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January 2015  

@ January 17(Sat.) through January 24(Sat.) @   @
  Koki Ohara pottery exhibition      
@ Mr. Koki Ohara's works are familiar to you by a motif of the fish that seems alive jumping on the ceramics. His distinctive characteristic of painting is created by using the cloth-dyeing technique. He cuts out a motif from the unwoven cloth, soaks it with colours and then paints. He says that different from lines of the brush, his craft features soft and tender touch.
Several shapes in layers that can give you a bit more well-rounded, humourous impression is his own unique formula. This time, more freely composed designs are also on display. Having a feel of swing resulted from the soft texture of cloth-dyeing, every of his dishes goes well with any meal as well as easy to use.
Now on view, a wide variety of works are originally designed and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  ohara
February 2015  

@ February 7(Sat.) through February 14(Sat.) @   @
  Chinatsu Nomura woodblock printing exhibition      
@ Every of Ms.Nomura's prints features simple, bold portrayals with brilliant colours. The theme of this exhibition is "fre`missement", which means trembles, breeze, stirrings in French. "When we're moved by something usual in our everyday life, it often makes us feel adoring but nervous. It's fascinating but sad. I hope I could express those mixed feelings in my works", she says.
On the upper part of the portrayal, you see blue and orange wide lines. Right below them, repeatedly depicted are waves, wind, or clouds. They seem to be drifting and relaxed but running as fast as possible. What's that isolated small roof ? Ms. Nomura's prints capture the imagination of the audience. Why don't you get involved in such a bit humorous, gentle world of her woodcut 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
@ February 21(Sat.) through February 28(Sat.) @   @
  Toshiyasu Nakamura 'kiriko' exhibition      
@ A glasswork artist, Mr. Toshiyasu Nakamura makes kiriko, cut-glass products mainly. Here at ACCa, this is the 2nd time of his exhibition. Every of his works has its own attractive design giving modern and fresh as well as classic impression.
Appropriate for early spring, we see a lot of motifs based on flowers. Together with the previous design called "Hineri-ume", cups for Japanese sake feature flowers of 12 months. "I hope you can find your favorite one based on your birth-month or flowers you like", Mr. Nakamura says. Their colours are cheerful like light blue, light green, blue, red and so on. Sharp and free carved cut-glass creates soft light all around, which appeals a lot to us.
Now on view, a wide variety of kiriko works which are originally designed and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  nakamura
March 2015  

@ March 14(Sat.) through March 21(Sat.) @   @
  Haruhiko Iwasaki pottery exhibition      
@ A ceramic for holding water called suiteki with a bit rouge Japanese ume blossom shape. "Its elegant lovely shape was made by using a traditional Japanese sweet model", says the potter Mr. Haruhiko Iwasaki, who has been making his works in Ishikawa prefecture. This is the 2nd time of his exhibition here at ACCa.
Featuring the texture of the clay, every of Mr. Iwasaki's works gives a gentle tasteful impression. He says that a wooden model he saw at an antique shop has long inspired him. He is capable of deep love for the traditions, but at the same time he loves something stylish and modern.
His ceramics, having a soft but chic feel, can go well with any dishes, and we can imagine enjoying our dishes served with them.
Now on view, a wide variety of pottery works which are originally designed and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  iwasaki
@ March 28(Sat.) through April 4(Sat.) @   @
  Eiko Uchikoba copperplate print exhibition      
@ "My copperplate print works are "delicate words". They express my dissatisfied unfulfilled feelings", says Ms. Eiko Uchikoba. The subtle ambiguities of copperplate print must be perfect for expressing our indescribable feelings about beauty, kindness, sorrow.
Ms. Uchikoba makes poems and picture books as well, and every of her works has its own story. Of course it is told by her, but also we could imagine our own story by looking at her work. The characters in her works like the rabbits or daily small tools could be a matchmaker.
Letfs enjoy the world of her works, where she wishes peace and a light of little hope would come into your mind.
Now on view, a wide variety of copperplate print works, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  uchikoba
April 2015  

