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Hana no Maru Kaioke
Mikiko Hayashi
People feel novelty in thier hearts and this novelty is pleasant. The flower, the pleasure and the feeling of novelty are all one.
Zeami Motokiyo(1363-1443)

Ippodo gallery has planned an exhibition on the theme of flowers, 'Hana' in Japanese, to celebrate the arrival of spring. According to the traditional Japanese calendar, February 4 is known as 'risshun', the first day of spring. This is the coldest period of the year, but from 'risshun' we are able to sense the gradual approach of spring.
Ippodo will be holding an exhibition of arts and crafts by contemporary Japanese artists on the theme of 'flowers', a subject long loved in Japanese art, in order to share with you all the pleasure of spring.

Contributing artists:

Ken Akaji (Ceramic)
Kansuke Fujii (Painting)
Shin Fujihira (Ceramic)
Michiko Fujita (Japanese doll)
Mikiko Hayashi (Yamato painting)
Fujio Kawagishi (Painting)
Tetsushi Kokin (Painting)
Toru Matsuzaki (Lacquer)
Kohei Nakamura (Ceramic)
Katsuhiko Sato (Painting)
Yoko Semoto (Tempera painting)
Shion Tabata (Ceramic)
Shiro Tsujimura (Ceramic )
Yui Tsujimura (Ceramic )
Kai Tsujimura (Ceramic)
Shigeru Uchida (Design )
Norio Urano (Kimono)
Shinya Yamamura (Lacquer)
Masahisa Yamashita (Japanese doll)


About the Artist
1966 born in Kyoto, as first-born daughter of Komao Hayashi, a living national treasure doll maker artist

1984 graduated from Kyoto City Dohda Senior High School of Arts, department of Japanese style painting

1986 graduated from Kyoto College of Art and Design, course of Japanese style painting

1987 started work of Japanese color painting

1994 held a first solo exhibition since then has held exhibitions in various places


Yamato-e paintings

Yamato-e, a genre of Japanese painting, vividly evokes the imperial court in Kyoto during the Heian period ( 794-1185 ) , representing the culture in detail with traditional coloring techniques.