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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
Period 1: Sunday, February 24 – Monday, May 6 (holiday)
*Special exhibition of Hina dolls: Sunday, February 24 – Sunday, March 31
Period 2: Sunday, May 19 – Friday, August 9
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed: Wednesdays / Monday, April 1 – Tuesday, April 9 / Tuesday, May 7 – Saturday, May 18 / in case of special events
Closed in case Hankyu Bus does not operate

Open upon reservation: Please fill out the [Admission Reservation Form] on the ASHIYA GALLERY page on this website.
The gallery is open without reservation on Sundays. (Closed on April 7 and May 12)

KH Gallery Ashiya will hold the exhibition entitled "Hiroko Koshino: The Composition – Aesthetics of Arrangement –". Composition is an important artistic element in paintings. This exhibition will present various compositions in Koshino's works, such as the color composition which is also used in fashion design, the balance between margins and Sumi ink in ink works, and the calligraphy designs. They will be displayed in diverse arrangements as an attempt at space composition.
The exhibits will change in each period and include works of diverse genres, from colorful works to ink works and calligraphies. Please enjoy the aesthetics formed by Koshino's works created with her flexible sense and the imposing architectural space designed by Mr. Tadao Ando.


*Special exhibition of Hina dolls: Sunday, February 24 – Sunday, March 31
Hina dolls from the late Meiji period, owned by Koshino, will be displayed. The dolls and various items that feature gold lacquer decorations will shine in an orderly line with the 100-year history. Please enjoy the "aesthetics of arrangement" in Japanese traditional culture.

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Hiroko Koshino 《WORK #1957-1958 》

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Sunday, November 11, 2018 – Sunday, February 10, 2019
11:00 am. – 4:00 pm.
Closed: Wednesdays / Tuesday, December 25 – Saturday, January 12 / during other events

Open upon reservation: Please fill the Reservation Form on the “ASHIYA GALLERY” page on this website and make a reservation.
Reservation is not required on Sundays.

KH Gallery Ashiya will hold the exhibition entitled “Dishes by Hiroko Koshino” to present dishes Koshino created during various encounters. Koshino met with her long-time artist friends in traditional pottery production areas and displayed her unique sense of forms and colors and painting methods. Under the eleventh Ohi Chozaemon, the Ohi pottery maker in Kanazawa, Koshino created a series of dishes cut out and formed from flat clay as if she was making clothes. She also collaborated with Susumu Notomi, the Hagi pottery maker, by drawing colorful line art on his blue dishes called “Aohagi”.
Moreover, Koshino developed her own products, designing the ink painting-based “Sumi-no-Toki” series in collaboration with the ceramic ware manufacturer Nikko Company in 2017. In summer 2018, she decorated the Echizen lacquerware, the traditional industry in Sabae, with gold and silver paints. Through these works, Koshino aims to incorporate art in everyday lives.

This exhibition will feature various dishes along with paintings to showcase Koshino’s free, unconventional spirit. Please enjoy the encounter between Japan’s traditional culture and senses of modernity.

Cooperation:
The eleventh Ohi Chozaemon (Toshio Ohi) / Ohi pottery
Susumu Notomi / Hagi pottery
Echizen Lacquerware Cooperative / Echizen lacquerware
Nikko Company / Western-style dish “Sumi-no-Toki” series

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Hiroko Koshino《WORK #1489》

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Sunday, Octover 21 – Thurthday, November 8, 2018
Open : 11:00 am – 4:00 pm(the last entry is at 3:30)
Closed: Every Wednesday, and also a case of temporary closure to other events and bad weather.

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

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