We are pleased to present a parent
and child joint exhibition. Mr. Kozen
Hanyu (93) is the oldest carver in
active service, specialized in making
Noh-masks of Kanze School. Ms. Emiko
Horimoto, his daughter is a worldwide
artist of paintings presenting "Message
of Universal Love". We hope you
will enjoy ・quot;World of Soul・quot;
presented by Noh-masks and paintings.
Exhibited are about 20 pieces of Noh-masks
and about 30 paintings including a
large one of folding screen type.
am so hoppy to have an opportunity
to exhibit my paintings together with
Noh-masks carved by Kozen Hanyu, my
father. A Noh-mask to be put on by
Site (a hero of Noh Theater ) who
lives in the spiritual world is supposed
to present the world of soul which
has been expressed by Japanese through
Noh Theater. I feel Noh-masks have
some deep connection with my paintings
in which I try to express invisible
world of heart or soul. I hope guests
will sense, through our exhibition,
the beauty of Japanese culture or
a kind of profound spirituality.
personal record of Kozen Hanyu
Born in Asakusa, Tokyo as the 3rd
son of Mitsunaga Hanyu.
carving Noh-masks at the age of 15
and has kept on carving for 78 years.
Had an exhibition at Wako Hall (Tokyo)
in commemoration of 50 anniversary
Had a party at Tokyu Main Store(Tokyo)
in celebration of publication of "Album
of Noh-masks by Kozen Hanyu"
Had an exhibition "Contemporary
Artists of Noh and Kyogen" at
The Theatre Museum of Waseda Univ.
member of Contemporary Noh Sculpture
member of Japan Noh Sculpture and
Painting Association carves mainly
Noh-masks of kanze School
personal record of Emiko Horimoto
Born in Tokyo Graduated from Tokyo
Woman’s Christian Univ.
in Art School of Musashino Art Univ.
75 exhibitions in Japan and abroad
Main exhibitions abroad: Japan-France
Contemporary Art Exhibition, 1982,
Serge Majisse Award Winners’ Exhibition,
Exhibitions in Nante, Paris and Kosovo,
2002 to 2005
Swiss Geneva 19th International Art
Fair, 2010, Switzerland
Korea International Art Fair (KIAF),
is a Far Way Color・quot; poems and
pictures, together with Mr. Shuntaro
Tanikawa (Reifu Shobou)
"Blue of Mind ,The Blue of Prayer"
poems and pictures (Seishun Shuppan-sya)
Museum (Greece), The National Gallery
of Kosovo (Kosovo),
the Embassy of Japan in Finland, Saku
Municipal Museum of Modern (Nagano
Tamashin Historical Museum (Tokyo),
National Cancer Center, East Hospital
Tokyo Woman’s Christian Univ. (Tokyo).,
member of Japan Artist Association
by Ryusuke NAKAMURA