The Nippon Gallery - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Nippon Gallery. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Osamu Takeuchi “Bronze Cast Objects”

    Osamu Takeuchi “Bronze Cast Objects”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2017-04-12 - 2017-04-27

    The Nippon Gallery, Osamu Takeuchi, an artist renowned for producing bronze cast Buddhist images will be holding his second Bronze Cast Objects Exhibition in New York. When looking at the natural world...More »

  • poster for “Signs of Reign: A Showing of Splendid Japanese Art”

    “Signs of Reign: A Showing of Splendid Japanese Art”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics - Other
    • 2017-03-11 - 2017-03-18

    “Signs of Reign” will feature distinguished objects from the Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa and Heisei periods. As artworks evocative of aristocratic patronage, regal themes such as chrysanthemums, dragons,...More »

  • poster for “Fukushima Pride of Silk -2017 Autumn Winter Collection”

    “Fukushima Pride of Silk -2017 Autumn Winter Collection”

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2017-03-03 - 2017-03-06

    Opening March 3rd: Fukushima Pride of Silk -2017 Autumn Winter collections at The Nippon Gallery. In 2011, some noteworthy Fukushima textile artisans united to create Fukushima Pride of Silk. Each artisan...More »

  • poster for “Washi Paper” Exhibition

    “Washi Paper” Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2017-01-26 - 2017-02-24

    Japanese art forms reinterpreted by contemporary artists and designed to introduce visitors to the historical and creative value of washi. In order to create darkness, all the windows of the gallery are...More »

  • poster for Mitsuko Arita “MITSUKO’s World”

    Mitsuko Arita “MITSUKO’s World”

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2016-09-29 - 2016-10-05

    When she drew a small ink painting, Mitsuko Arita found that insertion of embroidery to a painted horse gave cubic effect, enlarging expanse and depth. Also, it made her activity more comfortable and rendered...More »

  • poster for Shuho Kondo “The soul of Japan and Zen”

    Shuho Kondo “The soul of Japan and Zen”

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    • Media: Calligraphy
    • 2016-09-15 - 2016-09-21

    Shuho Kondo can be traced back to Jakuzan Kodo who taught Confucianism and Calligraphy to Tokugawa Iemocji, the 14th shogun of the Edo Shognate. Roseki Kodo, the great-grandchild of Jakuzan and Shuho’s...More »

  • poster for “Hirado Egg-Shell Ware & Mikawachi Porcelain of Japan - 400 Years and Beyond” Exhibition

    “Hirado Egg-Shell Ware & Mikawachi Porcelain of Japan - 400 Years and Beyond” Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-06-23 - 2016-07-20

    The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club presents the exhibition of Hirado Ware & Mikawachi porcelain. The history of Mikawachi ware and the fascination of eggshell ware are introduced with resources...More »

  • poster for Michio Namatame “Learn the Myth of the King YAMA - A story of 10 supernatural rulers”

    Michio Namatame “Learn the Myth of the King YAMA - A story of 10 supernatural rulers”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-06-02 - 2016-06-08

    The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club presents an exhibition by Michio Namatame, who resides in Fukushima Prefecture, with the title of “Learn the Myth of the King YAMA – A story of 10 supernatural rulers” Michio...More »

  • poster for Naoki Nomura “The Seasonal Five Festivals in Kyoto”

    Naoki Nomura “The Seasonal Five Festivals in Kyoto”

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2016-05-17 - 2016-05-23

    This year, The Nippon Gallery will again host an Original Kimono Exhibition by Naoki Nomura, one of the living masters of the Kyo Yuzen style of kimono design. Kyo Yuzen is based on a dyeing technique...More »

  • poster for “CELESTIAL REALMS: Japanese Artworks of Divine Constitution” Exhibition

    “CELESTIAL REALMS: Japanese Artworks of Divine Constitution” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-03-12 - 2016-03-19

    The Nippon Gallery presents an exhibition an exhibition taking place from this month. It’s entitled “CELESTIAL REALMS: Japanese Artworks of Divine Constitution”More »

  • poster for “Lessons from Recovery: the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011” Exhibition

    “Lessons from Recovery: the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-01-28 - 2016-02-23

    The Nippon Gallery presents an exhibition an exhibition taking place from this month. It’s entitled “Lessons from Recovery: the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011”.More »

