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January 2013  

@ January 19(Sat.) through January 26(Sat.) @   @
  Susumu Hosokawa solo exhibition       
@ At here ACCa this is the fourth time of Susumu Hosokawa solo exhibition, where you can enjoy his oil paint works featuring still life. As the owner of this gallery, he has always supported young emerging talents. Their works are motif of these still-life paintings.
In his works, after priming on the woodblock, silver or tin foil is applied, followed by a coat of Japanese paper. He paints a picture on its surface. The dim light of foil under the thin paper, which acts as a filter, is used to complement each motif softly. Each motif just stands still right in the center of the vision. How could he portray the creative passion that each young artist has in their heart, I wonder? Letfs have a look and enjoy it.
Now on view, a large variety of works, which are originally painted and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  hoso_4
February 2013  

@ February 2(Sat.) through February 9(Sat.) @   @
  Miho Yamada hippo exhibition       
@ Seeing Ms. Yamada's sculptures of hippopotamuses, you'd be sure a great hippo person. Her hippos, which are a little bit deformational, make their presence felt almost at once. It looks like they are a very good example of eternity. And at the same time, they are full of happiness that you feel casually in everyday life. That might be really equal to her attitude toward making sculptures.
"Your sense of values or my way of life has changed in 5 to 10 years, but through the years you realize what hasn't changed is making hippos", she says quite unpretentiously. The simple texture of terracotta makes the hippos all the more great.
Now on view, a large variety of hippos, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
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@ February 16(Sat.) through February 23(Sat.) @   @
  Manabu Seino pottery exhibition       
@ Every of Mr. Seino's works makes you feel so refreshing. You could say it is quite graceful and elegant. It looks like its simple form flatly rejects any impurities and just remains perfectly still.
He says, "I'd be really pleased if each piece of my pottery comes to have its own personality and present a lovely impression as much as possible". He dedicates himself to achieving a fusion between traditional elements and his own technique to create "tetsu-hakeme-kohiki" and "syasai" etc.
"Tetsu-hakeme-kohiki" is based on "Kohiki", having some cracks with a bit different touch of strokes of the brush. "Syasai" has some designs under the glaze. All of them are sure suitable for every occasion and easy to use having a richly expressive beauty.
Now on view, a large variety of pottery works, which are originally designed and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  seino_3
March 2013  

@ March 9(Sat.) through March 16(Sat.) @   @
  Ryoko Oota glass work exhibition      
@ "I draw my favorite rain on each piece of glass. Raindrops lined up on the windowpane. Dancing rain on the windshield. Sometimes I like rainfall piercing like needles. Especially spring rain is my first choice because it benefits both grain and a human being", Ms.Oota says impressively.
Is rain which is falling from the sky a screen used to separate the interior from the exterior? Depending on the light, you only have a fleeting glimpse of the other side. Such a few moments reflected in her calm quiet world of the glass make you feel strong sympathy.
For this exhibition, she has challenged to make 100 pieces each of small and tiny plates, every of which has its own pattern and shape. You can find your favorite one for decoration or on the dining table.
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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@ March 23(Sat.) through March 30(Sat.) @   @
  Hitoshi Kato pottery exhibition      
@ The colour is white called Kohiki. The lined-up pattern is something called Shinogi. The form is extremely simple, excluding something extra. Every of Mr. Kato's works wouldn't speak loud. They are natural calm magnificent. And they are sure to be getting more and more warm easy-to-use.
He says, "If potters make each piece feeling comfortable, it should be something comfortable for users. I'd like to be one of them". Also he takes the trouble to dig up clay to be used for pottery. That would create the beauty of his handicrafts. You can't wait to have a look at them again. Or for those having never seen them before, it will be great fun.
Now on view, a large variety of pottery works, which are originally designed and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  kato_6
April 2013  

@ April 13(Sat.) through April 20(Sat.) @   @
  Yoshitaka Sato wooden sculpture exhibition      
@ Here at ACCa, this is the 1st time of a sculptor, Yoshitaka Sato's exhibition. Take a look at the carved bare wood surface. His solid powerful object could remind you of some significant soils. You might feel how great it is, how old it is, how warm it is. You could imagine what it is like in the future ?
"I'm interested in something simple and important. What is fundamental for you to survival, I wonder, while I'm in the process of making an object. But actually the most interesting thing for me is the object itself", Mr. Sato says. With his clear straightforward character, every of his works may have a refreshing feel. Let's enjoy the magical world of his wood carving, where a strong feeling and a light touch is staying together.
Now on view, a large variety of works, which are originally designed and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  sato
May 2013  