@ April 11(Sat.) through April 18(Sat.) @   @
  Kanami Ogata glass work exhibition      
@ Ms. Kanami Ogata creates her own unique poetic world with glass. The theme of this exhibition is "implement". She is engaged in things which look like implements used for the unknown purpose.
For example, "Storm Glass Barometer", which was used for weather forecast in the 19th century. It is said that it was on the submarine Nautilus featured in Jules Verne's novel "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea". The liquid in the glass cylinder is clear on a sunny day. When it rains, imperfect small stars are floating in the liquid, which are set and form themselves into leaves throughout the cylinder prior to the storm.
"Radiometer" is a glass tool, which contains a set of vanes rotating due to the difference between the light striking on the glass and the humidity. With no motive power but with a subtle change of nature all around us, they start to turn.
Let's enjoy Ms. Ogata's fascinating new world.
  ogata
May 2015  

@ May 9(Sat.) through May 16(Sat.) @   @
  Yoshitaka Sato wooden sculpture exhibition      
@ Here at ACCa, this is the 2nd time of a sculptor, Yoshitaka Sato's exhibition. The carved bare aromatic wood surface, where the figure seems to blend in with its corner. Something introspective leads to vast cosmic nature or universe, every of his works has such a still and powerful feel.
Mr. Sato says, "I make a note of words and scenes that appeal to me by carving them on the wood. It's a very private action, but I hope you can share it with me". Let's enjoy his unique world that is tempting you all the way to the space.
Now on view, a wide variety of works, which are originally designed and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  sato
@ May 23(Sat.) through May 30(Sat.) @   @
  Nanako Ishida glass work exhibition      
@ Let's look at the colourful palm-sized containers with tiny yellow flower motif. How adorable they are. Here at ACCa, this is the 1st time of a glass work artist, Ms. Nanako Ishida's exhibition.
She says, "I made pieces with motifs featuring my favorite flowers and plants. They're tiny and look unreliable, but they have vitality and strength, which appeal to me". She really trusts and sympathizes with their courage to challenge themselves for tomorrow, in spite of having an innocent look. It might be why her pieces make us feel at ease.
Every of her kiln cast glass works has various expressions warm, quiet, sometimes cheerful.
Now on view, a wide variety of glass works, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  ishida
June 2015  

@ June 6(Sat.) through June 13(Sat.) @   @
  Yui Matsumoto "urushi" work exhibition      
@ "Urushi" artist, Ms. Yui Matsumoto. Here at ACCa, this is the 2nd time of her exhibition. With the theme of "A part of daily life, Urushi", she has fully engaged in making urushi works living in today's daily life. Urushi, having a long tradition, tends to give a fixed image. But every of her works is sure to have a new refreshing feel.
The two-coloured container with a lid. Its distinct clear lines born from a lathe. Its chic colouring lid. Its liberating handle. The artist's unique idea makes urushi embedded in everyday-life scenes. She says, "I'd be glad if you could communicate with each other or enjoy your meal by using my things".
Urushi is quite tough and it has been long used in our daily life. You can come across your favorite one modern and charming as a part of daily life.
Now on view, a wide variety of urushi works, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  matsumoto
@ June 20(Sat.) through June 27(Sat.) @   @
  Chihiro Sakai pottery exhibition      
@ The monochrome animal patterns drawn with such simplified lines as a woodblock print. Many fans must have been looking forward to these Ms. Chihiro Sakai's works. Her animals' expressions and movements make us easily say, "We've ever seen these faces before, right?". Actually some of the animals cannot be seen so close, though. Together with these inspiring animal-motifs, each piece has a quite easy shape to use.
Ms. Sakai says, "Every year new shapes and animal-motifs are added, all of which are coordinated. So I'd be glad if you would like to choose your favorite one by one". Even if you have got her pieces with different animals or different shapes, they are uniform as a set. Itll be fun.
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.
  sakai
July 2015  

@ July 11(Sat.) through July 18(Sat.) @   @
  Yuko Naito solo exhibition      
@ A Japanese-style painter, Ms. Yuko Naito. Here at ACCa this is the 4th time of her exhibition. Every of her works has a richly expressive beauty featuring the monotone-like colour gradations, its range of shading from dark to light, with hues subtly seen. Its quiet and swaying-like picture is really impressive.
One hue with another in the quest for an ideal colour. Ms. Naito's works are made in the time of the past and future, back and forth. She says sincerely, "Sometimes I wish I could break the whole picture almost finished into pieces. Breaking would feel liberating from any control like esquisse, but at the same time, I'm afraid of breaking. After resisting this fear and getting it over, I find a moment that the picture feels relaxed and stained. That's why I'm engaged in drawing".
Let's enjoy "Stained memories of the time", which are painted with natural mineral pigments or beeswax on traditional Japanese paper called washi.
  naito
September 2015

@ September 12(Sat.) through September 19(Sat.) @   @
  Yumiko Shimoya pottery exhibition      
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Every of Ms. Yumiko Shimoya's works has such a gentle feeling that naturally we would like to reach out our hand to put it on our palm. The soft warm form, easy-to-use size, graceful texture, which is surely because she makes things, taking good care of everyday life. She says, "I hope you're not aware the objects that you use on a daily basis are designed by me".

