Friday, June 23, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Erik Thomsen Fine Art 
23 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10065

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Christy Laidlaw 
Japanese Art Society of America 

6/23/17 Three Galleries Bamboo Tour 

JASA: Visit to Three Special Gallery Shows

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Iizuka Rokansai (1890-1958),  Bamboo ikebana basket, Showa era, ca. 1940 H 22 inches (55.5 cm), Courtesy of Erik Thomsen Gallery
Join JASA members for a tour of three Japanese Bamboo Basket exhibitions at noted galleries in NYC.

11:00 - 11:45am
Erik Thomsen Gallery
23 East 67th Street

For the first stop, the group will meet at Erik Thomsen Gallery for a tour of Masters of Bamboo Art which will include 44 Japanese baskets. The exhibit will be on view June 14 - Sept 1.

12:15-1:00 pm
Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd
39 East 78th Street
Isohi Setsuko, Hamakaze (Sea Breeze), 2015, Madake bamboo and rattan 11 x 21 x 8 in, Courtesy of Tai Modern and Joan Mirviss Gallery

The second stop is a visit to the Tai Modern's exhibition,
Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art, shown at the Joan Mirviss Gallery, which will be on view June 14-July 6, 2017.  For more information on the show, click

BREAK FOR LUNCH (on your own)

Hafu Matsumoto, Noshitake bamboo basket Sakimori (Soldier), Courtesy of Ippodo Gallery
Group 1: 2:00 -2:30 or Group 2: 2:30-3:00
Ippodo Gallery
12 East 86th Street, #507

For the third visit our group will split into two, due to the limited space in the gallery, which can accommodate 8 - 10 people. Ippodo is featuring Bamboo Exposed: Mastery in Modernity of Hafu Matsumoto.  This show will explore the lineage of Take-K˘gei bamboo from Rokansai and Shokansai Iizuka. It will be on view starting on June 8.

Space is limited, reservations required.  

If you would like to attend please register by clicking the Register Now button below and fill out the registration form.

Please contact Christy Laidlaw, membership coordinator, via email: japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or phone: 917-658-3955 with any questions or if you find the event is full and you would like to get on the waiting list.