Now; Regular ongoing exhibition.
Up coming; Jun Furukawa
Wood Sculpture Exhibition | 2017.9.30-10.15

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Jun Furukawa
Wood Sculpture Exhibition
September 30 (Sat.) – October 15 (Sun.), 2017

Exhibition hours : 11:00 – 18:00
Artist Jun Furukawa will be present at the gallery on Sep.30.

We take the opportunity to welcome everyone to Jun Furukawa‘s wood sculpture exhibition.
We came across Jun Furukawa’s sculpture and were fascinated, so we began to display his sheep sculpture at the corner of our gallery, TOKI no KUMO, as an exhibit.

Not surprising, we received a lot of interest and inquiries about the sculpture and the artist from many visitors.
They were attracted to the sheep sculpture and would stop in front of this work asking ''Who is the creator?'', ''Are there more sculptures from the artist? '', ''Where can we buy his work?''.
Clearly, Furukawa San's sculpture tugged at the heart of many.
They wanted to see more and to know more.

As a matter of fact, Jun Furukawa doesn’t create wood sculptures so often. He says it takes a lot of time and too much energy.
He is an artist who has been mostly creating fine wooden dishes, utensils, and cutlery. He also does interior decorations using metal, stones, wood and other materials.

So we feel very proud and privileged to present this very rare and special exhibition which consists of Jun Furukawa’s wood sculptures only, which he has created especially for the exhibition.

This 16 day exhibition of wood sculptures will also be fresh breeze through our gallery as well as most of the exhibitions we have hosted have been centered around pottery.

Jun Furukawa, as a child, hoped to become an artist as both his parents were potters. He started with indulging in stone work, however has found his calling in wood carving.

His themes center around animals, birds and people, and around 40 of these sculptures will be showcased at the exhibition.

Furukawa San says he draws the eyes in the sculptures at the end after he finishes everything as by then he has thought through the full image of the sculpture well in his mind and overcome all the challenges of creation so he can enjoy drawing the eyes and the expressions.

What do you think about the look on Furukawa’s sculpture of the white goat?
To me, it reminds me of the white goat in the Japanese child song “Yagisan Yuubin” who having received a letter from the black goat eats it before reading.
Like this goat it seems that Furukawa’s goat is not bothered with small things and is always calm and happy with himself.

We hope you can come and experience this sense of calm contentedness and simple happiness at our gallery surrounded by these gentle sculptures.


Jun Furukawa Wood Sculpture Exhibition

September 30 (Sat.) – October 15 (Sun.), 2017
Exhibition hours : 11:00 – 18:00

Artist Jun Furukawa will be present at the gallery on Sep.30.

*You can also buy from the regular ongoing exhibition.


From Kyoto station(京都駅) to TOKI no KUMO gallery(季の雲) (about 80minutes)
Directions to TOKI no KUMO gallery from Kyoto, are as below :

1.Take a train(JR) from Kyoto station to Nagahama station(長浜駅) (70 min)
Use the Special Rapid Service (For Nagahama) (JR北陸本線(新快速)・長浜 行き)
or Special Rapid Service (For Omi-Shiotsu via Maibara) (JR北陸本線(新快速) [米原 経由 近江塩津 行き])
on the JR Tokaido Main Line(東海道線), which runs frequently.
From Kyoto Station, it takes about 70 minutes to Nagahama Station.

2.Take a taxi from Nagahama station to gallery TOKI no KUMO (10 min)
Taxis are easily available at the east exit of Nagahama station. Please line up at the taxi stand to get a taxi conveniently.
Most taxi drivers at Nagahama Sta. are aware of our gallery. So, please just tell taxi driver "TOKI no KUMO 季の雲" or you can show the same written on piece of paper.
(Address in English "211-1 Yawatahigashicho, Nagahama " or Japanese "長浜市 八幡東町 211−1" can also be used using a smart phone or print out for further convenience.)
From Nagahama station, it takes about 10 min to gallery TOKI no KUMO.

