Greetings from the Director

「A World filled with Beautiful things」

All living things are beautiful. The world is filled with flowers, mountains, oceans, and human beings. Human beings have been searching for everlasting beauty since the ancient times in such things as art, music, architecture, painting, calligraphy, all man-made things, and also ceramic art give us strength and fill our lives with joy.

Plenty of arts, especially ceramic arts, give us joy from use. We enjoy arranging flowers, serving foods, pouring sake and toasting, and having tea with the use of ceramics. We hope you will use only the finest ceramics so that you can enjoy the best things in daily life.

Life becomes richer when you use things of beauty consciously. You can look at it, touch it, and feel it directly. There is no need to look at them from behind the glass here. You can taste, absorb and understand it deeper than when you are at the museums.

We are introducing to you modern through contemporary arts and artists by utilizing our knowledge and experience and looking for the next beautiful pieces. We hope that we are going to continue on our path in ceramics by growing and communicating with all of you.

Director of Kurodatoen,
Kusaomi Kuroda

Company Profile

Category of Business Art Dealer
Company Name Shibuya Kurodatoen Co., Ltd.
President KURODA, Kusaomi Founded: January, 1969 (incorporated in November, 1978)
Location 1Fl. Metro Plaza, 1-16-14 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0002
Tel +81- 3- 3499- 3225
Fax +81- 3- 3499- 3235
Office Hours 11am〜7pm
Work contents Dealing Modern to Contemporary Artists Works
Selling Modern to Contemporary Artists Works
Buying Modern to Contemporary Artists Works
Planning Exhibitions of Modern to Contemporary Artists
Consignment Sale
Special Order such as Memorial Gifts, Anniversary Items, and so on
Assessment of Collection (FREE)
Consultation/ Counseling/ Judgment of Collection/ Fine Arts (FREE)
Others Member of Tokyo Bijutsu Club (Tokyo Art Club)
Member of Shiyu-kai at Tokyo Bijutsu Club
Member of Horai-kai in Nagoya
Permitted by Tokyo Metropolitan Public Safety Commission
Permission No.303319103438
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3 minutes walk from Shibuya Station East Gate and Miyamasu-zaka Crossover Gate (JR Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line) Please walk along Meiji-dori in the Harajuku direction. You can find a sidewalk bridge at Miyashita Park corner. Our gallery is on the 1st floor of the Chikatetsu Building (Metro Plaza Building).
0 minute from Shibuya station Gate No.13 (Tokyo Metro Hanzo-mon Line, Fukutoshin Line)


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1969 Kurodatoen was established temporaly in Nishi Ginza Department store
1970 Kuroda started holding several exhibitions at Kurodatoen and some other gallery spaces at major department stores
1974 An Exhibition of Three Ceramic Masters; Michiaki Kaneshige, Togaku Mori, and Yu Fujiwara was held in the gallery
1978 Shibuya Kurodatoen Co., Ltd. was established in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo
1980 Shibuya Kurodatoen was moved to the Metro Plaza Building in Shibuya (*Current place)
1984 A 15th Anniversary Exhibition was held in the gallery
1986 The Bizen Exhibition was held at Sogo Yokohama
1989 A 20th Anniversary Exhibition was held in the gallery
1995 An Exhibition of Michiage Kaneshige and all his students was held in the gallery
1999 A 30th Anniversary Exhibition was held in the gallery
2001 A Solo Exhibition of Fujio Koyama was held in the gallery
2003 Shibuya Kurodatoen was refurbished in September
A special exhibition of Rosanjin Kitaoji, the 120th Anniversary of his birth, was held in the galley
2005 Three historically important exhibitions such as Rosanjin Kitaoji (at Paramita Museum), Shoji Kamoda, and Munemaro Ishiguro were held during the year
2006 An important exhibition of Showa masters; Handeishi Kawakita, Toyozo Arakawa, Toyo Kaneshige, and Kyuwa Miwa was held in the gallery
Relocation of the gallery in October
2007 An important exhibition about Great Masters of the Taisho and Showa era such as Hazan Itaya, Mineo Okabe, Munemaro Ishiguro, Toyozo Arakawa, Rosanjin Kitaoji, Kyuwa Miwa, and Tokuro Kato was held in the gallery A Retrospective Exhibition of Michiaki Kaneshige was held
2008 A Retrospective Exhibition was held in tribute to Mineo Okabe
An important exhibition of Rosanjin Kitaoji was held in the gallery A 40th Anniversary Exhibition will be held in the gallery this autumn
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