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Tokyo Art & Antiques 2017

4.14 (fri), 4.15 (sat)

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2017.04.29

2017 Tokyo Art & Antiques event review

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.

 

丸善日本橋3階ギャラリー ギャラリーートークの様子

Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery, Gallery Talk by Shoichiro Watanabe of S. WATANABE COLOR PRINT Co.

  

繭山龍泉堂 ギャラリートークの様子

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.

エドグラン トークイベントの様子

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.

 

北山美術店でのチャリティ入札会の様子

翠波画廊でのチャリティ入札会の様子

 

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.

長年に渡り七寸皿を七七枚集めた「明古染付七寸皿を蒐める」

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.

 

図柄を厳選し、五寸皿の染付を五十枚集めた古美術川﨑の「古染付五寸皿展」

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. 

若手作家の動物をテーマにした四季彩舎の「♡Animals」展

"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.

2017.04.20

Thank you for coming to Tokyo Art & Antiques 2017

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.

2017.03.26

Reservation starts for Lecture at Shouun

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

2017.03.11

Pamphlet for this year is available now

We are pleased to announce are new pamphlet for 2017 is ready to be download.

Download Here

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

2016.05.16

Announcement of the Charity donation amount

May 15, 2016

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 204,750 yen.

We thank the visitors for participating the event and we are glad to be able to acomplish the charity donation.

2016.05.10

2016 Tokyo Art & Antiques event review

View of gallery at Tokyo Art Antiques 2016

View of event at Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery

Although it was a little bit rainy on the first day of the 2016 Tokyo Art & Antiques, the weather was good on the following two days. 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.

On the 14th, the first day of the event, we received coverage from the NHK Metropolitan Area Network in the morning. One of our executive committee members, Mr. Kiyofumi Ito from Gallery Kochukyo Co.Ltd, was interviewed and asked about the main idea of this event and the charity auction.

Interview by NHK at Kochukyo Gallery

We also received coverage from TOKYO MX NEWS in the afternoon. They had previously taken pictures of some of the stores. They started broadcasting live at around 6:00 in the evening, and another executive committee member, Mr. Yasunao Hayashida from Gallery Hayashida was interviewed and asked about the main idea of this event.

Mr. Hideki Shiono from Gallery Seek and Mr. Shin Ishii from Shikisaisha were also interviewed, and they talked about the attractiveness of each of the exhibited works and how to enjoy those works.

The broadcast lasted for about 4 minutes. Before filming live, they had repeated rehearsals while recording the time again and again because they knew it was going to be live. There was a sense of tension until the end of the actual interviews, making for an interesting and rare experience for us.

Interviewed by Tokyo Mx News. Hayashida gallery

Gallery Seek interviewed by Tokyo Mx News

Shikisaisha interviewed by Tokyo Mx News

This time there were a lot of attractions in the Tokyo Art & Antiques show. From 6:00 p.m. on the first day, Mr. Michael Steinbach had a gallery talk show at the World Antiquarian Book Plaza. On the second day, we had a special project, a round-table discussion with two guests, who were Ms. Ritsuko Yajima from the Machida City Museum and Ms. Sarah Sato from Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation. Mr. Tadashi Kawashima from MAYUYAMA & CO.,LTD. also had a gallery talk show (as well as one on the following day).

Gallery Talk: Birth of the Modern – Style and identity in Vienna 1900

Gallery Talk: Birth of the Modern – Style and identity in Vienna 1900

Special Talk Session

Tokyo Art & Antiques 2016 × Machida City Museum × Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation Special Talk Session

Gallery Talk by Tadashi Kawashima

Gallery Talk by Tadashi Kawashima on "Chinese Ceramics -The World of Overglaze Enamel Ware-" 

All the talk events were fully occupied, suggesting visitors' strong interest levels. Their requests in the questionnaire surveys conducted during the session showed their strong interest in talk shows and their motivation for learning.

In addition, at this Tokyo Art & Antiques show, we held our first ever charity auction. We hoped to recommend a good way to enjoy the art works so that people could feel a closer sense towards the art works, thus we planned this project to be held at Tokyo Art & Antiques.

wabp charity auction

Twelve of the participating Tokyo Art & Antiques galleries exhibited works that people could bid on at each gallery. There were a wide range of works at each store, from affordable ones for someone who just wanted to purchase a piece of art work for the first time to things bordering on mania. In some cases, participants won auctions at very reasonable prices. Some people were there with the charity auction in mind. The auction finished on the 17th. Each store plans to directly contact the winning bidders.

Tsutsumi art charity auction

Some of the bid amounts will be donated to charity organizations, which was one of the purposes of this project. Each store will donate the money to a charity organization. We are going to report the donated amount on our web site after they have completed the procedure.

During the event, an exhibition was held at 48 stores, where a variety of works were displayed with elaborate ideas. Please see the event page for more details on the exhibitions from each store.

>>Event Page

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.

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