【YUGEN Gallery】The 13 contemporary artists who are currently in the spotlight are gathered together! “” Smash Hits 01 “from ONBEAT” will be held


Held a 13-person group exhibition of “Young Artists Recommended by ONBEAT”

ONBEAT’s “Smash Hits 01” will be held from Saturday, April 2nd to Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at YUGEN Gallery (Shibuya 2-chome, Tokyo / Operated by Gene Co., Ltd.).

ONBEAT’s “Smash Hits 01” will be held at YUGEN Gallery from Saturday, April 2nd to Thursday, April 7th, 2022.
The bilingual art information magazine “ONBEAT” under the title of “Attention young artists recommended by ONBEAT” has been transferred to Shibuya “YUGEN Gallery” and “Smash Hits 01” from “It will be in the title of “ON BEAT”.

Participating artists include Asaka Hirono, Ishimura Daichi, Izumi Mi, Kaguya Yuki, Ichikawa Toru, Ichimura Tokuhisa, Sagaki Keita, Shiomi Ryosuke, Takagi Tomohiro, Tsukata Mitori, Nakamizuki, Fujimori Hideko, Mizuho Kayoko Hon (in alphabetical order). Not only are they beloved by readers, but also excellent works loved by collectors will come together.

Please see ONBEAT’s second exhibition “Smash Hits 01” curated by “ONBEAT” at YUGEN Gallery, rethinking Japanese art and culture and spreading its charm to the world.

For details, please check the gallery’s official website:

▼ Event Summary
Title: “Smash Hits 01” from ONBEAT
Duration: April 2 (earth) to April 7 (wood), 2022
Meeting point: YUGEN Gallery
(2-12-19 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Token International Building 3F)
Business hours: 13:00-19:00 *Last day-17:00
Day off: none
Free admission

*Subject to availability, meeting and opening hours are subject to change without notice. caution.

▼ Highlights of exhibited works

Asaka Hirono
Stone Village

Export Yuki

Toru Ichikawa
Ichimura Tokuhisa

Sagaki Keita
Shiomi Ryosuke

Tomohiro Takagi
Tsukada Matori

full moon
Fujimori Hideko
Mizumoto Kayoko

* Some works on display are subject to change. caution.

▼ Work sales

The exhibited works will be sold at the YUGEN gallery and the gallery’s official website.

▼ Writer profiles (in alphabetical order)

Born in Osaka in 1977. Graduated from Kyoto University of the Arts (now Kyoto University of the Arts). 2009, 2012, 2017, 2020 Takashimaya Touring Exhibition (Tokyo, Osaka), 2014 Aoyama Gallery (Tokyo), 2015 Isetan Shinjuku Store (Tokyo) and many other solo exhibitions. 2016 “Collection” (Micheko Gallery/Germany), 2019 “VOLTA Basel” (Switzerland), “PULSE Art Fair” (Miami), “Art Center” (Hong Kong), “Break Eve Exhibition” (Roppongi Hills A/D) Participated in many group exhibitions and art fairs in galleries/Tokyo etc. His works are collected in Osaka City, Ginza Yongkokuya (Tokyo), and Ohara Mountain Shrine (Fukuoka).

Born in Ehime Prefecture in 1991. 2020 Completion of the Department of Crafts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. 2018 “KENZAN” (Tokyo University of the Arts), “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial” (Niigata), “Tokyo Harvest” (Toranomon Hills/Tokyo), “Gaidai Art Twin Marunouchi” (Marunouchi Building/Tokyo) ), participated in many group exhibitions and art fairs in 2021, such as “Dense IX” (Tokyo University of the Arts/Tokyo). Received the 2018 Mitsubishi Estate Award and the 2020 Harada Award. The work is housed at the Royal Classic Hotel Osaka.

Izumi Sakai / IZUMI
Born in Tokyo. Graduated from the Department of French Literature, Faculty of Letters, Meiji Gakuin University in 1993. From 1996 to 1996, he studied pottery with Tadako Lingzi of Xiakan Kiln. From 1997 to 1998, he went to France to make pottery in a studio hosted by Paris, and became independent in 2005. He has held numerous solo exhibitions at Gallery Hanakagesho (Tokyo) from 2003 to 2021, at “Art Fair Tokyo” (Gallery Hanakagesho booth) in 2021, and at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store in 2017, 2018 and 2020. In 2018, he participated in several group exhibitions and art fairs such as “Netsuke Exhibition – Special Exhibition of Fashion Jewelry and Edo Crafts: Takamado Miyake Netsuke Collection” (Hiroshima Art Museum). Works are included in the Takama Miyake Nesuke Collection, the Kyoto Western Zhou Nesuke Art Museum, and the Masui Mitsuko Collection (collected by Azabu University).

