Archive for the ‘Exhibition’ Category


Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

yohji-yamamoto-victoria-albert-museum Via V&A Museum

The V&A Museum in London will be hosting Japanese fashion designer, Yohji Yamamoto’s first major solo show in the UK. The show will be an installation-based retrospective, showcasing over 80 women’s and menswear garments which are most representative of his work. The main exhibition space is scheduled to house his creations and a multi-media timeline which reveals Yamamoto’s wider creative output. The exhibition’s core will be housed in Gallery 38 with several satellite installations throughout the V&A and at the Wapping Project.

“The Victoria and Albert Museum presents one of the most influential and enigmatic fashion designers of the last forty years, Yohji Yamamoto. Yamamoto is a visionary designer who has made a vital contribution to fashion, challenging traditional norms of clothing with his avant-garde style. Fabric, he said, ‘is everything’. This deep interest in textiles is at the heart of his approach to design. Yamamoto became internationally renowned in the early eighties for challenging traditional notions of fashion by designing garments that seemed oversized, unfinished, played with ideas of gender or fabrics not normally used in fashionable attire such as felt or neoprene. Other works revealed Yamamoto’s unusual pattern cutting, knowledge of fashion history and sense of humour. His work is characterised by a frequent and skillful use of black, a color which he describes as ‘modest and arrogant at the same time’.” -V&A

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Yohji Yamamoto(山本耀司)のUKでの初メジャーソロエキシビションが、2011年3月12日から7月10日の間、ヴィクトリア&アルバート博物館(V&A Museum)で行われます。インスタレーションの数多いエキシビションの中には、”Yohji Yamamoto” Men’sとWomen’sコレクションから80昨以上、代表作が展示される予定です。UKにいる方は是非お越しになって下さい。


Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7
+44 (0)20 7942 2000

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村上 隆 - ローマで初ソロ・エキシビション

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010


Source: Gaigosan Gallery

Takashi Murakami’s art will be available for public viewing starting this week at the Gagosian Gallery for his first solo exhibition in Rome.

Murakami is credited for creating “Superflat,” a style of art which draws influence from Japanese otaku sub-cultures (manga and anime) in a colorful pop art format. From the galleries to the department stores, Murakami’s techni-color charged illustrations with images of smiling flowers, mushrooms with eyes, and a slew of other characters from a fantasy realm took the world by storm. An instant success, his product collaboration line of handbags, wallets, and purses with French design house Louis Vuitton took art to a whole new level of commercial success.

However, this time Murakami is being highlighted for a style he owns but more rooted in traditional Japanese art. He painted two monolithic dragons that will break your neck trying to look from one side to the other. Painted simply in two colors, red and blue, each piece is comprised of nine panels measuring a whopping eighteen meters (59 feet) long.

It will be interesting to hear what people will say about a style that most mainstream Murakami fans are not used to seeing.

–Made with Japan

The combination of red and blue with a creature that has long been thought as a symbol of one’s destiny is my attempt to reaffirm my devotion to art - the creative process for the paintings resembled a prayer offering.

–Takashi Murakami

“Two epic paintings - Dragon in Clouds – Red Mutation and Dragon in Clouds – Indigo Blue – each comprise nine panels and measure eighteen meters long. Cloud- and-dragon paintings, known as Unryūzu, were also key references for Soga Shōhaku, an eighteenth century Japanese artist whose eccentric and daring visual inventiveness has been a great inspiration for Murakami.

Unlike the dragon’s dark associations in Western iconography, the Japanese dragon - an amalgam of the Buddhist iconography that originated in India before reaching China and then Japan - is considered a symbol of good fortune and optimism. Several Buddhist and Shinto temples in Japan are designated as dragon shrines that denote the creature’s exalted status.

日本の現代アーティスト、村上 隆がローマのGagosian Galleryでソロ・エキシビテョンを今週スタート。「ルイ・ヴィトン ミーツ ネオ・ジャポニズム」と題したヴィトンとのコラボでもよく見られた、カラフルなポップアートを期待していたファンはガッカリするかもしれません。Gagosian Galleryに展示されている作品は、パネル9個の幅18メートルに描かれた巨大な赤い龍と青い龍。メインストリームうけもしてきたアニメ風のカワイイ作品と比べると今回は日本画のルーツがある渋い路線。世界中のファンがどうリアクションをとるか興味深いです。

Takashi Murakami
November 13, 2010 - January 15, 2011

Via Francesco Crispi 16
00187 Rome
T. 39.06.4208.6498
F. 39.06.4201.4765
Hours: Tue-Sat 10:30-7 & by appointment
Gaigosan Gallery


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

By Sayoko Hirano at the Gojo Guest House Time: 1hr


Monday, February 1st, 2010

Sayoko is a Japanese “Mokuhanga” (Woodblock Print) artist but she did a great job with this live painting at the Gojo Guest House in Kyoto.

Pictures from Booze,Sushi, Art Show with Bosshiko

Monday, December 21st, 2009

11/7/09 Booze+Sushi+Art Show

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

MWJ will be at the Booze, Sushi, and Art Show which will be at Miyabi Sushi Restaurant. Some of our newest art work will be held on exhibition throughout the venue and our t-shirts will be for sale at the bar.  Also, our amazing newcomer Bosshiko will be here from Japan to do a live sumie painting. Entry is free because we love you, so come check us out to love us back!!!


Made with Japan: Booze, Sushi, Art with Bosshiko




21 + Event 

Doors open 10pm

 Miyabi Sushi
16820 South Center Parkway
Tukwila WA 98188
206-575 6815