GALLERY

十八番-OHAKO-

Dates: 2011 Sep 8 (Thu.) - Oct 19 (Wed.)
Opening Party starts at 19:00 on 8 September 2011
Venue: ICN gallery 96-98 Leonard Street London EC2A 4RH
TEL: 020 7729 5279

For it's grand opening exhibition, ICN gallery is proud to present the exhibition "OHAKO". OHAKO(十八番)in Japanese means one's best technique and skill. Using traditional Japanese tea boxes from Shizuoka, Japan – which are also pronounced as OHAKO (茶箱) – each participating artist will express inside an entrusted tea box their best skill, one's "ohako" enclosed in an "ohako".

Introducing those who are active internationally as well as spirited new faces, the show features works by 30 Japanese artists who are leading the creative culture scene in Japan today; manga art, photography, architecture, ceramics, fashion, character design, art and more. This special exhibition aims to give London visitors a rare opportunity to experience the unique harmony of the Japanese arts using a combination of tradition and contemporary expression.

Events:

"Time for Tea" A workshop on how to enjoy drinking Japanese tea Date: 19:00 - 21:00, 9 September 2011

Artists:

assistant: Megumi Matsubara・Hiroi Ariyama (architects)
Osamu Watanabe (sweets decoration artist)
Takao Sakai (artist)
STUDIO UAMOU: Ayako Takagi (figurine artist)
KIMA (figurine artist)
Yukinori Dehara (figurine illustrator)
Miki Kobayashi (character designer/animation director)
Wataridori project: Tomoko Aso/Akiko Takeuchi (artists)
Nobumasa Takahashi (illustrator)
Masataka Kurashina (custom painter)
Riusuke Fukahori (artist)
Fantasista Utamaro (illustrator)
Outsect: Kazushi Kobayashi (fashion designer)
Shiriagari Kotobuki (manga artist)
Tanaka Katsuki (manga artist)
Paradise Yamamoto (Mambonsai horticulturalist)
Seijiro Niwa (artist)
Takao Aoki (photographer)
Reiko Motohara (ceramist)
Keiko Masumoto (ceramist)
Gen Miyamura (calligrapher)
Mai Miyake (artist)
Kyouei Design: Kouichi Okamoto (product designer/sound producer)
Hideyuki Kume (artist)
Shinnosuke (manga artist)
Sachiho Kondo (painter)
Ryo Arai (Edo Hariko artist) cooperation: gallery Hanakagesho
Daisuke Nagaoka (japanese painter) cooperation: hpgrp gallery Tokyo
Kazuhiro Ishigami (sculptor)
Wabisabi: Kudo "Wabi" Ryouhei/Nakanishi "Sabi" Kazushi (art directors/designers)

Cooperation: hpgrp gallery Tokyo, gallery Hanakagesho