Now on view, a wide variety of pottery works including pitchers, flower-vases and pots as well as plates familiar to us, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.

  shimoya
@ September 26(Sat.) through October 3(Sat.) @   @
  Miki Tago glass work exhibition      
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Every of Ms. Miki Tago's glassworks, featuring exciting, colourful combination, has gained a lot of fans. Her attractive glass makes you feel jolly and happy.

She also has been engaged in making plates with a combination of white and clear recently. She says, "I hope you could see a much more colourful love affair with ingredients. I'm focusing on making my glass itself look quite tasty". You must be excited to see her new design, which is beautiful not only to adorn the table but also to be served, as well as the previous ones.

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
October 2015

@ October 6(Tue.) through October 18(Sun.) @   @
  Tokyo Univ. of the Arts glass work exhibition      
@ Clear glass, which was born by the use of glassblowing, has grown up into the facetted. It has the freedom to shine brightly with reflected light.
Colourful glass, which was taken good care of forming by the use of glass fusing or Pa^te de verre (paste of glass technique), is casting dim and flickering light from inside.
Accomplished techniques, fresh and keen sensitivities, those are the various attraction of glass created by Tokyo Univ. of the Art graduate school staffs.
Now on view, a wide variety of glass works including conceptual objects, everyday containers, accessories etc., which are originally designed and have the essence of their own. This is a good chance to encounter them. Go ahead and enjoy exploring their glass wonderland held once a year.
  geidai
November 2015

@ November 14(Sat.) through November 21(Sat.) @   @
  Yuriko Ogawa pottery exhibition      
@ Ms. Yuriko Ogawa's dyeing patterns are unique and enjoyable. Classic patterns and modern things exist in harmony. She says, "I'm actually fond of classic dyeing patterns, and I began dyeing works. What I try to do is take things close to me, favorite animals, or foreign culture appealing to me on my journey, and recreate it to my own design".
Classics are merged with modern ages, different cultures coexist, different kinds such as a living thing and a tool or a building come to harmonize on each container. That is a fusion like music, a wonderland of dyeing, impromptu, lively and a little bit mysterious. And also, quiet and simple dyeing works that seem to become autumn and winter tables are at this exhibition.
Now on view, a wide variety of pottery works, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  ogawa3
@ November 28(Sat.) through December 5(Sat.) @   @
  Yohei Yasuki solo exhibition      
@ Every of Mr. Yasuki's works features its soft lines, colours, dynamic but simple style. It is strange that it does not stand still, but it looks starting to move slowly, getting apart, falling down, hitting.
Mr. Yasuki says, "The motif is someone, which is not the theme. Using the figure of someone, the space which someone makes, I'd like to create a new life on the painting. I've been enthralled by the repeated struggle between the figure and the space in every single work".
Having a calm, vivid, a little bit funny feel, each piece surely appeals to us.
Now on view, a wide variety of abstract works, which are originally painted and have the essence of his own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  yasuki
December 2015

@ December 12(Sat.) through December 19(Sat.) @   @
  Yasuko Onoda pottery exhibition      
@ Dyeing artist, Ms. Yasuko Onoda. Every of her works, featuring natural motifs depicted with just one colour indigo blue, has a free and fresh atmosphere. She has a lot of fans who have been looking forward to her attractive containers. For the coming Christmas and New Year, the new arrivals are displayed.
Ms. Onoda says, "Containers with happy or Santa Claus' designs are going to be at the exhibition. And also I've taken on some exciting new challenges such as ceramic cups for sake or lidded containers". You can enjoy her high-quality dyeing technique, which makes Santa Claus and the look of a Japanese natural landscape go together.
Now on view, a wide variety of pottery works, which are originally designed and have the essence of her own. This is a good chance to encounter them.
  onoda_7
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