About Gallery Hanakagesho/Nezu no Netsukeya Gallery Hanakagesho is a gallery located in Tokyo. Its collection consists mainly of small works of three-dimensional art (netsuke, sculpture, Urushi lacquer works, and metal works). The defining characteristics of the in-house artisans are their originality and technical expertise. In Japan, there is a classification of objects called “Kōgei”, which does not distinguish between art and craft. Kōgei refers to practical objects whose value has been increased by special ornamentation or carving. The pieces we display at our gallery are all works of Kōgei. We would like to introduce to you some fascinating pieces which bring out the potential of the materials used, including wood, metal, stone, and horn.
Art Fair Tokyo 2020