Manabu Ikeda Gallery The Pen –condensed space-

01.February.2017 | SPOT

The artist, Manabu Ikeda (1973~) draw magnificent pictures with only 1mm thin pens. He participated in the group gallery not only in Japan but also South Korea, Germany, Canada, United States and Russia. At the exhibition called “Bye Bye Kitty!” held in New York in 2011, the people in New York described his art works as like magic. Furthermore, on the same year, his art work was nominated as the “Best of 2011” that chose the art works which give great impact on people in the world. He is the artist who garners immense praise from all over the world.

This is his first large scale solo exhibition that shows the whole history of his of drawings.   There will be about a hundred and twenty art works that includes belongings of museums and collectors from all over the world.  The newest large scale art that he drew at Chazen museum of art in Wisconsin, the United States as the program for three years will also be at the museum in Saga prefecture which is the place he was born.  He is going to hold special talking event, meetings having another guest, cross-talk and other varieties of events during this exhibition.

I would like you to see the magnificent world of art which was made with a pen.

 

■Information

Event Schedule:Friday January 20th to Monday March 20th

Open 9:30AM to 6:00PM

*Friday January 27th, Friday February 17th and Friday March 10th are night museum, close at 8:00PM.

*Close on Monday. But open Monday March 20th.

 

Admissions:Adults and college students/ 1200yen at the ticket counter, 1000yen if you buy beforehand

*Free for under high school students, and person who has physical disability certificate.

 

Place:Saga Art Museum

 

Access:About fifteen minutes’ bus drive from JR Saga station (Saga station bus center) to the Saga airport or terminal 24, 25. Get off at the Museum bus stop. Or from terminal 6, and get off the Saga TV bus stop and walk about two minutes.

 

Call for inquiries:Ikeda Manabu Exhibition Executive Committee

☎0952-25-7236

 

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    There will also be food prepared by Nagase Mitsunao, head banquet chef at the 5-star Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Hotel, as well as incredibly decorative-looking sweets to adorn the able. There are two new types of seats available this year with Japanese twists to them, including seats in the roofed lounge where you can enjoy the cool spring weather in the evening.

     

    Running: March 20, 2020 – April 19, 2020 (Closed in the case of stormy weather)

    Time: 12:00-20:00 (Last Orders 19:30) *Extended to 21:00 (Last Orders 20:30) on Fridays, Saturdays and during cherry blossom full bloom

    Location: Midtown Garden, Sakura-dori area

    *Select seats require a reservation – full details to be released in mid-February

     

    Spring Flower Display ~Flower Art Award pre~

     

    Za Sogetsu is a performance unit specialising in ikebana, or flower arrangement. One of the most recognised groups in the industry, their work will displayed around various locations at Tokyo Midtown, including large-scale pieces as well as never-before-scene ones. One look at this breathtaking flower art will be enough to fill you with spring vibes.

     

    Running: March 20, 2020 – April 19, 2020

    Time: 9:30-24:00 (Galleria Floor 1F) / 11:00-21:00 (Galleria Floors 2F-3F)

    Location: Galleria 1F’s Tree Shower & various locations at Galleria 2F-3F

     

     

    Nighttime Cherry Blossom Light-Up

    The entire 200-meter length of cherry trees in Tokyo Midtown’s garden area will be lit up with beautiful illuminations at night-a sight that never fails to drawn in countless people. Before the flowers are in full bloom, pink lights will be used to get people ready for the main show. When the cherry blossoms are at their height, white lights will be used every night.

     

    Running: March 20, 2020 – April 19, 2020

    Time: 17:00-23:00

    Location: Midtown Garden, Sakura-dori area/In front of Garden Terrace

     

    Tokyo Midtown has many other events planned for spring 2020, so don’t miss out this year.

  • Tour Tokyo, Pick Strawberries and Enjoy Afternoon Tea On The ichigosan bus

    04.January.2020 | FOOD

    From their popular AWAPA Foam Party event where you can dance in a club filled with foam to their BATHTUB CINEMA event where you can watch a movie with your friends in a bathtub, Afro&Co. never fails to bring us new and creative ways to have fun. They are now collaborating with Saga prefecture to run the ‘ichigosan bus’: a sightseeing bus which will introduce you to wonderful spots in Tokyo with an unexpected strawberry twist to celebrate the first anniversary of Saga prefecture’s strawberry farm ‘ichigosan’. Enjoy strawberry picking inside the bus and then tuck into a strawberry-tastic afternoon tea set and much more. The bus will be running for a five day period from January 1 to 19, 2020.

    ichigosan Afternoon Tea

    ichigosan Panna Cotta

    The ichigosan bus commemorates one-year since Saga Prefecture launched their new brand of delicious succulent strawberries called ‘ichigosan’. The collaboration hopes to spread the delicious flavour of ichigosan strawberries to as many people as possible with the five-day-limited strawberry-tastic bus tour. Hop on the red double-decker bus, which looks just like a London tour bus, to enjoy strawberry picking on floor one and an original strawberry afternoon tea set prepared by a chef from Royal Garden Cafe Aoyama on floor two.

    ichigosan Crêpe

    ichigosan Tart

    This three-experience-in-one tour bus introduces you to the newest famous spots in the city, offers you a fun strawberry picking experience and even comes with a delicious strawberry afternoon tea set. You can book tickets in advance online and there are two kinds of tickets available for on-the-day purchases. As this is the best season to enjoy ichigosan strawberries in Japan, make the most of it on this tour and you will be berry pleased.

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