkei Yahagi is an award-winning calligrapher, instructor, and scholar of classical texts. This exhibition presents spirited calligraphic expressions of words associated with feminine forms, including...More »

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    Jun Takegoshi

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2013-09-20 - 2013-09-29

    Presenting a range of various ceramic vessels in Takegoshi’s first solo exhibition in 3 years. [Related Event] Gallery Talk Date: 22nd September(Sun) 14:00- [Image: Jun Takegoshi “Crested Ibis”...More »

  • poster for Kaku Hayashi “Time”

    Kaku Hayashi “Time”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2013-09-06 - 2013-09-16

    [Image: Kaku Hayashi, 10.5 x 9.5cm]More »

  • poster for Shozo Murata “In Praise of the Four Seasons”

    Shozo Murata “In Praise of the Four Seasons”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-19 - 2013-07-28

    In his first solo exhibition at Wako Hall Shozo Murata presents a series of 50 original works reflecting the beauty and color of landscapes and flowers. [Image: Shozo Murata “Early Summer Morning” More »

  • poster for Keiko Amenomiya “For Reihyouki”

    Keiko Amenomiya “For Reihyouki”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-07-06 - 2013-07-15

    Keiko Amenomiya, her father Jiro, and her brother Atsushi are all Japan Art Academy sculptors. This exhibition presents superb works by the Amenomiyas, including 40 by Keiko and seven each by Jiro and...More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue Exhibition

    Manji Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2013-06-15 - 2013-06-24

    Manji Inoue was designated as an owner of the important intangible cultural asset white porcelain in 1995. He creates new pieces shown only at Wako Hall every year. This is his 37th exhibition at the gallery....More »

  • poster for Seiko Watch 100th Anniversary— Bruce Osborn Photography: Parent and Child Harmony

    Seiko Watch 100th Anniversary— Bruce Osborn Photography: Parent and Child Harmony

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-06-05 - 2013-06-10

    Parents and children have been the theme of photographer Bruce Osborn’s work for more than 30 years. Osborn began with the idea that Japanese society can be seen in photographs of parents and children,...More »

  • poster for Kyoichiro Kawakami “Glass to Soothe the Heart”

    Kyoichiro Kawakami “Glass to Soothe the Heart”

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2013-05-24 - 2013-06-02

    Wako Hall’s sixth exhibition for the glass artist Kyoichiro Kawakami. Displays calligraphy instruments crafted through a meticulous process rooted in a love for Japanese culture. Related events: Gallery...More »

  • poster for Norio Kamiya “Iron and Copper”

    Norio Kamiya “Iron and Copper”

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-05-11 - 2013-05-20

    The renowned ceramicist Norio Kamiya takes his base in a nagayamon (edo-style row house), reconstructed from the old family home. Entering this space one finds oneself amongst the rocks and flowers of...More »

  • poster for Hiroaki Ogata "A Journey of Impressionism"

    Hiroaki Ogata "A Journey of Impressionism"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-04-20 - 2013-04-29

    Hiroaki Ogata is renowned for his watercolors and fine ink drawings. This exhibition presents works created during a trip in which he literally followed in the footsteps of impressionist and post-impressionist...More »

  • poster for Noriko Tsuiki Exhibition

    Noriko Tsuiki Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2013-04-05 - 2013-04-14

    In her third exhibition at Wako, Noriko Tsuiki presents 50 kokura-woven striped obis and 20 kimonos.More »

  • poster for Makiko Kan "Medieval Ballads: The Shape of Words"

    Makiko Kan "Medieval Ballads: The Shape of Words"

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2013-03-16 - 2013-03-25

    Features Kan's calligraphy of ballads from the Muromachi period's "Kangin Collection" and "Muneyasu Songbook." [Image: Makiko Kan, "Butterfly" 36x50 cm]More »

  • poster for Tetsuyuki Hoshino Exhibition

    Tetsuyuki Hoshino Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-02-16 - 2013-02-25

    The third exhibition for the Yoga painter at this venue. He is known for his layered, "oil painting"-esque brushwork, and this show features around 50 examples of work created over ten years of landscapes...More »

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    Japan Ceramics Association Award

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks - Art Competition
    • 2013-02-02 - 2013-02-11

    Features some 130 award-winning examples of ceramics.More »

  • poster for Takuo Nakamura Exhibition

    Takuo Nakamura Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2013-01-18 - 2013-01-27

    Features some 80 items of objet, vases, drinking items and more.More »

  • poster for "Contemporary Calligraphy: The Beauty of Ink Alive Today New Year Exhibition"

    "Contemporary Calligraphy: The Beauty of Ink Alive Today New Year Exhibition"

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2013-01-05 - 2013-01-13

    31 calligraphers present their take on contemporary script for this annual New Year exhibition.More »

  • poster for "Art Nouveau and Art Deco from the Crafts Gallery, Museum of Modern Art Tokyo" Exhibition

    "Art Nouveau and Art Deco from the Crafts Gallery, Museum of Modern Art Tokyo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2012-12-15 - 2012-12-25

    This exhibition showcases rare selections from the extensive collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces of the Crafts Gallery at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, highlighting the ways in which...More »

  • poster for "Seiko Design Project 2012" Exhibition

    "Seiko Design Project 2012" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product
    • 2012-12-06 - 2012-12-12

    This exhibition features some 10 ingenious works chosen from 120 creations inspired by the theme of time, as part of the Seiko Design Project 2012. More »

  • poster for Seikaku Takagi Exhibition

    Seikaku Takagi Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2012-11-23 - 2012-12-03

    Seikaku Takagi's third solo show at Wako, featuring works including a selection in running script.More »

  • poster for "Viennese Products" Exhibition

    "Viennese Products" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2012-11-08 - 2012-11-19

    On display are five different table settings inspired by five eras from Austrian history throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, showcasing products and crafts made in Vienna.More »

  • poster for Kiju Fukuda Exhibition

    Kiju Fukuda Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2012-10-27 - 2012-11-05

    Kiju Fukuda was designated a Living National Treasure in 1997, becoming the first person to receive this distinction for embroidery. This exhibition showcases a selection of 50 kimono and Japanese fabric...More »

  • poster for Minori Yoshida Exhibition

    Minori Yoshida Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2012-10-13 - 2012-10-22

    This exhibition showcases ceramic works by living national treasure Minori Yoshida that feature extremely thin coats of gold leaf inserted in between glazes.More »

  • poster for "Gentle Light, Eternally" Exhibition

    "Gentle Light, Eternally" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2012-09-29 - 2012-10-09

    This exhibition features works by 3 artists who work with the 19th century Art Nouveau cast glass material pate de verre, including boxes, vases, lamps, incense holders, and more.More »

  • poster for Tsubusa Kato + Akira Yamada + Akira Wada Exhibition

    Tsubusa Kato + Akira Yamada + Akira Wada Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2012-09-01 - 2012-09-10

