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January 2010  

@ January 16(Sat.) through 23(Sat.) @   @
  Seiji Danura pottery exhibition      
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Mr. Danura says, gIfve been more and more interested in a Korean antique, pottery from Joseon Dynasty Korea lately. So I want to create something not pushy but cool, which reflects quite naturally what I have in mindh.
Every of his works skillfully portrays his words, featuring simplicity and excluding extra decoration, which gives you a sense of calm and gentleness. Its attractive appearance as well as its functionality will always make you want to keep it and to use it. It can really nicely fit in with every scene.

Now on view, a large variety of works including popular black or Kohiki containers, together with Mishimade, and many other small things as well, which are originally designed and have the essence of his own. In addition, the glaze is made from ashes of trees and stones in his local district, Ogose in Saitama Prefecture.

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February 2010  

@ February 6(Sat.) through 13(Sat.) @   @
  Hitoshi Kato pottery exhibition      
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Mr. Kato says, gIt would be nice if each piece of my artwork could keep the touch of my hands all the time, which reflects quite naturally what I have in mindh. His message is surely delivered to you whenever you hold his piece in your hand. It gets to fit your palm really nicely as if it had been used by you over the years.
His Kohiki, a Japanese-style pottery, presents a soft impression. And his Shinogi patterns are the result of skillfully carving with a spatula in a line. Every of his works, featuring simplicity and excluding extra decoration, always charms you. And also it gives you a sense of calm and gentleness. Treasuring clay and hand-built, he takes the trouble to dig up his favorite clay.
Now on view, a large variety of works including single-flower vases, lidded containers and stuff, which are originally designed and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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@ February 20(Sat.) through 27(Sat.) @   @
  Erina Inoue glass work exhibition      
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Ms. Inoue says, gThe quality of transparency, which can be the most distinctive characteristic of glass. But I darenft take advantage of it. I create translucent glassware, and enjoy gathering light into the glass. It is the light itself that I really want to put in my containers, I think.h
The space surrounded by the matt surface might look like empty, but actually shuts up the light. Passing through a chemistry between transparency and translucency, the light conveys a sense of tenderness and sweetness to every of her containers. Each container, having full charm of kilnworking, surely makes you want to hold it and use it.

Now on view, a large variety of glass works, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. You can encounter much more various pieces on this display than on the previous one.

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March 2010  

@ March 6(Sat.) through 13(Sat.) @   @
  Miho Nashimoto pottery exhibition      
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Ms. Nashimoto says, Design and utility are two sides of the same coin. I always try to create something both stylish and functional. She likes making pottery for people to use so much that every of her works conveys a sense of thoughtfulness.
Each piece has a solid unaffected shape embroidered with tender and soft patterns of Japanese-style white make-up or Icchin etc. That combination gives a fresh impression added by unexpected cuteness. At everyday use, its attractive appearance and its function sure bring a much better chemistry.
Her works are full of decent charm, together with her greatest care and attention.
Now on view, a large variety of pottery works which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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@ March 27(Sat.) through April 3(Sat.) @   @
  Miki Tago and Yoko Akino joint glass work exhibition - white and coloured -      
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Ms. Tago's gcolouredh: her highly colourful glassware has a special power, which makes you feel a sense of joyfulness in your heart. Every of her works is vivid, fancy, cheerful, and refined-coloured, together with a plant motif freely depicted using sandbrast process. She says gIts interesting shape appeals to me, and I want to create my own plant.h Each container definitely presents a cheerful impression adding a little bit of spice at the dinner table.
Ms. Akino's gwhiteh: a series of her lace-patterned clear glassware conveys a gentle spring breeze as well as an exquisite taste. Every of her blown-glass containers makes you want to hold it softly in your hands. She says gA good container makes the meal seem more elegant. Hopefully your daily life will have much more elegant scenes.h
Now on view, a large variety of glass works, including spring-like tableware, which are originally designed and have the essence of their own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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April 2010  

@ April 17(Sat.) through April 24(Sat.) @   @
  Yumi Nagata solo exhibition      
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Ms. Nagata says, gThe moment when the wind blows through your daily life. The time when street scenes are changing. Any such chance I take and show it on the canvas.h Every of her works gives a good picture of that chance. It also reflects quite naturally what she has in mind as well as what she watches.
Each piece of her colourful vivid pictures talks to you quietly and sometimes strongly, making you notice that you feel as if you were there and looking at that scene, which could give you a sense of serendipity. She takes great care of something in her mind and her surroundings as well, which really appeals to the viewer.
Now on view, a large variety of works, which are originally painted and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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May 2010  

@ May 8(Sat.) through May 15(Sat.) @   @
  Etsuko Kato pottery exhibition      
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With Ms. Katofs pottery to adorn the table, even an everyday meal has a luxurious feel. Each piece of her ware makes you enjoy cooking, wondering how nice to dish your meal, or how to harmonize the colours of your meal.
She says, gI want to create things neither too delicate nor too soft, or not too sharp but not loose. Theyfre cool and make you feel relaxed as well.h
Every of her works skillfully portrays her words, featuring simplicity and excluding extra decoration, which could be her own lifestyle she is aiming for.

