◆Please check the website of each gallery for the latest information on the exhibition.

imura art gallery Kyoto

Gallery's Site

Yoshimi Miyamoto Solo Exhibition
“Inheritance of life”

“Starry night”

3 Dec. Fri. – 24 Dec. Fri. 2021

31, Kawabata Higashi Marutamachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8395, Japan
Tel:+81-75-761-7372 Closed: Sunday, Monday, & National holidays


Gallery's Site



Kazuhiko Kobayashi solo exhibition

23 Nov.Tue.- 28 Nov.Sun.2021


Kansai Shinsho exhibition

30 Nov.Tue.- 5 Dec.Sun.2021


Shinji Kamioka solo exhibition

7 Dec.Tue.- 12 Dec.Sun.2021

1928 bldg,Sanjo Gokomachi,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-8082 Japan
Tel:+81-75-256-6155 Closed: Monday

eN arts

Gallery's Site

Motoi Yamamoto Solo Exhibition

©Motoi Yamamoto

©Motoi Yamamoto

12 Nov.Fri.- 12 Dec.Sun.2021
open on Fri., Sat., and Sun. 12:00-18:00

appointments are available on weekdays free admission

eN arts is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Motoi Yamamoto’s works “LABYRINTH -WHITE DIARY”.

In Japan, salt has been used for purification in many circumstances since ancient times. Motoi Yamamoto is an artist creating works using salt. Recognition of “Motoi Yamamoto – Salt Artist” has been established around the world from his large-scale installations, not only in Japan, but also in Europe and the North America. At the end of each exhibition, the installation is disassembled, with the salt gathered by site patrons taken and returned to the ocean in an artistic project “return to the sea”.

Eleven years have passed since the “FLOATING GARDEN” held during the cherry blossom season in April 2010. This year, in the beautiful autumn leaves season, Motoi Yamamoto’s latest works and installations will be displayed at Maruyama Park in Gion, Kyoto. All of us at eN arts are extremely happy to have this special opportunity for you. We do so hope that the installations and works, under the beautiful Japanese maples at our entrance, will give us the feeling the worse of the COVID epidemic is behind us.

Although Japan’s COVID-related state of emergency has been lifted, we will continue to welcome guest and ask their cooperation in measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by wearing masks, disinfecting hands, limiting the number of visitors, etc., but we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

eN arts

【Why do I draw a labyrinth】

The maze-like pattern entitled “Labyrinth” is an artwork that I’ve been drawing for over 20 years.
I have been drawing the patterns with salt and paint, hoping that I may be able to reconnect with the memories of the loved ones in my life. There are times I may or may not be able to draw these intricately intertwined paths as I had hoped because of various conditions, but I keep drawing while accepting everything that goes on around the installation.
“Labyrinth” is a result of certainty and uncertainty, a result of pursuing memories and the steps along the way.

【Labyrinth and maze】

Labyrinth and maze are words that originate from different contexts but in modern times they are often confused and vaguely distinguished from one another. A labyrinth is a path with no additional paths that branch out, thus you can get to the end without getting lost on the way. A maze refers to a game that aims to confuse you as you try to get to the exit through complex paths.
At first glance, the patterns I draw may look like a maze, but I am not drawing it for the purpose of getting lost. Rather, it is a path with the hope that it would connect us back to memories, just like a labyrinth with a single path to follow to the end. I chose the title “Labyrinth” as my prayer of hope.

Motoi Yamamoto

Maruyama Park, Gioncho Kitagawa,Higashiyama-ku Kyoto 605-0073 Japan
Tel:+81-75-525-2355 Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday


Gallery's Site

New drawing sculpture

9 Nov Tue.– 27 Nov.Sat.2021


TAKAGI Akira solo exhibition

30 Nov. Tue.– 11 Dec.Sat.2021


“Image 1962-1966”

14 Dec.Tue.– 25 Dec.Sat.2021

3F Togawa Bldg Sekisen-in-cho Sanjo Shirakawabashi-Agaru. Higashiyama-ku kyoto Japan 605-0021
Tel:+81-75-751-9288 Closed: Monday


Gallery's Site

Seiko A.Purdue solo exhibititon

20 Nov.Sat.– 5 Dec.Sun.2021

Kotobuki Bldg. 5F, Kawaramachi, Shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. 600-8018 JAPAN
Tel:+81-75-341-1501 Closed:Thursday


Gallery's Site

Monthly exhibititon by selected works
special issue

<room A>
3 Nov.Wed.– 20 Nov.Sat.2021

<room B>
3 Nov.Wed.– 20 Nov.Sat.2021

147-1, Sujiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8061, Japan
Tel:+81-75-341-0222 Open:11:00-19:00 Closed: Monday, Tuesday

Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA

Gallery's Site

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Asuka Hishiki, Sakiko Kurita, Naomi Reis

Sakiko Kurita

Asuka Hishiki

Naomi Reis

13 Nov.Sat.- 5 Dec.Sun.2021

In English, the term “still life” refers to a scene of living things brought to a halt. In French and Italian respectively, “nature morte” and “natura morta” both translate to “dead nature.” These point to a Western definition of life as something that has movement, while in Japanese, the term is 静物 = quiet object. This emphasis on the objects themselves may connect back to an animistic belief that all things inherently have life, because a deity resides in all things. The three artists of this exhibition— Asuka Hishiki, Sakiko Kurita, and Naomi Reis—consider how what constitutes “life” has shifted from our perspective here in the (post-covid) present.

