Fri, April 2011
-MY MOLESKINE EXHIBITION WORK AND LIFE WORKS TOSHI.OTA 30 YEARS-

 

Toshi.OTA's Photograph works "MY MOLESKINE EXHIBITION WORK AND LIFE WORKS TOSHI.OTA 30 YEARS" was uploaded on web as BLOG style..
These all photographs are shoot by Toshi. OTA for 30 years for MY MOLESKINE EXHIBITION.
There is his private diary and the world news in those days with his photos....
please check it out this PHOTO WORKS.....

-MY MOLESKINE EXHIBITION WORK AND LIFE WORKS TOSHI.OTA 30 YEARS-
http://blog.livedoor.jp/toshi_ota/

MOLESKINE notebook official website>>
http://www.moleskine.co.jp/

2011.04.01 updated.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 !!!
"MY OASIS IN TOKYO EXHIBITION" EXHIBITION TOUR...

Wed, 7th January - Wed, 14th January 2009

Toshi.OTA & Keeda Oikawa's artworks will be shown in "MY OASIS IN TOKYO EXHIBITION" again
at "ITO-YA GINZA" 1F EVENT HALL in Tokyo. Please stop by & see this show if you're in Town...

Wed, 7th January - Wed, 14th January 2009
Place : "ITO-YA GINZA" 1F EVENT HALL
2-7-15 Ginza Chuou-ku Tokyo 104-0061
Open: Wed ~ Sat >>10:30AM - 8:00PM, Mon. Tue. Sun >>10:30AM - 7:00PM
Article in ITO-YA GINZA » http://www.ito-ya.co.jp/

about MOLESKINE EXHIBITION
» http://www.moleskine.co.jp/MOLESKINE-news/ML_news_OASIS

2008.11.11 updated.

MY OASIS IN TOKYO EXHIBITION 2008

Mon, 10th November - Thu, 25th December 2008

Toshi.OTA & Keeda Oikawa's artworks will be shown in "MY OASIS IN TOKYO EXHIBITION 2008"
at "ISETAN MENS RESIDENCE" (Toshi.OTA) & "BALS TOKYO ROPPONGI by AGITO" (Keeda Oikawa) inTOKYO.

Mon, 10th November - Thu, 25th December 2008
Place (Toshi.OTA's work exhibited) : ISETAN MEN'S Residence 8F
3-14-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
TEL: 03-3352-1111
» Article in ISETAN MEN'S Residence Website (Japanese)

» about MOLESKINE EXHIBITION
» about MOLESKINE NOTEBOOK

2008.11.11 updated.

o e ka ki project vol.1 CAMBODIA photo + painting show
at Yoyogiuehara Fireking cafe

Mon, 6th October - Mon, 3rd November 2008

Keeda's CAMBODIAN painting show with Toshi.OTA's photos at Fireking cafe in Yoyogiuehara.
The exhibited works are chosen from exhibition at The Pink Cow and UN Gallery in June 2008.

Place : Fireking cafe
11:30am ~ 6:00pm (Lunch time) / 6:00pm ~ 2:00am (Dinner & Bar time)
Sat, Sun & Holiday 12:00pm ~
1-30-8, Shibuya-ku Uehara, Tokyo
TEL: 03-3469-7911

2008.9.21 updated.

In December 2005, we had a collaborative exhibition of paintings and photographs at a gallery in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where we met Daniela Papi, an American. She told us about a school she had built with volunteers in a village called Chanleas Dai, which is a 4 hour drive from Siem Reap, where Angkor Wat is located.
Hearing that no Japanese had ever visited there, we became very curious, and later, went with Daniela to visit her school with some paint and a ladder we bought.
At the school, Keeda Oikawa made paintings, while Toshi Ota used photographs and video to document the interactions with the children, which were realized through the paintings.

Children and grand-children of former refugees, welcomed us, their first Japanese visitors, with wonderful smiles.
A carefree ambitious boy, a girl with a shy and gentle look, boys and girls still too poor to attend school…

We came in contact with the local people through painted imagery rather than letters and words. We hope that our paintings and photographs in this exhibition will give you the same feelings we experienced then.

June, 2008

Photographer: Toshi Ota
Paintings: Keeda Oikawa

Toshi.OTA CAMBODIA Photo exhibition
at UN Gallery, UN HOUSE

tue, 3rd June - 27th June 2008 , 10:00- 17:00

UN HOUSE, 5-53-70 jingu-mae shibuya-ku 150-8925 [ MAP ]
TEL: 03-3499-2811
(Closed on saturday & sunday)

supported by : CANON INC.

sponsored by: e yume koubou 
supported by:UNHCR
http://www.unhcr.or.jp
http://www.refugeefilm.org

special thanks : UNHCR (Yuki Moriya, Kirill Konin) UNU, Pepy Ride (Daniela Papi), Norio Adachi

Last thirty-five years of Cambodian history were full of events that shocked the rest of the world but also mobilized international community to facilitate the reconstruction of the country. Khmer Rouge regime claimed lives of over 2 million Cambodian people and displaced thousands of refugees into Thailand and many other countries around the world. UNHCR together with other UN agencies and numerous NGOs have been working since on the development, education and many other issues in the country. Dealing with the trauma of what happened during the genocide is uneasy task for both parents and their children and the role of education, including art therapy, as one of the Millennium Development Goals, is crucial for the better future of the country.

This exhibition focuses on one of such projects where through arts, children from former refugee and displaced communities, get a chance to start seeing their country, its history and the rest of the world in brighter colors.

Keeda Oikawa CAMBODIA painting exhibition at The Pink Cow

tue, 3rd June - sun, 29th June 2008 , 17:00 till late

Keead Oikawa's painting exhibition will be held at the Restaurant & art bar " The Pink Cow",
subject to Cambodia as a main theme.
And also, Toshi.OTA's photo exhibition will be held during the same period.

reception party (sun) 15th June starts 20:00 till late.
Please check The Pink Cow's event on their website...

The Pink Cow (closed on Monday)
1-3-18- B1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0002
tel : 03-3406-5597

"Keeda Oikawa was one of the first foreign visitors to the PEPY supported school in Chanleas Dai. She and Toshi Ota helped facilitate an art project with the students and painted a beautiful mural on the school wall. PEPY thanks Keeda and Toshi for their support for our educational programs in rural Cambodia. Some of the proceeds from the sale of the art at this exhibition will be donated to PEPY in support of the educational programs at the Chanleas Dai primary school."

2008.6.2 updated.

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