  • poster for “Dr. Hideyo Noguchi in New York, New York” Exhibition

    “Dr. Hideyo Noguchi in New York, New York” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Other
    • 2015-10-29 - 2015-11-23

    The Nippon Club is New York’s oldest Japanese social club, providing the Japanese and American communities alike with a variety of events, workshops and cultural classes. The Nippon Club is celebrating...More »

  • poster for Shunji Kurimori, Kenji Miyata & Hiroyuki Hashino Exhibition

    Shunji Kurimori, Kenji Miyata & Hiroyuki Hashino Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-10-16 - 2015-10-22

    The Nippon Gallery (at The Nippon Club) presents An Exhibition of Beautiful Crafts from Japan, in association with Akita Takumi Kai. The traditional crafts from Japan introduced at this exhibition demonstrate...More »

  • poster for Yoshitada Tanaka “The Miniature World Exhibition”

    Yoshitada Tanaka “The Miniature World Exhibition”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-09-23 - 2015-09-29

    The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club hosts the exhibition of Microcosm paintings on clamshells by Yoshitada Tanaka. Yoshitada Tanaka, a rare handicraft artist of shell painting, will present an exhibition...More »

  • poster for Tokuo Hayasaki “Praying for Peace & World Harmony”

    Tokuo Hayasaki “Praying for Peace & World Harmony”

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    • Media: Calligraphy
    • 2015-09-10 - 2015-09-16

    Calligraphy of Buddhist Sermons by Reverend Tokuo Hayasaki – Praying for Peace & World Harmony- The Nippon Gallery presents the calligraphy exhibit of Buddhist Sermons by renowned Japanese calligrapher...More »

  • poster for “Artists from Postwar Japan Part II: Inspired in New York, 1960s-1970s” Exhibition

    “Artists from Postwar Japan Part II: Inspired in New York, 1960s-1970s” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2015-06-18 - 2015-07-15

    The Nippon Club presents Artists from Postwar Japan, Part II: Inspired in New York, 1960s- 1970s, Part I of which was held in 2014, and is honored to present masterworks of the leading figures of Japanese...More »

  • poster for Michio Koide Exhibition

    Michio Koide Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-05-28 - 2015-06-03

    Traditional Japanese Beauty Morphs into Jewelry The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club is pleased to host the Jewelry exhibition entitled “Traditional Japanese Beauty Morphs into Jewelry” by Michio Koide,...More »

  • poster for “Kyoto Byoubu-Art” Exhibition

    “Kyoto Byoubu-Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2015-03-31 - 2015-04-04

    The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Gallery is exhibiting the newest innovative concepts and techniques for the future of traditional Japanese byoubu art screens. Traditional artisan culture has been declining...More »

  • poster for “Shoko Kanazawa: the World of Calligraphy -A Letter for You”

    “Shoko Kanazawa: the World of Calligraphy -A Letter for You”

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    • Media: Calligraphy
    • 2015-03-21 - 2015-03-26

    The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club presents the calligraphy exhibition entitled “Shoko Kanazawa: the World of Calligraphy -A Letter for You” by Ms. Shoko Kanazawa, one of the most famous calligraphers...More »

  • poster for Kuniko Katada Exhibition

    Kuniko Katada Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2014-12-04 - 2014-12-10

    The Nippon Gallery hosts the exhibition of Glass Art by Kuniko Katada, one of the pioneers of fusing glass art in Japan. Ms. Katada is the founder of the glass studio, Atelier Kuni in Tokyo, Japan,...More »

  • poster for Shuho Kondo “Japanese Style Shodo World: Traditional Techniques”

    Shuho Kondo “Japanese Style Shodo World: Traditional Techniques”

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    • Media: Calligraphy
    • 2014-11-18 - 2014-11-21

    Shuho Kondo, Japanese Calligrapher, learned about the fascination of calligraphy from her father, Roseki, a traditional calligrapher. She has been pursuing his style of calligraphy, but at the same time,...More »

  • poster for Kiyomi Kitagawa “The Future of KIMONO”

    Kiyomi Kitagawa “The Future of KIMONO”

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2014-11-06 - 2014-11-12

    The Nippon Gallery hosts the exhibition of KIMONO dresses by Kiyomi Kitagawa, a popular fashion designer and a representative of Atelier Bi-no-Sei. Kitagawa revives stylish and practical design dresses...More »

  • poster for Mitsuyasu Yokota “Kimono Glass Art: The World of Wa-glass”

