After the move to the new campus in Sangen-jaya in fall 2019, Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) opened its first art gallery as a showcase for creative artwork produced by TUJ students and faculty as well as “friends” of TUJ’s partner universities like Showa Women’s University (SWU) Exhibitions are curated by TUJ art faculty. Since its launch in September 2019, this open-to-the-public gallery has hosted over 2,000 guests.
TUJ offers ten majors in its Undergraduate Program based on American liberal arts education. True to the curriculum of Temple Main Campus’s renowned Tyler School of Art and Architecture, the art major focuses on visual art practice within a liberal arts context. Courses include design, drawing, painting, three-dimensional design, printmaking, digital photography, digital imaging, Internet imaging, moving images, motion graphics, media arts and art history. The faculty teaches studio art reflecting its connection to such disciplines as psychology, literature, philosophy, mathematics, biology and physics. The Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, established in 1935, is ranked No. 15 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings of fine arts schools.
At TUJ’s new campus, the art program’s facilities have been significantly enhanced with three studios in the main building and one in an adjacent facility. The total size of art facilities has increased to 380 square meters.
Showcase of TUJ Art Department Faculty’s Work: Kazumi Wilds’s Book Art, KOJIKI
- Tuesday, January 14 to Friday, February 28
- Opening Hours:
- Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00-17:00
Closed on national holidays
- Temple University, Japan Campus, 1F Art Gallery
1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Access)
- 0120-86-1026 (Monday – Friday 8:30-19:00)
About the Exhibition
The Kojiki creation myth occupies a treasured and unique place in Japan’s literature, lore, and collective imagination. Kazumi Wilds’s striking illustrations capture the drama and intensity of an adventure tale where demons unleash chaos on the world and where darkness is slowly pushed back by the light.
It is an exhibition of Kazumi’s Artist’s book KOJIKI whose images and texts are letterpress printed on her own handmade paper. The paper was dyed with natural dyes and the book was bound by the artist.
“In the beginning there was nothing – a void. Then the ancient gods and goddesses breathed life into lumps of clay, and a great nation rose before them.”
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