Matsushiro Contemporary Art Festival Vol.14
Artist: Haru Nakamura


August 25th - September 3, 2018

9:00am - 5:00pm

At: Old Milk Processing Plant on Shoshinkan’s property
Artist: Haru Nakamura

WEB: Matsushiro Contemporary Art Festival Vol.14

This art exhibition is held for expressing “the art of the place”, such as the history and memories of the people living here. Matushiro has “Sensui-ro” , the canal system of historical artificial pond. At several places where this facility is located, artists explore space and art.

Official HP :

Haru Nakamura
He was born in Nagano Pref., Japan, in 1990. He currently lives and works in Nagano City and presides over the gallery Mamegura in Nagano City.

2017 ”Tarikihongan -Ji “ Megi House, Setouchi Triennale ,Kagawa
2015 “Stupa” Mamegura, Nagano
2014 Work Shop at Wakita Museum, Karuizawa, Nagano
2013 Matsushiro Contemporary Art Festival Vol.13, Nagano.

“Tsukumotsuku” and “ Milk Shop”
“Tsukumotsuku” is the title of a series of his works with collage on old Japanese tools. It’s said, tools which have been used for long time, stay in the soul of the tool.
The shapes, textures and histories of tools create it’s individual stories. “Tsukumotsuku” is an attempt to present these stories. This time, He will develop works as an installation at an old milk processing plant in near the gallery Shoshinkan.

Tsukumotuku:Collage on old battledore

Tsukumotuku:Collage on old mallet

Tsukumotuku:Collage on old rice paddle

Note: On the property is Shoshinsha Milk Shop which was a milk processing plant, another National Registered Tangible Cultural Proparty. It was built in 1934 and was originally a business owned by Baron Sanada. Its architecture is unusual and rare.

The song for milk men




November 12, 2017

Small Art Show vol.3 Opening Reception in NY

Small Art Show vol.2 Opening Reception in NY was held at Studio 34 on Oct.26th 2017.


By Bus
Take Kawanaka-jima Bus (bound to Matsuhiro via Kosen-jo) from Nagano Station (Zenko-ji guchi) to Matsuyama-cho-iriguchi(about 40 minutes ride).We are one minute from the bus stop.

Bus info

By Car
Seven (7) minutes from Joshin’ etsu Expressway Nagano Interchange.
(Parking is available)

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1220 Matsushiro Matsushiro-machi
Nagano-shi, Nagano 381-1231 Japan
Tel : 080-3461-1026

Gallery Shoshinkan is located in Matsushiro Machi in Nagano City and available for various art events.