    Mitsuyasu Yokota “Kimono Glass Art: The World of Wa-glass”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-10-23 - 2014-10-31

    In today’s Japanese culture, a traditional lifestyle of wearing “KIMONO” and “OBI” (traditional Japanese garments and its belt) and using “WASHI” (handmade Japanese paper) are disappearing, and as a...More »

  • poster for Yumi Katsura “Yuzen Today”

    Yumi Katsura “Yuzen Today”

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    • Media: Fashion - Other
    • 2014-10-15 - 2014-10-21

    In the first such event in the U.S., Yumi Katsura, the leader in bridal fashion in Japan, will present her special collection of evening and cocktail dresses using Japanese traditional yuzen. Entitled,...More »

  • poster for “The 15th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition”

    “The 15th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition”

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-09-11 - 2014-09-17

    The Nippon Gallery (located at The Nippon Club) hosts an exhibition of The 15th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition, presented by The Ceramic Artist Friendship Association, Inc. The exhibition...More »

  • poster for “Artists from Postwar Japan Days of Struggle in New York, 1960s–1970” Exhibition

    “Artists from Postwar Japan Days of Struggle in New York, 1960s–1970” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-06-19 - 2014-07-17

    The postwar decades in New York were an epoch-making period in the art history of the world. Between the 1950s and the 1960s, the Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art movements, both of which originated...More »

  • poster for Shoichi Kamisuzuki “Exhibition of Horse Paintings”

    Shoichi Kamisuzuki “Exhibition of Horse Paintings”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-04-10 - 2014-04-16

    Kamisuzuki first became fascinated by horses at the age of 18. Since then, he has been creating pictures of horses for the past 38 years. His main motifs for the paintings are thoroughbreds, called “works...More »

  • poster for The Wasetsu Group “Dancing with Flowers” Ikebana Exhibition

    The Wasetsu Group “Dancing with Flowers” Ikebana Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Other
    • 2014-03-28 - 2014-03-29

    The Sogetsu School of Ikebana, established in 1927 by Sofu Teshigahara which emphasized flower arrangement as an expression of oneself. Head Master Teshigahara’s idea has been carried on by his daughter...More »

  • poster for “Tides of Fortune: Transition of Beauty in Japanese Artworks since Edo” Exhibition

    “Tides of Fortune: Transition of Beauty in Japanese Artworks since Edo” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-03-13 - 2014-03-22

    The Nippon Club is pleased to present the exhibition “Tides of Fortune: Transition of Beauty in Japanese Artworks since Edo.” Oriental Treasure Box and Orientations Gallery have organized a special exhibition...More »

  • “Japonism In Contemporary Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2014-02-06 - 2014-03-06

    This exhibition of artwork inspired by Japanese culture consists of works by contemporary artists. Among these are world-renowned artists with works in the Guggenheim Museum or MoMA’s collection, or who...More »

  • poster for Hogen Mikada “The World of Exquisite Metal Craftsmanship”

    Hogen Mikada “The World of Exquisite Metal Craftsmanship”

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    • Media: Other - Sculpture
    • 2014-01-15 - 2014-01-24

    Metal engraving is a technique that creates patterns on gold, silver, copper and iron plates through the use of a small metal hammer and chisels. The excellent durability and beauty of such engravings...More »

  • poster for Gyokusen-do “Special Exhibition of Tsuiki Copperware”

    Gyokusen-do “Special Exhibition of Tsuiki Copperware”

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2013-12-03 - 2013-12-06

    Founded in 1816, Gyokusen-do’s history goes back almost 200 years, to the late Edo period. The first time Japan ever participated at an international exhibition – the 1873 World Fair in Vienna, Austria...More »

  • poster for Taisan Tanaka “Japanese Style Paintings”

    Taisan Tanaka “Japanese Style Paintings”

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    • Media: Painting - Calligraphy
    • 2013-11-14 - 2013-11-20

    An exhibition by Taisan Tanaka, one of Japanese leading calligraphic painting artists, and exhibit his art works under the theme of “Put smile on your face, and warmth in your heart.” Tanaka has been...More »

  • poster for Izumi Ayaki “Serendipity”

    Izumi Ayaki “Serendipity”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-06-05 - 2013-06-11

    Ayaki employs bold and powerful compositions rarely seen in Japanese paintings. She uses natural mineral pigments pulverized natural rocks)and paints in several layers to create deep and sophisticated...More »