@ May 4(Sat.) through May 11(Sat.) @   @
  Kanami Ogata glass work exhibition      
@ Every of Ms. Ogata's fantastic works is full of poetic stories and sure attracts you. The title of this exhibition is "in the mirror". "What can you see when you look at your reflection in the mirror? Only your reflection can be seen in the mirror?" she wonders.
Take a closer look at the glass, and you can see what brings back old memories, or the light that you didn't notice before. "It's fun to imagine what the glass is going to reflect in the process of making an object", she says. And also, some glassware for your everyday use is on display. Let's enjoy the magical world of Kanami Ogata, taking a look at her pieces, taking a closer look at them and using them.
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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@ May 18(Sat.) through May 25(Sat.) @   @
  Yuriko Ogawa pottery exhibition      
@ Ms. Ogawa says, "When I take a look at blue-and-white Koimari wares, they always give me an impression that crafting, decorating is great fun. They sure are pleased that you can adorn the table with them. And so am I". Enjoying crafting , that is the charm of her works.
Some pieces are decorated with the traditional indigo patterns like mountains, plants or flowers. Other ones are a modern tower, a spacecraft which looks like a car, funny-shaped penguins and rabbits. You can enjoy everyday meals with her lovely plates. On them, dancing pots and cups are depicted, which really go with those traditional patterns.
Now on view, a large variety of pottery works featuring new patterns of spring-and-early-summer-like images etc, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
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June 2013  

@ June 8(Sat.) through June 15(Sat.) @   @
  Sijun Nam metal-casting exhibition      
@ Here at ACCa, this is the 3rd time of Mr. Sijun Nam metal-casting exhibition. You could remember that every of his works sure makes you want to touch the surface of metal, and feel like this is the one you've really been looking for.
"Such as something imperfect, a piece cut out from something, or an image being out-of-focus, I'd like to grasp these things just as they are, because there is a good reason why they should be done", he says. Their exquisite and calm forms make you feel at home. They are exactly in your mind. The image of immense space as a backdrop or a sense of nostalgia is evoked by them.
Everything of bronze as a material, its colour, its surface, its heft, its touch, has a special place in his heart.
Now on view, a large variety of metal works, which are originally designed and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  nam
@ June 22(Sat.) through June 29(Sat.) @   @
  Eriko Ide glass work exhibition      
@ The distinctive characteristics of Ms. Eriko Ide's works are the gleam of the transparent glass and subtle colour gradations. She works in Kagoshima prefecture, where the popular Satsuma Ceramic Village is located. Here at ACCa, this is the 1st time of her exhibition, featuring graceful lace-patterned glassware and objects. "During the process of blowing, I always have a talk with the heated molten glass," she says.
In the clear glass, various colours and patterns are trapped. Each piece, which needs craftsmanship, presents a quite light and vivid impression. If you look into it, you'll feel comfortable as if you were blowing in the wind, enjoying the warm bright sunshine. Let's have fun to use it.
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.
  ide
July 2013  

@ July 6(Sat.) through July 13(Sat.) @   @
  Kahori Koizumi potterly exhibition      
@ Simple-formed, sometimes added by the shape of wild flowers and plants, and easy-to-use pottery is the distinguishing mark of Ms. Koizumi's works. Each piece is best to use daily at the dining table. Apart from showy loud design, it has a calm and comfortable expression.
"Picking up seashells, drifting timbers with my children at the beach is my recent pleasure. Beach glass found at the waterfs edge is lovely. I always get excited about it very much and time just slips my mind", Ms Koizumi says. Her free and easy ware, which sure makes you feel at home, would be based on such an attitude that she treasures just everyday life.
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.
  kahori
September 2013  

