Let's experience traditional Japanese New Year custom "rice cake pounding"!
Food artist Mr. "EAT＆ART TARO" will cook various food by using fresh rice cake.
In this event, you can experience Edo culture ex. playing game "Zubonbo" which was created in Edo period.
Artist profile｜EAT＆ART TARO
After graduated from culinary academy, he worked at restaurant. He started catering service providing food to gallery and the museum. He created many works related to food. In his art work "Retro cooking", he researched receipts which was read in Showa period, and according to these receipt, he reproduced Showa foods. http://eat-art.info
Mizuhuki can be seen in several occasion, for example celebrating gift’s decoration and New Year’s decoration. We will held workshop making a chopstick rest by using Mizuhiki. A chopstick rest that used Plum flower as a motif is necessary item for table setting to start 2018.
We held the Appreciation Festival for 1st anniversary of museum opening in Midoricho park where is located in front of the museum. Workshop booth which museum staff organized and drinking eating space where food and drink are served by food truck will be there. Please feel free to drop in.
Participants will see the process of printing and experience printing by themselves.
“Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji Under the Wave off Kanagawa” included in our collection was resolved by colour and based on its result, wood of cherry blossom was curved as a woodblock by digital laser. The production of Japanese woodblock print is a complex process involving steps, each performed Artist/Block Caver/ Printer. We can understand deeply about Ukiyo-e though those process.
We will held “architectural tour guided by Kota Fukuhara (from Kazuyo Sejima and Associates)” as a related event of special exhibition “Kazuyo Sejima SANAA x Hokusai”.Our museum designed by world renowned architect Kazuyo Sejima is located in the place strongly connected to Hokusai. The purpose of visiting our Museum is to see Hokusai’s masterpieces as well as Sejima’s architecture. From the viewpoint of a designer, he show participants around the Museum, after he give a lecture on a process of the construction of the Sumida Hokusai Museum and its architectural features. This tour always full due to high popularity.
Current exhibition is “Performer ☆ Hokusai” which focus on the fact that he executed a work of performance art. In 1817 he carried out this performance at the Nagoya Nishikakesho painting a huge portrait of the founder of Zen Buddhism, Bodhidharma.
What happen if Hokusai’s performance will be made today? We will held the event related to this exhibition.
Following to Hokusai, a famous Japanese contemporary artist named Akira Yamaguchi is trying to perform a huge Bodhidharma drawing!
This workshop is making strap by using real holly leaves.
The leaf veins can be seen through sun shine.
Extracting only leaf veins and coating it, then attaching parts which you like.
Making your original strap!
September 17, 2017(Sun.)- September 18, 2017(Mon.)
“Fanatic Artist Hokusai” directed by Amon Miyamoto was held with applause on 27th July at the British Museum in London. While we organized the preview event, we could feel how Hokusai was popular there. After London’s play, the performance is being developed and will be shown on Sat 17- Sun 18 September at the Hikifune culture center.