* By walk from Nagahama station to gallery TOKI no KUMO: It takes about over 30min.
** By bus from Nagahama station to gallery TOKI no KUMO: there aren't many buses on this route, so we recommend coming by taxi.


Exhibition schedule 2017 (closing dates are here:) | past Exhibition

Dec.23. - Jan.22. 加藤良行(木工)
2012 Feb.11. - Mar. 4. 大江憲一(陶器)+ 服部竜也(陶器)+
ふじい製作所(木工)+ woodpecker(木工)
Mar.17. - Mar.25. 井上陽子+ 吉田次朗
Apr.14. - Apr.22. 村上躍(陶器)
Apr.28. - May. 6. garakuta展 X
May.12. - May.20. 岡田直人(陶器)+ 竹俣勇壱(金属)
Jun. 2. - Jun.10. 三谷龍二(木工)
Jun.22. - Jun.24. Relation:珈琲+シャツ+板皿展
Jul. 7. - Jul.22. 坂野友紀(金属)
Jul.28. - Aug.12. 市川孝(陶器)
Aug.15. - Sep. 2. 鳥取の手仕事展
Sep.15. - Sep.30. 花岡隆(陶器)
Oct. 6. - Oct.21. MAROBAYA(衣服)
Nov. 3. - Nov.18. 大村剛(陶器)+ 黒畑日佐代(陶器)+
関昌生(金属)+ sava(フェルト・他)
Dec. 1. - Dec.16. 青木良太(陶磁器)
Dec.22. - Jan.20. 桐本泰一(漆器)
2013 Feb. 2. - Mar. 3. 川村忠晴 (植物の灯り)
Mar.16. - Mar.31. 佃眞吾 (漆器・木工)
Apr. 6. - Apr.21. 薄井ゆかり (裂き織りバッグ)
Apr.24. - May. 9. 古道具を充実させた常設展
May.11. - May.26. 伊藤環 (陶器)
Jun. 8. - Jun.23. 新宮州三 (漆器)
Jul. 6. - Jul.21. 安齋新・厚子(陶磁器)
Jul. 6. 季の雲10周年イベント vol.2
mama!milk live at 季の雲ゲストハウス
Jul.27. - Aug.11. 市川孝(陶器)
Aug.13. - Sep. 5. 夏の古道具展
Sep. 7. - Sep.23. 吉田次朗(陶器・オブジェ)
Sep.28. - Oct.14. 山陰展
Oct.17. - Oct.27. mon Sakata(衣服)
Nov. 2. - Nov.17. 赤木明登(漆器)
Nov.30. - Dec.15. 杉村徹(木工)+服部竜也(陶器)
Dec.18. - Jan.13. 浦田由美子(フェルト)+月の木(布)+村上和香奈(布)
2014 Jan.16. - Feb.13. 古道具展
Feb.15. - Mar. 9. 木日屋(木工)+福井賢治(木工)
Mar.15. - Mar.30. 艸田正樹(ガラス)+竹中悠記(ガラス)+でく工房(ガラス)
Apr.12. - Apr.20. 三笘修(陶磁器)
Apr.26. - May. 6. ギャラリーONO(ガベ)
May.10. - May.25. 羽生野亜(木工)+横山拓也(陶器)
Jun. 7. - Jun.22. 岡田直人(磁器)
Jul. 5. - Jul.21. 井藤昌志(木工)
Aug.2. - Aug.17. 市川孝(陶器)
Aug.20. - Sep. 3. 窯工房(骨董)
Sep. 6. - Sep.23. 関昌生(ワイヤー)+山下カバン(布バッグ)
Oct. 4. - Oct.19. KINTA(木工)
Nov. 1. - Nov.16. 鎌田克慈(漆器)+杉田明彦(漆器)+土田和茂(漆器)
Nov.22. - Dec. 7. 青木良太(陶磁器)
2015 Jan. 3. - Jan.12. 古道具展
Jan.17. - Feb. 1. 海野 毅(金属)+髙木 剛(陶器)
Feb. 7. - Feb.22. 清水善行(陶磁器)
