Art Installation at Tokyo Mitsukoshi Nihombashi (Jan. 23rd – Feb 19th)Jan 28, 2019
Nishijima firstly challenged to set art installation at the department store in Tokyo (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi). This installation is consist of nihonga (Japanese style painting), robot art and Ewashi paper art. White peacock on the photo is a robot and covered by Japanese paper “Ewashi”.
Ewashi is a word coined by himself. (E means picture in Japanese. Washi means traditional Japanese paper.) Ewashi is created in the ways combined with the traditional way and his original way. He makes some different degrees of thickness in a single sheet and you can see the pictures and patterns in the thin washi. Please drop in and see his art installation when you come over. (You can see the picture more on Instagram. Please check Nishijima Toyohiko Instagram.)
Date: January 23 to February 19, 2019 (10:00-19:00)
Solo Exhibition at Tokyo Mitsukoshi Nihombashi (5th – 10th September)Aug 1, 2018
I will hold my personal art exhibition at the department store Mitsukoshi Nihombashi in Tokyo from September 5 to 10. Please drop in and see artworks when you come over.
Date: September 5 to 10, 2018 (10:00-19:00 / Final day 10:00-17:00)
Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Main Store 6F Art Gallery
Nihombashi 1-4-1, Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-8001 Japan [Map]
Web：Mitsukoshi Nihombashi [Access]
Tokyo Mitsukoshi Nihombashi “Nihonga Kyo Exhibition” (25th – 30th July)Jul 22, 2018
The department store Mitsukoshi Nihombashi will hold Japanese painting group in Kyoto exhibition “Nihonga Kyo from July 25 to 30. Please drop in and see artworks when you come over.
Date: July 25 to July 30, 2018 (10:00-19:00 / Final day 10:00-17:00)
Daimaru Kouchi “Japanese painting group exhibition”Jun 26, 2018
The department store Daimaru Kouchi will hold Japanese painting group exhibition “Draw on Tosa paper. Brand new Japanese painting artworks 2018″ from July 4 to 10. Please drop in and see artworks when you come over.
*Tosa is the former name of Kouchi prefecture.
Date: July 4 to July 10, 2018 (Everyday 10:00-19:30 / Final day 10:00-16:00)
Original & Real 2018 – Contemporary Japanese Fine Arts & Crafts –Apr 16, 2018
Japanese Art Exhibition “Original & Real 2018” starts April 23, 2018. This exhibition showcases contemporary Japanese Fine Arts & Crafts including nihonga (Japanese style painting) and will be held in 5 places -Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Osaka, Nagoya. Toyohiko Nishijima shows his work that fused his original paper ewashi and Japanese painting.
This exhibition is an art auction, and everyone can bid for it. Please feel free to ask the staff at the exhibition if you wish to bit for art items. The bid opening ceremony will be held at Tokyo Art Club in May 29, 2018.
Entrance fee: Free
Gallery Enju Opening ExhibitionApr 3, 2018
Gallary Enju opened on 3rd April today, which is located in Higashiyama, Kyoto. It exhibits my paintings until 15th April. Please drop in and see me when you come over here.
Gallery Enju Opening Exhibition “Kaika”
Date: April 3 to April 15, 2018 (Everyday 11:00 – 18:00 / Final day 11:00 -17:00)
Address: Bunkcho 76, Furukawa-cho-higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0028, Japan [map]
Release & RelaunchFeb 22, 2018
Today on February 22nd 2018, Nishijima Toyohiko turns 52 years old.
He asked for his new homepage to be launched specifically on this date. We have worked on this as he requested and here we are: the web site is now relaunched in its updated format.
In this site, we present a lineup of Nishijima Toyohiko’s works from past to present and share with you his journey. This is his personal website, and we hope you enjoy every aspect of it.
The reason for updating the site lies in the number “52”. Nishijima’s father was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 52, and this had a material impact on Nishijima as a human being.
Nishijima recently shared his thoughts on turning 52 with me.
“When he was in good health, Father devoted his life to the world and to the local community. But once he was diagnosed he became more reclusive and spent more and more time inside the house. It made me sad to see him like that. From Father’s point of view, this change in his lifestyle may have seemed natural, but I felt myself that things had changed dramatically…
Fortunately, I myself am in good health today. I still have a lot of dreams and ambitions that I am passionate about achieving. For the sake of my father…it might be a strange way of putting it…but I want this year, the year I turn 52, to be the year I am reborn into a person who starts living his life in a different way. I want to release myself, to break new boundaries, and make this a turning point in my life.”
Nishijima has decided to relaunch his homepage on this special day. There is an additional purpose here as well. First, he has collected together his works and the stories of his journey on this website. He wants to go beyond what he has achieved up till now, and to be more public with his work by publishing more of it.
As highlighted in the title, the theme of the upcoming exhibition of Nishijima’s work is ‘Release’. At this moment, we do not quite know how or in what format this theme of ‘Release’ will be expressed. The concept and notion of art means different things to different people – so the explanation he gives you at the time of the exhibition might actually be quite limited. But what I want to tell you now is that this exhibition will take place on September 5th at the Mitsukoshi department store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Nishijima is currently hard at work and is relishing the opportunity to share his expression of the theme of ‘Release’ with his audience.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message.
Nishijima Toyohiko Office