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  • TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA_SPECTRUM

    29 November 2016

    Upcoming solo exhibition

    The exhibition, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA_SPECTRUM will be held at Shiseido Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo from 13th January 2017.

    In this solo exhibition, Tokujin Yoshioka will present his new installation, “Spectrum”. This groundbreaking experience offers an almost mystical journey through light, with seemingly infinite rainbow colors drawn from nature, science and technology projected to flood the entire space.

    Date|2017.1.13 (Friday) ー2017.3.26 (Sunday)
    Venue|SHISEIDO Gallery
    Address|Ginza Shiseido Building, basement floor. 8-8-3 Ginza Chuo-ku,Tokyo
    
http://www.shiseidogroup.jp/gallery/
  • LOUIS VUITTON × Tokujin Yoshioka

    29 November 2016

    We are pleased to announce that Tokujin Yoshioka will present
 "Blossom Stool" a new collaboration for LOUIS VUITTON Objets Nomades
at Design Miami from 30th November - 4th December 2016.

    LOUIS VUITTON
 Objets Nomades

    Date|November 30th - December 4th 2016

    Venue|Design Miami

    Address|Meridian Avenue & 19th Street

    Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center Miami Beach, USA
    http://miami2016.designmiami.com/

    Please visit WORKS for more information.
  • Water Block at the Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto

    25 May 2016

    The new series of the glass bench "Water Block" - the golden-brass bench was exhibited at Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto. 

    "Water Block" is the shape, which was born at the moment when the glass is solidified. It expresses the beauty of randomness that nature brings out and forms beautiful ripples that water creates. It is permanently exhibited at the Impressionist gallery at Musée d’Orsay in Paris together with masterpieces of Mannet, Degas, Monet, Cézanne and Renoir.


    In this new series, the glass bench was newly made in brass and it was created by the exquisite casting technique of traditional Buddha statue making in Japan and its craftsmanship which has been inherited over years.

    In this making process, brass was melted in 1100℃ furnace into a sand mold, and polish a casted brass by experienced craftsmen carefully to be the golden-brass bench.

    Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji is located in Kyoto, which was formerly the imperial capital of Japan in 794. It was built as a symbol of Kitayama culture by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the 3rd general of Ashikaga shogunate during Muromachi period of Japan, in 1397. The spaces of 2nd and 3rd floors of this Zen temple building are covered with gold foils, and the building is designated as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, which are World Heritage Sites.

    The exhibition was not open to the public, but it was the first art exhibition held there privately. 

    Please visit WORKS for more information.
  • U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy visited the "KOU-AN Glass Tea House"

    24 May 2016

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy recently visited the "KOU-AN Glass Tea House" exhibition.

    Mrs. Caroline Kennedy has always been deeply interested in Japanese culture. In the spring sunlight shines peacefully at the stage, the ambassador was served tea by Miss. Makiko SEN, a daughter of SEN Soshitsu, the head of Urasenke. In the space filled with natural light, which comes through glasses, she experienced brightly rainbow colored "Flower of light " emerged by the effect of prisms.



    TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA KOU-AN Glass Tea House
    Venue : Kyoto Shogunzuka Seiryu-den
    Exhibition : "KOU-AN Glass Tea House" has received great response from inside and outside Japan. It is a great pleasure for us that many people have visited the site to see the work.Thank you to the cooperation and support, the exhibition period has been extended. It we will be announced on our website 3 months prior to the closing day.
  • Water Block at the United States Embassy official residence

    25 April 2016

    "Water Block" has been displayed at the United States Embassy official residence with the kindness of the United States Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy.
    The United States Embassy official residence is a modern western architecture where the historical meeting of Emperor Hirohito and MacArthur commander in chief of allied forces took place in 1945.
    "Water Block" is permanently exhibited at Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
  • Exhibition period has been extended for KOU-AN Glass Tea House

    01 April 2016

    KOU-AN Glass Tea House has received great response from inside and outside Japan.
    It is a great pleasure for us that many people have visited the site to see the work.
    Thank you to the cooperation and support, the exhibition period has been extended.
    It we will be announced on our website 3 months prior to the closing day.