  • poster for Naoki Nomura “Oku no Hosomichi - Basho’s journey”

    Naoki Nomura “Oku no Hosomichi - Basho’s journey”

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    • Media: Painting - Fashion - Product
    • 2013-05-08 - 2013-05-14

    Mr. Nomura is one of the living masters of the Kyo Yuzen style of kimono design, based on a dyeing technique perfected in Kyoto around the middle of Japan’s Edo period, which lasted from 1603 to 1867....More »

  • poster for "Imperial Court Artists & Living National Treasures: Art from the Meiji Period through Present Day" Exhibition

    "Imperial Court Artists & Living National Treasures: Art from the Meiji Period through Present Day" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics - Other
    • 2013-03-14 - 2013-03-25

    The Nippon Club presents a special exhibition celebrating the fine craftsmanship of Japanese artisans over the last 150 years. The exhibition titled Imperial Court Artists & Living National Treasures:...More »

  • poster for "Waiting for Spring: Sogetsu New York Branch Ikebana Flower Show" Exhibition

    "Waiting for Spring: Sogetsu New York Branch Ikebana Flower Show" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Other
    • 2013-01-17 - 2013-01-19

    The Sogetsu School was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. He proposed Ikebana as an Art that emphasizes the arranger’s individual feelings and creativity. His thoughts were carried down through three...More »

  • poster for Kay Yoshiya "New Renaissance"

    Kay Yoshiya "New Renaissance"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-11-07 - 2012-11-20

    At the age of 9, Kay Yoshiya encountered the paintings of Vincent van Gogh at a private art school in Yokohama for the first time. Instantaneously she made up her mind to go to the Netherlands someday,...More »

  • poster for "Life Is… The Most Exciting Japanese Calligraphy" Exhibition

    "Life Is… The Most Exciting Japanese Calligraphy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Calligraphy
    • 2012-10-24 - 2012-11-01

    Originating in Japan, this calligraphy exhibition has traveled all the way to NY and consists of works by 90 children and 140 adults from all walks of life, including business men, house wives, company...More »

  • poster for Kikue Miyatake "For the Best Future"

    Kikue Miyatake "For the Best Future"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-10-11 - 2012-10-17

    In 1990, following the fall of the Berlin Wall, 120 artists from all over the world participated in a commemoration project by painting on a remaining 0.8 mile-long portion of the Wall, now called “East...More »

  • poster for "Okinawa Art in NY" Exhibition

    "Okinawa Art in NY" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Installation
    • 2012-06-20 - 2012-07-27

    Following World War II, American Art had a great influence around the world and especially in Okinawa, where it had a strong direct and indirect influence. Works of art by remarkable Okinawan artists...More »

  • poster for "Elaborately Painted Clamshells by Yoshitada Tanaka: The Tale of Genji & Geauties of Nature" Exhibition

    "Elaborately Painted Clamshells by Yoshitada Tanaka: The Tale of Genji & Geauties of Nature" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Crafts
    • 2012-04-11 - 2012-04-17

    Yoshitada Tanaka, a rare handicraft artist of shell painting, will present an exhibition of beautifully painted shells. Mr. Tanaka’s shell painting is closely related to the “shell matching” game played...More »

  • poster for Ryokan Ara and Hideki Togi “Prayer For Love And Hope”

    Ryokan Ara and Hideki Togi “Prayer For Love And Hope”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2012-03-27 - 2012-04-02

    Mr. Ara entered the Buddhist priesthood at age 10 and became Hoshi (successor of principle) at the Sengakuin in Sendai. Having held prominent posts at temples such as Shojokouin (Sendai) and Daifukuji...More »

  • poster for "The Creation of Japanese Armor: Miyako Yoroi (Armor of Kyoto)" Exhibition

    "The Creation of Japanese Armor: Miyako Yoroi (Armor of Kyoto)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Other
    • 2012-03-15 - 2012-03-20

    In Japan, armor and helmets developed from the Heian period (894-1191) onward as essential protective gear. Their designs and styles evolved with the passage of time. They are distinguished by the beauty...More »

  • poster for Mototaka Takano "Painting Northern Snow Scenes for 32 Years”

    Mototaka Takano "Painting Northern Snow Scenes for 32 Years”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-01-25 - 2012-01-31