    120 ceramic works including blue porcelain, scarlet, and white pieces.More »

  • poster for Takayoshi Kaneko Exhibition

    Takayoshi Kaneko Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2012-07-21 - 2012-07-29

    This exhibition showcases 20 representative works by Takayoshi Kaneko that push the possibilities of the medium.More »

  • poster for Shokou Ota + Suikou Ota Exhibition

    Shokou Ota + Suikou Ota Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-06-26 - 2012-07-08

    On display are some 70 folding screen paintings and other works by a mother-daughter artist team. [Image: Shokou Ota, "Flowers of the Four Seasons in a Basket" 35 x 50cm]More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue Exhibition

    Manji Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2012-06-15 - 2012-06-24

    This exhibition showcases 10 selected white porcelain pieces by Manji Inoue, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the completion of the Wako clock tower.More »

  • poster for "Show window show 2012" Exhibition

    "Show window show 2012" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-06-02 - 2012-06-11

    The first window display in Japan started in 1952 in the first floor shop window of Wako, located on the Ginza 4-chome intersection. The first creators who led the charge were Hiroshi Hara, Yusaku Kamemura,...More »

  • poster for Yutaka Murakami Exhibition

    Yutaka Murakami Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-05-19 - 2012-05-28

    This solo show by Yutaka Murakami showcases oil and ink paintings on Japanese washi paper and cloth, crafts made out of wooden boards, and other works that show off the breadth of his materials and techniques....More »

  • poster for "Porcelain Painting for Design Shower" Exhibition

    "Porcelain Painting for Design Shower" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2012-05-03 - 2012-05-12

    This exhibition features mainly large porcelain dishes and plates decorated with young linden tree leaf motifs by Toshiro Ishii, the first Japanese artist to work for Denmark's Royal Copenhagen. [Image:...More »

  • poster for Akira Yagi Exhibition

    Akira Yagi Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2012-04-20 - 2012-04-29

    Kyoto-based potter Akira Yagi is known for his restrained blue and white porcelain pieces with both extremely slender necks and a sense of generous proportion. This is his 4th solo show at Wako, featuring...More »

  • poster for Shunshou Hattori "Brilliance of Lacquer"

    Shunshou Hattori "Brilliance of Lacquer"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2012-04-07 - 2012-04-16

    This exhibition showcases some 70 decorative boxes, tea containers and frames by Shunshou Hattori, a leading practitioner of the Kyoto style of lacquer art. [Image: left; Shunshou Hattori, "Jewel Beetle...More »

  • poster for Masayuki Imai Exhibition

    Masayuki Imai Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2012-03-13 - 2012-03-21

    Held to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Wako's clock tower, this exhibition features various ceramic pieces including a large Enyu style plate measuring 87cm across and weighing 50kg. [Image: Masayuki...More »

  • poster for "Each and Everyone's Thoughts" Exhibition

    "Each and Everyone's Thoughts" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2012-03-02 - 2012-03-08

    Features the dolls of four crafts artists with differing techniques, including images of femininity and hopeful motifs of post-earthquake recovery. [Image: Noriko Iwata "Ashita e" 20 x 20 x 40cm]More »

  • poster for Kazuo Nakata Exhibition

    Kazuo Nakata Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2012-02-17 - 2012-02-23

    Exhibition of Kutani pottery.More »

  • poster for "Japan Ceramic Society Prize Exhibition"

    "Japan Ceramic Society Prize Exhibition"

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2012-01-27 - 2012-02-02

    Winner of the 2010 Japan Ceramic Society Prize, Masahiro Maeda makes his work using a traditional potter's wheel without making a preliminary sketch. On display are some 100 works with auspicious themes...More »

  • poster for Kanako Iwai Exhibition

    Kanako Iwai Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2012-01-14 - 2012-01-23

    Features textile work inspired by the designer's research trips to Italy and Turkey.More »

  • poster for "Flower of Ink" Exhibition

    "Flower of Ink" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Talks
    • 2012-01-05 - 2012-01-10

    Contemporary calligraphy from thirty artists. [Image: Shunyo Onchi, "Kokoro"]More »

  • poster for "Seiko Museum Ginza: 130 Years of Seiko" Exhibition

    "Seiko Museum Ginza: 130 Years of Seiko" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Video and Film
    • 2011-12-16 - 2011-12-25

    Held to mark the 130th anniversary of Seiko this December, this exhibition features a selection of objects made out of several watches that were incinerated and melted in fires that broke out during the...More »

  • poster for Saeki Moriyoshi "Coloring the Four Seasons"

    Saeki Moriyoshi "Coloring the Four Seasons"

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2011-12-04 - 2011-12-12

    Following the March 11 disaster, many pottery works by Saeki Moriyoshi were damaged or broken, and also his kiln itself. However, he has returned to work and started to use new colorings and techniques,...More »

  • poster for Kiyotaka Aoki + Shinobu Tanaka + Toshihiko Tsuji "New Winds from Arita"

    Kiyotaka Aoki + Shinobu Tanaka + Toshihiko Tsuji "New Winds from Arita"

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2011-11-23 - 2011-11-29

    This exhibition presents ceramic pieces by three senior artists based in the historical pottery town of Arita, Saga prefecture. [Image: Kiyotaka Aoki, "Drifting Ocean" 42x19.5cm]More »

  • poster for Hisashige Ito "Heart of Sadness"

    Hisashige Ito "Heart of Sadness"

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    • Media: Crafts - Party
    • 2011-11-11 - 2011-11-19

    Hisashige Ito's family has been making dolls by imperial decree for centuries. This exhibition, his tenth, will feature around sixty works using wood dried for over thirty years and the ikkanbari technique...More »

  • poster for Junichi Maeda + Daisaku Maeda Exhibition

    Junichi Maeda + Daisaku Maeda Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2011-10-29 - 2011-11-05

    First exhibition at Wako by the father-and-son team Junichi and Daisaku Maeda, who come from a family of cabinet and joinery craftsmen. On display are a variety of planes and other tools that are necessary...More »

  • poster for "Kinya Maeda's Ningyo" Exhibition

    "Kinya Maeda's Ningyo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2011-10-08 - 2011-10-17

    Features highly detailed wooden doll (ningyo) sculptures by a master craftsman.More »

  • poster for Akiko Shimizu Exhibition

    Akiko Shimizu Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2011-09-28 - 2011-10-04

    This solo show by Akiko Shimizu showcases a selection of dyed kimonos with modern motifs and splash patterns. [Image: Akiko Shimizu]More »

  • poster for Yasunori Inoue Exhibition

    Yasunori Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2011-09-17 - 2011-09-24

    This exhibition commemorates the 30th anniversary of Inoue's long and distinguished career. On display are blue porcelain and ceramic pieces that recall the azure hues of the deep ocean and the luster...More »

  • poster for Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition

    Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2011-09-03 - 2011-09-10

    Shigemasa Higashida‘s ceramics celebrate what are typically considered defects or distortions, seeing them as aesthetic features that should be prized. This exhibition showcases mostly Oribe-style pieces...More »

