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Everlasting Moments: Touko Okamura Exhibition
Sep . 12 (Thu.) to Sep. 18 (Wed.)

Touko Okamura was born in 1972. She graduated from the Department of Photography, College of Art, Nihon University. and after working as an illustrator she made her debut as an artist in 2005 with works based on the themes "a girl's mind" and "catharsis."
Merging unique methods of expression by combining canvases, and then layering materials such as gauze, washi traditional Japanese paper, and gold leaf, she adds subtle three-dimensional aspects to her works to convey an array of differing impressions. Moreover, by employing a visual style similar to young girls' manga along with gold leaf applications reminiscent of Gustav Klimt's works, Okamura expresses a fusion of both Japanese and Western aesthetics in her pieces.
This exhibition includes elaborately drawn flower works and others for approximately 30 in total, centered on the theme of towa no tamayura, or "everlasting moments."
* Towa no tamayura: The word tamayura refers to a moment whose duration is that of the slight sound two spheres make when they come into contact with one another; no is a possessive particle in Japanese grammar;
and towa is the idea of something remaining unchanged over time.
Okamura chose this theme to invoke the image of the spheres floating gracefully, stopped eternally in their brief moment of impact.