“Yurakucho Window Gallery 2024”, an event where modern art decorates the Marunouchi Nakadori show windows, will be held from March 1st (Friday)

Proposing “food, clothing, shelter x art = richer life'' such as “NUMBER SUGAR,'' “Allbirds,'' and “bois de gui.''

URL: https://windowgallery.studio.site/ywg2024

Culture Vision Japan, a general incorporated foundation that aims to become a platform for creators and industry, government and academia, is working with the cooperation of Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. and the Contemporary Art Dealers Association of Japan (CADAN) to create a commercial space on Marunouchi Nakadori Street in Tokyo. "Yurakucho Window Gallery 2024", which will exhibit contemporary art at the store, will be held from March 1st (Friday) to March 24th (Sunday), 2024.

This project is linked to multiple art events held at the same time, and will enliven the art week "TOKYO ART WALK 2024" that will be held in the Hibiya, Yurakucho, and Marunouchi areas.

・"Yurakucho Window Gallery" where you can enjoy art while shopping

Yurakucho Window Gallery 2023

Yurakucho Window Gallery 2023

The “Yurakucho Window Gallery'', which will be held for the third time this year, is a project to exhibit contemporary art at stores along Marunouchi Nakadori, one of Japan's leading brand streets. As part of the "TOKYO ART WALK" art week held throughout the Otemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho, and Hibiya areas, this event is held as an event where people can casually get familiar with art while shopping or walking around town, and it has been well received every year.

This time, the event will be held at eight stores related to clothing, food, and shelter, including the popular caramel specialty store "NUMBER SUGAR" and the shoe brand "Allbirds" that is particular about the "world's most comfortable shoes." Eight up-and-coming artists, including Mr. Quayle, participated. Each store's show windows and interiors are lined with highly original artworks that match the image of the store and brand, including sample products and works made from upcycled items scheduled for disposal (Allbirds x Rentarou Kawamoto). .

You can also purchase the works on display that you like, so please enjoy encountering them while shopping or eating on Marunouchi Nakadori.

・Introduction of participating stores and artists

Shop No.1 Gente di Mare (lifestyle shop) x Isao Sugiyama https://www.gentedimare-online.com/ec/html/

Shop No.2 bois de gui (flower shop) x Yuriko Asano https://bois-de-gui.com/

Shop No.3 Ippodo Tea Shop (Japanese tea specialty store) x Stephanie Quaylehttps://www.ippodo-tea.co.jp/

Shop No.4 allbirds (shoes shop) x Rendai Kawamoto https://allbirds.jp

Shop No.5 NUMBER SUGAR (caramel specialty store) x Mansa Yamamoto http://numbersugar.jp

Shop No.6 Paraboot (shoes shop) x Midori Sato https://paraboot.shop/

Shop No.7 THE LAKOTA HOUSE (shoes shop) x Yumiko Shinozaki https://www.lakotahouse.com/

Shop No.8 TextulA (Chinese/Spanish restaurant) x Takuro Tamayamahttps://whaves.co.jp/textura/

The artist's profile is posted below. Please check the website for details of each store.


Flags of this event will be displayed at the storefronts of the participating stores (Shop No. 1 to 7). Please use this as a landmark.

・“Yurakucho Window Gallery 2024” event overview

Date: March 1st (Friday) – March 24th (Sunday), 2024
Venue: 8 commercial stores along Marunouchi Nakadori (1-chome, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 3-chome, Marunouchi)
Admission fee: Free *However, you must eat inside the store to view the works at "TexturA."
Official website: https://windowgallery.studio.site/
Official Instagram: @yurakucho_window_gallery

■Participating artists: 8 people *In alphabetical order

・Yuriko Asano
painter. His paintings are rich in color and full of vitality. Visit various places to learn about the local food culture and plant usage, trace interactions with the people you meet and your own experiences, and create paintings that record what has been passed down in those places. . Rather than simply drawing botanicals, we focus on the wisdom and knowledge that has been passed down in the land for a long time, and explore topics such as the coexistence between humans and nature, which is being lost in modern society, perspectives on living things other than humans, the cycle of life, and women's labor. He publishes works that incorporate an awareness of extremely contemporary issues. Cooperation: SNOW Contemporary

・Rentaro Kawamoto
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1991. Graduated from Yokohama Art University's Textile Design Course and completed research studentship at the same university's Sculpture Course.
Focusing on the production of textiles, he continues to create works with the unique textures and colors of dyeing and weaving, as well as the background and story of the materials, as important elements. The pieces are made using a technique called sakiori, in which ready-made items such as old cloth and clothes are reassembled into new fabric using a loom. We see the potential in the appeal of textiles as a means of expression, going beyond their uses as industrial products, handicrafts, and daily necessities.

