Rejuvenation – 再生

Events & Exhibitions

Group exhibition
Rejuvenation -再生-

2024.4.24 (Wed.) - 4.28 (Sun.)
12 pm - 7 pm

Artists
遠藤和帆
otomenoinori
オマル
香箱
直線ーstraightline
月日工作舎
日月堂


『再生』をテーマに、様々な分野から7名の作家が集います。
使い古されたものや捨てられるはずだったもの、その素材一つひとつにもストーリーがあります。
そのストーリーを拾い上げて再生する作家の想いから学び、自身の生活を見つめ直していただけたらと思います。

摂っては捨てる時代から、限られた資源のなかでモノを大切にし、再利用する時代へ。
歴史や想いのこもった手仕事の1点を、手に取り眺めてみてください。そして生活の一部に迎えていただけたら幸いです。
Kazuho Endo
While working with dyed textiles, the artist organizes activities and exhibitions using unused materials from the foothills of Mt Fuji.
It is rare for a living being to be able to live out its entire life. He understood it while working with materials from the foot of Mt Fuji. If one's life becomes a part for another life, life is connected, everything has value, and the world, which is diversified without waste, exists in a strong, yet fragile and shaky equilibrium. By knowing that death is not the end, but the next step, we hope that all living creatures can die with no regrets.
The materials used are animals that have died from hunting, extermination or roadkill, and thinned wood from abandoned planted forests - victims of human activities. However, it is a relief that they still exist. Cities must have once been home to many of these creatures.
otomenoirnori
When she was given the opportunity to exhibit in the Rejuvenation Exhibition, she realized that she is picking up fragments of the earth and regenerating herself. The fragments she picked up feel like contemporary sounds. And when combined with the parts of the city, it is like a collage of new contemporary music. Sea glass and shells are then recycled as accessories and presented as a new individuality.
Since 2020, The artist has been picking up shells, driftwood, pebbles, bits of living things and marine debris to create three-dimensional collage works. She also feels that perhaps she is picking up foreign objects and bones that the earth has spat out.
When she was working with lingerie, she felt women's problems and the inner world of women, which are mysteriously connected to parts of the earth and deeply related to her creations.
Omaru
Deer leather, fur and antlers captured in Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Gunma prefectures were utilised to create this ‘rejuvenation’, in which they are reborn as works of art.
The theme of Omaru's work is 'life' and 'living', and she makes use of the power of various living creatures.
The artist works mainly with leather and other animal materials, and also she is involved in activities aimed at utilising living creatures in cooperation with hunters and companies.
She is learning about hunting in order to produce better products, having obtained a trap hunting licence in 2022 and a net hunting licence in 2023.

Exhibitions and production commissions are available for all genres.
If you are interested in hunting or leather, please feel free to contact us.

Kobako
The ceramic pieces, such as broken pieces of vessels, are joined together to form the shape of a cat. The name “yobineko” (yobitsugi + cat) was inspired by kintsugi and yobitsugi.
I feel that there is indeed a moment when the fragments that have been broken or lost are brought to life as they are assembled in various ways.

The artist trades in antiques. She started kintsugi and ceramics after purchasing broken vessels.
She met a lot of cats through her conservation work and started to work with cat motifs.

She enjoys my daily life by incorporating things she likes into her daily life.

She sells, buys, repairs and makes things with this concept in mind.

Everything is one of a kind. Come and find your cat.

Tsukihikousakusya
The artist shows new works including frames and lighting made from old wood and antique tools in this exhibition. These works play a supporting role to decorate objects such as pictures, photographs, calligraphy and plants. He hopes that you will enjoy the works, including the roots of the old tools used as materials for them.
The artist has been producing upcycled furniture in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture since 2015. With the concept of "making the most of what is and enjoying life", his lifework is to find new value in things that should have been thrown away and creatively recycle them.

Tsukihikousakusya accepts requests to upcycle (remake) memorable furniture and goods. Please feel free to contact them if you have any queries about production.

直線ーstraightline
The artist continues to make clothes specialising in remaking and upcycling.
Some fabrics have stains or other damage, but she avoids discarding them and may use them because she places the highest priority on the reproduction of the kimono.
She is happy if you can feel the different taste from new clothes and share her concept.
In order not to waste the fabric, the artist tries to cut the minimum necessary and make the best use of them, considering that her work will eventually be dismantled and reconstructed.
Straightline is an apparel brand of vintage dresses and obi lace-up corsets. The products are made from materials that have been beautifully dressed people back in those days and have been reclaimed after a long sleep.
NICHIGETSUDO
The artist mainly features in this exhibition, bags and accessories that can be used as one point of reference to enhance your daily life in your usual coordinates.
She would be happy if she could share with as many people as possible the excitement of connecting the life of objects by showing the process of transforming beautiful kimonos into a variety of accessories. Please enjoy the experience of “sharing the life of things”.
Kimonos that have served their purpose are remade into bags and other accessories and given a new lease of life.  NICHIGETSUDO hopes that kimonos, which are filled with traditional Japanese techniques, will be reborn in a completely different form and used with care over the years.

Custom-made from your own kimonos is possible.
NICHIGETSUDO proposes to preserve memories and resources by transforming fine and precious pure silk into a form that best suits the changing times and customer lifestyles.

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Wed
:12pm~7pm
Thu:12pm~7pm
Fri:12pm~7pm
Sat:12pm~7pm
Sun:12pm~7pm

Our days off are Monday and Tuesday.

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