Toyama Art and Glass Exhibition in Singapore
~ The Spirit of TOYAMA Glass ~

11 - 18 January 2020

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

© T.A.G. Gallery / Chika Mabuchi

Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore, and T.A.G. Gallery are proud to present Toyama Art and Glass Exhibition in Singapore ~ The Spirit of TOYAMA Glass ~, the 2nd edition following a successful exhibition in 2019. This year's edition will showcase around 50 unique glassware creations of 12 artists - 6 new artists, including one Singaporean, alongside 6 artists who participated in last year's exhibition.

All 12 artists are connected to Toyama City - a place well-known for its glass art in Japan - in one way or another. For some, it is their hometown, and for others, it is where they study and work. There will also be an Artist Networking Session led by Head Professor from Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Dr. Jin Hongo on 16 January, so be sure to drop by JCC to personally see their creative artworks.

About the Exhibition

This exhibition features works by 12 chosen artists from the T.A.G. Award 2019 contest, most of whom won awards. The contest was a joint project with Toyama City, various sponsors and art dealers, in order to showcase artists who are related to Toyama. These artists not only include those who are already accomplished, but also up-and-coming talents, all of whom have promising futures. While there has been great support to promote such artists within Japan since 2011, efforts are now being made from 2019 onwards in order to support these artists' dreams and aspirations beyond Japan and overseas.

© T.A.G. Gallery / May Chua

© T.A.G. Gallery / Takaki Miyamoto

In addition to this exhibition, 12 pieces of artwork by the artists will be on display at Mizuma Gallery Singapore from 10 January to 10 February 2020. T.A.G. Gallery also will hold an exhibition in collaboration with CITIZEN WATCH CO. at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore on 11 and 12 January 2020, where approximately 60 pieces of glass art and tableware, as well as CITIZEN WATCH CO. merchandise will be showcased. Those who are interested in the artworks and merchandise can visit Mizuma Gallery Singapore and Shangri-La Hotel Singapore too.

Artists: MATSUFUJI Koichi / MIYAMOTO Takaki / SASAKI Nobuyoshi / KISHIMOTO Kohei / KOMIYA Takashi / SASAKI Hikari / TAKEOKA Kensuke / MABUCHI Chika / AWATA Nodoka / FURUNO Reina / MIYAKE Mai / May CHUA

Exhibition Period

Exhibition Period:

11 - 18 January 2020 (Tuesdays - Saturdays)
Closed on Mondays and Sundays

Opening Hours:

10:00am to 6:00pm


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372



Artist Networking Session

Artist Networking Session

16 January 2020

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

Come join us for a discussion with Mr. Jin Hongo, Head Professor from Toyama City Institute of Glass Art and Ms. Michelle Lim, Assistant Professor from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), followed by an introduction of the 12 glass artists for the exhibition. After the talk, there will be a networking event during which participants can enjoy sake from Toyama.


Thursday, 16 January 2020


7pm - 8:30pm (Registration starts 6:30pm)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC)


FREE with RSVP required

© T.A.G. Gallery / Takashi Komiya

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4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

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