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“Melting” - Glass Artist Takeyoshi Mitsui Solo Exhibition

HULS Gallery Tokyo, a contemporary Japanese craft gallery located in Akasaka, Tokyo, will hold an exhibition of Takeyoshi Mitsui, a glass artist based in Toyama Prefecture. Tension and relaxation – an ambiguous gap is formed between the amalgamation of two opposing elements. Created based on the artist’s very own sense of aesthetics and form, Takeyoshi Mitsui’s glass works possess the ability to calm the viewer’s mind. In this exhibition, we will exhibit a variety of works such as cups and tumblers of the “Silence” series with beautifully overlapped colors, as well as katakuchi (sake server) and tea bowl of the “Amber on Gray” series. Please enjoy these exquisite glasses that feature a soft and gentle expression.


Dates: April 8th – 23rd, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. * Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Venue: HULS GALLERY TOKYO(Akasaka/Roppongi, Tokyo)
Dialogue with Artist: April 8th, 9th

* Please note that the event is subject to change or cancellation depending on the situation of COVID-19. Please check the gallery website or SNS for the latest information.


< Takeyoshi Mitsui’s Profile >
A glass artist living in Toyama Prefecture. A good glass blower who is pursuing new expressions with a unique color sense.

1987     Born in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
2009     Awarded the 4th Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition in Sanyo Onoda, Mayor prize.
2012     Master of Crafts, Graduate School of Art, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts.
2012     Worked for Toyama Glass Studio
2016     Became independent
2016     Solo exhibition “SENSE” (Artist-in-residence Canberra Glassworks / Australia)
2017     Awarded the 56th Japan Crafts Exhibition, U35 prize.



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