For Immediate Release TOKYO, May 1st, 2019
“Craft from America 2019”
An Exhibition Featuring Leading American Makers Will Be Held In Tokyo’s Nishi-Ogikubo District, May 25-26
In recent years, Japan has been enjoying a surge in popularity of handcrafted tableware (utsuwa). However, it is still rare to see the work of contemporary American makers in Japan.
The “Craft from America 2019” exhibition will feature a selection of work by leading American makers at a gallery in Tokyo’s Nishi-Ogikubo district. The exhibition is curated by Entoten, a company based in San Diego, California that sells everyday-use craft in the U.S. and internationally through its gallery and website.
This two-day exhibition is an excellent opportunity to see distinctive and diverse work by some of America’s most well-known makers. Their work is often difficult to come by even in the U.S. because of their popularity. It is also a great opportunity to explore the up and coming Nishi-Ogikubo neighborhood, a quaint hidden gem of Tokyo that is home to numerous independently owned shops, unique restaurants, and cafes.
Time and Venue:
May 25th (Sat) and 26th (Sun): Both dates from 11am to 6pm
Gallery Cadocco (5 minute walk from Nishi-Ogikubo station North exit)
Nishiogikita 3-8-9, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0042
Ceramics - Ayumi Horie (Maine) - Birdie Boone (Virginia) - Lydia Johnson (Massachusetts) - Marc Digeros (California) - Steven Rolf (Wisconsin)
Textile - Nanne Kennedy (wool) (Maine) - Sarah Nishiura (quilt) (Illinois)
Woodwork - Alice Ogden (black ash baskets) (New Hampshire) - Jarrod Dahl (green-woodwork) (Wisconsin) - Marshall Scheetz (cooperage) (Virgina)
For enquiries and more information please contact:
Ai Kanazawa / Jun Takeishi
Tel: +81-90 3426 2336
4907 Morena Blvd. Ste #1402,
San Diego CA 92117