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Yokohama Yamate A small gallery in the middle of the winding Yatozaka

横浜山手・くねくね曲がる谷戸坂の途中にあるちいさなギャラリー

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A quiet and comfortable space that makes you want to stop by on the way up the slope
Art Gallery Yamate

Yatozaka leading to Yamate Hill in Yokohama, where Minato-no-Mieruoka Park and exotic Western-style buildings are lined up. A little away from the hustle and bustle of the city bustling with many tourists, there is a gallery "Art Gallery Yamate" with windows overlooking the slopes in a quiet place where time flows slowly. It seems that the building used to be a weekly apartment for foreigners was renovated and used as a room.


On the day of the interview, the “Two-person exhibition of metalwork and woodwork” was being held.

On the stairs leading to the entrance of the gallery, I was greeted by Nora-chan (commonly known as Suzuki-san), who lives in the neighborhood, and was cute. (I ran away right away, but it was good timing!)

When you step into the gallery, you will find a small white space that is not too large and will make you feel at ease.

Soft natural light pours in from the large windows facing the slope, breathing life into each of the works displayed there. It's like being invited to a writer's room.


You can see the greenery outside the window, so it's especially pleasant on a sunny day!

Here, we asked the two artists who participated in the "Two Metalwork and Woodwork Exhibition" that was being held at the time of our interview about the appeal of this gallery! They have been talking for a long time about how they would like to have an opportunity to exhibit their works together in the Kanto region someday, and this time the two-person exhibition was finally realized during the summer vacation. Congratulations!!

"This is the first time I've used Art Gallery Yamate, but it's in a very nice location. I'm very happy that it's a space where three-dimensional objects stand out, so it's easy to display my work," he said. is Mr. Atsushi Tajima (photo right), a metal craftsman. Soma Todoroki, a woodworking artist, also commented, "The two of us make completely different things. The materials are completely different, but I think we were able to bring it all together because it's a space based on white. ' said a satisfied voice.


Atsushi Tajima


roaring horse

This gallery exhibits various works regardless of categories such as sculptures, paintings, photographs, vessels, textiles, etc. It is said that the writers who use it are of all ages, from men and women in their 80s to university students like this time. We interviewed the owner and gallerist, Kayoko Furuichi.

“When you climb Yatozaka, you will find many cultural facilities such as the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Literature, as well as tourist spots such as the Foreigner’s Cemetery and the Yamate Western House. Because of this, many people stop by after enjoying each one, thinking, ``I know there was a gallery here, too.'' Our gallery has a wide range of ages for the artists who use it. It's a large area, but I'm also trying to nurture young artists like this time, and I hope that I can be of some help.

If you look downhill from the gallery window, you can see the Yokohama Marine Tower. "Art Gallery Yamate" is surrounded by the wonderful scenery of Yokohama. When you stroll around Yokohama Yamate, a place that everyone longs for, be sure to stop by the small gallery in the middle of the slope.

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