Tetsuya Noguchi, Artist
PLACES WE WENT TO
Tokyu Hands, Machida Store, Machida Area
Tetsuya Noguchi’s Atelier
Gyokuei Gallery, Omotesando Area
This episode features Tetsuya Noguchi, a Japanese artist who create 2D and 3D works, all centered around the samurai theme.
He is currently based in Machida, where we will follow him to Tokyu Hands, a famous supply store chain, that Noguchi visits more than three times a week to gather art supplies and raw materials for his work.
We will then follow him to his atelier, to learn more about his work process and what led him to place samurai models and paintings at the center of his work. Noguchi’s realistic samurai figures mix in modern elements, portraying his philosophy that men do not fundamentally change despite evolving times and culture.
One hour train ride later, we follow Noguchi to Omotesando at the Gyokuei Gallery, the gallery that represents him where we will hear more about his thoughts, while exchanging with Mr. Tamaya, the gallery’s owner.
About Tetsuya Noguchi (ENGLISH)
Tokyu Hands, Machida Store Website (JAPANESE)
Gyokuei Gallery Website (ENGLISH)