By adding a comma in the center of the term, “Still, life” suggests that a small change in perception can drastically affect how we see, and how we interpret what we see: even as life is brought still, life continues. Centering the quiet, everyday things we see in our daily lives as subject matter, the artists’ work serves as a switch to make little moments of magic in the everyday more visible. Each viewer, by bringing in their own perspective, will operate those switches differently. “Still, life” is an invitation to see the “life” happening all around us in our everyday encounters with fresh eyes, offering ways to turn on anew to the life that we see.

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“Art Circulation Center
by Byproducts Market”

13 Nov.Sat.- 5 Dec.Sun.2021

Organized by
Kyoto City University of Arts
With the cooperation of

238-1 Oshikojicho Oike Aburanokojidori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto, Japan 604-0052
Tel:+81-75-334-2204 Closed: Monday


Gallery's Site

Aki Kuroda

194×260.6cm mixed media

12 Nov. Fri. 2021 – 23 Jan. Sun. 2022

open : Wed - Sun / 12:00-18:00
closed on Monday, Tuesday
Please contact us about winter holidays.

Tel:+81-75-950-5230 Closed: Monday, Tuesday & National holidays

Gallery Hillgate

Gallery's Site

〈1 F〉

23 Nov.Tue.– 28 Nov.Sun.2021


〈2 F〉
Taeko TAKUMA Exhibition

23 Nov.Tue.– 28 Nov.Sun.2021


〈1 F〉
NAGATANI Jiro Exhibition

30 Nov.Tue.– 5 Dec.Sun.2021


〈2 F〉

30 Nov.Tue.– 5 Dec.Sun.2021



〈1・2 F〉
Mika Kitamura Exhibition 2021

7 Dec.Tue.– 12 Dec.Sun.2021


〈back Yard〉
EHO (Lucky Direction)
(The south by southeast) N35°00′93 ″E135°76′69″

10 Aug.Tue.– 19 Dec.Sun.2021

535 Sanjo Termachitori. Nakagyo-ku kyoto Japan 604-8081 Tel:+81-75-231-3702 Closed: Monday

Kyoto Art Center

Gallery's Site

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Maya Watanabe
“Suspended States”



20 Nov.Sat.2021 - 10 Jan.Mon.2022
Closed on 26 Dec.2021 to 4 Jan.2022

The Kyoto Art Center is pleased to present Maya Watanabe’s Suspended States as the third installment of our FOCUS series of solo exhibitions featuring accomplished mid-career artists.

Maya Watanabe is based in the Netherlands. She creates works suggestive of an imperceptible existence arising from connections between the human and the animal, the natural and the man-made. She achieves this by skillfully exploiting specific properties of the camera and video image to manipulate time and point of focus.

《Earthquakes》 was produced in 2017 during Watanabe’s two month participation in Kyoto Art Center’s Artist in Residence Program as recipient of the Kyoto Art Center Prize at SESC_Videobrasil, a major South American contemporary art festival. The objectivity of the video image mediates the disturbing disorder and ultimate collapse of natural objects positioned in the space of an artificial stage set. This work brings attention to control, circular time and repair.

《Stasis》 explores the limits of physical adaptation to the environment and a ‘suspended animation’ survival strategy through the motif of the crucian carp that lowers its metabolism to survive during harsh winter months. The slowly projected image of the fish elucidates the opposing inclusive and resistant forces that occurs progressively in its body. The video brings us closer to the exact moment of suspension between the living and non-living.

The repeated collapse and repair with circulated time of Watanabe’s work shows at the micro to macro level will evoke us in our imagination of how our world consists of.

Yamabushiyama-cho 546-2, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156 Japan


Gallery's Site

Torihiko Solo Exhibition

3 Dec. Fri. – 19 Dec. Sun. 2021

633 Shimogoryo-cho, Teramachi Tounan-kado,Marutamachi-dori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Japan 604-0995
Tel:+81-75-585-4160 Closed: Monday & Tuesday


Gallery's Site

YAMABA Haruki solo exhibition
“The spirits are dancing”

16 Nov.Tue.- 23 Nov.Tue.(holiday) 2021

YAMABA Haruki (b.1994, lives and works in Kyoto) is a Japanese painter who draws people's moving like a frame-by-frame advance.
Figure Scate, Pina Bausch's play, dedication dance at shrines and temples and so on.
She graduated from Japanese painting course at the Kyoto Seika University.