・Midori Sato
Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1984. Completed graduate school at Tokyo Zokei University in 2010. Pola Art Foundation overseas trainee in 2017. He paints closets, flowers, and fruits with vivid colors and outstanding compositions, coexisting with concreteness and abstraction. His major solo exhibitions include “Diaphanous Petals” (Pola Museum of Art Atrium Gallery, 2019), and he also participated in the “Aichi Triennale” in 2016. He won the Ohara Museum of Art Prize at the VOCA Exhibition 2013, and his work will be stored in the museum's collection. Cooperation: Tomio Koyama Gallery

・Yumiko Shinozaki
Ceramic artist. Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1987. At first glance, the pieces have a colorful and fancy appearance reminiscent of sweets or toys, but the texture is covered with a skin like cracks and bubbles, and although they are made of ceramic, they are vivid, organic, and extremely tactile. The unique shape arouses the sense of unease that comes with encountering something you have never experienced before, and at the same time stimulates the viewer's curiosity and stimulates their creativity. Cooperation: SNOW Contemporary

・Isao Sugiyama
Sculptor. After graduating from the Department of Sculpture at Tokyo Zokei University, he entered the Carrara Academy of Fine Arts in Italy. After graduating, he will be based in Carrara, Milan, Italy, creating works made of marble and wood. As a Japanese artist, he pursues the relationship between humans and nature, and his works are characterized by a quiet, introspective atmosphere and a sense of reverence for nature and God. He has held solo exhibitions mainly in Europe, and has presented his work at group exhibitions and art fairs around the world. Cooperation: Tokyo Gallery + BTAP

・Stephanie Quayle
In 2005, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with honors) from the Slade School of Art, London, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Royal College of Art, London in 2007. Born and raised on the Isle of Man in England, which is rich in nature, he currently works from a studio on the Isle of Man and works on a farm. Cooperation: Gallery 38

・Takuro Tamayama
Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1990. Lives in Tokyo. After graduating from Aichi Prefectural University of Arts, graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School in 2015. By combining objects such as furniture and daily necessities created with reference to familiar images, the color tones of images, the rhythm of things, vivid lighting and sound, we create a detailed composition. It represents space. Major exhibitions in recent years include “Something Black” (ANOMALY, 2023), “Art Collaboration Kyoto 2023” (National Kyoto International House, 2023), “NACT View 01” (National Art Center, Tokyo, 2022), Such. Cooperation: ANOMALY

・Mana Yamamoto
Born in 1989. Graduated from Musashino Art University, Faculty of Art and Design. Engages in a wide range of creative activities across media, including painting, ceramics, and textiles. As a florist, she creates two-dimensional and three-dimensional works that make use of the images of plants she touches. He will hold exhibitions at VOU (Kyoto) in 2021, Aoyama Spiral (Tokyo) in 2021, and Moriyama House (Tokyo) in 2022, presenting works that connect art and life. Worked on the artwork for the caramel shop NUMBER SUGAR's packaging.

■ MAP around participating stores

Access: 3 minutes walk from JR Yurakucho Station, 3 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro lines Hibiya Station, Yurakucho Station, and Nijubashi Station

Organizer: Culture Vision Japan Co-organizer: Contemporary Art Dealers Association of Japan (CADAN)
Sponsor: Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. Grant: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo [Life with Art Grant]
Planning cooperation: Art and Reason Co., Ltd. Fujiwara Haneda LLC

・About “TOKYO ART WALK 2024”

In March, when "Art Fair Tokyo", Japan's largest art buying and selling event, is held, various art events are held in the area (Otemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho, Hibiya) centered around the venue, International Forum. . This is a special period when the entire area, including the Yurakucho Window Gallery, is filled with art.

