Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk - Chinami Nakajima

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear an Artist Talk by one of the most celebrated Nihonga artists, Chinami Nakajima.
 
Chinami Nakajima was born in Obuse in Nagano Prefecture. He is the third son of Kiyoshi Nakajima, who was also a Nihonga painter. During Nakajima's student years, he aimed to create a new style of Nihonga, breaking free from the existing traditional Nihonga style. His doubt and anger about the society later inspired him to create the series, "Portrait". This became his life work. 

His subject matter is vast, however, he is well known for his depictions of fresh flowers, such as cherry blossoms and peonies. His motto, "more real than real," is evident in his painted flowers, blooming proudly alive in the frame.  
In recent years, he completed curtains installed at the Shin Kabuki-Za Theater with the theme "Spring and Autumn."  He also created paintings on sliding screen doors in Sakura room at Koyasan Kongōbu-ji. He was a professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts for 19 years and is currently a professor emeritus at the university.

Enjoy his unique perspective on the art of Nihonga, and view one of his masterpieces, a four-panel folding screen, titled “Spring Night, a Weeping Cherry Tree in Miharu” exhibited at Sato Sakura Gallery. 

Space is limited and RSVP is recommended.

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May
18
to May 19

Nihonga Workshop

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Sato Sakura Gallery welcomes you to participate in our introductory Nihonga workshop.

Friday, May 18th: 6-8p.m

Saturday, May 19th: 11-1p.m

Learn about the history and significance nihonga paintings possess. This hands-on event will familiarize you with the materials used within Nihonga paintings, such as mineral pigments, paper, gelatin, and more. You will discover how to combine these materials and create your very own Nihonga piece to bring home.

New York-based Nihonga artists, Takashi Harada, and Kae Sato will be leading this workshop.

 

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Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Sound Of Sakura

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Flower Arrangement Live Performance and Music
Flower Artist, Eriko Nagata with Japanese Zither (Koto) Artist, Jun Ando

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3-4p.m

Hanami, or "Flower viewing" is a popular spring pastime in Japan. In celebration of this coming Spring in New York and the gallery's Ryo Date exhibition, Sato Sakura Gallery presents Sounds of Sakura, a Japanese Flower Arrangement and Live Performance with koto (Japanese zither). Both performances are cherry blossom themed, resonating with each other. 
 
Flower arrangement by Eriko Nagata and koto performance by Jun Ando. Please enjoy the season of Cherry Blossoms that pass by quickly.

 

 
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Apr
5
to Jun 16

Ryo Date and the Collection of Sato Sakura Museum

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6-8p.m 

We are pleased to present this exhibition featuring the work of Nihonga artist Ryo Date, renowned for her emotionally moving renderings of the mountains, sea, and countryside of Japan’s landscape.

Ryo Date was born in 1962 in the Shouzu district of Kagawa prefecture. After completing her graduate studies at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1987, she exhibited her work in numerous solo, group, and juried exhibitions. In 1989, as part of the restoration of Nara prefecture’s Yakushiji temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, she was responsible for reviving the color of two Deva King figures. Her work at the 1993 group exhibition Yuga no Kai was acquired by the Ministry of Justice.

Known for her landscape paintings, Date depicts a range of subjects including her hometown, villages or towns for which she has a close affinity, plants that color the four seasons, animals, and more. Each of her works is rendered with a sense of nostalgia and intimacy, bringing a tranquility to the heart of the viewer. She is especially recognized for her sensibility with water and light.

In recent years, she has broadened her vision beyond Japan, creating landscapes that portray the sakura trees of Washington D.C. We can continue to look forward to her work as an artist in the years to come.

In this exhibition, we have included Ryo Date’s contemporary Nihonga landscape paintings in combination with a selection of pieces from the Sato Sakura Museum’s collection.

In the midst of New York’s sakura season, please enjoy the beauty of contemporary Nihonga. 

 

 

 
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Mar
30
to Mar 31

Nihonga Workshop

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Sato Sakura Gallery welcomes you to participate in our introductory Nihonga workshop.

March 30th and 30th. Both dates from 2-4p.m.

Learn about the history and significance nihonga paintings posses. This hands on event will familiarize you with the materials used within Nihonga paintings, such as mineral pigments, Paper, gelatin, and more. You will discover how to combine these materials and create your very own Nihonga piece to bring home.

New York based Nihonga artist, Takashi Harada and Kae Sato will be leading this workshop.

