Kudo Original Photo Co., Ltd.・Akitoshi Kudo

Wednesday, June 13 – Friday, August 10, 2018
10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Closed: June 17 (Sun.), July 1 (Sun.), July 15 (Sun.), July 29 (Sun.)

KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exhibition “Sumi-no-Kiseki”. Sumi, or Japanese ink, is a material Hiroko Koshino is most familiar with. Since her school days when she started drawing fashion style sketches with Sumi to today, she has always worked with Sumi by her side.

The beauty of Sumi and blank space is born from the relation between Japanese paper, Sumi and water. Sumi’s flow and smudge, not always controllable, sometimes create unexpected beauty. Hiroko Koshino always found new beauty in such instantaneous works and developed them to a higher level. A strained air and gentle time—two contradictory images—coexist in traces drawn by Sumi and lead the observers to quietness. As many people in the Orient have found the mystery of the universe and human spirit in Sumi, Hiroko Koshino has been attracted to and deeply in love with the depth of Sumi.

At the exhibition, her past and recent artworks that feature Sumi’s rhythmic shade, smudge and beautiful thin ink will be displayed. For Hiroko Koshino, Sumi is a special material that guides one from the instant to the eternal, and to spiritual depth. Please come enjoy the refined beauty of refreshing Sumi and blank space that makes you forget the summer heat.

*It has been a year since the release of the Western tableware “Sumi-no-Toki” series produced in collaboration by Nikko and Hiroko Koshino. Some of the products will be available for purchase at the exhibition.



Wednesday, May 23 –Wednesday, June 6, 2018
10:30 am –7:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, May 27 and Sunday, June 3

By popular demand, the Homage to Klimt exhibition has been extended with some changes.

Gustav Klimt, a painter in Vienna at the end of the 19th century, created his own style influenced by Japanese traditional arts and crafts. This new exhibition features works created by Hiroko Koshino that exude Japanese style. The contemporary-feeling works are born from a combination of her spirit of respect for nature and gorgeous gold.

Please visit this world of harmony between West and East.


Tuesday, March 13 – Saturday, May 19, 2018
exhibition has been extended
Closed: Sunday, March 18, Sunday, April 1, Friday, April 6, Sunday, April 15, Sunday, April 29, and Sunday, May 13
Hours: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm (closes at 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 22)

We will hold an exhibition entitled "Hiroko Koshino — Homage to Klimt" at KH Gallery Ginza. Gustav Klimt was born in 1862. He was a painter in Vienna from the late 1800s to the 1900s. Known for his decorative works depicting a variety of women, including nudes and pregnant women, his distinctive gold works incorporate the traditional art forms of Egypt and Japan. It is said that his avant-garde ideas were controversial at the time. Koshino was overwhelmed by the Klimt paintings she encountered in Vienna and felt emotionally connected to his sensitivity to anticipate the new era and his life. As a fashion designer and an artist, Koshino was inspired by Klimt, attempting a variety of expressions from 2013 to today. This exhibition will showcase "WORK #1078 Blue Bird of Happiness", one of the largest works of her which she created in 2013, for the first time in five years. It also features a collection of a wide range of expressive paintings, such as works that take advantage of textiles designed for Hiroko Koshino Collection, as well as works using India ink and Japanese paper, and works that allow the viewer to enjoy deep color changes and profound materials. Her most recent work, created on the occasion of appearance on a special Klimt episode of the NHK program "Nichiyo Bijutsukan" broadcast in January 2018, will also be exhibited.

Klimt pursued his own sense of beauty without being caught up in trends and common ideas of the time. We hope you will enjoy Koshino Hiroko's innovative expression, which responds across time to Klimt's spirit.