@ September 7(Sat.) through September 14(Sat.) @   @
  Kahori Koizumi potterly exhibition      
@ Here at ACCa, this is the 4th time of Ms. Nashimoto's pottery exhibition, when the season is changing from summer to autumn. "Also the light coming from the sun, is changing day by day. It's sparkling", the potter says. As a new motif featuring fig and lotus that bear fruit during the season, she's been engaged in creating a series of ceramics which make you feel relaxed and happy.
Every of her works with the traditional Japanese style of decoration like Shirogeshou or Nunome, is quite popular. Painted with soft strokes of the brush, it has a lovely gentle feel and is friendly-to-use.
Now on view, a wide variety of pottery works including tableware as well as interior small things, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
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@ September 21(Sat.) through September 28(Sat.) @   @
  Chinatsu Nomura woodblock printing exhibition      
@ Every of Ms.Nomura's prints is memorable because of her simple, bold, sensitive lines and brilliant colours. It looks like a freehand cutout. The theme of this exhibition is "in the quest for an ideal circle". You might wonder what an ideal circle is.
That's right. The circle that Ms. Nomura draws looks like it's a wide variety of shapes and hues. Is the thing that looks round, the sun, the moon, a balloon, a human face? Or, something that is much more ambiguous. Is it something that you are searching for? Something that is leaving. Something that is creating a bond. That makes you feel happy and unhappy, quiet but something bright and cheerful. Why don't you get involved in such a fascinating world of her woodblock printing?
Now on view, a wide variety of prints, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  nomura_2
October 2013  

@ October 12(Sat.) through October 19(Sat.) @   @
  Natsuki Funayama wood work exhibition      
@ Being made of lovely old wood curved and hollowed-out, every of Ms. Funayama's works is supple and fresh. It's comfortable with your hands, as well as even with the thing to be served or the place to be put.
During these 3 years since the last exhibition, child rearing has changed her working hours dramatically, which makes her feel pure and simple for crafts. "With no thought for the excess, I'm trying to focus my mind on my work and to spend all my time making pieces in pursuit of beautiful shapes and lines. I'd like to create something simple and composed", she says. She's having a promising start.
Now on view, a wide variety of works including tableware as well as small things, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  fuanayan
@ October 26(Sat.) through November 2(Sat.) @   @
  Yasuko Onoda pottery exhibition      
@ White background with indigo blue patterns. With just two colours having different shades, it is possible to produce a countless number of expressions. Actually, Ms. Onoda is sure enthralled by its charm. Every of her works is based on the classic Japanese painting techniques as well as having unorthodox designs, which conveys her happiness to you.
She says, "I'd like to create something not too showy at the table, but that makes you feel more bright and cheerful. A perfect balance between decorating and not-decorating is essential, I think". Such her idea must make her works happy to see, and happy to use.
Now on view, the 5 th time here at ACCa , a wide variety of pottery works including new patterns symbolizing Biwako, the largest lake in Japan and the place where she produces, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  onoda
November 2013  

@ November 9(Sat.) through November 16(Sat.) @   @
  Yuko Naito solo exhibition      
@ "When I was a kid, I used to draw something on the reverse side of disused proofs. I don't remember exactly what pictures I drew. What I do remember is the texture of paper, the smell of paper and printing ink. That still really takes me back. So now I'm trying to look back on those memories", Ms. Naito says.
She journeys all the way to her old memories in pursuit of evoking vivid images in her mind. Her abstract works should develop the world with poetic flair.
2014 version of the annual calendar, which she collaborates with a film director Ms. Naomi Kawase on making, is available at this exhibition. We can't wait for it.
Now on view, a wide variety of abstract works, which are originally painted and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  naito_3
@ November 23(Sat.) through November 30(Sat.) @   @
  Hideki Yamashita pottery exhibition      
@ In Japanese, ibushigin, literally "oxidized silver", means chic and tasteful. Every of Mr. Yamashita's ibushigin works has a chic cheerful modern feel with its graceful glow of oxidized silver followed by deep blue behind.
Mr. Yamashita uses his unique firing technique called "Ginka-Tenmoku" or an uneven silvery finish, which creates a range of subtle colour gradations.
Each piece, which is really kind of classy and never boring, has its own personality with its sharp square or simple round style. It gives off a touch of gentleness, which might come from his sweet disposition.
Now on view, a wide variety of works including popular earthenware pots, kettles, rice-pots, which are originally designed and have the essence of his own. So this coming winter you can enjoy everyday meals much more with them. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  yamashita_3
December 2013  

@ December 14(Sat.) through December 21(Sat.) @   @
  Miki Tago glass work exhibition      
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Every of Ms. Tago's glassworks features bold combination of vivid colours, which makes you feel cheerful and full of fun. What a pleasant surprise! You might be wondering which dish goes well with such a colourful lovely ware. But don't worry about that. Strangely enough, cake, Japanese sweets, potatoes, even greens, any food looks quite attractive on her piece. You should give it a try.
Now she's fully engaged in making much more colourful happier pieces serving on the Christmas and New Year dining table. They'll make the dish look really tasty. You can't wait for the exhibition.

Now on view, a wide variety of works, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

  tago_3
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