ENGIMONO is Japanese popular art that has been handed down through generations. It is known to bring luck to the people who have them.
Since ancient times, the Japanese has had a unique mindset that God is present in everything around us.
From nature and phenomena to even the kitchen at home.
Many of ENGIMONO (lucky charms) that remain throughout Japan are connected with the people’s faith and express the people’s wish for good health and huge harvest.
ENGIMONO (lucky charms) are created based on the customs and beliefs from various parts of Japan.
It reflects the local characteristics from each part of Japan.
It is obvious that every piece is delicate and are created using a unique molding sensation. Each piece is handmade one by one using special materials from the local regions.
Moreover, most of them have their own local beauty.
**All artworks will be available for purchase!
Opening Reception with Special Guests
Sunday, September 22 ♦ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
LOBO51, originally from Kumamoto, started their live-paint activities unit “GOA” in 2001. Since 2001, they have presented mural paintings, CD jacket productions, logos, signage productions, order canvases, welcome boards and more. Their free-style live-painter title allows them to paint freely in various spaces including Japan and overseas.
The concept is to embody an image consisting of sound and space.
Space and air, light and shadow, color and sound.
Repeated line development and color experiment,
Eventually all the pieces will be connected and become Oneness on Canvas.
See them at the opening reception for “ENGIMONO” this Sunday, September 22 from 7 to 9pm!