  • poster for Mitsuru Tsukamoto Exhibition

    Mitsuru Tsukamoto Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2011-08-18 - 2011-08-29

    Mitsuru Tsukamoto is a ceramic artist and the eldest son of Kaiji Tsukamoto, a Living National Treasure honored for his blue and white porcelain work. On display are delicate, refined pieces adorned with...More »

  • poster for "Japanese Dolls: 300th Anniversary of Yoshitoku" Exhibition

    "Japanese Dolls: 300th Anniversary of Yoshitoku" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2011-07-25 - 2011-08-03

    Yoshitoku is the oldest Japanese dollmaker dating from the Edo period, with its main premises located in what is now Asakusabashi. On display are masterpieces of dollmaking by Goyo Hirata and other master...More »

  • poster for Minoru Miyashita Exhibition

    Minoru Miyashita Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-07-22

    Minoru Miyashita's paintings depict villages and towns in eastern Belgium in the embrace of spring light, color and new foliage. This exhibition showcases some 40 new works produced between 2006 and 2010...More »

  • poster for Ryo Sato Exhibition

    Ryo Sato Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2011-07-01 - 2011-07-07

    This is ceramic artist Ryo Sato's 11th solo exhibition at Wako, featuring works painted with modest, often overlooked landscapes inspired by the wind blowing over the surface of a pond, or the quietly...More »

  • poster for "Manji Inoue White Porcelain" Exhibition

    "Manji Inoue White Porcelain" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2011-06-03 - 2011-06-12

    Features around 100 white ceramics works in various sizes from the legendary artist. [Image: Manji Inoue “Hakujisen-ko” Diameter 30 x Height 37.5cm]More »

  • poster for Yukichi Koge Exhibition

    Yukichi Koge Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-05-21 - 2011-05-30

    This is Yukichi Koge's 11th solo show at Wako, featuring landscape paintings depicting Shodoshima's olive gardens, an assortment of seasonal flowers in the garden of his atelier, and villages in the Aveyron...More »

  • poster for Kazunori Takegoshi Exhibition

    Kazunori Takegoshi Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2011-05-11 - 2011-05-17

    On display are Kutani ceramics that depict Imaginary landscapes inspired by the nostalgia of the Silk Road by Kazunori Takegoshi, the brother-in-law and former apprentice of Shozo Kutani, a master ceramicist...More »

  • poster for Kokei Eri + Sayoko Eri "Buddha Statues And Kirikane"

    Kokei Eri + Sayoko Eri "Buddha Statues And Kirikane"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2011-04-02 - 2011-04-18

    In addition to Buddhist reliefs and some 20 works by Kokei Eri, this exhibition also showcases "kirikane" style Buddhist statues by Sayoko Eri. [Image: Kokei Eri, Three Sakyamuni Figures]More »

  • poster for Junkyu Muto "Return"

    Junkyu Muto "Return"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2011-03-12 - 2011-03-22

    Junkyu Muto is a painter and sculptor based between Italy and Japan. This is his first exhibition at Wako in 4 years, focusing on ink paintings and sculptures inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics. Gallery...More »

  • poster for Shoichiro Nushi Exhibition

    Shoichiro Nushi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-02-19 - 2011-02-28

    This is Shoichiro Nushi's first exhibition at Wako, featuring carefully composed paintings of early spring landscapes that employ snow as an element of empty space.More »

  • poster for "Japan Ceramic Society Prizewinning Artists" Exhibition

    "Japan Ceramic Society Prizewinning Artists" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2011-01-15 - 2011-01-24

    52nd annual edition of an exhibition that features over 100 contemporary ceramic crafts and objects. [Image: Ryuichi Kakurezaki, "Pair" 16.8 × 67.2 × 19.8cm]More »

  • poster for "Kabuki-za" Exhibition

    "Kabuki-za" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2010-12-09 - 2010-12-25

    This final exhibition for 2010 traces the history of Kabuki-za over the course of more than a century, showcasing rare photos of famous actors in addition to folding screen paintings and colored paper...More »

  • poster for Tsunenobu Namiki Exhibition

    Tsunenobu Namiki Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2010-11-18 - 2010-11-29

    Tsunenobu Namiki is known for his innovative lacquer paintings that also make use of various traditional techniques. This is his 5th exhibition, and first in 2 years. [Image: "Saint Martin Afternoon"...More »

  • poster for Masakazu Akiyama Exhibition

    Masakazu Akiyama Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2010-11-03 - 2010-11-13

    Akimoto's first show in 6 years, showcasing kimono, fabrics and sashes made using indigo dye and other materials. Talk by Masakazu Akiyama November 5th (Fri) 14:00- November 11th (Thu) 14:00-More »

  • poster for Seika Suda Exhibition

    Seika Suda Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Ceramics
    • 2010-10-21 - 2010-10-30

    On display are over 200 colored plates, bowls, teacups, chopstick rests and other tableware.More »

  • poster for Norio Kamiya Exhibition

    Norio Kamiya Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Ceramics
    • 2010-10-08 - 2010-10-18

    Over 80 works including large urns, vases, ceramic plates and calligraphy.More »

  • poster for Kyoichiro Kawakami Exhibition

    Kyoichiro Kawakami Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Talks
    • 2010-09-16 - 2010-10-03

    Kyoichiro Kawakami's first solo show at Wako in 4 years, showcasing a selection of works from his 50 year career, including 20 Lohan statues and tableware and cutlery from his Horizon series. Gallery...More »

  • poster for "The National Museum of Modern Art Crafts Gallery Exhibition"

    "The National Museum of Modern Art Crafts Gallery Exhibition"

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2010-08-26 - 2010-09-11

    Since ancient times, flowers have been used as symbols of the changing seasons in Japan, appearing together with ceramics and kimono dress as a form of personal adornment. On display are around 80 crafts...More »

  • poster for Masayuki Murai Exhibition

    Masayuki Murai Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-07-15 - 2010-07-31

    Masayuki Murai has traveled around the world in search of subjects for his art. Previously he painted skyscrapers in New York and ruins in Greece, and this exhibition features Mont Saint Michel in France. Lecture...More »

  • poster for Jun Takegoshi Exhibition

    Jun Takegoshi Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2010-06-24 - 2010-07-10

    This solo exhibition is Jun Takegoshi's 7th at Wako Hall and his first in 4 years, showcasing around 80 ceramic objects including pieces from his Kawasemi, Kirin and Shinjin series, decorative plates,...More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue Exhibition

    Manji Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2010-06-03 - 2010-06-19

    This is the 34th solo show by Manji Inoue, a master ceramicist who has been designated a Living National Treasure. Although the porcelain vessels that he is most famous for possess a white, translucent...More »

  • poster for Yoshiko Kurahashi "The World of Metal Beads"

    Yoshiko Kurahashi "The World of Metal Beads"

