KH Gallery Ginza will be closed the following schedule.
From August 10 (Sat) to August 18 (Sun), 2019
KH Gallery Ashiya will hold an exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino-The Harmony-”. Koshino aims to create a world where all senses, including sight and hearing, harmonize with the environment. Having incorporated an improvisation-like live piano performance in her 2019 AW fashion show, she is putting more and more importance on music. This exhibition presents her ever-expanding artistic expressions, in particular paintings that are inspired by music or have a musical feel to them. The painting she drew while listening to Chopin, a master of classical music, features lines that freely run through and offers rich imagination. Also, in the world of Japanese traditional music, Koshino is a master Nagauta Shamisen player belonging to Kinekatsukai. In the national competition of Nagauta Kinekatsukai, held in Kabukiza Theatre in April this year, she drew the stage background for the performance of Shokyokushu. Its original ink painting will be displayed in this exhibition for the first time.
The harmony created by encounters of different senses-Japan and West, music and painting, beauty of architecture… Please listen carefully to the music that comes to your heart when you see Koshino’s paintings in Ashiya surrounded by nature.
Hiroko Koshino 《 WORK #1782 》
Hiroko Koshino 《 WORK #2017 》
KH Gallery Ginza, loved for seven years since its opening in 2012, will close after this exhibition. For the finale, Hiroko Koshino and the art unit circle side will create a dream-like world with a paper dress and installations of light. Please enjoy to your heart’s content the gift of light to you from KH Gallery Ginza.
KH Gallery Ginza
Gift of Light – Hiroko Koshino × circle side –
Saturday, July 13 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesday, July 16 / Sunday, July 21 / Tuesday, July 23
KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino x Kazi Ghiyasuddin – Melody of Time”.
The two artists held the first collaborative exhibition in 2016. The experience of working with an artist from different backgrounds influenced both of them and broadened their perspective in their activities. This second exhibition will present Kazi’s delicate paper artworks and Koshino’s abstract paintings that respond to them. Please come enjoy the rich melody created over time.
KH Gallery Ginza
Hiroko Koshino x Kazi Ghiyasuddin – Melody of Time
Tuesday, June 18 – Wednesday, July 3, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Hiroko Koshino will appear in the Premium Talk section of the NHK’s popular morning news program “Asaichi”.
In the live studio talk, she will present her latest work and private news with some video clips, with a focus on her 2019 AW collection held on Friday, March 22.
She will also talk about the stage background she will draw for the Kinekatsukai National Competition in which she will participate on Sunday, April 28.
Please look forward to it.
TV program: Asaichi Premium Talk
Date & time: Friday, April 19, 2019 8:15 a.m. – 9:54 a.m.
TV station: NHK General
KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino -New Creations of Traditional Performing Arts”.
Koshino is an accredited performer of Nagauta Shamisen. In the national competition of Nagauta Kinekatsukai which will be held
in the Tokyo Kabukiza Theatre in late April this year, she will draw the stage background for the Shokyokushu medley.
This exhibition will present the new original ink paintings for the stage background, as well as Koshino’s works related to traditional culture such as lacquerware and kimono. Please enjoy the new creations that perceive Japanese traditional performing arts and culture with a modern aesthetic sense.
KH Gallery Ginza
New Creations of Traditional Performing Arts
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
Hiroko Koshino 《 WORK #1989 》
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.
Hiroko Koshino: The Composition – Aesthetics of Arrangement –
Period 1: Sunday, February 24 – Monday, May 6 (holiday)
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
*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.
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)
Hiroko Koshino 《WORK #1034》
Hiroko Koshino 《WORK #1957-1958》
The new exhibition space named “KH FASHION BOX” opened inside the Kobe Fashion Museum where Hiroko Koshino was appointed a director emeritus. For the first exhibition, the mannequins used in the Metropolitan Museum and clothes by Hiroko Koshino, which were presented in her exhibition in New York last year, are displayed along with colorful paintings and tapestries. Exhibits will be changed according to the themed exhibition in the future.
Koshino hopes the space will make people feel closer to fashion and become a place of learning for young people. Please enjoy the world of Hiroko Koshino where art and fashion meet.
KH FASHION BOX
Address: 1st floor, Kobe Fashion Museum (2-9-1, Koyo-cho Naka, Higashinada-ku, Kobe)
Opening hours: 10:00 am. – 6:30 pm (admission open until 5:30 pm)
Closed: Mondays (if Monday is a holiday, closed on Tuesday)
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. Gicl-e 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.
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
HIROKO KOSHINO《WORK #1204》
HIROKO KOSHINO《2013 AW collection》
KH Gallery Ashiya opened an exclusive fee-charging parking lot.
You can enjoy the rich nature of Mount Rokko while driving to the Gallery. Although the scenery has changed slightly since the time Koshino built her house in this place, you can still take a walk around Okuike Pond near the parking lot and enjoy the changing seasons after visiting the Gallery. This place is a source of inspiration for Koshino’s paintings, and we hope you will experience its atmosphere too.
In case of strong typhoons and snow, traffic may be restricted on the Royu Driveway.
Please note that the Gallery and parking lot may be closed temporarily in this case.
KH Gallery Ashiya Parking Lot
Address: 34-1, Okuikeminami-cho, Ashiya, Hyogo
(inside the Royu Driveway Parking)
Please park in an empty spot among the five spots named “KH Gallery Parking Lot”.
Please remove your car from the parking lot before 5:00 pm.
The parking fee is 520 yen per car. Please pay at the Royu Driveway Office Counter located next to the parking lot. (8 minutes on foot to the Gallery)
*This parking lot is managed by Royu Driveway.
Our Gallery shall not be responsible for any accident or theft that occurs inside the parking lot.