It’s said that Michelangelo described his sculptures as the result of seeing angels in the raw marble and trying to set them free.
Viewing Akie’s creations, one feels a certain synergy with those words. She, too, finds living beings lying within the material form of stones and acts to release them. Now, the artworks born from that process have been collected in a catalog, which is set to be published.

In honor of the catalog’s release, we will be exhibiting the piece featured on the book’s cover. We hope you will pay witness to these loveable artworks, born not only from the artist’s gaze and technical skill but also the coincidence that marks her encounters with the individual stones themselves.

With a Vigilant Eye
h5×w7×d4 cm
Acrylic gouache on found natural stone

Price: 220,000 JPY
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A large tiger lying within a stone small enough to fit into the palm of one’s hand.

I consider it a unique encounter when one stone, out of all the stones filling the riverbank in my field of view, looks like an animal to me.
The eons of time that the stone has witnessed, which may have started out as a huge boulder in the deepest mountains – when I think of it, I feel the history of this earth inside the small stone.

I want to paint the living creatures residing inside the stone.

Each and every brushstroke is offered in praise of the tiger.
It emerges from the stone with an overwhelming presence and enchantingly beautiful features. Everything begins with recognizing and valuing the stone itself as one-of-a-kind.

11/10/2022(tue) -  28/10/2022(fri)

※ Closed on Sundays.


Venue Pre-sales!!
「Sekaini tatta hitotsuno ikimono  Stone Art: Bokutachiwa Ishikara Umareta」
(The only creature in the world  Stone art: When stones come alive)
Price 2,750 JPY including tax

*Only cash is accepted.
*It would be appreciated if you could pay the exact amount.


Please note that:
Lottery sales will be held at this exhibition.

【How to apply】
Please apply by email with the following subject line and required information.
*Applications by telephone, fax or letter will not be accepted.
*Entries with a different subject line or missing required information will be invalid.

Subject line: Entry to "Akie, With a Vigilant Eye"
①Name ②Postal code ③Address ④Phone number ⑤Country

Application email address: info@art-japan.jp

*Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be changed or cancelled.
Please check carefully before applying.


【Application period】
10:00 am - 19:00 pm on Monday 10 October, 2022 (JST)
*Applications received outside the application period will be invalid.


【Announcement of the lottery results】
17:00 pm on Tuesday 11 October

*The winner will be notified of the selection after 17:00 pm on Tuesday 11 October.
*If your registered address is a mobile phone or smartphone, or if you have set your domain to receive or reject domain names as a spam countermeasure, you may not be able to receive emails.
*Please set up in advance to receive emails from "info@art-japan.jp".


Artist in gallery:
11, 15, 22 October

Please contact us from here for any further enquiries.