lucite gallery opened on October, 2001, having renovated the house where the renowned geisha and singer ICHIMARU(1906〜1997) once lived. The house, built over seventy years ago, stands on the bank on the Sumida River and overlooks downtown Tokyo.
lucite gallery first opened as an antique shop, selling various antique items, mainly pottery from Heian to Edo Period.
Within a short time, many artists and craftspeople expressed their desire to hold exhibitions in this unique location. As a result, we began holding exhibitions for those who desire, and of-course for those we wish to show.
Named after lucite, a transparent acrylic resin developed in the 1930’s, lucite gallery is one of the most desirable gallery spaces in East Tokyo.
One aspiration of lucite gallery is to bring back laughter to this old amusement center of Edo. The other is to communicate and exchange ideas through art objects, both antique and modern.
In January we hold the【Scandinavian Vintage Pottery Fair】. Usually in February we have a discount week of antique items fair,【All that we have Fair】,and in October we have an antique exhibition at Isetan department store in Shinjyuku. (dates vary)
We hold the popular River Festival event in our cafe in mid-July, where we serve soba and sake, overlooking the Sumida River.
lucite cafe opened in 2008, currently on an irregular schedule. (Please check opening dates on the top page.)
Between exhibitions, tea ceremony, lacquer, and Flower arrangement classes are held every month. Please come and join in one of our activities, and also, please feel free to call in English.
Owner of lucite gallery,