Kashima-arts Mail News vol.57 2019/01

New Year Greetings

Happy New Year!

Our sincere gratitude for your support in 2018.
We are honored to celebrate our 30th anniversary with you at the start of new era for Japan.
On this memorable year, we will renew our exhibition and take it to another level. Our biannual BISAI will change its name to "BISAI-SEN", and will feature more exclusive works of art. Furthermore, we will launch our biannual auction event, "Japanese Art Auction MEGURU," a market place for Japanese Art open to everyone.
On top of those events, we will introduce the finest Japanese Art through exciting exhibitions as well as exhibition at Art Central Hong Kong in March.

We thank you for your continuous support, and wish you the best in 2019.

Shigeyoshi Kashima
President, Kashima Arts

Japanese Art Auction - MEGURU- starting now!

The first of the Japanese Art Auction -MEGURU- is finally starting.
The auction will be held biannually in January and July every year.

Approximately 370pcs of artworks are gathered from all over Japan.
The catalogue is fun to read with full of Japanese art.
Digital catalog is available for view from here → http://bit.ly/2EFPtqv

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If you would like a physical copy, please send your request to n-watanabe@kashima-arts.co.jp

<Japanese Art Auction -MEGURU- event info>
Bidding Period: Tues, Jan 8 - Sun, Feb 3
Preview: Mon, Jan 28 - Sun, Feb 3
Bid Close: 6PM (JST), Sun, Feb 3
Bid Open: 3PM (JST), Mon, Feb 4

Venue: Kashima Arts
Hours: 10AM - 6PM
For details, please access official website: https://www.kashima-arts.co.jp/en/events/nyusatsu-meguru/index.html

Appraisals and consultation in Kyobashi

If you...
- would like to know the value of your art piece
- inherited art pieces and don't know what to do
- would like to sell your collection

We buy all genres of Japanese art, so please feel free to contact us for appraisals/assessment. We would love to help finding the best way to sell your precious collection.

We will hold free consultation events for Japanese art in our gallery in Kyobashi, Tokyo. Please book an appointment via phone, email or LINE. Please take advantage of this great opportunity.

<Event schedule>
January 18 (Fri) & 19 (Sat)
February 22 (Fri) & 23 (Sat)
March 8 (Fri) & 9 (Sat)
April 5 (Fri) & 6 (Sat)

We handle works by many Japanese artists:
Ito Jakuchu, Maruyama Okyo, Uragami Gyokudo, Kano Tan'yu, Sakai Hoitsu, Tani Buncho, Shibata Zeshin, Watanabe Seitei, Hakuin Ekaku, and many more.

New essay series on Watanabe Seitei's birds by Dr.Takahashi released!

Watanabe Seitei's paintings and ornithology..
Very excited to introduce new approach to Seitei's excellent works through the eyes of an ornithologist, Dr. Takahashi.
The first of the series "Bamboo in the Snow" is now released. Check out the essay from here

A Work of the Month

Ito Jakuchu
Ebisu (god of commerce)

Ink on paper
Click to view the enlarged image

This is a very humorous painting using "Rusu Moyo," the indirect expression of a motif by painting the things around the motif and not itself. Ebisu (god of commerce) is illustrated here by painting the fishing rod and the fish that Ebisu caught. This is a celebratory piece with lively fish that symbolizes harvest and wealth. Jakuchu's signature technique Sujime-gaki(split-ink method) is used in the scale. The seal is known as Senkaku Zeppitsu used around 1772 - 1780 for the works that Jakuchu particularly favored.


Future events

Japanese Art Auction -MEGURU- : Preview January 28 - February 3, Bid opening February 4
Back to the Edo - Jakuchu, Shohaku, Rosetsu, Hakuin- : March 21 to March 31, 2019

Enquiries about consultation appraisal, please click here.

At Kashima Arts, we provide consultation services for art works including appraisals, repairs, purchasing and selling. Please contact us for free consultation.
We also accept request on our LINE account.

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