Dan Nadaner and Miyashita Keisuke

Modern art at an intimate gallery in Yanaka

Oct 6th
Oct 18th
Venue: Sakuragi Fine Arts, Yanaka, Tokyo When: Oct 6th - Oct 18th 2020, 11:00am - 5:30pm

Now here's an event which was kind of created by me and JapanTravel!

Several years ago, I wrote an article here about an art museum in Numazu, where I met the exhibiting artist, a Japanese painter called Miyashita Keisuke. That article was somehow seen by an American painter called Dan Nadaner, who contacted Miyashita and started a correspondence. And now they have a joint exhibition, at a contemporary art gallery in Tokyo's artsy Yanaka district.

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Both artists paint bold abstracts: Nadaner's often have panels of muted pastel shades, broken up by heavy black lines and splashes of brighter colours; Miyashita's fields of deeper colours are lent energy by layers of lines in black, white or gold.

Nadaner isn't able to visit owing to Covid-related travel restrictions, but both Miyashita and gallery owner Yuki Kamide speak some English, so you should stop by for a chat!

Getting there

Sakuragi Fine Arts is about a ten-minute walk north-west from the Park exit of Ueno Station. It's a minute up the road from SCAI The Bathhouse contemporary art space, just round the corner from Jyomyo-in temple, with its hundreds of Buddha statues.

The exhibition is open daily except Monday, from 11:00 to 18:30 (17:30 on the final day).

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Peter Sidell

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I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.

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Kim B 3 weeks ago
Love this! It's awesome that your article managed to connect these two artists and now an event has come from it!