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An apartment where foreigners once lived is now a gallery!?

かつて外国人が住んでいたアパートがギャラリーに!?

Infiltrate an artistic space!
YOKOHAMA ART SPOT FILE

A small gallery in Yokohama Chinatown
AAA GALLERY

"AAA GALLERY" is located between Yokohama Chinatown, which is crowded with many tourists, and Yamashita Park, which overlooks the sea.


Climb the stairs to the 2nd floor of the building.


This is the entrance to the gallery.

When you open the door, the inside is divided into three rooms, just like a person's house. That should be it, it seems that this is a foreigner's apartment built shortly after the war, and the floor plan and interior are almost the same as the original at that time.


Do you see that there is the first exhibition room right after you enter, and there are two exhibition rooms in the back? On the day I visited this time, three exhibitions with different artists will be held in each of the three rooms. Was being done.

This is the exhibition room on the far right side where the artist happened to be in the hall on that day.


It is an exhibition view of Mr. Hitomi Maruyama's solo exhibition "Inside Hitomi".


"The walls of the room are all white. The charm of this gallery is that it changes into various spaces according to the artist's image of the work and the concept of the exhibition. I'm grateful to be able to produce the entire room. The room itself is a canvas, and it's my own work! ", Said Hitomi Maruyama, the artist who introduced the work above.

The charm of this gallery is that you can casually visit the gallery and talk with the artists in the gallery in a cozy atmosphere while looking at the works.

By the way, I heard another unique point of this gallery!


Depending on the artist's wishes and the exhibition concept, even the toilet can be used as an exhibition space !! (It was a normal toilet on the day of the interview! Lol)


If the artist wishes, a product sales corner can be set up.

Also, depending on the artist, original menus such as cafes and sweets may be sold according to the works on display.


When I visited the interview, Maruyama-san's "Maru-chan's special watermelon-style shaved ice" that appeared earlier was also !! In addition, there was also a "loved pants exhibition" by eight artists in the entrance room, so that's it. By the way, the menu of "Ano ♡ Pants Cake" was also overhanging.

In addition, as a shared space in this building, customers can also use the outdoor terrace seats.


From now on, the wind is a pleasant season. After seeing the work, it's good to take a break here!

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