The next Tokyo Art & Antiques will be held from April 26 to 28. We are planing many exhibitions, talk events, hopefully collaborations and more! Please look forward.
At Ginza, an art event called "Xmas Art Festa" will be held from December 8. It really is amazing looking at all the top galleries in Ginza showing their collections and exhibitions at once. If you like paintings, it is a good chance to buy young artists' paintings or even the great masters.
We strongly recommend you to stop by when you are in Ginza looking for a Christmas present!
Click here for the Official website of Xmas Art Festa.
We are pleased to announce the total amount of donation collected by the Charity auction event.
The sum of donation provided by the 12 galleries whom participated the Charity auction of 2016 Tokyo Art & Antiques was 242,500 yen.
We thank the visitors for participating the event and we are glad to be able to acomplish the charity donation.
The 2017 Tokyo Art & Antiques Festival was held for 2 days in Nihonbashi and Kyobashi area where the cherry blossoms still bloomed in a great spring weather.
This year, the participating galleries reached 86 galleries, which is 7 more than last year, and 56 galleries held exhibitions to welcome visitors. The number of visitors varied from gallery to gallery, but there were around 250 visitors a day at the most in some of the galleries (based on participating store questionnaire results). According to the visitor surveys, quite a few people were first time visitors.
Since the festival was held for 2days, which is one day shorter than usual, the programs were fully colorful with many visitors.
For the first day, there were three talk events. A gallery talk by Mr. Shoichiro Watanabe at Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery, Mr. Tadashi Kawashima at MAYUYAMA & CO.,LTD, and Mr. Teruhisa Kitahara at Kyobashi Edogran.
Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery, Gallery Talk by Shoichiro Watanabe of S. WATANABE COLOR PRINT Co.
Gallery Talk by Tadashi Kawashima “Chinese Arts of Pre-era”
Kyobashi Edogran Special Talk Event view
On the second say, Mr.Ryunosuke Nagai and Mr.Yoshiki Ato at Kyobashi Edogran, talked about collecting art and how art works were priced.
Kyobashi Edogran Special Talk Event answering questions from audience.
All of the talk events were focused on how to deepen your understanding and enjoyment for art.
Another program we had put our effort on is the charity auction. This is our 2nd challenge and 11 galleries have participated. The galleries exhibited art works that could be bided with fun especially for beginners. The purpose of this auction is of course to make donation to charity organizations, but moreover, to be able to know each other, learn more about art, and be able to do something together for the society by enjoying.
56 galleries held exhibitions and every year, they have been putting more effort into making unique exhibition. For instance, there were a few exhibition of ko-sometsuke (old blue painted ceramics) and ko-Imari wares (old imari ware). Although some of them are expensive, many of them could be reasonable priced and have unique paintings, as they are a only-one item, not a mass production. It seems that traditional items of Japan are being looked over by young people and becoming popular these days.
This is an exhibition of 77 collections of 7 *sun dishes, which were collected for many years. *sun is a traditional unit of size used in japan. 7 sun is about 21 cm.
This is another exhibition of 50 dishes of 5 sun dishes. A selected pieces of unique diagram and design. *5 sun is about 15 cm.
Moreover, there were many exhibition held with the theme of animals.
"Love Animals" exhibited young artists contemporary art works based on animals.
Event List of 2017 (will be on website until around January 2018)
We and other participating galleries continue to make efforts so that more and more people can enjoy our event. We are looking forward to meeting you at our next Tokyo Art & Antiques.
Tokyo Art & Antiques 2017 has ended on April 15. We thank you very much for many visitors at the event.
We are now planning to upload the event reports such as the event scenes little by little from now on. We are also planning to announce the results at the charity auction as soon as a donation procedure at all stores is completed so please wait for a while until then.
Tokyo Art & Antiques was introduced at Chuo FM Hello! Radio City on April 11 from 12:00 pm and NHK Hirumae Hot on April 13 from 11:27am.
Reservation fore lecture "Ancient Vessels - Selecting and Arranging" at Shouun has started.
Please contact the gallery for reservation.
4.14(fri)- 4.15(sat) 13:30-15:00 at 2nd Floor
Available : 20 seats
Fee: 5,000 yen
We are pleased to announce are new pamphlet for 2017 is ready to be download.
The actual printed pamphlet will be available at participating galleries at the end of March.
Moreover, Art Fair Tokyo at Tokyo International Forum (Yurakucho, Tokyo) will be held from March 17-19. Many of the participating galleries of Tokyo Art & Antiques will be participating this fair as well.
It is an exciting event you can enjoy. Please check it out.
Art Fair Tokyo 2017
We are happy to announce our participating galleries of 2017 Tokyo Art & Antiques and the exhibition schedules of the galleries.
We have also issued our press release vol.1
The '2017 Tokyo Art & Antiques' will be held on Friday 14, April and Saturday 15 April. We are expecting some events you can enjoy, so please look forward!
>>Press release vol.1