• The group exhibition “Hibikiau Bi(Resonating Beauty)” has ended.

    The group exhibition “Hibikiau Bi(Resonating Beauty)” has ended.
    It was a joy to create a show with the revered Yoshinori Tsuchiya  and Masayasu Mitsuke, both of whom I deeply respect.
    Thanks to our many visitors the exhibition was successful and well attended throughout.
    This past year has been one of deep contemplation on universal and supreme beauty.
    I know that the knowledge and experience I have gained through this exhibition will fuel my practice as I strive to make each piece sincere and genuine.
    Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement.

    Akane Yamamoto

  • The exhibition entitled Hibikiau Bi (Resonating Beauty) is now on.

    The exhibition entitled Hibikiau Bi (Resonating Beauty) has just started in the Gallery Now in Toyama city. We hope you enjoy the outcome of three artists whose goal has been pursuing the ultimate form of beauty achieved through a year’s production.

    The monthly journal, Art Collectors’ issued on 25th October (published by Seikatsu No Tomosha) features a three-man talk between three of us. (page 85-87)

    Hibikiau Bi (Resonating Beauty)
    Dates: October 21 – November 5, 2017
    Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am−6:00pm / Sundays and National Holidays 10:00pm−5:00pm
    ※Closed on Mondays

    Place: Gallery NOW
    Address: 85 Hiraki, Toyama-shi, Toyama 930-0944, Japan
    Tel: (+81)76-422-5002

    The exhibition space

    November 2017 issue Art Collectors’

    Article featuring page

  • Notice of Website Renewal

    We are pleased to announce the renewal of our website. 

    Thank you for visiting Akane Yamamoto’s website which has just been renewed. 
    Now you could open multiple images of each piece in WORKS page to view it more in details. 
    We will keep updating her latest works and activities. 
    Thank you for your kind support and continued interest in her work.

  • Hibikiau Bi(Resonating Beauty)” Group Exhibition

    Hibikiau Bi(Resonating Beauty) Yoshinori Tsuchiya, Masayasu Mitsuke, and Akane Yamamoto

    A three person group exhibition will take place at Gallery NOW in Toyama city.
    Akane Yamamoto will showcase her work along with Yoshinori Tsuchiya, a textile artist who has been designated a Living National Treasure for his mastery of Monsha(a delicate figured-gauze fabric), and Masayasu Mitsuke, a ceramicist known for his work with a style of Kutani-ware called Akae, which features intricate designs depicted with red overglaze enamel.
    Both individual and collaborative work will be showcased.
    All of Akane Yamamotos featured work will be new work. Please come by to view the work in person.

    Incense container : lid by Akane Yamamoto / shifuku (drawstring bag) by Yoshinori Tsuchiya / main body by Masayasu Mitsuke


    For more information about the venue/dates, please visit the exhibition webpage.

    Yamamoto Akane's Kirikane Glass lidded container “Kikugetsu(The Moon Reflected on Water)” has been selected as part of the exhibition.

    <About the Piece>
    Because this piece will be displayed with the lid closed, here we would like to share an image of the piece with the lid open.
    As the title suggests, this piece depicts the view of the moon reflected in a basin containing water, a custom of Japanese moon-viewing traditions.
    When the basin has just been filled with water, the reflection of the moon is not fully visible on the rippling surface(depicted in the piece with the lid closed), but after a while the water settles and the moon comes into view(depicted in the piece with the lid open). This passing of time is expressed through the function of the lid.
    The bottom piece shows the moon reflected on calm water. Although the Kirikane is covered with gray glass depicting the night sky, the brightness of the moon is emphasized by the use of clear glass in a limited area over and around the moon.
    Please take a moment to notice the moon inside, which is visible even through a closed lid.

    Kirikane Glass lidded container  "Kikugetsu(The Moon Reflected on Water)"

    Lid removed in this image