[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] We propose Buddhist statues and paintings as interiors and works of art. “Buddhas who seem to be close to life” will be held from May 25th (Wednesday).

On May 29th (Sun), a talk event will be held with Mihotoke, who is active as an entertainer who loves Buddhist statues, as MC.

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (GINZASIX 6F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold "Buddhas who seem to be close to life" at the central event space GINZA ATRIUM from May 25 (Wednesday) to June 1 (Wednesday). To do. A Buddhist statue of the interior brand "Ism" and a Buddhist painting by contemporary artist Nakamurajin and Yuka are exhibited. Furthermore, on May 29th (Sun), a talk event will be held by two artists and Mihotoke, who is active as an entertainer who loves Buddhist statues.

Left: Nakamurajin "Dainichi Nyorai Mandala" M80 894 x 1455mm 2020 Japanese paper, acrylic paint, mineral pigments, ink, foil Upper right: Cotton flower "Chihaya Shake" F130 1620 x 1940mm 2015 canvas, acrylic paint, gold paint Bottom right: Ism "Ashura" H325mm Polystone


At Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore, we have been proposing various cultures by focusing on "Japanese culture" such as Buddhist statues and Japanese swords.
And now that the world is moving greatly, we will propose a lifestyle to live with the beauty of Buddha again and hold "Buddhas who seem to be close to life".
In this exhibition, the Buddhist statues of the interior brand "Ism", which precisely reproduces the Buddhist statues of the national treasure class, and the Buddhist paintings by Nakamurajin Cotton Flower (Yuka), a contemporary artist who specializes in soft curves and vivid colors, will be displayed. ..
Enjoy the ever-evolving beauty of Buddha as a soothing interior and as a work of art that adds vibrancy to your everyday life.

Furthermore, on May 29th (Sun), we will hold a talk event with Nakamurajin and Yuka, with Mihotoke, who is active as an entertainer who loves Buddhist statues, as MC. We will dig deeper into individual works while listening to the encounters with the themes (Buddhism, Buddhist statues, Kannon) of two writers of different genders and ages, and how they are working on the works. ..

Special page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/26722-0939510520.html

・ About selling works

It will be on sale at the venue from 11:00 on May 25 (Wednesday).
* Depending on the pre-sales situation, the work may be discontinued before the start of the exhibition.

・ Artist profile, brand introduction

Artist Nakamurajin
Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1959
1984 Graduated from Shinshu University Faculty of Education, Department of Arts and Crafts (mainly researching modern metal crafts by casting)
1987 8th Japan Graphic Exhibition All Nippon Airways Award (Shibuya Parco PART3 / Tokyo)
1997 Participated in "Theatrical Group 21" Hungary performance (project covered by the Japan Cultural Exchange Fund) as an art staff
1999 "Hitoshi Nakamura's Work Exhibition: From the World of Picture Books" (Chikuma River Highway Museum / Nagano)
2000 Selected for the 1st ILF Biennale Children's Painting Award Exhibition
2004 "Precinct art" Naeichi "in Gensho-ji vol.1" Planning and participation (participation every year thereafter, Gensho-ji / Nagano)
2008 "ART GARDEN-The World of Japanese in Season" (Shinjuku Takashimaya / Tokyo)
2010 "Exhibition of" Mastering Zenkoji "by M Collection" (Zenkoji Daihongan / Nagano)
2012 Art Fair Tokyo (Yurakucho Art Forum / Tokyo) "Modern Tea Bowl Special" (Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Store / Tokyo)
2013 "RIMPA MODERN" (Isetan Shinjuku store / Tokyo)
2014 "Idol Worship" (Shonandai MY Gallery / Tokyo)
2015 "Image Space" (Space 563 / Taipei City, Taiwan), ART Monaco (Monaco), YIA Art Fair (Paris, France)
2016 "Jomon Idol" (Asama Jomon Museum / Nagano)
2017 "Contemporary Buddhist statues and paintings that resonate with the heart" (Keio Plaza / Tokyo), "Idols, Kacho 圖 圖" (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store / Tokyo)
2018 "Fun Container Exhibition" (Takashimaya Nihonbashi Store / Tokyo), "Idol Allegory Kacho 圖 圖" (Ginza Mitsukoshi / Tokyo)
2020 "Idol Allegory Flower and Bird Roman Art Exhibition" (Shigakogen Roman Museum / Nagano), "Idol Allegory Flower and Bird 圖 圖" (Ginza Mitsukoshi / Tokyo)
2022 "Shape of Prayer" (Galleria Omotesando / Nagano), Art Fair Tobu (Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro / Tokyo)
Many other solo exhibitions every year.

