KARUTA Exhibition

“Iroha Karuta” is a card game enjoyed by family, relatives and friends in a grand New Year ambiance. It is also an opportunity for children to learn the language by playing with uniquely Japanese words using traditional cards. Iroha Katura consists of 48 reading cards with 48 picture cards of Iroha Tankas (educational, metaphorical proverbs and songs led by the forty-seven kana, known as “Iroha”, and one Chinese letter, “Kyo”), a total of 96 cards. The proverbs depend on the region such as Edo (Tokyo), Kamigata (Kyoto-Osaka area) or Owari (Nagoya), and their content has also changed according to the times. The words written on these small rectangular cards are also a part of Japanese culture that reflects the character and language of the local area.

In the 19th exhibition “KARUTA Exhibition” in the ART colours series which presents art in each of Japan’s four seasons, two artists, Cicci (Sayaka Koiizuka) and Sulley (Yukiko Yoshida), who are based in Osaka, will display artworks on the theme of “karuta”, and create new “iroha”. These “karuta” picture cards are elaborate, unique and humorous. Also, while viewing the works, you can sample original dessert and cocktail with the exhibition works as motifs for this limited time only. We hope you enjoy the “KARUTA Exhibition”, which transcends language barriers through the power of art.

Vol. 19 2016-2017 Winter Exhibition

Date: December 26 (Mon.), 2017 – February 5, 2018 (Sun.)
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 25F ART Lounge
Fare: Admission Free

[Curation] KATSUMI YAMATO GALLERY
[Video Production] antymark annex
[Produced by] creative unit moon



Art Works

Sulley
Sulley's Iroha KARUTA
Sulley's Iroha KARUTA
Sulley
Be guided by your children when you are old
Mixed media
36x24cm
Be guided by your children when you are old
Sulley
Art brings bread
Mixed media
53x45cm
Art brings bread
Sulley
Hoist your sail when the wind is fair
Mixed media
65.2x53cm
Hoist your sail when the wind is fair
Cicci
Iroha KARUTA Folding Screen
Acrylic Collage
100x240cm
Iroha KARUTA Folding Screen
Sulley
Moon-viewing Party
Mixed media
116x910cm
Moon-viewing Party
Cicci
Out of the mouth comes evil
Acrylic on canvas
25.7×36.4cm
Out of the mouth comes evil
Cicci
Husband's favorite red wool hat
Gypsum clay, Wood, Wire
Husband's favorite red wool hat
Cicci
A paradise on hearsay, a hell at sight
Acrylic Collage
146x112cm
A paradise on hearsay, a hell at sight
Sulley
Flowers and Birds
Mixed media
116x910cm
Flowers and Birds
Cicci
Owl's plot at night
Gypsum clay, Wood, Wire
Owl's plot at night
Cicci
Orge with an iron club
Mixed media
91x61cm
Orge with an iron club
Sulley
A cornered rat will bite a cat
Mixed media
36x24cm
A cornered rat will bite a cat

Chocolat aux Fruits - inspired by KARUTA Folding Screen

◆Tea time (14:30-17:30) 1,800yen (tax and service charge included)
◆Dinner time(17:30-22:00) 1,200yen (tax and service charge included)

Confeito

by Chief Cocktail Designer Takayuki Suzuki

Price: 1,600 JPY
* Tax and service charge included


Profile of Artist

Karuta Asobi

by Japanese Wagashi Artist Shiho Sakamoto

* Served as on of desserts in Afternoon Tea with Wagashi

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