TSURI Mitsuho solo exhibition
“Palette experiment”

27 Nov.Sat.- 5 Dec.Sun.2021

TSURI Mitsuho (b.1991 in Hyogo pref., lives and works in Kanazawa) is a potter who expresses everyday objects and shapes in the history of Japanese ceramic art like "Amimono" with bright and gentle colors.
She earned her MA in Faculity of Ceramics in Kyoto city University of the Arts.


IBARAKI Sachiko solo exhibiton
“toy box”

7 Dec.Tue.- 12 Dec.Sun.2021

IBARAKI Sachiko is a minimalistic artist, born in Kyoto city in 1980.
She graduated from the Painting course, Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan in 2002.
Now she lives and works in Kyoto.
She has been holding a solo exhibition every year since 2012 at KUNST ARZT in Kyoto.

155-7 Ebisu-cho, HIgashiyama-ku Kyoto Japan 605-0033  Tel:090-9697-3786  Closed: Monday

gallery morning kyoto

Gallery's Site

NARIYAMA Ai Exhibition

23 Nov.Tue.- 5 Dec.Sun.2021


HAMANO Yuri Exhibition

7 Dec.Tue.- 19 Dec.Sun.2021

207 Nakanomachi Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto,605-0034,Japan Tel:+81-75-771-1213 Closed:Monday

Gallery Keifu

Gallery's Site

〈1・2 F〉
Kamogawa Shino Exhibition

18 Nov.Thu.– 28 Nov.Sun.2021

21-3 Sanno-cho Shogoin Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8392 Japan
Tel: +81-75-771-1011  Closed: Monday

2kw gallery

Gallery's Site

“Painting Conscious”

6 Nov. Sat. – 28 Nov. Sun.2021

3-29-1,Otowadai Otsu-city,Shiga, Japan TEL:090-5241-8096  Closed:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday

Gallery G-77

Gallery's Site

Online Exhibitions

Kenji Arimoto

17 Oct. Sun.– 20 Nov. Sat.2021

Gallery G-77 presents an online exhibition of new paintings by Kenji Arimoto, which in which he explores a period of isolation as an opportunity to learn about the environment and oneself.

In "Amplitude", Arimoto turns to nature and his own sensations and memories, capturing various extremes of perception and a person's dependence on the environment and society.

73-3 Nakano-machi Nakagyo-ku Kyoto,Japan 604-0086 Tel:090-9419-2326
Closed: Monday & Tuesday

Sokyo Gallery

Gallery's Site

Chie Aoki Solo Exhibiiton
“Melting Bodies”

13 Nov. Sat. - 18 Dec. Sat. 2021

We are pleased to announce the exhibition "Chie Aoki: Melting Bodies" at Sokyo Gallery. Aoki first became fascinated by the luster of lacquer as a university student, which made her feel as if she was being sucked into it. By fusing the mysterious blackness of lacquer with the universal body, Aoki expresses the complex emotional world of loneliness and conflict that swirls inside human beings. Her works, which combine the concrete and the abstract, and aesthetically display the deep and glossy characteristics of lacquer, clearly show the artist’s creative attitude of pursuing human expression. In this exhibition, which is her second solo show at Sokyo Gallery, Aoki will show four new works and drawings.

It has been 17 years since Aoki started to create the BODY series. In recent years, she says, abstract parts and concrete body parts have been fused together, and her works absorb the surrounding environment to create a sense of unity with the viewer. Using the beautiful and robust material of lacquer, Aoki expresses the way she lives her life by confronting her own mind while almost losing sight of herself in today's society, which is undergoing great changes and becoming increasingly diversified. We hope that you will take this opportunity to see Aoki's new development of fused elements and the gentle softness of dry lacquer.

〈Sokyo Annex〉


Tetsuo Kusama Exhibiiton

2nd Term :30 Oct. Sat. – 27 Nov. Sat.2021

Sokyo Annex is pleased to present "Tetsuo Kusama Solo Exhibition From the 1980s to 2021." In the first half of the exhibition, works from the 1980s to 90s will be shown, and in the second half, works from 2000 to 2021. In parallel with the exhibition "Kusama Tetsuo Beautiful Color and Composition," which had been held at Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, the exhibition will review Kusama's creative activities over the past 50 years since the dawn of fiber art, as he has pioneered its possibilities.

After graduating from Musashino Art University in 1969, Kusama began working in practical textile design, and studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in the United States, where new artistic expressions using textiles were being born. Since then, he has garnered high praise at competitions and exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including the Lausanne International Tapestry Biennale, and has been active as a leading figure in fiber art in Japan, working on public art with a sense of scale. We hope you will take this opportunity to see his geometrically ordered weaving, vivid colors, and formative beauty that transcends the expression of flat surfaces.

(SSS Building 3F
  375 Ichinofunairi-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto)

381-2 Motomachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan 605-0089
Tel:+81-75-746-4456 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Closed Sunday, Monday