Kudo Original Photo Co., Ltd.・Akitoshi Kudo

Tuesday, April 2 –Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. *Open at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27
Closed: Sundays / Wednesday, May 1

KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exhibition entitled "Hiroko Koshino –New Creations of Traditional Performing Arts". Koshino grew up watching Kabuki with her grandfather and became acquainted with various forms of Japanese traditional culture. In particular, she has trained in Nagauta Shamisen for many years: she is an accredited performer belonging to Kinekatsukai. For the national competition of Nagauta Kinekatsukai which will be held in the Kabukiza Theatre in late April this year, she will draw the stage background for the Shokyokushu medley. This exhibition presents the new original ink paintings for the stage background, as well as Koshino's works related to traditional culture. The original stage background paintings that she drew for famous Nagauta songs express the diverse worlds of Sumi ink. These works will be printed on large stage curtains using the technology of Seiren Co., Ltd. and will decorate the climax scene. The exhibition will also present kimono that she painted directly with a brush to wear it at the concert, as well as lacquerware that she decorated on the occasion of her exhibition in Sabae, Fukui Prefecture, in 2018.

All the works displayed in the exhibition are the results of collaboration brought forth by Koshino who truly loves Japanese traditional performing arts and culture. Please enjoy the new creations that combine the value of tradition with a modern aesthetic sense,through which Koshino hopes people feel closer to the traditional art.


Hiroko Koshino 《 WORK #1989 》


Hiroko Koshino 《 WORK #1991 》

Monday, January 21 – Saturday, March 16, 2019
10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, January 27; Sunday, February 3; Sunday, February 17; Sunday, March 3

KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exhibition entitled “小篠弘子 × HIROKO KOSHINO – Cycle of Art and Design –”. The career of the fashion designer Hiroko Koshino started when the 18-year-old Hiroko Koshino entered the world of design while dreaming of becoming a painter. Since she found the commonality between fashion drawings and paintings, she worked at the forefront of the fashion industry as a designer. This exhibition will shed light on some of her fashion creations, selected from her huge collection, and present the close connection between art and design.

Clothes made with the original design textile, paintings that feature the collage of that textile, clothes with prints of these paintings... Such process of developing creations in different forms will be presented in installations using large frames. The exhibition will also display digital-made textiles that reproduced Koshino’s hand-drawn paintings, as well as rare clothes that she directly painted. Giclée fashion drawings, the starting point of clothes making, will be sold too.

Plane and solid, static and dynamic, analog and digital—please enjoy the endless cycle of art and design that connects different elements and continues to expand without limit.




HIROKO KOSHINO《2013 AW collection》

KH Gallery Ginza Permanent Exhibition “Abstract Paintings”
Friday, November 16, 2018 ー Wednesday, December 26, 2018
10:30 am –7:00 pm (December 26th is closed at 5:00 pm)
Closed: Every Sunday.

KH Gallery Ginza will hold the permanent exhibition of Hiroko Koshino “Abstract Paintings”