Now on view, a large variety of works including white Kohiki or black ware like plates, cups etc, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. All of them are sure to feature on the table. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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@ May 29(Sat.) through June 5(Sat.) @   @
  Miho Yamada hippo exhibition      
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Ms. Yamada's hippopotamuses will have to charm you at a glance, whether you are a great hippo person or not. If the hippos were standing still in the ruins, you'd be sure to imagine what were in their minds, for example, dreams in vain or some philosophical things. They are ga hippo of great presenceh, having a little bit of humorous appearance as well. Their terracotta colour makes them look really good.
Ms. Yamada, whose baby's itself full of life and cheerfulness makes her surprised every day, says gI wanna make a bit naughty, active hippos.h You can be sure to encounter kid hippos in the near future.

Now on view, a large variety of hippopotamuses, including woodprint and drawing as well as terracotta, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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June 2010 

@ June 19(Sat.) through June 26(Sat.) @   @
  Tomoko Takahashi pottery exhibition      
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Ms. Takahashifs works are highly recognized, such as white stoneware with fuzzy flower-patterned relief (the gbisqueh series) and other pleasant cute white small lidded things. Now she's been giving it a try to create a new process using another clay or a different firing method.
The current theme is gfrom COOL to WARMh. Every of her works is nothing fancy but lovely, giving a more positive refined impression. The new gmistyh series contains some pleasant colours like pink, blue, yellow, etc. Each piece definitely makes you feel more bright and cheerful adding a little bit of fancy.
Now on view, a large variety of works including the new gmistyh series, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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July 2010 

@ July 3(Sat.) through July 10(Sat.) @   @
  Kanami Ogata glass work exhibition      
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Ms. Ogata says gA magnifying glass, a liquid in the beaker, a prepared specimen for microscopic observation, the inside of a Petri dish. During the lab class I always used to stare at the stuff through the glass. Now Ifm just the same as ever, staring what is happening inside the glass.h
She looks like she is a thinking person at the same time of feeling thrilled. She creates her own endless space full of old memories, music being played, sounds of rain, wind, etc. They start to change into particles of light, conveying a lot of stories. Be sure to stare at them and listen to the story especially for you.
Now on view, a large variety of glass works, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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@ July 24(Sat.) through July 31(Sat.) @   @
  Kaori Koizumi and Naoko Shimoyama joint exhibition      
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Ms. Koizumi is trying to create gwarm potteryh. When you pick up one of them, it makes you feel more comfortable in casual clothes. Every of her soft relaxed works is best to use daily at the dining table. It looks like it conveys a sense of a gentle pleasant wind.
Ms. Shimoyamafs theme is gsomething tempting and trickyh. Every of her works has a sharp clear moulded or carved line, which is really designed to attract you. Such a piece must surely create a bright and cheerful atmosphere at the table.
Now on view, a large variety of works, which are originally designed and have the essence of their own. You can enjoy the two different types of light blue ceramics, Seihakuji ware. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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September 2010  

@ September 4(Sat.) through September 11(Sat.) @   @
  Chihiro Sakai pottery exhibition      
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Looking at Ms. Sakaifs works, theyfll almost create the illusion that animals described on them are looking at you, quite the contrary. Those black and white animals are designed with black glaze, having a good taste of woodblock print technique.
One animal on the plate has a very curious look at you with compact round eyes, as if seeming somewhat cold and indifferent. The others consist of an animal with an unexpectedly stuck-out nose, a bird with widely spreading wings, an animal with stand-up ears etc. Their strong free independent lines give the impression of having a sense of pride.
Her user-friendly plates with big designs of animals must surely create a new exciting atmosphere at the dining table.
Now on view, a large variety of works including plates of 20cm-across and small objects as well, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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@ September 25(Sat.) through October 2(Sat.) @   @
  Kayo Suzki solo exhibition      
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A canvas distinctly dividing into a few colours is the essence of what Ms. Suzuki's all about. Every of her oil paint works, having a mat refined tone, kind of feels like there is a smell of fresh air in the picture.
Each piece is based on "the warmth within memories". It doesnft mean affection or kindness, but intensity of emotion. She says, "the most vivid sense, which gives a clue to explore all the memories". A clue that the past life of someone is arranged to coincide with the present. And the present is becoming a new memory, where she'll show the changing scenes on the canvas.
With no sentiment in silence, the picture could tell you the footsteps going forward easy but steady.
Now on view, a large variety of works, which are originally painted and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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October 2010  

