ITOCHU Announces New Exhibit for ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE Homecoming Exhibition of Opa! Uma Alegre Revelação

May 8, 2014

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”), with the aim of developing future generations, contributing to society and promoting national and international art and culture as part of its social contribution operations, opened ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in October 2012 within CI Plaza, a commercial facility adjacent to ITOCHU’s Tokyo Headquarters, which has since hosted a number of exhibitions.

This coming July, ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE will present a homecoming exhibition of Opa! Uma Alegre Revelação by fashion designer Junko Koshino and contemporary artist Go Yayanagi. The original exhibition was held at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake art museum in São Paulo for two months from this past January and generated a significant local response, with major Japanese and Brazilian media reporting on the event. The July homecoming exhibition will display works of Junko Koshino and Go Yayanagi that were exhibited in São Paulo, together with a Junko Koshino-produced exhibit of snail art made by children of Japan and Brazil. Due to take place as the FIFA World Cup 2014 reaches its climax, this exhibition project aims to develop a new Japan-Brazil exchange relationship through art.

Junko Koshino
Go Yayanagi
Snail art by children of Japan and Brazil

Outline of event

Title Homecoming Exhibition of Opa! Uma Alegre Revelação
Participating artists Junko Koshino, Go Yayanagi
Host Opa! Uma Alegre Revelação Operating Committee
Co-host ITOCHU Corporation
Sponsors Toyota Motor Corporation, Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Kikkoman Corporation
Support Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo, Consulate-General of Japan at São Paulo

Epson, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, Nomura Co., Ltd.,

Turkish Airlines, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, DO CULTURAL

Event period July 11 (Fri.) - 31 (Thu.), 2014. Open every day during the event period.
Hours 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


CI Plaza B1, 2-3-1 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061;

Tel.: 03-5772-2913