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2010-04-15 - 2010-04-24

    Yoshiko Kurahashi stumbled upon a bag made out of metal beads in an antique shop while living in Paris in the 1970s. Fascinated by its beauty, she began to collect these beads and began making them after...More »

  • poster for "The World of Kondo Ceramics - Tradition and Innovation" Exhibition

    "The World of Kondo Ceramics - Tradition and Innovation" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2010-03-18 - 2010-04-10

    This exhibition features ceramic works by four artists from the Kondo family who integrate traditional techniques with innovative approaches that may give viewers a hint as to the future of the craft. Gallery...More »

  • poster for Kiju Fukuda "Embroidery, Foil, Dyeing"

    Kiju Fukuda "Embroidery, Foil, Dyeing"

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2010-02-25 - 2010-03-13

    Fukuda has been designated a living national treasure for his outstanding contributions in the field of Japanese embroidery. He handles all aspects of the production of his work, from the selection of...More »

  • poster for Japan Ceramic Society Prizewinning Artists Exhibition

    Japan Ceramic Society Prizewinning Artists Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2010-02-04 - 2010-02-20

    [Image: Masayuki Imai, inlaid Takasago lily urn, 23.5x25.6x47.6cm]More »

  • poster for Kazuyoshi Miyoshi "Imperial Paradise"

    Kazuyoshi Miyoshi "Imperial Paradise"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-01-14 - 2010-01-30

    Showcasing work by internationally renowned photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi, who shot four palaces in Kyoto in the past year on the theme of "imperial paradise". Over 100 photographs introduce the viewer...More »

  • poster for "Contemporary Calligraphy" Exhibition

    "Contemporary Calligraphy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2010-01-05 - 2010-01-10

    Gallery talk and autograph signing sessions everyday at 15:00 except for the first day. [Image:Hokumei Nakano "Creation" ]More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces of Crafts from the The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo Collection" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces of Crafts from the The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2009-12-12 - 2009-12-23

    The Design and Craft Center at the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo was established in 1977 with the aim of collecting and presenting outstanding works of design and crafts, and now comprises more than 2840...More »

  • poster for Noriko Tamura Exhibition

    Noriko Tamura Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-10-15 - 2009-11-07

    Tamura's paintings capture the graceful strength of Asian women with red colors that has become instantly recognizable as Tamura's red. The rough textures and gentle lines infused with human warmth present...More »

  • poster for  Wataru + Seki + Satoshi Ishida "The Sparkling Beauty of Silence"

    Wataru + Seki + Satoshi Ishida "The Sparkling Beauty of Silence"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-09-19 - 2009-10-10

    First exhibition in 3 years of Japanese pâte de verre by the Ishida family. Despite employing the same technique, the works by the 3 artists present a strikingly different world and sensitivity. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Seiko Takeda "Glass Message"

    Seiko Takeda "Glass Message"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-07-02 - 2009-07-18

    Glass artist Seiko Takeda has developed his own unique technique by introducing Japanese prigment to the paste of glass technique. On display will be over 50 objects and vases that the artist has created...More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue Exhibition

    Manji Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2009-06-09 - 2009-06-27

    This exhibition showcases a total of 100 ceramic vessels, plates, bowls and other pieces by Inoue. "Even when I turn 100, I have to remain vigorous so that my work remains lively," says Inoue. Like the...More »

  • poster for Seikaku Takagi "The World of Grace and the Sublime"

    Seikaku Takagi "The World of Grace and the Sublime"

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2009-05-09 - 2009-05-30

    In the elegant imperial culture of the Heian period, one of the Japanese writing systems, "hiragana" developed from kanji (Chinese characters). This is calligrapher and master of kana Seikaku Takagi's...More »

  • poster for "Okura-toen - New Japanese Miyabi, Elegance" Exhibition

    "Okura-toen - New Japanese Miyabi, Elegance" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2009-04-20 - 2009-05-06

    Internationally recognized "Okura White" is white porcelain tableware produced by Okura-toen. The company is proud of its pure white, sturdy and smooth porcelain appreciated worldwide as a work of art....More »

  • poster for Kazuyoshi Miyoshi "Sukhavati"

    Kazuyoshi Miyoshi "Sukhavati"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-04-08 - 2009-04-16

    Photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi's spiritual landscapes are on display at Wako Hall for the first time in four years. The subjects of the works at this exhibition are 30 Buddhist sculptures from temples...More »

  • poster for Hisashige Ito Exhibition

    Hisashige Ito Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2009-03-12 - 2009-04-04

    "Ebisu" presented in this exhibition of dolls created by Hisashige Ito was completed in three years. The doll in a Kyoto Takeyacho-style kimono with gold needlework humorously stands on one foot. Ito says...More »

  • poster for Toshihiro Hamano "Affection for the World"

    Toshihiro Hamano "Affection for the World"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-02-23 - 2009-03-07

    For over 40 years, Toshihiro Hamano has been devoting his energy to promoting cultural exchange and education through large-scale exhibitions in Europe. Without being susceptible to trends, Hamano's work...More »

  • poster for "Contemporary Calligraphy - Flowers of Sumi-Ink" Exhibition

    "Contemporary Calligraphy - Flowers of Sumi-Ink" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2009-01-05 - 2009-01-11
  • poster for "Animals in Lace - The World of Antique Lace" Exhibition

    "Animals in Lace - The World of Antique Lace" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-12-17 - 2008-12-25

    Arnaldo Caprai is a manufacturer of artistic lace. The company was established by a renowned antique lace collector Caprai, who brought back the beauty of traditional lacework with their high technology,...More »

  • poster for Kazuo Takiguchi "Ceramics"

    Kazuo Takiguchi "Ceramics"

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-12-06 - 2008-12-14

    Kazuo Takiguchi is a contemporary ceramicist whose work overflows with vigor. He was born in Gojozaka, Kyoto, where Shimizu-yaki, a type of traditional ceramic art, was born. His abstract forms have won...More »

  • poster for Akira Yagi Exhibition

    Akira Yagi Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-11-26 - 2008-12-03

    [Image: "Seihakuji-genbunrin-futamono" 21.5 x 14cm]More »

  • poster for Reuge Music Box Exhibition

    Reuge Music Box Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2008-11-15 - 2008-11-22

    Ever since its establishment in 1865, Reuge has been producing delicate handmade music boxes. The beautiful little boxes and their magical melodies have a classical air about them. This exhibition presents...More »

  • poster for Imaemon Imaizumi Exhibition

    Imaemon Imaizumi Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-11-05 - 2008-11-12

    This is Imaemon Imaizumi's first solo exhibition at Wako Hall. He always considers how to incorporate his work into people's everyday lives. In addition to vessels and decorated plates, smaller flower...More »

  • poster for Hitoshi Yamaba Exhibition

    Hitoshi Yamaba Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-10-24 - 2008-11-01

