Toyama City Collection Exhibition
Fri., July.30.2021 ～ Mon., August.09
1. Toyama Glass Art Museum — 5F Gallery 1
2. Galerie Millet — Exhibition Corner
3. Shusui Museum of Art — 1F Event Room
Fri., Jul. 30 to Mon., Aug. 9, 2021 (national holiday)
(Glass Art Museum closed Wed., Aug. 4, and Galerie Millet and Shusui Museum of Art closed Mon., Aug. 2 and Tue., Aug. 3)
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Galerie Millet and Shusui Museum of Art)
Free (Paid admission required for the permanent exhibition at Galerie Millet and the exhibitions on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Shusui Museum of Art)
Artists with Ties to Toyama
On Exhibition at 1. Toyama Glass Art Museum and 2. Galerie Millet
The Four Seasons
On Exhibition at 3. Shusui Museum of Art
1.Yellow Piano by Doi Akiko (Western-style painting)
2.In the Blooming Garden by Aratani Naonosuke (Western-style painting)
3.Autumn Colors by Furukawa Hirotaka (Nihonga Japanese-style painting)
• Please do not come to the exhibitions if you have cold symptoms or a fever.
• The Glass Art Museum and Galerie Millet do not have parking areas; visitors are requested to use public transportation.
• Last admission at Galerie Millet and the Shusui Museum of Art is at 4:30 p.m.
• Please do not bring fresh flowers to the exhibition venues.
Contact: Culture and International Affairs Division, Toyama City Planning and Administration Department — (076) 443-2040
Sword-Sharpening Demonstration by Expert Polisher Ichiro Yokai
Sun., November.25.2018 ～ Sun., December.09
【 Lobby outside the 2F Exhibition Room, Shusui Museum of Art】
Ichiro Yokai is an expert polisher based in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, and an award winner in the Sharpening Division of the Contemporary Swords and Artworks Exhibition. In celebration of this achievement, the museum has invited him to give a demonstration of sharpening a Japanese sword. Overview: (1) Sun., Nov. 25, 2018: Shitaji-Togi I The initial steps of shitaji-togi (foundation polishing): a polishing stone known as a kongoto is used to remove any rust and to neaten the shape of the sword. (2) Sun., Dec. 9, 2018: Shitaji-Togi II The final steps of shitaji-togi: a polishing stone known as an uchigumori is used to remove tiny bits of scrap material caught in the rough surface of the stone used in the initial steps. The raised wooden platform used by the polisher for sword-sharpening work is called a togibune. The polisher fills the bucket with water, and sits on a low wooden bench, leaning forward while polishing the sword. The entire process of sharpening and polishing a Japanese sword to a beautiful shine, from shitaji-togi through final finish polishing, involves a number of different polishing stones.
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Special Workshop by Hirofumi Adachi “I’m Picasso! And I Am Too!”
【Soka Seminar Room, 1F Mori Shusui Museum of Art】
During this event, participants draw one another’s faces, starting with nothing but a blank canvas and colored markers. Artist Hirofumi Adachi provides commentary. After the participants finish their spontaneous works of art, they are placed on display in the 1F Gallery of the museum.
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