    Mototaka Takano is well known for his winter landscape paintings of fishing villages and fish markets in northeastern Japan. Born in Tokyo, Takano has been painting winter scenes since he became fascinated...More »

  • poster for "Sogetsu Ikebara: Under the Autumn Sky” Exhibition

    "Sogetsu Ikebara: Under the Autumn Sky” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Other
    • 2011-10-28 - 2011-10-29

    The exhibition will include over 24 Ikebana works (the art of Japanese Flower Arrangement), created by members from the Sogetsu Wasetsu Group. The Wasetsu Group(Judith Setsuko Hata, Director)has been exhibiting...More »

  • poster for “The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn in New York" Exhibition

    “The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn in New York" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Other
    • 2011-09-30 - 2011-10-14

    Lafcadio Hearn was born to Rosa Kasimati on the island of Lefkada, Greece, on June 27, 1850. His father was Charles Hearn from Ireland. Separated from his parents at an early age, he spent his childhood...More »

  • poster for "Japanese Traditional Wood Sculpture: The World of Tatsuma Ushijima" Exhibition

    "Japanese Traditional Wood Sculpture: The World of Tatsuma Ushijima" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-09-20 - 2011-09-27

    Ushijima has been aggressively engaged in the world of wood carving for more than 40 years since he became a disciple of a wood carving master and a trustee of Nitten, Ichimu Yokoyama at the age of 17....More »

  • poster for Naoki Nomura "Original Kimono Exhibition: Hyakunin Issyu by Female Poets”

    Naoki Nomura "Original Kimono Exhibition: Hyakunin Issyu by Female Poets”

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2011-05-19 - 2011-05-25

    The Nippon Gallery will host the 4th Original Kimono Exhibition by Naoki Nomura, one of the living masters of the Kyo Yuzen style of kimono design, based on a dyeing technique perfected in Kyoto around...More »

  • poster for "The Nippon Club Art Exhibition 2011: Art for Japan"

    "The Nippon Club Art Exhibition 2011: Art for Japan"

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    • Media: Painting - Calligraphy - Photography
    • 2011-04-28 - 2011-05-04

    The Nippon Club Art Exhibition 2011 is the 5th annual exhibition that will feature 60 artists who contribute to The Nippon Club. Their artworks span Japanese calligraphy, paintings, photography, Japanese...More »

  • poster for Mayuko Okada "Haru Geshou: Spring Haze"

    Mayuko Okada "Haru Geshou: Spring Haze"

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2011-03-17 - 2011-03-30

    Mayuko has been challenging the boundaries of the traditional Japanese arts and oil painting, pottery, metal carving and calligraphy using her classical training and tempering it with her modern experiences. This...More »

  • poster for "This Individual and the Calligraphy" Exhibition

    "This Individual and the Calligraphy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Calligraphy
    • 2010-12-14 - 2010-12-20

    Ryokan Ara is recognized as a master painter of sumi-e water colors and Buddha paintings. A priest, holy man, and Archbishop of the Tendai Mission, Ara is an initiator of cultural programs and an advisor...More »

  • poster for Hidekuni Imazu "Japan’s Northernmost Zoo: Asahiyama"

    Hidekuni Imazu "Japan’s Northernmost Zoo: Asahiyama"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-11-10 - 2010-11-16

    The subject of works in this exhibition is the lively daily life of animals in Asahiyama Zoo, which is the most popular zoo in Japan. It was once in the crisis of closure, but has renovated nearly half...More »

  • poster for 4th Annual Art Exhibition

    4th Annual Art Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Calligraphy - Photography
    • 2010-10-28 - 2010-11-03

    The Nippon Club is pleased to announce the opening of our "4th Annual Art Exhibition," featuring an array of arts and crafts including paintings, photography, calligraphy, Japanese flower arrangements...More »

  • poster for Kan Yamano "Something New"

    Kan Yamano "Something New"

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2010-10-13 - 2010-10-19

    Being heavily influenced by Jackson Pollock, Kan Yamano branched out from Pollock and created something new. In 2003, he was nominated to Rising Star Contest at ArtExpo, known as the gateway to success...More »

  • poster for "ISHIKAWA Style: Ishikawa no Katachi" Exhibition

    "ISHIKAWA Style: Ishikawa no Katachi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2010-10-04 - 2010-10-09

    This exhibition has collected almost 300 objects focusing on cuisine—serving bowls, platters, etc. into one viewing space. The following 8 industries from Ishikawa contributed representative traditional...More »

