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Kanagawa Gallery walk
File.10 Ofuroso
Shino Yamamoto (Gallery Watts)

`` Since it is boiled with 100% firewood, the hot water is very soft and warms from the core of the body well to the skin, '' said Sento, a 2-minute walk from Tokyu Denentoshi Line Takatsu Station, a local loved by many years Takatsuyu. The Kawasaki Frontale has also been enlivened as "Front Together", but closed in 2015 in spite of being missed.

Now it's an artist's share office & gallery. The building is kept as it is, and its name is "Ofuroso".
I heard the rumor so I'm coming in a bit!
Oh! The letters of Takatsuyu remain. In fact, my husband and my child took care of me long ago when my house was under construction and I could not use the bath. Now, I regret that I should have taken a bath at that time. I was embarrassed to meet a neighbor. Lol

It is full of black telephones and retro feelings on the stand, but since it was used commonly until several years ago, Takatsuyu was born in Heisei and was fully immersed in the scent of Showa.

By the way, if you go through the women's bath, you will be an atelier of artists.
-image-191691 "src =" "alt =" "width =" 6000 "height =" 4000 "/> There are modern decorators Kohei Kyomori, artist yutaokuda, and flower artist Takashi Shirakawa, and there are three creators in the space where the bathtub is located, including music and dyeing.

Kyomori-san's colorful graphics are eye-catching, with a motif that reflects Japanese motifs and a Western nuance. He says that studying in Italy for two years gave him an opportunity to think about his identity as a Japanese person, and at the same time, eliminating artistic prejudice and discrimination through art became a major theme of his production.

▲ A sense of depth due to partially raised ink

"I think that the same sense among ethnic groups will help to eliminate the gap, even from the history of cultural development that transcends borders and is influenced by decorativeness," says Kyomori. The work shows a skull (skull) motif and Aun. Through the universal concept of life and death, we ask the viewers questions about human equality.

On the other hand, yutaokuda is characterized by detailed monochrome expressions.
The motifs drawn with ultra-fine lines starting from 0.03 mm are mostly animals and plants, and somewhere elegant.

▲ Works that are drawn with conductive ink and play music when they touch the picture are catchy

"It probably started from a fashion field."
Yutaokuda, who says so, became an artist after becoming a designer for the fashion brand “TAKEO KIKUCHI”.

Inspired by Alexander McQueen's view of the world, he moved on to fashion, but realized that McQueen wasn't a fashion designer, but an artist, so he seemed to understand what he was aiming for.

"Art is the same as self-projection, expressing yourself. If you can't be fooled, if someone likes your work, you're praising yourself. The driving force behind painting. ''

It is unusual for Kyomori to be from Istituto Marangoni, Italy's oldest school of clothing and design. Kyomori-san was at an Italian school and yutaokuda-san was at a London school, but I met him a few years after graduation in Japan. Life is interesting!
And the relationship that stimulates each other to achieve a high level is really wonderful.
▲ Everyone looks forward to your monthly scheduled flights

"I choose flowers by the intuition of the day I went to the market. The producers are also working hard and growing various nuance flowers, so the tension rises. I want a more flexible feeling than arranging them, "says Shirakawa. The bouquet is not a design, but a lightness that combines lightly with nature.

By the way, this time, if you go through the men's bath, there are salon and gallery space. I miss the base of the Invaders game.
The sento space with tile floor, faucet, shower and mirror is the same as event space. Although it has become a place of expression for various artists, it seems that the fun that is not a white cube is exciting the creator soul.

"It would be nice to have a place where you can touch art and creation, just like a public bath where you can go casually. I have such a feeling and I leave the taste of the public bath as it is," says the producer of the planning of the bathhouse Mr. Miho Nakamura who is NENGO.

▲ If you visit NENGO in the same Takatsu-ku, dora instead of the doorbell!

Unfortunately, ofuroso is limited to September 2020.
Mr. Kyomori and yutaokudaThere is already an artist with a high reputation overseas, so I want you to be like Tokiwa-so in the manga world. It is exciting just to imagine the artists' eggs growing up from here.
It is a place related to potter Shoji Hamada and artist Taro Okamoto, and I strongly hope that it will become a sacred place unique to the area around the Oyama Kaido where cultural figures come and go.

(Covered 2019.10.)

《Gallery information》
3-8-13 Mizoguchi, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture 213-0001
TEL: 044-829-3324
Opening hours: Confirm on site

▶ ︎About 2 minutes on foot from Tokyu Denentoshi Line Takatsu Station

《Exhibition information》
■ October 26 Atelier Go Go x Bath House “Bath Win Party”
■ Scheduled for February 8-15, 2020 Events organized by Mr. Kyomori and Mr. yutaoukda

《Artist Information》
■ Kohei Kyomori
■ yutaokuda
■ (hana-naya)

    “Takatsuyu”, loved by the people of the city, has been reborn as a shared office “ofuro-so” by artists. This is a place where you can enjoy art as if you are going to a public bath.

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      3-8-13 Mizoguchi, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture
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