Toru Ichikawa / Toru Ichikawa
Born in Tokyo in 1973. In 2011, he studied under Ryuichi Hikizaki and became independent in 2015. He has held several solo exhibitions in large domestic department stores such as Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Yokohama Takashimaya, Osaka Daimaru, and Tenmaya. 2017 “Art Beijing” (Beijing), “Revelation International Biennale of Fine Arts and Creation” (Paris), 2018 “Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition 2018 Autumn Edition” (Hong Kong), “Tokyo Art Fair”, 2019 “Asian Art Fair” Fukuoka” has participated in group exhibitions and art fairs many times. In 2020, “Craft as Art × Space Design” will be held at Creative Meets, the head office of Danxi Society. In 2017, the Kagu-tsuchi black tea bowl “Kagu-tsuchi” was dedicated to the relocation project of Kamigamo Shrine.

Norihisa Ichimura / NORIHISA ICHIMURA
Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1979. After graduating from the Department of Photography, Osaka University of Arts, School of Art, he worked in Tokyo, Shanghai, and New York, and is currently based in Tokyo. In 2013, he held a solo exhibition at “Flower Eclipse” (Kokuyo Gallery/Shanghai). 2012 “Iris” (M50 Peninsula 1919 Japanese Culture Village/Shanghai), 2018 “Rock and Chrysanthemum” (Gallery Sugata/Kyoto), 2019 “Still” (Leisure Centre/Vancouver), 2020 “Crafts as” and other group exhibitions “Art x Space Design” (Tanseisha Office Creative Booth Gallery / Tokyo) and 2022 “Prayers and Festivals – Prayer and Celebration -” (Elephant Studio / Tokyo).

Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1986. Graduated from the Department of Painting, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2013. 2015 “Waves – Life and Death” (Chinese American Arts Council/New York), 2016 “Vortex” (Resobox/New York), 2017 “Seashore” (Resobox/New York), 2018 “Water and Sky” (Nihonbashi) Mitsukoshi Main Store/Tokyo), 2020 “Alive” (Takashimaya Shinjuku/Tokyo) and many other solo exhibitions. In 2018, he participated in several group exhibitions and art fairs such as “Evolving Traditions” (Japanese Embassy in the United States/Washington). “Same Thing” (Hoshino Yuan) is responsible for the art work of the CD cover.

Keita Sagaki / Keita Sagaki
Born in Ishikawa Prefecture in 1984. 2014 “Transformation” (Cashi / Tokyo), 2016 “Kacho Fugetsu / Hyakki Yagyo” (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store / Tokyo), 2018 “Baroque Deconstruction” (Fabrik Gallery / Hong Kong), 2019 “My Girl” (many solo exhibitions) , such as Donna Art (Taiwan) and “Hystorical Portraits” (Micheko Galerie / Germany) in 2020. Participated in 2016 “Trans Arts Tokyo” (3331 Arts Chiyoda), 2020 “Art Taipei” (Taiwan), “Break Eve Exhibition” (Hillside Forum / Tokyo) and many other group exhibitions and art fairs. Selected for the 2010 Okamoto Taro Contemporary Art Award.

Salt see Ryosuke / Salt see RYOHEI
Born in Osaka in 1989. Graduated from the Department of Crafts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2016. 2017 “Art Stage Singapore”, “Art Taipei” (Taiwan), “Hanaen-The Passion-” (Lower Akihabara/Tokyo), 2019 “Shitamachi Art Festival” (Hanamori Art Museum/Tokyo), 2020 “MITSUKOSHI x Tokyo University of the Arts Summer Art Festival” (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store/Tokyo), 2021 “Art Fair Tokyo”, “Beyond the Material” (Gifu Prefectural Art Museum), “Kou x 22 Craftsmen” participated in many group exhibitions and art fairs such as (Taguchi Art/Gifu). Selected for the 2019 Taro Okamoto Prize for Contemporary Art.

Tomohiro Takagi / TOMOHIRO TAKAGI
Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1972. In 1995, he went to Europe to study classical painting techniques. 2010 “Fur, Away” (Elsa Gallery/Taipei), 2013 “Sky Bird-Nue-” (C Plaza of Chukyo University Art Museum/Aichi), 2015 “Ija Nami” (Vanilla Gallery/Tokyo), 2017 and many other solo exhibitions “Rabbit Hole” (Gallery Kogure / New York). Participated in the 29th Sompo Japan Art Foundation Selection and Encouragement Exhibition in 2010 (SOMPO Art Museum/Tokyo), the 2019 “San Francisco Art Market”, and the 2020 “Philippine Art Fair” and other group exhibitions and art fairs. Selected for the 2012 Taro Okamoto Prize for Contemporary Art.