Art Fair Tokyo 2022

Date: March 1st (Friday) – March 24th (Sunday), 2024

Main related events and facilities: "Art Fair Tokyo", "Yurakucho Window Gallery", "Hibiya OKUROJI Art Fair", "YAU", "SusHi Tech Square", "GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi", "Tokyo Midtown Hibiya", "Tokyo Station Gallery", "Marunouchi Street Gallery" "Such

Sponsored by: Yurakucho Art Urbanism Executive Committee (Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., Otemachi/Marunouchi/Yurakucho District Town Development Council, non-profit organization Daimaru Area Management Association [Ligare])
Culture Vision Japan General Incorporated Foundation

Cooperation: Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, Hibiya Area Management General Incorporated Association, Lumine Co., Ltd.

*Please check the website below for details on each event and facility.


■“TOKYO ART WALK 2024” Main simultaneous events

・Art Fair Tokyo 2024

Art Fair Tokyo 2022

Japan's largest and Asia's oldest art fair, leading the Japanese art market.
Date: March 8th (Friday) – March 10th (Sunday), 2024 *March 7th (Thursday) is an invitation day
Venue: Tokyo International Forum Hall E Lobby Gallery (3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Admission fee: Advance ticket 4,000 yen (tax included) / Same-day ticket 5,000 yen (tax included)
*Free admission for elementary school students and younger if accompanied by an adult.
URL: https://artfairtokyo.com/

・Hibiya OKUROJI Art Fair 2024


An art fair held during the same period as Art Fair Tokyo at Hibiya OKUROJI, which extends approximately 300 meters under the railway viaduct and within walking distance of the Art Fair Tokyo venue. free entrance.
Date: March 7th (Thursday) – March 10th (Sunday), 2024
Venue: Hibiya OKUROJI (1-7-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
URL: https://www.hibiyaokurojiartfair.com/

・HIBIYA BLOSSOM 2024 Blossom Garden ~Plant Sculpture~

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya Flower Dome *Image is for illustrative purposes only

A huge plant sculpture has appeared at Hibiya Step Plaza with the theme of "Art & Flowers"!
Date: March 20, 2024 (Wednesday/Holiday) – April 14, 2024 (Sunday)
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Hibiya Hibiya Step Plaza

・Window Gallery in Marunouchi from AATM

Introducing the works of Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2023 award winners as well as artists who have participated in the exhibition in the past and are currently active.
Exhibiting artists: Katsumi Asano, Wang Ting, Shoichi Okumura, Akiko Hashimoto, Shinichiro Iro, Hinako Miyabayashi
Period: Currently being held – Sunday, March 17, 2024
Venue: Yukiyuki Underground Gallery Admission free
Time: 11:00-20:00 (until 18:00 on the last day)
URL: https://www.marunouchi.com/event/detail/37856/

・Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum x TOKYO ART WALK 2024

"Cities and Art Museums" Extra Edition: Art Tour of Marunouchi and Yurakucho
The Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum of Art, which has been closed for a long period of time due to building maintenance, will be in town for a special project.
We will tour the works of Yurakucho Window Gallery and the highlights of the art works and buildings that can be enjoyed in the surrounding area, with explanations from the museum's curators!
Application and details will be announced at https://mimt.jp/event/ .
Date and time: Friday, March 8, 2024, 15:00-16:00, Saturday, March 9, 2024, 11:00-12:00 (*Contents are the same for both)

・About Culture Vision Japan (CVJ)

Established in 2014 with the aim of making Japan a nation built on culture and the arts, art and creativity collaborate with industry, government, and academia to carry out strategic initiatives from a long-term perspective. As a platform for artists and creators and industry, government, and academia to work together across boundaries, we are developing cultural and economic strategic projects and creating systems to support culture and the arts.

Organization name: Culture Vision Japan General Foundation Location: 2-5-7-1F, Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Representative Director: Tomoharu Inoue
URL: http://cvj.or.jp/

[Culture Vision Japan General Incorporated Foundation] From a press release

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