    This is Hitoshi Yamaba's first solo exhibition featuring landscape paintings that deal with the relationship between vertical and horizontal configurations, the ocean and Mt. Fuji. A total of around 40...More »

  • poster for 10th Chozaemon Ohi Exhibition

    10th Chozaemon Ohi Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2008-10-15 - 2008-10-22

    Five years have past since his last exhibition, Chozaemon Ohi holds his 3rd exhibition at this gallery mainly presenting ceramic plates and sumi-ink drawings, as well as various sculptural pieces and Rikyu...More »

  • poster for Tsuneko Shimamura + Kazu Sato + Moeo Abe Exhibition

    Tsuneko Shimamura + Kazu Sato + Moeo Abe Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-10-04 - 2008-10-11

    Three person exhibition of handcrafted dolls. [Image: Tsuneko Shimamura "Red Rose" Hight 34cm]More »

  • poster for Bernardaud Exhibition

    Bernardaud Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-09-24 - 2008-10-02

    Bernardaud is the most well-known brand of tableware from Limoges, the city of porcelain in France. A total of 300 works are on display, from rare works that were created to symbolize the cultural relationship...More »

  • poster for Kyoko Shukumine Exhibition

    Kyoko Shukumine Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2008-09-11 - 2008-09-20

    "Employing traditional approach, I always aim to challenge something new," says Shukumine. Her work is based on the traditional textile technique from the Ryukyu Dynasty, and yet it reveal a sense of newness...More »

  • poster for Yoko Yoshimura Exhibition

    Yoko Yoshimura Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-09-02 - 2008-09-09

    "When making shippo-yaki (Japanese cloisonne enamel vases), you can only fire one work at a time. Therefore, each piece is a unique, wholly singular work of art," says artist Yoko Yoshimura. This was one...More »

  • poster for Ken Mihara + Ryoji Koie Exhibition

    Ken Mihara + Ryoji Koie Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-08-22 - 2008-08-30

    Every year, the Japan Ceramics Society Award is given to the best ceramicist of the year, and the Japan Ceramics Society Golden Award to the most influential veteran ceramicist. The winners for 2007 are...More »

  • Keiko Fukatsu + Hideo Tao "Edo Fans and Dyed Textiles"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-08-11 - 2008-08-19

    This is an exhibition of the work of Edo fan maker Keiko Fukatsu and textile artist Hideo Tao. Fukatsu was born into a family of traditional ohgi (fan) makers, an industry that got started in the late...More »

  • poster for Koichi Inakoshi Exhibition

    Koichi Inakoshi Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-07-25 - 2008-08-07

    Photographer Koichi Inakoshi is known for his work in theater, portraiture, and travel journals. This is his 5th exhibition at the gallery, featuring a series of photographs taking "the undiscovered China"...More »

  • poster for Akira Watanabe Exhibition

    Akira Watanabe Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-07-15 - 2008-07-23

    Glass artist Akira Watanabe has a studio in an artist village located on top of a 430-meter mountain in Rakusai, Kyoto. Various artists hold their studios there, engaging in their artistic activities in...More »

  • poster for Shunsho Hattori Exhibition

    Shunsho Hattori Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-07-04 - 2008-07-12

    "Using a traditional material, lacquer, I want to explore the possibilities of the material in today's context while executing the ancient lacquer technique established in the Heian era," says Hattori....More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue Exhibition

    Manji Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-06-24 - 2008-07-01

    Manji Inoue was born in Arita, where Arita porcelain is made. Experiences such as serving in the army and 26 years of studying ceramics give a stoic quality to his works. This exhibition is his 32nd solo...More »

  • poster for "Hibiki-no-kai" Exhibition

    "Hibiki-no-kai" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-06-13 - 2008-06-21

    Japan's different seasons carry heavy rains, heat waves, and snow. The diverse changes in climate have cultivated various types of trees. Hibiki-no-kai is a group of craft artists who give life to traditional...More »

  • poster for Ryo Sato Exhibition

    Ryo Sato Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-06-03 - 2008-06-10

    Lovely birds and flowers, depicted in pastel on a gray background look as if they are swaying in the wind. This artist Ryo Sato's Houko "Fusarasa" is full of gentle feelings, which is quite different from...More »

  • poster for Tsunenobu Namiki Exhibition

    Tsunenobu Namiki Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-05-23 - 2008-05-31

    Regarding the exhibition theme, "Snow, Moon, and Flowers", which refers to the beauty of the four seasons, the artist Namiki says, "I want to challenge the theme so that my work speaks to people's hearts,...More »

  • poster for Yukichi Kouge Exhibition

    Yukichi Kouge Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Media Arts
    • 2008-05-13 - 2008-05-21

    Inspired by Cézanne, Yukichi Kouge decided to become a painter when he was a child. Later, he moved to France and stayed there for 40 years, expressing his appreciation for southern French landscapes through...More »

  • poster for "Nao Oishi Private Collection Vintage Hats" Exhibition

    "Nao Oishi Private Collection Vintage Hats" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2008-05-02 - 2008-05-10

    This exhibition presents the collections of international fashion journalist, Nao Oishi. She is a legendary fashion editor based in the U.S. Influenced by her former teacher, Diana Vreeland's words, "fashion...More »

  • poster for Norio Kamiya Exhibition

    Norio Kamiya Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-04-22 - 2008-04-30

    The roundedness of Kamiya's ceramic work communicates the warmth and richness inherent to his workmanship. On top of the white underglaze are flowers rendered in copper and iron enamel. Such vases by Kamiya...More »

  • poster for Tetsuya Matsueda Exhibition

    Tetsuya Matsueda Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2008-04-11 - 2008-04-19

    This is Matsue's first solo exhibition at Wako Hall, showcasing his kimonos inspired by nature. He chose to build his studio near Mount Minou while searching for the clear water he needed to produce his...More »

  • poster for Kai-Yin Lo "Creative Jewelry"

    Kai-Yin Lo "Creative Jewelry"

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2008-04-03 - 2008-04-09

    Unique jewelry inspired by traditional materials by this Hong Kong-based designer are on display.More »

  • poster for Hikari-no-Kai Exhibition

    Hikari-no-Kai Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-22 - 2008-03-29

    Hikari-no-Kai (Light Group) was established in 1996, and this is their thirteenth group exhibition. The theme of this exhibition is "Furusato (Hometown)," a word for which each of the members has his or...More »

  • poster for Lalique Exhibition

    Lalique Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-03-12 - 2008-03-19

    Glass artist René Lalique was a pioneer of Art Nouveau jewelry in the late nineteenth century. Over time his style changed to Art Deco, and he began producing lamps and chandeliers. His creative designs...More »

  • poster for Makiko Kan Exhibition

    Makiko Kan Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2008-02-28 - 2008-03-08

    This is calligrapher Makiko Kan's third exhibition. Referring to classical books such as Kanginshu and Ryojinhisho, which are collections of popular songs, she creates new types of calligraphy works on...More »