@ October 9(Sat.) through October 16(Sat.) @   @
  Naoki Sakai metal work exhibition      
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Naoki Sakai metal work exhibition
Mr. Sakai, who's been making metal pieces in Kanazawa, one of the snowy districts in Japan, says, "In here, iron is easy to get rusty because we have a lot of humidity. Iron shows a rapid reaction to nature, but it works. Hammering hard, heavy, cold iron in the quest for an ideal shape is a long but enjoyable activity in its own right. During this long activity, there's a precious moment when iron changes into the thing diametrically opposite".
Every of his works makes you feel kind of happy, calm and quiet in your mind. Its handsome shape is accompanied by subtleness. And also it's genuinely helpful and friendly for users.
Now on view, a large variety of works which are originally designed and have the essence of his own, including hanging objects and hanging vases. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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@ October 23(Sat.) through October 30(Sat.) @   @
  Natsuki Funayama wood work exhibition      
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Ms. Funayama says, "I'd like to make a container, not only attractive but also functional. And something cheerful which makes you feel happy because it is so bright or pleasant". Every of her works, as well as having its own personality, surely presents such an affectionate impression that you'd imagine what recipe features in it. Or in your mind you could have a picture of a kid's small fingers picking a little bit out of it.
It's obvious that there's a very real chemistry between her piece and your hands. Is it because of "a work of hollowing-out technique"? She says, "What the hollowing-out technique to create a thing with chisels attracts me is that it's full of individuality and that you have the freedom to do it".
Now on view, a large variety of works which are originally designed and have the essence of her own, featuring her sensitive observations on wood. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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November 2010  

@ November 6(Sat.) through November 13(Sat.) @   @
  Kazuyo Imai solo exhibition      
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Ms. Imai says, "Grasses or herbs which are waving in the breeze under the trees. Nuts or fruits glistening with raindrops. Flowers found again when the season comes. I like to make a picture of their soft and pleasant images showing me just for a few moments". That's what every of her works is all about. How poetic her watercolour paintings are.
The plants depicted with independent lines but sensitive colours look like they feel happy enjoying the beauty of the light, the wind, the rain, and the changing seasons as well. You could listen to what they are talking about.
Now on view, a large variety of works, which are originally painted and have the essence of her own. She's been doing that surrounded by nature near Yatsugatake, one of highland areas in the middle part of Japan. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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@ November 27(Sat.) through December 4(Sat.) @   @
  Yasuko Onoda pottery exhibition      
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Every of Ms. Onoda's pottery works has its own personality with chock-full of freshness. Based on her favorite classic designs, she creates new patterns of birds' flapping wings, grapevines and so on. With a few deft strokes of the brush, it looks like they are free-and-easy, even with some humorous atmosphere. Each piece will sure get to fit neatly both Western and Japanese meals on the dining table.
She says, gSince moving to this place near Lake Biwa surrounded by the beauties of nature, I've spent a lot of time and effort making a picture of unknown insects or flowers which I came across.
Now on view, a large variety of works, including a new motif of natural things, together with classic patterns or Rabbit's, the next-year's sign of the zodiac, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

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December 2010  

@ December 11(Sat.) through December 18(Sat.) @   @
  Misaki Urushiyama glass work exhibition      
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This is the fourth time Ms. Urushiyama's pieces are on display at galleria ACCa. You could remember a series of her new striking featured glass works, which covers a tale of the soft fine feathered seed called "WATANE". After lots of dramatic chance encounters on their travels by wind, "WATANE" will be taken good care of, grown up, and got more deeply involved. "That looks precious", she says.
"A precious gift, it's something special but casual. It could be just next to me, or it could be far away. Sometimes it couldn't be seen, or it could be gone whenever I decide that I've held it in my hand. But actually, someday we should definitely get together the moment I'm feeling a little bit happier and more hopeful".
Now on view, a large variety of glass works, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

 
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