  • poster for “150 Years of Tansu" Exhibition

    “150 Years of Tansu" Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2010-07-13 - 2010-08-04

    The first diplomatic delegation of Japanese to arrive in New York comprised eighty Samurai diplomats and created one of the biggest spectacles of the time, on June 16, 1860. One hundred fifty years later...More »

  • poster for Fumio Nabata "Be Loved: The Joy of Children in Japan"

    Fumio Nabata "Be Loved: The Joy of Children in Japan"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-06-23 - 2010-06-30

    The happiness felt by many seeing children’s innocent smiles, watching them grow up, their countenance when they are absorbed in what they are interested in, and their vivid expressions when they challenge...More »

  • poster for “The Artistic Dolls of Hatsuko Ohno” Exhibition

    “The Artistic Dolls of Hatsuko Ohno” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Other
    • 2010-06-02 - 2010-06-08

    The renowned Polish film director, Andrzej Wajda, took one look at the dolls and expressed a deep appreciation for them. “The dolls can be perceived as three dimensional ukiyo-e paintings. I would definitely...More »

  • poster for Naoki Nomura “MANYOSHU"

    Naoki Nomura “MANYOSHU"

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2010-05-13 - 2010-05-19

    The Nippon Gallery will host a kimono exhibition by Naoki Nomura for the third time. Mr. Nomura is one of the living masters of the Kyo Yuzen style of kimono design, based on a dyeing technique perfected...More »

  • poster for "The 12th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition" Exhibition

    "The 12th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2010-04-23 - 2010-04-29

    The exhibition will include over 100 works selected by the judges of the competition. This competition strives to further the cultural ties between the sister cities of New York and Tokyo by encouraging...More »

  • poster for "In Celebration of the 30th Year Anniversary of the Japanese Children’s Society: The Reflection of the World in Children’s Eyes" Exhibition

    "In Celebration of the 30th Year Anniversary of the Japanese Children’s Society: The Reflection of the World in Children’s Eyes" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2010-03-23 - 2010-03-29

    This exhibition is sponsored by the Japanese Consulate General in NY and Japan Overseas Educational Services. There is something unintentionally hilarious and powerful in children’s pictures so that...More »

  • poster for Yumeasobi Houei "Ceramic Art"

    Yumeasobi Houei "Ceramic Art"

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2010-03-11 - 2010-03-17

    Ms. Yumeasobi Houei creates ceramic art in the shape of books, including books bound in Japanese-style and dictionaries. Ms. Yumeasobi was originally requested by a library to create a Koujien (Japanese...More »

  • poster for “Beyond Hokusai and Hiroshige, Makino Munenori: Complete Woodblock Prints" Exhibition

    “Beyond Hokusai and Hiroshige, Makino Munenori: Complete Woodblock Prints" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-03-03 - 2010-03-09

    Mr. Munenori Makino is an artist specializing in traditional Japanese wood block prints. He produces his pieces from start to finish, including painting, carving and printing. He has followed in the footsteps...More »

  • poster for "The Art of Transformation: Illuminating Japan’s Industrial Revolution with Nishiki-e Prints" Exhibition

    "The Art of Transformation: Illuminating Japan’s Industrial Revolution with Nishiki-e Prints" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-01-28 - 2010-02-24

    This exhibit features over fifty color woodblock reprints from the Shibusawa Memorial Foundation and celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first large-scale business mission to the United States, led...More »

  • poster for Irie Kazuko "Wonders of the Silk Road"

    Irie Kazuko "Wonders of the Silk Road"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-12-02 - 2009-12-15

    Kazuko Irie was mesmerized by the landscape of Harbin, in northeastern China, when she exhibited her work there shortly after graduating from college. Characterized by a vast plain with no trees or grass,...More »

  • poster for "The Te-WaZa: Kyoto Metal Arts and Crafts" Exhibition

    "The Te-WaZa: Kyoto Metal Arts and Crafts" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-11-12 - 2009-11-25

    The history of Kyoto's metalworking is long. It began in the creation of Buddha statues in the Heian Era, followed by the Edo Era and continues even today. Japan's metalworking is categorized by 6 techniques;...More »

  • poster for "Regional Resource: Wajima" Exhibition

    "Regional Resource: Wajima" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2009-11-04 - 2009-11-06

