HULS Gallery Tokyo will hold an exhibition featuring the works of Chiemi Ogura, a bamboo craft artist from Kyoto, titled “Shorelines of the Heart”.
The word “shoreline” is translated from the Japanese word “migiwa”, which means the boundary between land and water, such as the sea and lakes. The artist creates each piece of work, hoping that the craft artist and the user care about and sympathize with each other with their two hearts meeting at the “shoreline”, where tradition intertwines with modern-day lives. Through this contemplation, Ogura’s works are made by hand delicately like intricate embroidery.
In this exhibition, expressing this conceptual image of shorelines (the boundary between the artist’s and the user’s heart, along with the boundary of traditional crafts), we will exhibit a collection of exquisite accessories which includes rings and bangles, coasters, small plates, and one-of-a-kind flower baskets. We hope you will enjoy the beautiful and elegant bamboo works.

Date: Feb. 12h (Fri.) – Feb. 27th (Sat.) 2021 10a.m. – 6p.m.
*Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Exhibition Venue HULS Gallery Tokyo (Akasaka, Tokyo)

<Chiemi Ogura’s Profile>
A bamboo craft artist living in Kyoto. One of the features of her works is the delicate weaving. By making the most of the beauty of traditional patterns through weaving and decorative techniques, she continues to create works that are close to Japan’s nature.

1982 Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
2004 Graduated from Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto, Bamboo crafts Department
2014 Invited and exhibited at Japan Expo Paris WABI SABI Pavilion
2015 Bangle and Ring of Kyoto Basketry Accessory Series awarded “OMOTENASHI Selection”
2018 Exhibited at “Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future” at Portland Japanese Garden, US