  • poster for Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition

    Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-02-14 - 2008-02-23

    Looking at Shigemasa Higashida's ceramic work, "Oribe Kokubun Choho-zara," one starts to see the view of a mountain range from the sky. A puddle of glaze shines in different colors like a mysterious lake....More »

  • poster for "Celebrating Spring - Hina Dolls" Exhibition

    "Celebrating Spring - Hina Dolls" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2008-01-30 - 2008-02-09

    Celebrating the coming "Momo-no Sekku/ Hinamatsuri" Girl's Day on March 3rd, this exhibition presents around 60 works by 53 doll-making artists. Various traditional techniques are seen in their sophisticated...More »

  • poster for Contemporary Calligraphy New Year Exhibition

    Contemporary Calligraphy New Year Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2008-01-05 - 2008-01-12

    [Image: Touun Tanaka]More »

  • poster for Sanjiro Minamikawa "Pilgrimage Paths in Japan & Europe"

    Sanjiro Minamikawa "Pilgrimage Paths in Japan & Europe"

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2007-12-15 - 2007-12-25

    Sanjiro Minamikawa is a photographer who befriended Surrealist masters such as Miro, Chagall, and Dali, and took portraits of them in their studios. Also, he was the first person to photograph the Chateau...More »

  • poster for "The World of Junkyu Muto" Exhibition

    "The World of Junkyu Muto" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2007-12-06 - 2007-12-13

    Artist Junkyu Muto goes back and forth between Italy and Japan, creating sculptures in Italy, and making paintings, Sumi-ink drawings, Sekisai fresco paintings in Japan. He always starts his pieces by...More »

  • poster for Moriyoshi Saeki Exhibition

    Moriyoshi Saeki Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-11-24 - 2007-12-03

    While the sunset casts shadows of trees covered in snow on the ground, the mountain ridge clearly appears in the distance and the cold air from the mountains breathes into the forest. Scenes of the sublime...More »

  • poster for Yutaka Murakami "Colors"

    Yutaka Murakami "Colors"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-11-13 - 2007-11-21

    Yutaka Murakami depicts good old Japanese scenery with a brush, and his illustrations are featured in various publications. This is his fourth solo exhibition at Wako Hall. The word "iro" (meaning...More »

  • poster for Arisumi Mitamura Exhibition

    Arisumi Mitamura Exhibition

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    • 2007-11-01 - 2007-11-10

    This is Mitamura's 5th exhibition at Wako Hall; sculptures about history and the passing of time, wall pieces, and tea ceremony tools that he made. A total of 80 works are on display. [Image: "Layered...More »

  • poster for Lobmeyr Exhibition

    Lobmeyr Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2007-10-19 - 2007-10-27

    Lobmeyr is a leading product design company that specializes in lights and tableware. This exhibition features their chandeliers, light fixtures, wine glasses and mirrors. Of particular interest is the...More »

  • poster for Takuo Nakamura Exhibition

    Takuo Nakamura Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-10-10 - 2007-10-17

    This is the fourth exhibition of Takuo Nakamura, a ceramic artist from Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. He creates cutting-edge works that refer to concepts of space in Japanese culture. Nakamura's...More »

  • poster for Hideko Kawai Exhibition

    Hideko Kawai Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2007-09-27 - 2007-10-06

    A total 40 dolls and relief sculptures depicting lovely children from Showa culture are on display.More »

  • poster for Hatsuko Miyahira + Ginko Miyahiro Le Bars Exhibition

    Hatsuko Miyahira + Ginko Miyahiro Le Bars Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-09-12 - 2007-09-22

    This exhibition features works by Hatsuko Miyahira, a living national treasure who has been working for the preservation of aristocratic Shuri weaving traditions, and her daughter, Ginko Miyahiro Le Bars,...More »

  • poster for 12th Japan Jewelry Design Biennale

    12th Japan Jewelry Design Biennale

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-09-01 - 2007-09-08

    Established in 1964, Japan Jewelry Designers Association presents the 12th exhibition featuring new works by the members of the association. "Wind of beauty" is the theme of this year's exhibition,...More »

  • poster for "Imariyaki & Satsuma-Kiriko" Exhibition

    "Imariyaki & Satsuma-Kiriko" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-08-23 - 2007-08-30

    This exhibition presents a total 300 pieces of Imariyaki, traditional porcelain works made by Shinji Hataishi, and Satsuma kiriko bowls made by experienced craft artists. These gracefully detailed and...More »

  • poster for "Handkerchief" Exhibition

    "Handkerchief" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-08-11 - 2007-08-18

    Handkerchiefs are used on daily, practical basis or for fashion purposes. The history of the handkerchief goes back to the ancient Egyptian period and the Greco-Roman period. At one time it was used to...More »

  • poster for Kazuhiko Miwa + Jun Takegoshi + Kiyoyuki Kato Exhibition

    Kazuhiko Miwa + Jun Takegoshi + Kiyoyuki Kato Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-07-24 - 2007-08-01

    The Japan Ceramic Society Award is given to ceramic artists who have accomplished the most in this field. These three artists, Kiyoyuki Kato (winner of the first prize), Takegoshi and Miwa, were chosen...More »

  • poster for Goup Rin Exhibition

    Goup Rin Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-07-13 - 2007-07-21

    Consisting of 2 sculptors and 3 painters, artist group Rin's 6th exhibition presents viewers with a mysterious world. "From representational sculpture to an abstract painting and Japanese painting,...More »

  • poster for Glass Art 2007 Japan Glass Artcraft Association Exhibition

    Glass Art 2007 Japan Glass Artcraft Association Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-07-03 - 2007-07-10

    In early 1960s America, there was a movement among glass artisans who started looking for artistic expressions in glass work, just like painters practice on canvas in their studios. The movement also spread...More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue Exhibition

    Manji Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-06-22 - 2007-06-30
  • poster for Nahomi Iwase Exhibition

    Nahomi Iwase Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2007-06-13 - 2007-06-20

    "Tamayura (Swaying Soul)" [picture] is one of 20 works by Nahomi Iwase, now having her 4th solo exhibition. For more than 40 years she has been creating figurative works using themes of nature, the universe,...More »

  • poster for Shunkei Yahagi "Calligraphy, then, Empress Dowager"

    Shunkei Yahagi "Calligraphy, then, Empress Dowager"

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2007-06-01 - 2007-06-09

    In the work "Ferocious Woman and yet a God," a single piece of Japanese paper contains those two opposing meanings. It has been 100 years since Empress Dowager passed away. The artist focuses on this women...More »

  • poster for Fumio Shimada Exhibition

    Fumio Shimada Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-05-22 - 2007-05-30

    This is his third solo exhibition at the Wako Hall. Using his favorite flowers such as attleya, cornus kousa, and camellia as motifs for his works, he creates vases, plates, and bowls characterized by...More »

  • poster for Herend Exhibition

    Herend Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-05-12 - 2007-05-19

    Known for its colorful and detailed painting on clear white porcelain, Herend is an internationally popular brand of porcelain from Hungary. Its history began in 1826 in a village called Herend, located...More »

