Crossing the Frontiers of Tradition and Innovation - The Beauty and Soul
of Japanese Creation
Japanese art exhibition in London hosted by Radiant Star Art agency
Japan-based Radiant Star Art agency LLC will host “The Beauty and Soul of Japanese Creation” at two venues in London starting on October 16, 2017. Sixteen Japanese artists and artisans will exhibit various works including traditional arts and crafts, modern art works, as well as subculture works which characterize modern-day Japan.
While today’s Japanese creation incorporates tradition, it also includes a new wave of creators who have reinterpreted the tradition by reflecting the changes of time in their works.
Many of the artworks presented at the exhibition differ from the Japanese sceneries, animals, and plants typically associated with Japanese creation, but they still convey and include the traditional sensibility and elaborate techniques that are unique to Japanese artists and artisans.
Sensitivity, Shosa or grace, and a deep sense of aesthetics - all this profoundness and technique applied by Japanese creators will be exhibited for those who love art in London.
In addition, we hope that this exhibition will provide people with opportunities to better
understand the Japanese culture in general - by experiencing the ever-evolving Japanese creative scene.
* “Shosa” is the description of the movement of the body concentrating on the movement itself, for specific activities. Often related to the movements of traditional Japanese Art, for example Tea Ceremonies)
The first exhibition
October 16 – October 21, 2017
Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery
1&2 Royal Opera Arcade, London SW1Y 4UY
Private View: October 17 / 6.30pm - 8.30pm
*Japanese traditional sweets and tea ceremony service
The second exhibition
October 23 – October 29, 2017
159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG
Private View: October 26 / 6.30pm – 8.30pm
*Japanese traditional sweets and free drink
Shunkado/Gokokuya have been holding cultural events in the US, Italy and Spain, where
they invite local pastry chefs and cultural figures, promoting Japanese culture through
Wagashi, traditional Japanese pastry.
Shunkado’s Tamayokan (sweet bean jelly) was presented at the Palazzo Medici in Florence, Italy in 2015.
Shunkado : http://www.shunkado.co.jp/language/en/
Gokokuya : http://gokokuya.jp/contents/english.html
Private reception event (Private view/ Opening party)
-Private reception for the first exhibition:
October 17, 2017, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
-Private reception for the second exhibition:
October 26, 2017, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
*We will send invitation letters to those who wish to attend the private reception events.
Please send us an email including the following information:
A: The private reception events you wish to attend:
A-1: The first private reception only
A-2: The second private reception only
A-3 Both events
B: Your name and profession (current or past)
Please contact us as early as possible due to a limited number of places. We will only use the names provided to identify the guests at the receptions.
SHIGA, Reiko (Ms.)
Radiant Star Art agency LLC
Dormouse Tower 302,
2-8-25 Honmachi, Kawasaki-ku,
Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan 210-0001