The Isetan Mitsukoshi Group, the largest department store group in Japan, rediscovers values created by Japanese tradition, culture and aesthetic consciousness and offer them to its customers as new values. Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Main Store, Japan's first department store (founded in 1673), strives to be more than a simple store, but a cultural resort for all our customers to enjoy.
- KOGEI Future Forward
Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Main Store, Main building 1F, Chuo Hall
KOGEI Future Forward official website (works and biography):
Takuro Kuwata's appeal lies in his broad expression that straddles both craft and contemporary art. Bold forms and bright pop colors give rise to contemporary textures and rhythms. The exhibition works use "kairagi," an effect produced when glazing cracks upon firing. Kuwata has used this kairagi effect with own interpretation, much as he employs "ishihaze," which appears on the surface when stones mixed in the clay explode through firing, and "hizumi," referring to distortions in the vessel, treating them as contemporary expressions.
This event will be conducted as a trial research project for the governmental "Basic Policy for Promoting Measures related to Preparations for and Management of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020."
Full version press release: http://pdf.irpocket.com/C3099/Wc5N/Xxq3/AZKB.pdf
Corporate website: http://www.imhds.co.jp/english/
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SOURCE Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.