Kaede Kimonos in collaboration with Mar Creation Presents
“The Nippon Experiment – Art Showcase A Collective Interpretation of Japan”
October 7, 2021
[What is The Nippon Experiment (TNE)]
The Nippon Experiment is a series of art exhibits that showcase the influence on Japanese Culture on artists around the world.
The series aims to showcase the individual artists’ work on various canvases with one unifying theme. Japan!
[What is unique about TNE]
TNE’s goal is to present the artwork from the various creators in a series of canvases that step a bit outside the box. Starting with the humble skateboard deck and in future showcases items like street signs, weathered wood and visual projections. Each artist will use the canvas of that specific showcase to implement their creation. The manner of implementation, medium and display is left up to the individual creators to decide.
[Explaining the Unifying theme of TNE]
The artist during this series will be from all walks of life. Be they Japanese or from another culture. In this exhibit series they are given just one word from Japanese Culture for each showcase and are tasked with creating their work based on their interpretation of what that word means to them.
[When does TNE start]
The first TNE exhibit starts October 25th from 10am at the Kaede Marketplace. 224 Wesr 35th Street, Suite 1406, NY NY 10001.
The exhibit is open to the public and free tickets can be procured on Eventbrite
[About Kaede Kimonos]
Kaede Kimonos is a unique fashion consultancy and cultural event sponsor, based in the heart of midtown NYC. We specialize in Traditional Japanese clothing. We provide a full team that supports you from your first consultation to putting the final touches on your look, or event.
Kaede Kimonos LLC was founded in 2012 as Kaede NYC and eventually grew into Kaede Kimonos LLC. Here at Kaede, we provide a range of services. From Kimono rentals and dressing for any need that you may have, to kimono dressing classes and workshops, where we teach firstly how to dress in kimono the traditional way and then how to respectfully modernize the look for everyday usage. If you need a kimono photoshoot, we are here to assist you with that as well. Our team consists of trained and licensed Kimono Dressers, professional Hair and Makeup artists and some of the best photographers in NYC. We also provide on and off set consultation for media productions and have a small retail showroom where you can purchase authentic, new and vintage kimono and accessories.
[About Mar Creation]
Mar Creation, Inc. (est. 2003) is a full-service, one-stop resource for all of creative needs: video/music production, graphic/web design, event planning/booking, PR, artist management, and film distribution. Hiroshi Kono (CEO), a native of Nagoya, Japan, moved to New York in 1992 and established a record company called Mar Creation, Inc. in 2003. Kono is the co-founder of a film festival, “New York Japan CineFest” (est. 2012), vice president of a 501(c)(3) organization, “Catch Us Performing Arts” (est. 2018), and co-founder of “Chicago Japan Film Collective” (est. 2020). He is also an advisor for Kadoma International Film Festival, Outreach Director, for Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival and Creative Director for Boston Japan Film Festival. He writes music/film articles and essays for the newspapers and poems for an art duo, AYA-MARC., which was formed with a Turkey-based artist, Aya Marray in June, 2021.
– Raymond Mongroo
Co-Founder info[at]kaedenyc.com 347-450-5692 https://www.kaedenyc.com
– Hiroshi Kono
Mar Creation, Inc. contact[at]marcreation.com 917.400.9362 https://www.marcreation.com