KH Gallery Ashiya
The Pleiades – Resonating Artists –

Monday, January 20 – Sunday, March 29, 2020

Closed: Wednesdays / Tuesday, February 25 – Friday, February 28 / Tuesday, March 17 / Other event days
Closed when Hankyu Bus does not operate
Open upon reservation: Please fill the “Admission Reservation Form” on the website’s ASHIYA GALLERY page.
Reservation is not required on Sundays.

*Special display of Hina dolls
Saturday, February 29 – Sunday, March 29

KH Gallery Ashiya will hold the exhibition titled “The Pleiades – Resonating Artists -“. Hiroko Koshino has been meeting and interacting with artists of various genres. Through these interactions, Koshino gained many things that became inspirations for her creations, such as the essence taught by a person she calls her master, influences from unique styles of expression, and experiences of getting to know materials other than paintings. This exhibition will present Koshino’s works as well as those of the artists close to her. These works are owned by Koshino and show the ties between the artists. Please enjoy the light that the resonating stars create together, like the Pleiades shining in the winter night sky.


Aquirax Uno (illustrator)
Kazi Ghiyasuddin(painter)
Kuniyoshi Kaneko(painter)
Tadayoshi Nakabayashi (copperplate printmaker)
Susumu Notomi(ceramic artist)
Masao Hara (fashion drawing artist)

  • Hiroko Koshino "WORK #386" Style sketch

  • Kuniyoshi Kaneko "Beast Tamer" Oil painting / canvas


Information of the exhibition period extension

KH Gallery Ginza will be extension of schedule for “Hiroko Koshino -The Harmony-” until December 22th (Sun).

Closed: Every Wednesday, and also a case of temporary closure to other events and bad weather.


【Notice of gallery closure】

KH Gallery Ginza will be closed the following schedule.

From August 10 (Sat) to August 18 (Sun), 2019


【KH Gallery Ashiya】
Hiroko Koshino-The Harmony-

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】
Gift of Light – Hiroko Koshino × circle side –

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】
Hiroko Koshino x Kazi Ghiyasuddin – Melody of Time

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.

Closed: Sundays


Appearance on NHK Asaichi Premium Talk

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】
Commemoration of the stage background production for the 12th Nagauta Kinekatsukai National Competition in Kabukiza Theatre
Hiroko Koshino
New Creations of Traditional Performing Arts

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
Hiroko Koshino
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
2019 Exhibition
Hiroko Koshino: The Composition – Aesthetics of Arrangement –

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 space “KH FASHION BOX” opened in January 2019

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.


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)

Free admission

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