Mitori Tsukada / MIDORI TSUKADA
Born in Gifu Prefecture. Graduated from the Graduate School of Toyama Glass Art Research Institute in 2002. After completing the Kanazawa Udayama Craft Studio in 2004, he worked as an expert. Independence in 2011. In 2020, “Cross” (Nihonbashi Takashimaya/Tokyo) and many other solo exhibitions. Participated in several group exhibitions such as “Intensive World – Four New Artists from Hokuriku” (Ginza/Wako/Tokyo) in 2019 and “Whereabouts of Craft Beauty Materials/Expression/Decoration” (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store/Tokyo) in 2021 ) .. has won many awards such as the International Glass Exhibition and the 2013 Gold Award in Kanazawa. His works are in Philadelphia Museum of Art (USA), MUDAC Museum (Switzerland), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Ishikawa), etc.

Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1997. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Education, Kyoto University of Education in 2020. 2022 solo exhibition “LOVE.” (Space A9 Kitchen/Tokyo). 2019 “Mitsubishi Pearl Lam Galleries Program Scholarship Exhibition “The Power of Art” (Marunouchi Building Hall/Tokyo), 2021 “Smartphones More Real” (“Shibuya Fashion Week Spring 2021” Shibuya Hikarie/Tokyo), “Participated Many groups such as “FUGA Dining Exhibition” (FUGA Dining / Tokyo) and “Intersection-Now, from here-” (Bunkamura Gallery / Tokyo). Scheduled to participate in “ART TAICHUNG 2022”.

Fujimori Shoko
Born in Hokkaido in 1986. Graduated from the Department of Painting, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2013. Many solo exhibitions such as “Twinkle Pieces” (Gallery MoMo Ryogoku / Tokyo) in 2019 and “Steer!” (Gallery MoMo Projects Roppongi / Tokyo) in 2021. In 2020, he participated in several group exhibitions and art fairs such as “ASYA AF and Hidden Artists Festival” (Seoul). Work in the Japigozzi series. Collaborated with fashion brand “And A” from 2019 to 2020. Responsible for the 2020 Pocari Water TV commercial “This is the #BintangSMA 2019 Winner! “Watercolor painting, 2021 theater animation “Movie Love Pompo-san” mural.

Kayoko Mizumoto/ Kayoko Mizumoto
Born in Ishikawa Prefecture in 1971. He became independent in 2010 after studying coloring at Kaga Yuzen Kobo and painting at Kutani kiln. 2019 “JAM” (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store/Tokyo) and many other solo exhibitions. 2016 “Contemporary Ceramics and Guide” (Ibaraki Museum of Ceramic Art), 2019 “New Kutani” (Micheko Galerie/Munich) “Dense World – Four Up-and-coming Artists in Hokuriku” (Ginza/Wako/Tokyo), 2021 Participated in many group exhibitions and art fairs in 2009, such as “Color Combinations, Painting Combinations” (TOUCH Ceramics/Hong Kong) and “Where Craft Beauty Materials, Expressions and Decorations Go” (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store/Tokyo).

▼ About Otomi Mori Co., Ltd.

Since 2014, Otomi Mori Co., Ltd. has published the bilingual art information magazine “ONBEAT” twice a year, introducing various genres of Japanese art and culture such as architecture, crafts, fashion, and music without borders, focusing on contemporary art. .
The name “ONBEAT” comes from the rhythm “On-beat”, which emphasizes odd-numbered beats such as Japanese festivals and Kagura. The idea is that you should dig deep into your roots and create something new from them. Through “ONBEAT”, Otomi Mori will continue its borderless activities as a hub connecting various genres such as sound (music), beauty (art), clothing (fashion), and Mori (environment). ..

■ Representative: Representative Director Hirotaka Fujita
■Establishment: November 12, 2013
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▼ About YUGEN Gallery

This is a contemporary art gallery run by Jean Co., Ltd. It consists of an offline gallery and an online gallery (official website) attached to our office as a platform for selling and promoting contemporary art. The online gallery will in turn be compatible with multilingual Japanese, English, and Chinese, and we will promote domestic contemporary art works and writers, and sell works globally.

【Overview of YUGEN Gallery】
■ Name: YUGEN Gallery (read: JUGEN Gallery)
■ Address: 3F, Token International Building, 2-12-19 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (with Gene Co., Ltd.)
■ Opening date: Irregular (only during exhibition period)
■ Opening hours: 13:00 to 19:00 (may vary by exhibition)
■ Official website:
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▼ About Gene Co., Ltd.

In addition to providing digital marketing support and various consulting services using Internet advertising, we also operate media management and publishing businesses (Gene Books) such as the contemporary art gallery “YUGEN Gallery” and the Shonan area information site “Shonanjin”. go.

【Introduction of Gene Company】
■Representative: Representative Director Hiroaki Hayashida
■Establishment: December 8, 2016
■Accounting period: June
■ Capital: 100 million yen (as of October 2021 / including capital reserve)
■Sales: 1.576 billion yen (Fiscal year ended June 2021)
■Official site:
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■ Location: 2-12-19 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
3F, Token International Building
TEL 03-6380-6165 FAX 03-6380-6215
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