* Please be prompt for your workshop as instructors will start on time. Participants are given 10 minutes leeway regarding the arrival. After 10 minutes (sharp) , participants will not be permitted to attend the class.

* The workshop fee includes materials cost.

* Space is limited to 10 students and advance registration is required.

* For age 12 and older.

* Non-refundable due to the material preparation.

* Class Fee: $60 plus tax/fee (inc. materials)

 

 

 

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Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Nihonga Workshop

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Sato Sakura Gallery welcomes you to participate in our introductory Nihonga workshop. 

This hands on event will familiarize you with the materials used within Nihonga paintings, such as mineral pigments, washi (Japanese) paper, gelatin, and more. You will discover how to combine these materials and create your very own Nihonga piece to bring home.

New York based Nihonga artists,Takashi Harada and Kae Sato will be leading this workshop. 

Saturday Feb 10

11:00am and 3:00pm

 

 

 
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Jan
12
to Mar 31

Imagination

Sato Sakura Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of exhibition, Imagination – Contemporary Nihonga Collection from Sato Sakura Museum. In Japan, the mere mention of owers brings to mind the sakura (cherry blossom), and the people of Japan harbor a deep a ection for this special blossom. Adored throughout Japanese culture, the sakura has appeared in countless pieces of literature and works of art dating back to ancient times.

The sakura’s beauty lies not only in the splendor of its full bloom, but also in the transience of the blossoms, which, once each year, emerge in splendor only to wilt away in an instant — a beauty which countless artists have used metaphorically to capture the human experience of life and death.

Even today, Nihonga artists enamored with the sakura seek to nd new and unique expressions as they create their work, building upon countless artworks portraying the sakura from generations before them.

The works in this exhibit were selected from the Sato Sakura Museum collection, with the central focus being the sakura as depicted in imaginary worlds painted by the artists. In this season where we yearn for the coming of spring, we invite you to experience the colorful world of contemporary Nihonga.

 

 
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Nov
3
to Dec 16

Landscape

Sato Sakura Gallery New York is pleased to announce the opening of “Landscape”.

Featuring a large-scale painting on folding screen by Koji Mizutani, the exhibition introduces the variety of scenes with cherry blossoms. The exhibiting artists are Nobuyoshi Watanabe, Yoshitaka Kuroiwa, Naoki Kadoshima, Emi Miyako, Noriko Okawara, Kazuyuki Suto, Masaharu Fujishiro, Junji Kondo and Mariko Yoshida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

Opening Reception: November 3rd, Friday, 6-8pm

 

 

 
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Sep
14
to Oct 28

Grand Opening

The Sato Sakura Museum of Art is pleased to announce the launch of our new branch in New York. The Sato Sakura Museum of Art opened its Koriyama museum in the city of Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture in October 2006, and its Tokyo museum in Meguro, Tokyo in March 2012, as specialist art museums offering the opportunity to view contemporary Nihonga.

In August 2017, we made a year of even greater progress by opening a gallery in New York, USA, as a space where even more people can enjoy contemporary Nihonga.

Henceforth, through our activities in Tokyo and New York, we provide people from around the world with the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the wonder and diversity of contemporary Nihonga.


Exhibiting Artists

HAYASHI Jun'ichi, NAKAJIMA Chinami, HIRAMATSU Reiji, DATE Ryo, NAGOYA Takashi, TAKAHASHI Hiroki, KISHIMOTO Hiroki, YOSHIDA Mariko, KONDO Junji, MIYAKO Emi, SOMEYA kaori, OKAWARA Noriko, FUJISHIRO Masaharu, SUTO Kazuyuki

Opening Reception: September 14th, Thursday, 6-8pm

 

 

 
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Jul
28
to Sep 2

Sakura

The Sato Sakura Museum of Art is pleased to announce the launch of our new branch in New York. The Sato Sakura Museum of Art opened its Koriyama museum in the city of Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture in October 2006, and its Tokyo museum in Meguro, Tokyo in March 2012, as specialist art museums offering the opportunity to view contemporary Nihonga. In August 2017, we are marking a year of even greater progress by opening a gallery in New York, USA, as a space where even more people can enjoy contemporary Nihonga. Henceforth, through our activities in Tokyo and New York, we hope to provide people from around the world with the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the wonder and diversity of contemporary Nihonga.

It is an honour for us to have a privilege to invite you at SAKURA opening reception. 

Opening Reception: July 28th, Friday, 5-8pm

 

 
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