• 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)


    Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Main Store 6F Art Gallery
    Nihombashi 1-4-1, Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-8001 Japan [Map]
    Web:Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Information

  • 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)


    Daimaru Kouchi Main Bldg, 5F
    Obiya-machi 1-6-1, Kochi city, 780-8566 Japan [Map]
    Web:Kochi Daimaru (Japanese only)

  • Nishijima Toyohiko's Work "Original & Real 2018 - Contemporary Japanese Fine Arts & Crafts -"

    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


    April 23 Mon. to 27 Fri.
    Tokyo Art Club
    6-19-15 Shimbashi Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004, Japan [map]
    Tel: +81-3-3432-0191


    April 30 Mon. to May 2 Wed.
    Kyoto Art Club
    Umemotocho 263, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0064, Japan [map]
    Tel: +81-75-551-1146


    May 7 Mon. to 9 Wed.
    Kanazawa Art Club
    Kamiomicho 61, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-0905, Japan [map]
    Tel: +81-76-262-0391


    May 14 Mon. to 16 Wed.
    Osaka Art Club
    Imabashi 2-4-5, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0042, Japan [map]
    Tel: +81-6-6231-9626


    May 21 Mon. to 23 Wed.
    Nagoya Art Club
    2-3 Floor, Sakae 3-12-13, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0008, Japan [map]
    Tel: +81-52-241-4356


    May 25 Fri. to 28 Mon.
    Tokyo Art Club
    6-19-15 Shimbashi Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004, Japan [map]
    Tel: +81-3-3432-0191

  • Gallery Enju, Kyoto

    Gallery Enju Opening Exhibition

    Apr 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]
    Tel: 050-3557-1723

  • Toyohiko Nishijima [Japanese Style Painting Artist]

    Release & Relaunch

    Feb 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
    Yohei Takeda