November 24, 2023

Exhibition Exploration: “The 34th Kogei Soko-kai Exhibition

I visited the exhibition of “Soko-kai” to which Issey Hattori and Koken Murata, two artists exhibiting at Kogei Art KYOTO, belong at the Kyoto Culture Museum.

The 34th Kogei Soko-kai Exhibition
The 34th Kogei Soko-kai Exhibition

The Soko-kai is a group of Kyoto-based artisans that advocates a free and liberal approach to creative Kogei arts that respects the new ideas and creativity of individual artists, and provides a venue for them to showcase their work every year.

The 34th Kogei Soko-kai Exhibition Koken Murata
Murata Kouken’s exhibit
The 34th Kogei Soko-kai Exhibition issey Hattori
Issey Hattori’s exhibit

At the exhibition, I enjoyed works by 40 artists, including Issey Hattori and Koken Murata, as well as the 33rd Sokokai Grand Prize winner, Koh Miyaki.
Mr. Miyaki is usually an Urushi(Lacquer) Artwork artist, but this time he exhibited a contemporary artistic application, which was a very interesting exhibit.

The 34th Kogei Soko-kai Exhibition Koh Miyaki
Exhibited works by Kou Miyaki
The 34th Kogei Soko-kai Exhibition Koh Miyaki
“Thanks for everything.”

Also on special display this year was the work of Masayuki Imai, a member of Soko-kai and father of Kogei Art KYOTO exhibitor Makimasa Imai, who passed away in March of this year.

The 34th Kogei Soko-kai Exhibition masayuki Imai
Masayuki Imai’s works
The 34th Kogei Soko-kai Exhibition masayuki Imai
Masayuki Imai’s work

The Soko-kai exhibition will be held on the 5th floor of the Kyoto Culture Museum until November 26 (Sun.).