KH Gallery Ginza and KH Gallery Ashiya will be closed from 11th to 20th August for summer holiday.
We will not be able to reply confirmation of reservations for Ashiya gallery until after 21st of August.
Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences and thank you in advance for your understanding.
《WORK #1646》oil on canvas 2016
《WORK #1541》oil on canvas 2016
“NIKKO × Hiroko Koshino Sumi no Toki -The Hospitality of Hiroko Koshino-” will be hosted at KH Gallery Ginza. NIKKO COMPANY, a manufacturer of Western-style dinnerware, and Koshino first met 30 years ago. Since then, these two have worked together to bring modern dinnerware to the world. The “Sumi no Toki” series that is being presented here is designed based on the various expressions of ink paintings done by Koshino. For Koshino, the sensibility of ink is a crystallization of the beauty of Japan. With the meeting of Western-style dinnerware and pure white fine bone china that NIKKO proudly makes in Japan, the beauty of the West and of Japan were brilliantly fused together. A profound world of black and white is expressed within the blank spaces of this dinnerware. At this exhibit, this series which has received high acclaim at exhibitions held outside of Japan will be shown alongside table settings for the first time in Japan at the KH Gallery. At the same time, the original works and a new series of ink paintings done by Koshino will be exhibited. The existence of art in everyday life is what Koshino considers to be the highest quality of hospitality.
Also, looking back at the history of the close friendship between these two, a memorial exhibit of “Ai Gasane”, Koshino-designed dinnerware welcoming the 30-year anniversary since it was first released for sale will be displayed. In a display full of a sense of playfulness, you can see best-selling Japanese-style and Western-style dinnerware that has a flowery motif.
These fine works of art that are close to our lives and that can be cherished for a long time are born from the sincerity of NIKKO and Koshino and from their long relationship. Please enjoy the aesthetics of sophisticated furnishings and hospitality.
KH Gallery Ginza
NIKKO × Hiroko Koshino
Sumi no Toki -The Hospitality of Hiroko Koshino-
Monday, May 15 – Sunday, June 25, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gallery closed on the Sundays of May 21, June 4, and 18.
We are afraid our gallery will be closed on April 29.
We apologize for any inconvenience, thank you for your understanding, thank you.
For the year of 2017, KH Gallery Ashiya will present visitors with various comparisons in the context of Koshino’s creative works, under the theme of “Contrast.”. An artist always seeking for different ways of expression instead of remaining still at one place, Koshino has reflected her seemingly conflicting views and values to numerous masterpieces.
One time, she may depict a tranquil world of elegance and simplicity with sumi-ink. Another time, she may use vivid colors to evoke emotions. It is as though the biorhythms of life are embodied by the myriads of artworks that oscillate between Stillness and Motion.
The exhibition will also seek to illustrate the contrast between Fashion and Art for the first time in KH Gallery Ashiya. Through their encounter with art, news lives will be breathed into garments that have been incorporated into the installation.
The beauty of artworks enclosed in a planar dimension and the beauty of lightweight and elegant garments, both embraced within the beauty of the solemn architecture designed by Tadao Ando. This year, we invite you to enhance the dynamic transition from the landscape of spring to summer with the beautiful contrasts brought about by the clash and synthesis of these outstandingly unique elements of beauty.
Reservation required. Please reserve by accessing the ASHIYA GALLERY page of our website and submitting the Admission Reservation Form with all the necessary fields completed.
Reservation is not required on Sundays.
Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, September 17
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gallery closed on Wednesdays
Summer Closing: Friday (national holiday), August 11 – Sunday, August 20
Bimonthly beauty industry magazine “TOKYO FASHION EDGE vol. 20” issued by All Beauty Inc, will be released 3/31 and starting sales 4/2 at KH Gallery Ginza.
Special feature on “Madame Edwarda” as a homage to Kaneko Kuniyoshi over 16 pages. At the gallery present ” Kuniyoshi Kaneko x Hiroko Koshino EROS 2017″ exhibition,
under the concept of “the room where Edwarda lives”, created by stylist Fujisaki Kouichi.
Please enjoy the “Kaneko Kuniyoshi’s Edwarda world” with this magazine.
KH Gallery Ashiya will be open to the public on April 1st. Reservation is required except every sunday.
(Reservation not required sundays during opening hours )
We will start accepting reservations from March 23th.
To make a reservation, submit the online application from linked to this page with all the necessary fields completed.
We are looking forward to your visiting.
MBS “The Leader”
“The Leader” is a TV progrram broadcasted on Mainichi Broadcasting System, introducing business leaders such as widely known presidents of large companies and heads of small but unique enterprises.
This week’s coverage will feature Hiroko Koshino the fashion designer, who just turned 80 and is still in active in the front lines of fashion industry.
Koshino talks about her childhood dream of becoming a painter, her motive for jumping into the fashion business, and joyousness she experienced from her global debut.
Please don’t forget to tune in and enjoy!
Title : “The Leader”
Date : Sunday, March 12th, 2017, 5:00am-5:30am
Station : Mainichi Broadcasting (Limited in Osaka Pre., Kyoto Pre., Hyogo Pre., Nara Pre., Shiga Pre., Wakayama Pre.)
※You can enjoy the program via internet after the broadcasting. (http://www.mbs.jp/leader/)
KH Gallery Ginza will be hosting “Kuniyoshi Kaneko × Hiroko Koshino EROS 2017.”
Daring compositions, refined color, and passionate, fine eroticism.
It will be an intersection of the “EROS” that Koshino has sent into the world for the first time and Kaneko’s sensual “Sacred World”.
Please enjoy a look into the most obscure and most sublime drama presented by the two people who honor the raw instinct.
Thursday, March 16 – Sunday, May 7
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. *Closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21
Gallery closed on the Sundays of March 26, April 9, and 23.
Kuniyoshi Kaneko 《voici l'aube. Le chant des coqs retentit》oil on canvas 1997
Hiroko Koshino 《WORK#1623》oil on canvas 2016
”ANSWERS’’ is an informational TV program on fashion broadcasted on BS Fuji, tracing the history of a professional through interviews.
The upcoming show is a very special one: Hiroko Koshino and Yuma Koshino are paired together and will be shown in two weeks in a row.
The program covers a wide variety of topics such as their careers, individual characteristics, and HIROKO KOSHINO brand.
Please don’t forget to tune in and enjoy!
Title : ‘’ANSWERS’’
Date : 【First week】Suturday, February 11th, 2017, 0:30am-0:55am
(Friday, February 10th, 2017, 24:30pm-)
【Second week】Suturday, February 18th, 2017, 0:00am-0:25am
(Friday, February 17th, 2017, 24:00pm-)
Station : BS FUJI