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ASHIYA GALLERY

KH Gallery Ashiya is a museum-like gallery where visitors can indulge in the masterpieces of Hiroko Koshino in tranquility.
Natural light seeping into the powerful space designed by architect Tadao Ando illustrates the contrast between undressed concrete walls and paintings, shifting in pattern from moment to moment.
The lush nature cropped by the large windows serves as a source of inspiration for Koshino Hiroko’s artistic endeavors, rendering the artist to return to this place as her production studio every weekend.
Our gallery is open to the public on a reservation basis, except for Sundays when doors are open to drop-in visitors.

To make a reservation, submit the online application from linked to this page with all the necessary fields completed.

KH Gallery Ashiya Reservation Request
Sunday, June 24 – Friday, August 10, 2018
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open by reservation, no reservation required for Sundays
Reservation: 【KH Gallery Ashiya Reservation Request】 in “ASHIYA GALLERY” page on our website
Closed: Every Wednesday; Friday, August 3; Saturday, August 4; other event days

Etori Kenji's official web site

KH Gallery Ashiya will hold the special exhibition “Kenji Etori x Hiroko Koshino”. Etori’s three-dimensional plastic works are human figures molded and shaped from human bodies using wire nets. Their emerging surface creates a vague existence. Attracted by their light atmosphere, Koshino invited Etori for collaboration. Etori who creates human outline from flat wire nets with his hand, and Koshino who has been questioning human spiritual richness through clothes—works by these two artists pursue how the surface should be and depict the inner spirit and life.

In the exhibition, the installation of Etori’s human figure modeled and clothed with a light cloth by Koshino will be displayed along with their individual works. Its creation process is just like the fashion scene where she would make clothes using hands in front of a model. Drapes, twists and volume created in the hands of Koshino cover the body softly and create liveliness, and summer sunlight that shines on the concrete walls produces a dramatic atmosphere.
Please come enjoy the collaboration by the two artists who question the human body and spirit through art and fashion.

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KH Gallery Ashiya 2018 Exhibition
Hiroko Koshino Kira −Brilliance of the East and West −
Monday, February 19 – Friday, August 10, 2018
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed: Wednesdays, Tuesday, March 13, Thursday, March 22, Sunday, April 15, Monday, April 16, Thursday, June 21- Saturday, June 24 and during exhibition changeover
Open by reservation: Please apply by providing the required information on the Reservation Request Form on the ASHIYA GALLERY page on this site.
Please note that reservations are not required on Sundays. (Closed April 15.)

KH Gallery Ashiya
17-5 Okuike-cho, Ashiya City, Hyogo, Japan
Take Hankyu Bus Route 80 or 81 from JR Ashiya Station, Hankyu Ashiyagawa Station, or Hanshin Electric Railway Ashiya Station and get off at the Okuike Bus Stop (20 to 25 minute ride).
The gallery will be on your right once you go up the stairway next to the bus stop (2 minute walk).
*No parking available.
*Gallery closed when Hankyu Bus is not in service.
TEL 0797-63-5678 (during gallery hours)

At KH Gallery Ashiya in 2018, you can see an exhibition titled "Hiroko Koshino Kira −Brilliance of the East and West−," a shimmering world of fashion between the East and West, focusing on a collection of works and paintings by Hiroko Koshino.
Koshino strives to create new beauty by bringing modernity to Japanese traditional culture, based on her experience spreading unique fashion from Japan to the world. This attitude is common to both her art and her Fashion.
The "ki" in "Kira" refers to twill weave, while the "ra" means thin -weave silk fabric.
The word represents beautiful clothing and the people who wear it. The installation of ornately colored paintings and clothing is remini scent of a gathering of elegant people.
Enjoy the seasonal atmosphere throughout the transition from winter to spring and on to summer.

Hina dolls will be exhibited in the Japanese-style room until Saturday, April 14.

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Friday, October 27 – Monday, November 27, 2017
11:00〜16:00
Gallery closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. *Gallery closed on Monday November 13
(No reservation necessary.)

KH Gallery Ashiya
17-5 Okuike-cho, Ashiya City, Hyogo, Japan
Take Hankyu Bus Route 80 or 81 from JR Ashiya Station, Hankyu Ashiyagawa Station, or Hanshin Electric Railway Ashiya Station and get off at the Okuike Bus Stop (20 to 25 minute ride).
The gallery will be on your right once you go up the stairway next to the bus stop (2 minute walk).
*No parking available.
*Gallery closed when Hankyu Bus is not in service.
TEL 0797-63-5678 (during gallery hours)

The KH Gallery Ashiya is holding the “Susumu Notomi x Hiroko Koshino - The Blue, a second encounter” exhibition. Koshino who was starring in the NHK General TV’s show, “Tsurube’s Salute to Families” (Tsurube no Kazoku ni Kanpai) met the pottery maker Notomi while visiting Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture 7 years ago. The distinctive “Blue” colors of his work left a profound impression. The two became friends and held the collaborative exhibition “Susumu Notomi x Hiroko Koshino - The Blue where everything began” for the first time in KH Gallery Ginza last year. Enjoy a “Second encounter” in the KH Gallery Ashiya with its peaceful and breathtaking atmosphere designed by Tadao Ando this autumn.

Notomi talks about Koshino’s works of art and the awareness towards Ando’s architecture at the Ashiya exhibition. He wants to express an unprecedented “blue” like being in space in the solemn atmosphere surrounded by undressed concrete walls. His new pottery works created from this enthusiastic spirit will be on display. Koshino will exhibit her works of art including new items and new picture plates. Among her works, you can enjoy a wide range of colors including “blue” as well as the light and shade of black along with the glimmering of silver. The picture plates were created in an ambitious collaboration with Notomi creating the “blue” plates and Koshino adding the pictures with vivid colors.

This exhibition features pottery, pictures and architecture. Relax and enjoy this atmosphere where the uniqueness of the artists intersects on a profound level.

Susumu Notomi 《Scattered Spot Pattern Pot》

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Susumu Notomi 《Scattered Spot Pattern Pot》

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Hiroko Koshino 《WORK #1506》

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