ITOCHU Announces New Exhibition at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE: "Yuko Nakamura Japanese Painting Exhibition - Gratitude to the Seasons

October 16, 2015

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) opened ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in the CI Plaza, a commercial facility situated next to ITOCHU’s Tokyo Head Office, in October 2012. The gallery was part of ITOCHU’s social contribution activities, with the aim of developing the future generation through art, contributing to the local community, and promoting both local and international art and culture. Various exhibitions have since been held in the space.ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE will be celebrating its third anniversary on October 26.

An exhibition entitled “Yuko Nakamura Japanese Painting Exhibition – Gratitude to the Seasons” will be held at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE. Yuko Nakamura employs the classical technique of kirikane*, learned during her time as a graduate research student into Buddhist paintings of the Kamakura period, as well as the traditional materials of Japanese painting such as gold leaf, silver leaf, and mica, to incorporate an impression of radiant light into her works, which portray with warmth and tenderness the radiance of flowers and small creatures in the four seasons.
We hope that you will come and see the vibrant works of Yuko Nakamura, who is garnering attention as an up-and-coming young Japanese-style painter who is in pursuit of a new artistic expression, while portraying traditional flower-and-bird motifs using classical techniques.
(*kirikane: A design technique in which sheets of foil are stuck together on top of each other by heating them, before being cut into small pieces and applied them to sculptures or paintings. In Japan, the technique has been used in Buddhist art in particular.)

Baika [Plum Blossom]
Featured on ITOCHU 2016 calendar
and greeting cards

“Yuko Nakamura Japanese Painting Exhibition – Gratitude to the Seasons” Event Outline

Sponsor ITOCHU Corporation
Collaborator TOSHO Printing Co., Ltd.

Saturday, January 23 to Sunday, February 14, 2016

 (open every day during the event period)

Hours 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission Free


CI Plaza B1, 2-3-1, Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
TEL&FAX 03-5772-2913