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Winter Mountain
Kenji Wakasugi
[Photograph]
Item Number:A15305
Founded in 1996 in Tokyo, Ippodo Gallery’s mission is twofold: to not only form deep, lasting relationships with artists and clients, but also foster Japanese culture around the world. These values led Ippodo Gallery to broaden its reach by opening a Gallery in New York in 2008. Throughout these years, the gallery, through support and patronage, has moved from Chelsea to its current Upper East Side location. This Fall, Ippodo Gallery is thrilled to announce our growth as we are expanding to a new gallery space in the heart of NYC’s Upper East Side gallery district.

Unlike any other gallery in New York, Ippodo Gallery is committed to creating a holistic art and cultural experience. From the on-site handcrafted tea stove to hosting tea ceremonies at the United Nations, it is clear that Ippodo Gallery is dedicated to presenting tea ceremonies as the core of Japanese culture. This ancient tradition carries principles of mindfulness, aesthetics, and respect. Ippodo Gallery embraces these principles and in honor of where we have come from and where we are going, we are presenting our final exhibition: Tea Ware and New Beginnings.

On view from August 20 through September 13, 2019, Ippodo Gallery is pleased to invite you to our final exhibition at 86th Street. Featuring tea bowls and tea ceremony-related artwork from some of our most significant artists, this exhibition truly represents the gallery's heart and soul.
About the Artist
Wakasugi combines his photographs of fusuma sliding doors with images and scenes he has captured around the world, to create the Fusuma Photographs. Recently, Wakasugi is exploring new territories in photography by employing mixed media such as washi paper, sumi ink, gold leaf, gold powder, and flattened silver sheets into his works.

1941 Born in Osaka
1960 Graduated from Saga Prefectural Karatsu West High School
1967 Enrolled in Tokyo Technical School of Photography in Osaka (present Tokyo Visual Arts)
1969 Graduated from Tokyo Technical School of Photography in Osaka
Started working at Roppongi Studio in Tokyo
1975 Started working as a freelance photographer
1996 A photo book My Shangri-La was published by Hirakawa Publishers
1997 Exhibition My Shangri-La at Canon Salon in Ginza, Tokyo
A photo book My Shangri-La received a prize in the Art Directors Club 76th annual awards, New York
2002 Exhibition Cosmo Tree at Japanese Embassy in Belgium
2014 Exhibition DIORAMA (Fusuma Photography) at Nikon Salon in Ginza, Tokyo
2016 Exhibition Japanese Fusuma Photography by Kenji Wakasugi - Synthesis – at Ippodo Gallery New York & Ippodo Gallery Tokyo

Public Collection:
Philadelphia Museum of Art / Philadelphia, PA



An Exhibition of Japanese Fusuma Photography by Kenji Wakasugi – Synthesis – (with Japanese subtitle) from Shoko Aono on Vimeo.