Homando Gallery

The Homando Gallery displays handcrafted artifacts such as metal works, cloisonne enamel, gold lacquer, inro seal cases, Kyo-satsuma ware, netsuke carvings and other created in the Meiji Period. The famous artisans who lost their patronage during the Meiji Period, created these handcrafted artifacts through an implementation of their long-standing brushed skills, mainly with a view of the artifacts’ export. Even though these received high evaluation and praise abroad, a major part of them being exported to Europe and America through universal expositions and similar, a period of the Meiji era craftwork being almost completely unavailable to the Japanese public has continued. In recent years, these beautiful pieces of art created with currently irreproducible skillful expertise, have been returning to the place of their origin and are receiving a lot of attention. Visit us to appreciate with your own eyes the Meiji era craftwork gaining fans all over the world, not only in Europe and America, but recently also in Asia, the Middle East, Russia and elsewhere.

Address
1-9-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
Contact Information
+81-3-3561-6697
hasehoumandou@chic.ocn.ne.jp
http://www.houmando.com
Access
3 minutes walk from Kyobashi Station on the Ginza Line, 3 minutes walk from Ginza 1-chome Station on the Yurakucho Line, 4 minutes walk from Takaramachi Station on the Toei Asakusa Line, 8 minutes walk from JR Yurakucho Station, 10 minutes walk from JR Tokyo Station

Ginza, long home to Tokyo’s glitziest shops and malls, has also developed a reputation as the city’s art district, with 250 -300 art galleries covering everything from antiques to contemporary art located in the area. The majority of these galleries are easily missed, however, as they are tucked away in side streets or in the basements or upper floors of nondescript buildings that offer little clue from the outside as to the treasures within.
Thirty-five of these galleries are part of an organization called Ginza Galleries, which can be explored independently by following the map available on the Ginza Galleries website.

Created in 2006, the voluntary organization aims to promote the arts and culture of Ginza particularly by supporting smaller, independent galleries that believe they are stronger together. Ginza Galleries hosts several events, including gallery tours and annual Christmas and spring exhibitions. They also collaborate with local commercial and governmental organizations on blockbuster events such as Ginza Art Night, Afternoon Galleries, and Xmas Art Festa that demonstrate the very best that Ginza has to offer. The galleries also provided a place where young artists could interact with fellow artists and visitors. The gallery tours are highly recommended and allow art enthusiasts to go gallery hopping with expert guides who introduce an expansive world of art.