ITOCHU Announces New Event at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE "Co-Organization of the Five Art University Interchange Exhibition" :For Next-Generation Development Through Art

December 21, 2012

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it would jointly organize the Five Art University Interchange Exhibition (“Gobiten”) from January 18, 2013, at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE. ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE was inaugurated in October adjacent to ITOCHU’s Tokyo headquarters for the purposes of next-generation development through art, contributing to local communities, and art and cultural promotion in Japan and abroad, as part of ITOCHU’s social contribution activities.

Gobiten features paintings and other works created by 40 voluntary students studying at five famous art universities in the Kanto region, namely Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tama Art University, Tokyo Zokei University, Nihon University College of Art and Musashino Art University. The students freely interpreted the common theme of “結” (meaning “link” or “bind”, “connect”) to infuse feelings unique to students into original work.
ITOCHU will jointly organize this event with the aspiration that it will encourage the next-generation of students, who represent the future of art in Japan, to and grow and pursue their dreams by providing them with challenging opportunities to present their work to society.

As befitting the opening of 2013, this will be an exhibition where visitors will able to discover the potential of art students in Japan.

Profile of the Five Art University Interchange Exhibition


Fri., January 18 to Sat., February

23, 2013

(Open all days during the period)

Time 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission Free of charge

Profile of the Venue


Floor B1, CI Plaza, 2-3-1 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo