Watanuki Ltd. | Toki-no-Wasuremono , Stand n° AM426

"Slurp, slurp" -  Miki Nagasaki

Miki Nagasaki "Slurp, slurp"

"Teddy Bear!" -  Miki Nagasaki

Miki Nagasaki "Teddy Bear!"

"It’s his Fault" -  Miki Nagasaki

Miki Nagasaki "It’s his Fault"

"Lion Dance Aa‐chan" (with lion dance gear) -  Miki Nagasaki

Miki Nagasaki "Lion Dance Aa‐chan" (with lion dance gear)

"Swimming Aa‐chan" -  Miki Nagasaki

Miki Nagasaki "Swimming Aa‐chan"

"Scream" -  Miki Nagasaki

Miki Nagasaki "Scream"

"Summer" -  Miki Nagasaki

Miki Nagasaki "Summer"

Tai Kobo - Takeshi Haguri

Takeshi Haguri Tai Kobo

"Ryo Douhin" - Takeshi Haguri

Takeshi Haguri "Ryo Douhin"

"Tekkai Sennin" - Takeshi Haguri

Takeshi Haguri "Tekkai Sennin"

"Senkaji Chou Ou" - Takeshi Haguri

Takeshi Haguri "Senkaji Chou Ou"

"Otokogi - Hyottoko (Clown)" - Takeshi Haguri

Takeshi Haguri "Otokogi - Hyottoko (Clown)"

"Otokogi - Oni (Demon)" - Takeshi Haguri

Takeshi Haguri "Otokogi - Oni (Demon)"

"Statue of Monmon Rikishi - Un" - Takeshi Haguri

Takeshi Haguri "Statue of Monmon Rikishi - Un"

"Statue of Monmon Rikishi - A" - Takeshi Haguri

Takeshi Haguri "Statue of Monmon Rikishi - A"

"Otokogi - Un" - Takeshi Haguri

Takeshi Haguri "Otokogi - Un"

"Otokogi - A" - Takeshi Haguri

Takeshi Haguri "Otokogi - A"

Exhibiting Artists

  • Takeshi Haguri  (+)

    Biography : After graduating the Sculpture course at the Aichi University of the Arts in 1982, he moved on to a postgraduate course, graduating in 1984. Sine then he has been sculpting wood mainly, using aluminium for outdoor works.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Takeshi Haguri - "Otokogi - A" "Otokogi - A"
    • Takeshi Haguri - "Otokogi - Un" "Otokogi - Un"
    • Takeshi Haguri - "Statue of Monmon Rikishi - A" "Statue of Monmon Rikishi - A"
    • Takeshi Haguri - "Statue of Monmon Rikishi - Un" "Statue of Monmon Rikishi - Un"
    • Takeshi Haguri - "Otokogi - Oni (Demon)" "Otokogi - Oni (Demon)"
    • Takeshi Haguri - "Otokogi - Hyottoko (Clown)" "Otokogi - Hyottoko (Clown)"
    • Takeshi Haguri - "Senkaji Chou Ou" "Senkaji Chou Ou"
    • Takeshi Haguri - "Tekkai Sennin" "Tekkai Sennin"
    • Takeshi Haguri - "Ryo Douhin" "Ryo Douhin"
    • Takeshi Haguri - Tai Kobo Tai Kobo

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  • Miki Nagasaki  (+)

    Biography : Born 1986 in Aichi, Japan. Basing her activity in Aichi prefecture, she has been sculpting series with a theme "cute" such as "Aa-chan". Awarded Grand-prix in Wood Sculpting Folk Art Ooya (Hyogo, Japan) in 2011. Selected first at Point Ranking at GEISAI #20 (Tokyo Ryutsu Center) in 2014 with "Aa-chan" sieries. Also works as the painter for Takeshi HAGURI's sculptures.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Miki Nagasaki - "Summer" "Summer"
    •  Miki Nagasaki - "Scream" "Scream"
    •  Miki Nagasaki - "Swimming Aa‐chan" "Swimming Aa‐chan"
    •  Miki Nagasaki - "Lion Dance Aa‐chan" (with lion dance gear) "Lion Dance Aa‐chan" (with lion dance gear)
    •  Miki Nagasaki - "It’s his Fault" "It’s his Fault"
    •  Miki Nagasaki - "Teddy Bear!" "Teddy Bear!"
    •  Miki Nagasaki - "Slurp, slurp" "Slurp, slurp"

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Other Represented Artists

  • Tadao Ando

    Biography : Tadao Ando was born in Osaka, Japan in 1941. He did not receive any formal architectural schooling. Instead, he self-educated by reading and traveling extensively through Africa, Europe, and the United States. In 1969 he established his own firm, Tadao Ando Architect & Associates. Ando developed a radically new architectural style characterized by the use of unfinished reinforced concrete structures. He has received many awards for his work. Since 1987 he has taught at various American universities including Yale, Columbia and Harvard. From 1997 to 2005 he was teaching at the Graduate School of Architecture of Tokyo University. Since 2005 he has been a professor emeritus at Tokyo University. As a printmaker, Tadao Ando published his first edition "Scene I & II" in 1984. In 1998, he made his representative work "Tadao Ando Prints 1998" that consisted of 10 pieces of prints.

  • Le Corbusier

    Biography : Architect. Born 1887 as Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Jura Mountains, in Switzerland. Le Corbusier's first design, Villa Fallet, was completed in 1906. In 1917, he settled in Paris and, shortly after, became one of the co-founders of L’Esprit Nouveau, an avant-garde review. In 1922, he established his architectural studio. Representative works include Villa Savoye, the chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, the Convent Sainte-Marie de La Tourette, the National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo). He died in 1965 while swimming in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, aged 78. While often cited together with Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as one of the great master architects of the 20th century, he also produced numerous prints such as the Poem of the Right Angle, a series of lithographs and corresponding poems. With the publication of his Five Points of Architecture and his activity for the International Congresses of Modern Architecture (CIAM), he was a leading theorist of modern architecture. Creating oil painting, sculpture and prints, Le Corbusier’s hand never paused until his tragic accidental death. Please also see Arata Isozaki’s beautiful homage, 12 Houses.

  • Joseph Cornell  (+)

    Biography : American artist and sculptor, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. Born 1903 in New York, as a son of textile designer. Apart from attending Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in the class of 1921 (which he did not graduate), Cornell spent most of his life within the New York City area. Cornell was wary of strangers. This led him to isolate himself and become a self-taught artist. Although he expressed attraction to unattainable women like Lauren Bacall, his shyness made romantic relationships almost impossible. In later life his bashfulness verged toward reclusiveness, and he rarely left the state of New York. However, he preferred talking with women, and often made their husbands wait in the next room when he discussed business with them. He also had numerous friendships with ballerinas, who found him unique, but too eccentric to be a romantic partner. On the other hand, he was a close friend of Yayoi KUSAMA and has dedicated several of his works to her. Cornell ended his career as a highly regarded artist but remained out of the spotlight. He produced fewer box assemblages in the 1950s and 1960s, as his family responsibilities increased and claimed more of his time. He hired a series of young assistants, including both students and established artists, to help him organize material, make artwork, and run errands. At this time, Cornell concentrated on making collages, and collaborated with filmmakers like Rudy Burckhardt, Stan Brakhage, and Larry Jordan to make films that were evocative of moving collages. He died of heart failure few days after his sixty-ninth birthday in 1972.

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  • Q Ei

    Biography : Q Ei, whose early work was done under his real name of Hideo Sugita, was born in Miyazaki Prefecture in 1911. At age 15, his criticism started appearing in the art magazines "Atelier" and "Mizue". Q Ei’s first collection of photo-dessins, was published in 1936 as "The Reason for Sleep" (Nemuri No Riyu). In 1937, he set up the art organization "Free Art Association" (Jiyu Bijutsu Kyokai). As to criticize the established public group and Japan art world, he set up "Democratic Artists Association" in 1951. Q Ei had great influence among the young Japanese artists at that time such as Ay-O, Masuo IKEDA, Yukihisa ISOBE, On KAWARA, and Eikoh HOSOE. He challenged various medium such as oil paintings, photo-dessins, prints, and created a unique world of art. He died in 1960 at the age of 48.

  • Sadaharu Horio

    Biography : Born 1939 in Kobe. Continued artist activity energetically while working at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Exhibited continuously at Ashiya City Museum of Art and History from 1957, and at Kyoto Independants from 1964. Exhibited work in the 15th Gutai Exhibition in 1965. Became a member of Gutai in 1966 and stayed until its dissolution in 1972. Studied under Jiro YOSHIHARA in 1968. With the theme “matter of course”, holds over 100 exhibitions and performances during a year.

  • Arata Isozaki

    Biography : Architect.Born in Oita prefecture in 1931. Graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1954. In 1961 completed Doctorate course in Architecture at the University of Tokyo. In 1963 established Isozaki Arata & Associates. Lectured at the University of Tokyo, UCLA, Harvard University and Columbia University as a visiting professor and also acted as a judge in main international competitions. Takes part in symposiums, lectures, architectural exhibitions, fine art exhibitions and private exhibitions all around the world. As well as being an architect, Arata Isozaki works in many fields such as philosophy, art, design, cinematography, theatre and others. He is enthusiastic about expressing his architectural concepts on paper. Since 1977 he has made over 200 print works Toki no Wasuremono is publishing the series called "120 Invisible Cities" including his original prints and his essays. Please contact for further infomation.

  • Yusuke Koshima

    Biography : Registered architect. Born 1979 in New Jersey, USA. Returned to Japan in 1987 and since then, grew up in Canada (Tronto), England (Manchester) and Tokyo. Graduated from Waseda University in 2004. In the same year started architect career at Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten, the architect studio in Berlin. In 2008, he returned to Japan and established Yusuke Koshima Architecture Studio. Inaugurated as a part-time lecturer at Kuwasawa Design School in 2010, and at Nihon University Junior College in 2011.

  • Shiro Kuramata

  • Yayoi Kusama  (+)

    Biography : Born 1929 in Nagano, Japan. Kusama started to paint using dots and nets as motifs for the cure for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. After graduating Kyoto City High School of Arts and Crafts in 1949. Moving to New York in 1957, she quickly established her reputation as a leader in the avant-garde movement with her works. In the late 1960s she organized outlandish happenings such as body paintings and anti-war demonstrations. She returned to Japan in ill health in 1973. Held solo exhibitions at museums in Dole and Calais, France in 1986, New York and Oxford, England in 1989. Kusama represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993, and in 1998 & 1999 a major retrospective exhibition of her work toured the U.S. and Japan. In 2000, Kusama won The Education Minister's Art Encouragement Prize and Foreign-Minister's Commendations. Received the Asahi Prize in 2001, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2003.

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  • Takuro Noguchi

    Biography : Born 1975 in Kyoto, Japan, Noguchi graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at Kyoto University of Art and Design in 1993. From 2000-2001, he worked as an assistant for the photographer Shomei Tomatsu. As a 5th generation descendant of a family of foil craftsmen in the Nishijin district of Kyoto, Noguchi returned to his birthplace in 2001 to prepare for succeeding the family business. Since then, he has also launched his career as a 'hakuga' artist - the term 'hakuga' meaning that Noguchi creates paintings with lacquer and foil. Noguchi was awarded the Grand Prix of the Amuse Artist Audition in Kyoto in 2002. Since his first solo exhibition in 2004, he has participated in the 29th Grand Prix of The UENO Royal Museum Exhibition in 2011, and his works were shown in a multitude of solo and group exhibitions.


Watanuki Ltd. since its establishment in June 1995 has been promoting the pioneers of Japanese avant-garde art. They are represented at the gallery mainly by Ei-Q, who in the 1930s created his photograms, and in the 1950s founded the avant-garde group “Democratic Artists Association”, Shuzo TAKIGUCHI, who was the leader of the group “Jikken Kobo” (Experimental Workshop), and the abstract painter Toshinobu ONOSATO. We also deal with the contemporary artists Yayoi KUSAMA, Andy Warhol, Aiko MIYAWAKI, and Takao ONO.
Watanuki Ltd. equally introduces works of young, original artists influenced by Japanese tradition such as Takeshi HAGURI and Takuro NOGUCHI.
Dealing with many drawings and prints on architecture, we have been producing most of the prints by Japan’s representative architects Tadao ANDO and Arata ISOZAKI.
In recent years we marketed vintage prints by Eikoh HOSOE, Shoji UEDA, Ikko NARAHARA, and the photographic work by Jonas MEKAS.


Watanuki Ltd. | Toki-no-Wasuremono w:  http://www.tokinowasuremono.com Founded:  1995 Fujio Watanuki Yu Shinzawa Reiko Odachi Reiko Watanuki