Mar. 7. - Mar.22. 佃眞吾(木工)
Mar.26. - Apr. 5. mon Sakata(洋服)
Apr.11. - Apr.26. 安斎新・厚子(陶磁器)
Apr.29. - May.10. 曽田耕(革)
May.23. - Jun. 7. 安藤雅信(陶磁器)
Jun.20. - Jul. 5. 崔在皓 チェ ジェホ(磁器)
Jul.11. - Jul.26. 艸田正樹(ガラス)+杉村徹(木工)+中野幹子(ガラス)
Aug. 8. - Aug.23. 市川孝(陶器)
Aug.29. - Sep.13. 古道具展『花のある暮らし』
Sep.19. - Sep.27. 三谷龍二(木工)
Oct. 3. - Oct.18. 薄井ゆかり(裂き織り)
Oct.31. - Nov.15. MAROBAYA(洋服)
Nov.21. - Dec. 6. 岡田直人(陶磁器)+新宮州三(漆)
Dec.12. - Dec.23. 髙木 剛(陶器)・田中敬史(陶器)・村上雄一(陶磁器)
2016 Jan.16. - Jan.31. マルティン ハヌシュ(陶器)
Feb. 6. - Feb.21. 中国茶器展
Feb.27. - Mar.13. 井上美樹(ガラス)・中西申幸(陶器)・水野悠祐(木工)
Mar.26. - Apr.3. 三笘修(陶器)
Apr.29. - May.8. 古道具展
May.21. - May.29. 津田清和 (ガラス)
Jun.11. - Jun.26. 服部竜也 (陶磁器)
Jul.2. - Jul.18. 井藤昌志 (木工)
Aug.6. - Aug.14. 市川孝 (陶磁器)
Aug.27. - Sep.11. 大山求 (鉄)
Sep.17. - Oct. 2. 大江憲一 (陶磁器) ・ 新田佳子 (ガラス)
Oct. 8. - Oct.23. 羽生野亜 (木工)
Oct.29. - Nov.13. 森岡成好 (陶器) ・ 森岡由利子 (磁器)
Nov.19. - Dec. 4. 青木良太 (陶磁器)
Dec.10. - Dec.25. 村上雄一 (陶磁器)
2017 Jan. 3. - Jan. 9. 古道具展
Jan.14. - Jan.29. 杉村徹 (木工)・角掛政志 (陶器)
Feb.11. - Feb.26. 中国茶器展II
Mar.11. - Mar.26. 木日屋(木工)・竹下努(磁器)・田中大喜(陶磁器)
Apr. 1. - Apr. 9. 大平新五(陶器・古道具)
Apr.15. - Apr.23. 佃眞吾(木工)
Apr.29. - May. 7. 茶遊記展 (陶・ガラス・木・金属・布・茶・菓子)
May.13. - May.28. 喜多村光史 (陶器)・新田佳子 (ガラス)
Jun.17. - Jul. 2. 竹下鹿丸 (陶器)・芳賀龍一 (陶器)
Jul. 8. - Jul.17. 安斎新・厚子 (陶器)
Jul.22. - Jul.30. 市川孝 (陶器)
Aug. 5. - Aug.20. 大中和典 (陶磁器)
Sep. 2. - Sep.18. Choi Jae Ho 崔在皓 (White Porcelain)
2017 Sep.19. - Sep.29. Regular ongoing exhibition
Sep.30. - Oct.15. Jun Furukawa 古川潤 (Sculpture)
Oct.16. - Oct.20. Regular ongoing exhibition
Oct.21. - Oct.29. mon Sakata (clothes)
Oct.30. - Nov.2. Regular ongoing exhibition
Nov. 3. - Nov.12. Yutaka Hanaoka 花岡隆 (pottery)
Nov.13. - Nov.22. Regular ongoing exhibition
Nov.23. - Dec. 3. Michi Imai + Shoko Ozawa 今井美智・小澤章子 (glass + pottery)
Dec. 4. - Dec. 8. Regular ongoing exhibition
Dec. 9. - Dec.24. Motomu Oyama + Yoshiyuki Shimizu 大山求・清水善行
(iron + pottery)