[Collection of works] Chikuma River Highway Museum, Asama Jomon Museum, Nagano Prefecture Iiyama School for the Disabled, Sunshine Mountain Genshoji Temple

Kannon painter Yuka
Born in Tokyo in 1988
2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts, New York University
2014 First solo exhibition "kokotama bosatsu" held (Kita Aoyama)
Moved to Kita-Kamakura in 2015 and opened Kita-Kamakura kokotama gallery
2015 Kita Kamakura Tokeiji Gallery & Shop
2015 Nepal Golden Temple Dedication
2016 Indian Butoh Dancer Masako Ono x Cotton Flower Collaboration Event “Tenchi Mizunomoto” (Engakuji Yamauchi Butsunichian)
2017 Tera Cafe Daikanyama store interior design
2017 Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji School Ikutayama Shingyoji Temple Spring Autumn Garden Seirendou "In the Heart"
2017 Jōjuji Temple "Blooming Mercy" commissioned production (Kyoto Hamuroyama Jōjuji Temple)
2018 New York Wagi WAZA Concept Store Special Exhibition
2018 New York Pleiades Gallery JCAT Joint Exhibition Participation
2018 "INFINITY'S FLOWER" Poetry x Painting x Music Event (Kita Kamakura Jochiji Temple)
2019 "National Treasure Toji-Kukai and Buddha Statue Mandala" collaboration work sale (Tokyo National Museum)
2019 Cotton Flower Exhibition "Flower Knot" (Takasaki Byakue Dai-Kannon Kannonyama Jigen-in Temple Precincts Ichirodo Cafe)
2019 Mitsui-ji secret Buddha connection collaboration work sale (Mitsui-ji national treasure Kondo outer camp)
2020 Cotton Flower Exhibition "Kannon no Saikou" (Mitsui-ji National Treasure Kondo Gaijin)
2020 Cotton Flower Exhibition "Kannon Flower Stacking in Tomarise" (Haseji Honbo Grand Auditorium [National Important Cultural Property])
2021 Kannon painter cotton flower exhibition "This lotus flower blooms" (Matsueido Kaorukan)

Ism <br /> A brand that captures Buddha statues as a work of art inherited by Japan and proposes them as interiors that match modern living spaces by elaborately reproducing them.
Since its establishment in 2011, it has released more than 100 products and is loved by a wide range of people as an object that strongly feels Japonisme, not only supported by Buddhist statue fans.

・ Talk event details

Date and time | May 29, 2022 (Sun) 15: 00-
Location | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM
Performers | Mihotoke, Nakamurajin, Cotton Flower (Yuka)
How to participate | Please check the event page for details.
Event page: https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/event/art/26558-1028410510.html

[MC / Mihotoke Profile]

Born in Kamakura City in 1994. He made his debut as an idol in 2015 and served as Miss Kamakura for a year in 2016.
After graduating from an idol in 2018, he made his debut as a solo comedian by multiplying his real names "Miho" and "Hotoke" and calling himself "Mihotoke" in order to convey the fun of Buddhist statues and temples.
As a self-proclaimed "temple / Buddhist image researcher", he visits more than 100 temples a year and has visited more than 2,000 Buddhist statues.
He is active in a wide range of activities, such as publishing "Buddha impersonation" on SNS, which expresses himself as a Buddha who loves himself because he wants to get closer to what he respects.

・ Exhibition details

"Buddhas who seem to be close to life"
Session | 2022 May 25th (Wednesday) -June 1st (Wednesday)
Hours | 11: 00 ~ 20: 00 * Closed at 18:00 on the last day | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM
Admission | Free sponsorship | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore cooperation | MORITA Co., Ltd.
Inquiries | 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
Special page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/26722-0939510520.html

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・ CCC Art Lab

We are a planning group that conducts art-related business within the planning company Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. We would like to make art closer to us through "Proposals for a life with art" and contribute to making someone's life happier and creating a better society. Based on the knowledge cultivated through many years of business experience such as store planning, art media, product development and event production, we make planning proposals with a professional approach.

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