2009年12月31日

Farewell 2009, Enter 2010

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'Forms in Succession' by Nagae Shigekazu, presented by Toku Art/Yufuku in Bath, UK.

In the words of Joydivision, a new dawn fades. Just as I thought the year had finally begun, I am reminded that we are on the verge of its climactic end. Despite the global gloom, 2009 was unequivocally the busiest year in Toku Art Limited’s 3-year history, and by far the most successful. This is, without question, due to the encouraging support of our friends, clients and readers throughout the world. Thank you. It is to you I write.

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Various Shippo works by Takeyama Naoki, presented by Toku Art/Yufuku in Bath, UK.

2010 will be our busiest year yet. As usual, you will be able to find our artworks animating the halls of the Saatchi Gallery this May at Collect 2010. Not only London, we will be collaborating with galleries throughout the world to bring the works of our artists to collectors in cities such as Bath, Heidelberg, Munich, New York, Chicago, and Paris. My JAL mileage will be peaking.

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'Tokoname Tsubo' by Yamada Jozan IV, presented by Toku Art/Yufuku in Heidelberg, Germany.

Organising exhibitions comprises hardly a quarter of our actual business activities. A major component of our operations is the discovery and cultivation of new talent. Similar to how we were able to nurture the remarkable career of young contemporary Shippo artist Naoki Takeyama, we have several new artists in such mediums as glass, metalwork and ceramics up our sleeves that will be primed to hit the global stage in 2010, most likely debuting at Collect. We also have several established artists who have yet to hit international markets who will be joining our ranks in 2010 and onwards. Proper announcements will soon follow.

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'Hakuji Mentori Tsubo' by Maeta Akihiro, presented by Toku Art/Yufuku in Heidelberg, Germany.

Furthermore, thank you to all who have sent comments and criticisms regarding my ongoing literary project that is the Einin Saga. Each word you write is appreciated dearly. This month’s publication has been postponed for various reasons, both business and personal. But rest assured, I will indeed be updating this blog with the next chapter in late January.

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'Shino Mizusashi' by Kato Yasukage XIV, presented by Toku Art/Yufuku in Heidelberg, Germany.

Lastly, I must apologise for my embarrassing inability to update Toku’s official homepage; our web programmer just had a baby, and understandably, she’s rather busy with life. In any case, new content will be posted by February, I believe (or hope), and this should mark an optimistic cycle and stream of periodical updates that will continue for not months but years to come. Thank you in advance for your kind patience and understanding.

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'Yuri Ginsai Tsubo' by Ono Jiro, presented by Toku Art/Yufuku in Heidelberg, Germany.

From all of us at Toku Art Limited and Yufuku Gallery, we wish you peace, happiness and prosperity in the Year of the Tiger.

Wahei Aoyama 青山和平
Toku Art Limited
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