  • poster for Tamazaburo Bando x Kishin Shinoyama Exhibition

    Tamazaburo Bando x Kishin Shinoyama Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-05-04 - 2007-05-10

    Photographer Kishin Shinoyama and Kabuki actor Tamazaburo Bando met 37 years ago. Back then, Shinoyama was given an opportunity to photograph Bando for an art magazine. This exhibition includes original...More »

  • poster for Koichi Inakoshi "101 Portraits"

    Koichi Inakoshi "101 Portraits"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-04-20 - 2007-05-02

    This is the fourth photography exhibition at Wako Hall, featuring 101 of Koichi Inakoshi's portraits of leading creators. He worked with specialists from various genres such as Kabuki actors, artists,...More »

  • poster for Kanako Iwai "Some Iro (Stained Colors)" Exhibition

    Kanako Iwai "Some Iro (Stained Colors)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2007-04-03 - 2007-04-10

    This exhibition features dyed Kimono by Kanako Iwai. She creates Kimono with the color green as her theme (a color associated with rebirth and healing) hoping that all women would want to wear her works...More »

  • poster for "Light Group" Exhibition

    "Light Group" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-03-23 - 2007-03-31

    This is the 12th exhibition by the "Hikari (light) Group", taking "landscapes with water" as its theme.More »

  • poster for Mauser Exhibition

    Mauser Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2007-03-10 - 2007-03-17

    In 1957, Mauser "the King of Glass" established his studio in Karlovy Vary, known for its hotspring resort located near the border of Germany. Works of beautiful glass cutting and delicate engraving produced...More »

  • poster for Yuzen Textile Exhibition

    Yuzen Textile Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2007-03-01 - 2007-03-08

    "Dying" is a method particularly developed in Japan. During the mid Edo period, the Yuzen style was invented using starch in Kyoto. It became popular over the years and started to be crafted in Tokyo as...More »

  • poster for "Japan Ceramic Society Prize-winning Artists" Exhibition

    "Japan Ceramic Society Prize-winning Artists" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-01-24 - 2007-01-31

    As one of the events being held to mark the beginning of the new year, Wako Hall is presenting an exhibition of work by a prize-winning artist from the Japan Ceramic Society, 1980 prizewinner Ko Takenaka. [Ko...More »

  • poster for "Contemporary Calligraphy - New Spring" Exhibition

    "Contemporary Calligraphy - New Spring" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2007-01-05 - 2007-01-13
  • poster for Costume Jewelry Exhibition

    Costume Jewelry Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-12-18 - 2006-12-26

    This is an exhibition of costume jewelry made out of glass, shell, wood, non-precious metals and other materials such as Turkish stone. In Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, there were many jewelry...More »

  • poster for Nao Oishi "Antique Lace Dresses"

    Nao Oishi "Antique Lace Dresses"

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2006-12-09 - 2006-12-17

    In the West, sophisticated costumes and fashion accessories are widely acknowledged as art. In particular, antique lace, made with consummate skill during the mid-15th century to the beginning of the 20th...More »

  • poster for Masutani Kano Exhibition

    Masutani Kano Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2006-11-28 - 2006-12-06

    Masutani Kano is from a family based in Kyoto that has been producing pottery for three generations. This exhibition presents pottery that expresses his concepts regardless of whether they appear to...More »

  • poster for Kokei Eri & Sayoko Eri Exhibition

    Kokei Eri & Sayoko Eri Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2006-11-15 - 2006-11-25

    For their fifth exhibition at Wako Hall, the artists are presenting their work of Buddhist sculptures and reliefs. Kokei is displaying 20 Maria Kannons, while Sayoko is presenting 80 works of her solemn...More »

  • poster for Gianmaria Buccellati Exhibition

    Gianmaria Buccellati Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2006-11-09 - 2006-11-11

    The theme of this exhibition is "Paradise". Gianmaria Buccellati thought about how to express this abstract world and about the possibilities of discovering paradise for oneself through the limitless spread...More »

  • poster for Kaneya Maeda Exhibition

    Kaneya Maeda Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-10-24 - 2006-11-01

    This is an exhibition of 40 doll works by Kaneya Maeda, who turns 77 years old this year. More »

  • poster for Kyoko Matsuo Exhibition

    Kyoko Matsuo Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-10-14 - 2006-10-21
  • poster for "Three Generations of the Jozan Yamada Family" Exhibition

    "Three Generations of the Jozan Yamada Family" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-10-03 - 2006-10-11

    This posthumous exhibition brings together approximately 100 works, including small teapots, flower vases, drinking vessels, and other works which have not been seen by the public before. More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Kondo Exhibition

    Hiroshi Kondo Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2006-09-22 - 2006-09-30

    The artist's first exhibition at the Wako Hall will have "4 seasons and 7 colours" (pine trees, bamboo, plum trees, grapes, fujiyanagi, plants and scenaries) as its central theme and will present 70 works...More »

  • poster for Kagaku Hosomi Exhibition

    Kagaku Hosomi Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-09-12 - 2006-09-20

    The works of hand-woven tapestry artisan Kagaku Hosomi, registered as living national treasure, emanate a beauty akin to the dynamism of nature. This exhibition, the 5th one at the gallery, will present...More »

  • poster for Jyun Takegoshi Exhibition

    Jyun Takegoshi Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-09-01 - 2006-09-09

    This is Jyun Takegoshi's 6th exhibition, the first in 3 years, at the Wako Hall. It will present around 50 works including vases, dishes, incense burners, boxes and frames. Further developing the motifs...More »

  • poster for Masahiko Ichino + Hiroshi Nakashima Exhibition

    Masahiko Ichino + Hiroshi Nakashima Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2006-07-26 - 2006-08-03
  • poster for Tadashi Inami "Impressions at the Water's Shore"

    Tadashi Inami "Impressions at the Water's Shore"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-07-14 - 2006-07-22
  • poster for Wataru, Seki and Satoshi Ishida "Quiet Beauty"

    Wataru, Seki and Satoshi Ishida "Quiet Beauty"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-07-04 - 2006-07-11

    This is the first solo exhibition of these three glasswork artists, and on display will be approximately 80 of their finest works, including boxes, vases, incense containers and ornamental plates.More »

  • poster for Manji Inoue Exhibition

    Manji Inoue Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2006-06-23 - 2006-07-01

    This is the 30th exhibition of vases by Manji Inoue, who has been exhibited at Wako Hall since 1977.More »

  • poster for Mitsuko Tamaoki Doll Exhibition

    Mitsuko Tamaoki Doll Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-06-13 - 2006-06-20

    This is Mitsuko Tamaoki's third solo exhibition at Wako Hall, at which 30 of her works are being shown.More »

  • poster for Masahiro Maeda Pottery Exhibition

    Masahiro Maeda Pottery Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics
    • 2006-05-23 - 2006-05-30

