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(Japanese) 9月19日(土)トークイベント「技と技術(テクノロジー)の発現」開催

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2015-09-17 | Posted in NEWS

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Exhibition “Progressing Craftsmanship and Technique”

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We would like to announce our second exhibition.

HAMON GALLERY will hold a special exhibition focusing on the skill of the Japanese craftsman. As the centerpiece to showcase the Japanese aesthetic for craftsmanship is the Japanese Katana sword. We would like to present the Japanese Katana alongside other works of Japanese craftsmanship, from swords to traditional crafts to plastic figures made with 3D printers, expected to represent a major new phase in technology, under the same concept of “technique”.

Building upon the foundation of Japanese craft are generations of people who demanded excellence in their daily tools and artifacts. Because of this, artisans constantly pursued excellence in the crafting of their work, so that form and function would be enhanced to their limits, and to combine accumulated traditional skill with cutting-edge technology from each new age. The Japanese Katana, for example, requires incredibly repetitive re-forging of steel and polishing to bring out a subtle wave-like pattern to the blade through a very complex production that seems almost excessive when the purpose of a sword is considered. But what gives the Japanese Katana their authentic value today is the spirit of pursuing excellence, beauty, and the perfection of the material.

In other eras, that exploration helped produce excellence in another form of craft. Jizai-Okimono (movable figures) also highlighted in this exhibition, were created from the armor production techniques of armorers from the Edo Samurai era, perfected to have an unprecedented level of complex movements. Some of these movable figures were created to serve some function, such as being a paper weight or incense holder, we can imagine the intent of the artisans who tried to utilize ornamental figures for more practical daily uses.

From this context, we re-interpret the new Japanese crafts from various fields which are attracting rising attention as the latest embodiments of the continuous exploration of skill, technique, and materials, providing us an opportunity to reconsider the future of Japanese crafts developed with the spirit of the pursuit of excellence.

 

Title: Progressing Craftsmanship and Technique
Artists: Haruo Mitsuta – Movable Figures / Ippei Kawachi – Japanese Katana / Kunihira Kawachi – Japanese Katana / rinkak – 3D Printing
Term: 5th Sep.(Sat)- 11th Oct.(Sun)
Open:11:00-18:30( on a subscription basis )
Closed:Monday
Opening party:18:30- on 5th Sep.(Sat)
Talk show: 19th Sep.(Sat)
※ for more information please visit the website.
Venue: Itadaki Bld.2F, 3-5-2, Minato, Chuo-ku, Tokyo,104-0043, Japan

 

Mail:contact@hamon.co.jp
Web:www.hamon.co.jp

 

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2015-08-30 | Posted in NEWS, Press Release

 

HAMON GALLERY will be closed from 2015.8.10(Mon.) ~ 9.4(Fri.) due to the exchange of works.

HAMON GALLERY will be closed from
2015.8.10(Mon.) ~ 9.4(Fri.) due to the exchange of works.

The next special exhibition will start from 2015.9.5(Sat.)

2015-08-09 | Posted in NEWS

 

HAMON GALLERY 开张了

本机构已于2015年6月6日,在银座·筑地地区开始HAMON GALLERY之营业了。

在此画廊,除了可以鉴赏到日本传统工艺品,以及优秀的年轻艺术家们的作品之外,还可以观赏设计新颖的日常用品,是一个奢侈的艺术珍藏空间。此外,为了能够充分浏览本馆艺术品,我们采取预约制,访问者请事先加以预约。

访问者请按下面说明进行预约。

2015-06-06 | Posted in NEWS

 

HAMON PROJECT 启动了

HAMON PROJECT 启动了。本机构透过传统美术工艺专家所制作的工艺品,以及以丰厚的技艺拓展的年轻艺术家们的新颖之作,开始向海内外传播日本之傲的技术、才能,并计划进行对传统工艺专业人才以及艺术家之支援,包括提供支援者之寻找等事项。

2015-06-05 | Posted in NEWS