Soku-an is quietly located along the old Tokaido highway. The 120-year-old machiya was used as a studio and residence for craftsmen who made hanging scrolls and other items. Aiko Yamamoto, a contemporary artist, has created a series of artworks that considered the history of the building, and in 2020, we launched a "ryokan-style cultural space" where visitors can stay in a machiya and experience the "culture" that originated in the area and the building. We hope that your journey will be one of healing your body and soul by experiencing beautiful values. We hope that you will be able to heal from the stresses of modern life in the town of Kambara, surrounded by the sea and mountains.
c o n c e p t . －３つの”文化”－
s t a y . －客室と展示空間－
/ Drinking a glass of wine while having the space and artwork all to yourself
Aiko Yamamoto's works of various forms such as tapestry, relief, and installation are based on experience learned from the field of textile. She has worked about dyeing workshops and projects through communication with others both domestic and international. She has worked on research related to dyeing, mainly in Asian countries such as Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Taiwan. She pursues the possibilities of "fabric" and "dye" by her own practical method.
〈経歴〉 2017 東京藝術大学大学院先端芸術表現科 修了 / MA, Graduate School of Fine Arts Inter-Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts 2014 武蔵野美術大学工芸工業デザイン学科テキスタイル専攻 卒業 / BA, Craft Design Textile Course, Industrial and Craft Design, Musashino Art University
〈 受賞 / フェローシップ 〉 2018-2019 平成30年度ポーラ美術振興財団在外研修員として中国で研修 / The Pola Art Foundation Fellowship - Stay in China 2015 官民協働海外留学支援制度 トビタテ留学JAPAN 日本代表プログラム / Tobitate Japan program 2015 新潟伝統織物 亀田縞 2015年度グッドデザイン賞 受賞 / Niigata Traditional Textile Kamedashima - Good Design Award 2013 第2回床の間アートコンペ 最優秀賞受賞 (古湯温泉ONCRI /佐賀) / 2nd Tokonoma Arts Competition - Best Award Winner