    Exhibition : 8th April 2015 - to be announced
    Venue : Kyoto Shogunzuka Seiryu-den
    Address : 28 Zushiokukacho-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
    Access : 20 min by taxi from Kyoto station
    20 min by taxi from Keage station of Tozai Line
    30 min walk from Sect Shorenin Temple (Higashi-yama trail)

    Shogunzuka Seiryu-den http://www.shorenin.com

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  • The architectural plan for the New National Stadium

    12 February 2016

    The architectural plan for the New National Stadium
    - The Floating Fountain -
    A piece of architecture transformed into a platform for the Olympic Flame

    Design is free: it has no definitive answers, and grows like a living being. In parallel with the evolution of technology, design is moving on from the era of challenging physical forms to a completely new age.
    The architecture of the future will be founded in an “experience” born out of heightened human sensation and time. For me, experiences powerful enough to jolt the heart with the altogether unexpected and ecstatic, comprise the most important “material” that mankind can empathize with. It transcends race and time.

    The Outer Gardens of Meiji Shrine have been loved by Japanese people since ancient times. The architectural plan for the New National Stadium is based on a design that is at one with nature, by fusing with the beauty of the four seasons. The mysterious, lean, minimalistic design leads from the spirit of “Japanese tea rooms” that epitomizes finely-honed Japanese beauty.

    The floating Fountain. Visitors can enjoy strolling and jogging at the tranquil water’s edge amid the greenery of the Outer Gardens. During the summer, the water produces a cooling effect, and it can also be used in the event of a disaster.
    "A piece of architecture which transcends form" becomes a "Fountain" for athletes - and it will be reborn as a huge platform for the Olympic Flame, a symbol of courage and hope to people all over the world.

    - An inspiration for all eternity -

    In July 2015, when Prime Minister Abe announced the revision of plans for the New National Stadium, the stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, an image occurred to me.
    I regard the creation of an idea as a personal challenge, just as an athlete challenges the limitations of humankind. Its realization is a moment of joy and happiness.
    This design was created with a sense of appreciation for the joy creation brings, for being born in this age. This design is a depiction of my feelings for the future.

    Since the competition called for a design-build format, countless architects including Zaha Hadid and myself were not able to participate. But it is my wish that this idea will live on perpetually and realized somewhere in the world in the future.
    I hope the rejuvenated New National Stadium will become a symbol of Japan as a sacred site for athletes from every corner of the earth, and a legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    Tokujin Yoshioka
  • Saga Prefectural Museum Renewal Exhibition
    TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA_TORNADO

    08 June 2015

    Tokujin’s first solo-exhibition in Kyusyu, the south-east island in Japan.
    In the exhibition, his renowned art works will be displayed such as “Honey-pop” which was presented in 2001 and had received the international attentions, “Water Block” which is installed permanently at Musee d’Orsay, and “VENUS” the natural crystal chair. In addition, there will be the installation work “TORNADO” in which Tokujin layered transparent straws that spreads over the exhibition space like the natural phenomenon. TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA_TORNADO will be an exhibition where we think upon the future of nature and human beings.


    The Saga Prefectural Museum

    TOKUJIN YOSHIOAK_TORNADO
    Exhibition : July 2nd, 2015 [Thur.] - August 2nd, 2015 [Sun.]
    Opening Hours : 9:30 - 18:00
    *Closed on Mondays
    Address : 1-15-23 Jonai, Saga City, Saga Prefecture 840-0041
    Link : https://saga-museum.jp/museum/
  • V - ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH

    08 June 2015

    - Poetic reflection by V cut -
    The 14th series of ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH is presented by Tokujin Yoshioka’s new design.

    "V", which is from the V cuts that are randomly constructed on the metal bracelet, reflects light, shows various expression of it, and gives off poetic reflections.

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