    Wajima-nuri ware, with its hundreds years of history, has been adored by the Japanese people as the most luxurious, elegant and durable lacquer ware for practical use. Its durability is achieved through...More »

  • poster for Arisumi Mitamura "Glittering Moments in Time: A Tradition of Edo Gold - Sprinkled Lacquer"

    Arisumi Mitamura "Glittering Moments in Time: A Tradition of Edo Gold - Sprinkled Lacquer"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-09-22 - 2009-09-28

    Arisumi Mitamura has been working with Japanese lacquer for over forty years. In addition to being the tenth generational head of the Akatsuka style of Edo makie (Edo-style gold-sprinkled lacquer), he...More »

  • poster for Fuyoh Kobayashi “Inori”

    Fuyoh Kobayashi “Inori”

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    • Media: Calligraphy - Sculpture
    • 2009-09-09 - 2009-09-15

    Growing up in a very religious family, surrounded by Buddhist literature, Kobayashi became fascinated by written characters. As a very young child, she took up the study of calligraphy, studying the basic...More »

  • poster for Fusako Kuyama “Art of Integration”

    Fusako Kuyama “Art of Integration”

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    • Media: Other
    • 2009-07-08 - 2009-07-21

    "The World of Integration" features recent forty-six works by the novel, spiritual artist Fusako Kuyama. Her art work is composed of arrangements of square panels onto which Japanese washi paper has been...More »

  • poster for Ohnen Toriyama “Statues of Buddha in Japan”

    Ohnen Toriyama “Statues of Buddha in Japan”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-06-18 - 2009-06-24

    Ohnen Toriyama, priest of the Jodo Shu Seizan Fukakusa Sect, is also a recognized photographer who has received numerous awards. The ultimate beauty he has pursued for a prolonged time was finally found...More »

  • poster for Mio Ueno "Unconventional Love”

    Mio Ueno "Unconventional Love”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-06-02 - 2009-06-15

    Ueno, an up and coming artist, suffered a severe illness in her early childhood, which influenced her to devote herself to the search for brilliance and preciousness of human life and coexistence with...More »

  • poster for Naoki Nomura "Original KIMONO Exhibition “The Tale of Genji”"

    Naoki Nomura "Original KIMONO Exhibition “The Tale of Genji”"

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2009-05-06 - 2009-05-12

    This year, The Nippon Gallery will again host an Original Kimono Exhibition by Naoki Nomura, one of the living masters of the Kyo Yuzen style of kimono design, based on a dyeing technique perfected in...More »

  • poster for Fusako Matsumoto "Raku"

    Fusako Matsumoto "Raku"

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2009-04-22 - 2009-04-28

    Influenced by her grandmother and mother’s participation in Japanese tea ceremony, Fusako Matsumoto took up the ceramic art of "Raku" our of a desire to perform tea ceremony with ceramics that she had...More »

  • poster for "The Nippon Club Art Exhibition 2009" Annual Exhibition

    "The Nippon Club Art Exhibition 2009" Annual Exhibition

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    • Media: Calligraphy - Crafts - Other
    • 2009-04-08 - 2009-04-14

    The Nippon Club is pleased to announce the opening of its ‘Third Annual Art Exhibition’, featuring an array of arts and crafts including paintings, photography, calligraphy, Japanese flower arrangements...More »

  • poster for “Koromo: Creative Prints and Japanese Indigo Dye by Kinuko Okura" Exhibition

    “Koromo: Creative Prints and Japanese Indigo Dye by Kinuko Okura" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-03-20 - 2009-03-26

    Okura's first exhibition in the U.S. features works created by her unique combination of traditional Japanese stencil dyeing, plant and indigo dyeing and her woodcut printing techniques. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Old-Noritake: Masterpieces of Nippon Porcelain" Exhibition

    "Old-Noritake: Masterpieces of Nippon Porcelain" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Ceramics
    • 2009-02-27 - 2009-03-05

    Featuring additional pieces from the Kakei Collection, recently on display in the previous exhibition, "Old Noritake: Beauty Bridging East & West." Taking its name from Noritake Company, Old Noritake...More »

  • poster for "Old Noritake: Bridging Beauty of East & West" Exhibition

    "Old Noritake: Bridging Beauty of East & West" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2009-01-29 - 2009-02-25

    In 1982, an exhibition of Japanese porcelain from the collection of Washington University art professor and Noritake porcelain enthusiast Dr. Howard Kottler took to the road touring the United States....More »

