Now; Motomu Ooyama + Yoshiyuki Shimizu; Iron Art and Pottery Exhibition | 2017.12.9-12.24
+ Regular ongoing exhibition.

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Motomu Ooyama + Yoshiyuki Shimizu;
Iron Art and Pottery Exhibition
December 9(Sat.) – 24 (Sun.), 2017

Exhibition hours : 11:00 – 18:00
Both artists Motomu Ooyama and Yoshiyuki Shimizu will be present at the gallery on 9th of December, 2017

Motomu Ooyama’s Iron art
Motomu Ooyama graduated from Art school and worked as a graphic designer. His obsession with the iron started when he did a project involving 3D metal work. He was so mesmerized by the beauty and possibilities of the iron art that he started his career as an iron artist.

Motomu Ooyama set up his Iron Art Studio in 2007 in Hikari city in Yamaguchi prefecture. His creations vary from utensils, vessels, desk lamps, lamp shades to abstract sculptures.

Motomu Ooyama’s iron sculpture has been highly regarded not only in Japan but also overseas. He has conducted solo exhibitions across England, New Zealand, France and China. His works were introduced at the “Boundary Art“ Gallery in Cardiff, England as “Rustic elegance of Wabi-Sabi balanced with Modern industrial style“.
It is impressive to see his beautiful iron sculpture is traversing seven seas and becoming part of everyday life.

The iron itself is hard and cold, but when Motomu Ooyama’s pieces become part of everyday life, it appears soft and elegant. The light which his popular desk stand and oil lamp emits is soft and tender, soothing the onlookers.

At this exhibition, Motomu Ooyama will showcase the utensils for Japanese tea and Chinese tea, such as servers, trays, tea scoop and Kensui (residual water container for Japanese tea ceremony). He will also showcase a decorative display stand, which he has created for the first time.

Yoshiyuki Shimizu’s Art of Pottery
Yoshiyuki Shimizu has been a pottery artist for over 20 years hailing from the beautiful countryside of Minami-yamashiro village, Kyoto.

Yoshiyuki Shimizu creates both porcelain and ceramics.
He uses the electric kiln for his porcelain creating a gentle greyish white color by controlling the firing. This color gives his porcelain a subtle taste.

As for his ceramics, he goes to the Shiga prefecture to dig out traditional Shigaraki soil or sometimes digs out the soil from the hills nearby for this creations.
Yoshiyuki Shimizu fires his ceramics in his own kiln. He made a huge cellar kiln about 10 years ago where he lights the fire once a year with the wood he cuts from the nearby mountains during winter. His ceramics are therefore truly a labor of love and creations of his hand in every which way.
The cellar kiln is one where the flame goes straight through the kiln and since there are no convection currents, the position of ware and the amount of ash coating, produce unconventional and unpredictable patterns and colors. Thus Yoshiyuki Shimizu’s ceramics come in various colors and designs depending on the position of the mold and the soil used.

Yoshiyuki Shimizu’s dishes, bowls and vases are majestic and of understated elegance. This simplicity and warmth makes me comfortable and appreciate his works.

Tea service with Butaman handmade by Artist Shimizu
(Butaman is Chinese steamed bun with minced pork filling)
December 9th 13:00- /15:00-
Seating capacity 10 for each service
\2,000/per person
Guide: Chinese tea specialist Ichiko Horiguchi
At Gallery TOKI no KUMO
Artist Yoshiyuki Shimizu was a chef and he will make special Butaman for us. He also made autumn oolong tea, from tea leaves he handpicked in the area close to his residence where wild trees of tea are grown, under the guidance of Chinese tea specialist Ichiko Horiguchi.
Ichiko Horiguchi, who is just returning from China, will also serve special Chinese tea also with Shimizu san’s handmade oolong tea.
Please join us for a relaxing time together, talking over cups of tea and steaming Butaman.

Book a seat
by telephone 0749-68-6072 or by email
By email, please don’t forget writing your name, address, zip code, and the telephone number which can connect us with you during daytime.


Motomu Ooyama + Yoshiyuki Shimizu; Iron Art and Pottery Exhibition

December 9(Sat.) – 24 (Sun.), 2017
Exhibition hours : 11:00 – 18:00
Both artists Motomu Ooyama and Yoshiyuki Shimizu will be present at the gallery on 9th of December, 2017
*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)
Sep.30. - Oct.15. Jun Furukawa 古川潤 (Sculpture)
Oct.21. - Oct.29. mon Sakata (clothes)
2017 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)