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Ki no toki (the moment of resolution) by Sueharu Fukami., Kyoto 2013.1.24News

At the end of the year 2012 one of Sueharu Fukami’s works was installed in our gallery. It’s the very piece which has been scheduled for exhibition at Yakata long before its opening in April 2012.

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January-Flower of the month 2013.1.11Flower of the Month

We call red pine “onnamatsu”(=lady pine) and black pine”otokomatsu”(=men pine) May it be due to the supple leaves of the red pine and its delicateness that it is so named .

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A lotus flower has bloomed in our entrance hall. Metal work by Hanae Itoga 2012.12.17News

Itoga has had a bit of hard time to meet my demand. I have asked her for a work in copper with suave finish both in tone and in style. Copper is a hard material and tends to bring about severeness.

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December- Flower of the month 2012.12.17Flower of the Month

Mitate is an expression used for an arrangement in a container which is not originally created as a vase. Here I have done a “mitate”, using an art object.

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Opening of the Tea Room at Yakata 2012.12.14News

The chacoal in the brazier is lit. Master Sohshuh Iseki, President of Hoshigaoka in Asagaya has kindly accepted my offer to host the opening tea ceremony at Yakata. It is arranged for November 22nd, the day of boar in Japan’s old lunisolar calendar. Boar is said to be good for a start of anything that has to do with fire.

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World of Kinkara 2012.12.9News

Exhibition will be from 2012 December 8thto 25th. The works by the 2 artists, Takashi Ueda, who has revived the once known Kinkarakawakami, and his successor Kazuhiro Ikeda, are gorgeously decorating the space Yakata.

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Solo Exhibition by Fumio Shiozawa 2012.11.26News

On November 26th started the” Solo Exhibition by Funio Shiozawa” This time his works of paintings are focused.

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November – Flower of the month 2012.11.17Flower of the Month

There are more than 2000 kinds of Japanese camellia. We enjoy the wide varieties of their colors and kinds from November to March, the time of the year with least kinds of flowers.

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Small acrylic caskets are catching people’s heart ! (by Ryo Kato, the acrylic artist) 2012.10.22News

These caskets are made of colorful stainless steel with an acrylic lid with different enclosures.

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A Visit to Hitachi-Daigo in Ibaraki Prefecture for Lacquer Tapping 2012.10.20News

The domestic production of lacquer accounts for 1% of global production. We depend mostly on the import from China and Vietnam. The number of lacquer tapper today in Japan sums up to be around 50…

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