    Masahiro Maeda's pottery is full of the lighthearted joy of bright colours and patterns, featuring the distorted shapes of birds and trees. He has been working on developing his expression for many years....More »

  • poster for Hibiki no Kai "Wood, Bamboo and Lacquer"

    Hibiki no Kai "Wood, Bamboo and Lacquer"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-05-12 - 2006-05-20

    The "Hibiki no kai" group aims to breathe new life into the wood, bamboo and lacquer which Japanese people love. Ten years have passed since these artists, each trained in different disciplines, came...More »

  • poster for Akira Kinoshita Exhibition

    Akira Kinoshita Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-05-02 - 2006-05-09

    This is the third exhibition of Kinoshita's photography at Wako Hall, showing pictures of musicians who he has now been photographing for forty years; these prints are all autographed by the musicians...More »

  • poster for Norio Kamiya Ceramic Art Exhibition

    Norio Kamiya Ceramic Art Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2006-04-21 - 2006-04-30
  • poster for Akiko Watanabe Dyeing and Weaving Exhibition

    Akiko Watanabe Dyeing and Weaving Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-04-11 - 2006-04-18

    This solo exhibition brings together 40 years of works. In the fresh colours and delicately dyed patterns of the impressionistic "Spring Breeze", the harmony of the glossy texture and refined composition...More »

  • poster for Hisashige Ito Exhibition

    Hisashige Ito Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2006-03-10 - 2006-03-18

    In 1767, Hisahige Ito was given the name of "Court Dollmaker Hisahige Ito" by Emperor Gosakuramachi and since then the head of each of the 12 subsequent generations of the Ito family has been making dolls...More »

  • Kyoichiro Kawakami "The World of Glass - Playing with Tea, Food, Flowers and Space"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-03-01 - 2006-03-08
  • poster for Tetsuhiro Makino "French Dolls"

    Tetsuhiro Makino "French Dolls"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-02-17 - 2006-02-25

    The ninth exhibition by Tetsuhiro Makino, a doll creator and writer. The theme is 'waiting for spring...'. Makino is one of the few artists still creating French Dolls using traditional techniques from...More »

  • poster for Kishin Shinoyama Exhibition

    Kishin Shinoyama Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-02-07 - 2006-02-15

    Photography is about instants, without any rehearsal or practice. It starts in the studio, on the stage; Kanda-san starts dancing to the music; Shinoyama, camera in hand, starts dancing to her movements,...More »

  • Winners of the Japan Ceramic Society Award

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2006-01-19 - 2006-01-28

    An exhibition of the successive winners of the Japan Ceramic Society Award and Japan Ceramic Society Golden Award.More »

  • poster for Kazuyoshi Miyoshi Exhibition

    Kazuyoshi Miyoshi Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2005-12-18 - 2005-12-25

    Kazuyoshi Miyoshi, renowned for taking photographs to the theme of 'paradise', is back once more at Wako Hall. His B&W Paris series put on display was shot using the Leica M3 camera that the late Ihei...More »

  • poster for Toshie Okuda Exhibition

    Toshie Okuda Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2005-12-10 - 2005-12-16

    Fifty colorful needlework by Toshie Okuda inspired by life in Italy. Her colors are based upon Japanese senses, and the artist has added warm and happy Italian aspects to the works shown in this exhibition....More »

  • Takahiro Kondo "Works 1985-2005"

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    • 2005-11-22 - 2005-11-30
  • Tunenobu Namiki

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2005-11-12 - 2005-11-19

    Tunenobu Namiki's third exhibition at Wako Hall, "Mountains, Rivers and Oceans", consists of fifty works filled with the essense of Japan. Namiki returned to his alma mater, Tokyo National University...More »

  • Keiko Kobayashi - Textile-Dyeing Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2005-11-01 - 2005-11-09

    Keiko Kobayashi's first solo exhibition at Wako Hall features 50 kimonos and 30 obis. A veteran of thirty years, Kobayashi is renowed for her tasteful dye and weaving techniques. She has spent an extraordinary...More »

  • poster for Lacquered Ware by Shunshoh Hattori - Sky, Earth and Ocean

    Lacquered Ware by Shunshoh Hattori - Sky, Earth and Ocean

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2005-09-10 - 2005-09-17

    This exhibition displays the result of a 3-year-long work by Shunshoh Hattori, who created an ornament shelf for the main guest room of the newly completed State Guest House in Kyoto. The three words in...More »

  • poster for Japan Jewelry Designers Association's 11th Biennale Exhibition

    Japan Jewelry Designers Association's 11th Biennale Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product
    • 2005-09-01 - 2005-09-08

    The Japan Jewelry Designers Association, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, is a pioneer in spreading creative jewelry-making. They have taken their work overseas recently, and have exhibited...More »

  • poster for Arisumi Mitamura Laquer Craft Exhibition

    Arisumi Mitamura Laquer Craft Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2004-12-18 - 2004-12-25

    An exhibition of 80 works of lacquer craft by Arisumi Mitamura, who has created a visionary and mystical world through his art in varying forms such as sculptures, reliefs, boxes and vases. More »

  • poster for The World of Junkyu Muto

    The World of Junkyu Muto

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2004-12-09 - 2004-12-15
  • poster for Akira Yagi Exhibition

    Akira Yagi Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2004-11-30 - 2004-12-06
  • poster for Kijyu Fukuda Exhibition

    Kijyu Fukuda Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2004-11-18 - 2004-11-27

    An exhibition of Kijyu Fukuda, a renowned embroidery artist who was recently made a national treasure for his work. The art of embroidery has a history of over 1000 years in Japan; its technique, borne...More »

  • poster for Piaget 130th Anniversary

    Piaget 130th Anniversary

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    • Media: Fashion - Product
    • 2004-11-09 - 2004-11-16

    An exhibition celebrating Piaget's 130th Anniversary as a world-renowned creator of exquisite watches and jewellery. They will present new products under the themes of "tradition", "movement", "special...More »

  • poster for Gianmaria Buccellati Jewellery Exhibition

    Gianmaria Buccellati Jewellery Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2004-11-04 - 2004-11-06

    Biannual Gianmaria Buccellati Jewellery Exhibition at Wako. The Italian designer works in the style of the Italian Renaissance, and expresses inspiration drawn from nature with a modernistic twist, and...More »

  • poster for Okura Touen "85 Years of Beauty and Creation"

    Okura Touen "85 Years of Beauty and Creation"

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2004-10-19 - 2004-10-26

    Okura Touin is renowned for its ceramics with transparent snow-white base and delicate Japanese-style paintings. This exhibition will mark the 85th anniversary of its foundation. More »

  • poster for Masakazu Akiyama

    Masakazu Akiyama

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2004-09-29 - 2004-10-06

    An exhibition of traditional dyed and woven fabrics for kimono by Masakazu Akiyama. Insisting on using only the material of highest quality for his dye and thread, the artist had spent many years in pursuit...More »

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