  • poster for Peggy Jarrell Kaplan “Japanese Mood: Portraits of Contemporary Choreographers”

    Peggy Jarrell Kaplan “Japanese Mood: Portraits of Contemporary Choreographers”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-01-08 - 2009-01-14

    Peggy Jarrell Kaplan, a New York based photographer, is well known for her portraits of international choreographers who explore new dance forms. In addition to photographs of Pina Bausch, William Forsythe,...More »

  • poster for Yoshiko Sakuma & Ryokan Ara "Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition"

    Yoshiko Sakuma & Ryokan Ara "Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition"

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    • Media: Calligraphy
    • 2008-12-16 - 2008-12-20

    This calligraphy exhibit showcases 30 of actress Yoshiko Sakuma’s works, which include works ranging from traditional to playful along with about 20 Sumi-e water colors and Buddha Paintings by Tendai-shu...More »

  • poster for Lisa Vogt "White Gift from ARCTIC"

    Lisa Vogt "White Gift from ARCTIC"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-12-05 - 2008-12-11

    Lisa Vogt visited the Arctic four times and accumulated an astonishing 15,000 photographs of polar bears in the wild. An exciting photo exhibition of thirty delightful images will be on display.More »

  • poster for Japan Women Artists Exhibition 2008

    Japan Women Artists Exhibition 2008

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-11-13 - 2008-11-25

    Since its establishment in 1947, WAA has supported creative activity of women artists and encouraged young talented women artists in Japan by providing an equal opportunity to exhibit their artworks. Ms....More »

  • poster for Mokkai Nakanome "A–RYU Unconventional Art"

    Mokkai Nakanome "A–RYU Unconventional Art"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-10-29 - 2008-11-04

    Mokkai Nakanome is an artist and a wanderer. His grandfather Syoroku Onoe II, was one of the most famous and popular Kabuki actors of the Showa Era. The environment made it possible for him to feel Japanese...More »

  • poster for Bea Hamazaki "Rondo"

    Bea Hamazaki "Rondo"

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2008-10-15 - 2008-10-24

    Blissart is a new genre of art, which consists of cutting pieces of a unique fabric –Toray Ultrasuade® (Ultra fine fiber suede type) dyed carefully without permanent discoloration to create art work. This...More »

  • poster for Shuta Morisaki "Bridge of Colorful Scenes"

    Shuta Morisaki "Bridge of Colorful Scenes"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-09-25 - 2008-10-01

    Shuta Morisaki’s painting is characterized by brilliant colors, and dynamic, well-balanced strokes. His painting depicts everyday bijou scenery with rich colors, which calms the viewer’s mind like a piece...More »

  • poster for Kingyoku Nakada "Kutani Renaissance"

    Kingyoku Nakada "Kutani Renaissance"

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-09-12 - 2008-09-18

    Kingyoku Nakada is one of the most acclaimed Kutani ceramic artists in Japan. Nakada has breathed new life into classical Kutani with his innovations on the traditional technique of Kutani. 40 works will...More »

  • poster for 11th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition by Ceramic Artist Friendship Association

    11th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition by Ceramic Artist Friendship Association

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-09-03 - 2008-09-09

    The purpose of this exhibition is to further the cultural ties between the sister cities of New York and Tokyo by encouraging and honoring the creativity of their ceramic artists. The exhibition will include...More »

  • poster for Sojin Kisaragi "In Search of Hidden Beauty"

    Sojin Kisaragi "In Search of Hidden Beauty"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-06-17 - 2008-06-28

    Kisaragi’s exhibition, "In Search of Hidden Beauty," is the interpretation of his belief that Japan is infused with an inherent beauty. For Kisaragi, the splendor of the natural world is not just a visual...More »

  • poster for Yuko Yada "Nittenshi: Glass Art"

    Yuko Yada "Nittenshi: Glass Art"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-06-06 - 2008-06-12

    Yuko Yada has developed an original technique in the realm of glass art. She takes three individual glass plates of distinct colors and joins them with one flame. A specific type of glass is used, which...More »

  • poster for Shu Kobo Exhibition

    Shu Kobo Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2008-04-23 - 2008-05-05

    The Nippon Gallery will exhibit the work of Japanese paper cutout artist Shu Kobo. Mr. Kubo is well regarded amongst Japan’s modern art scene and his work has appeared on postage stamps and on New Year’s...More »

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