SANNGA project @ Dai Ichi Arts
SANNGA is a gallery operated by Nana Yamasaki who owns a fashion company "Yamma Sangyo inc" in Tokyo, and a very traditional weaving factory "Harappa" in Fukushima, Japan.
SANNGA will present contemporary arts and designs inspired by traditional arts and crafts in Japan, and sometimes collaborate with Sara Japanese Pottery and Dai Ichi Arts which have carried the position who introduce Japanese splendid arts and crafts for about 30 years in NY.
SANNGA had opened its gallery in Williamsburg in 2015, but for some reason we had to move out in a half of year.
After SANNGA lost its space, we started SANNGA project.
At the time one year has past, finally the second chance to have space has come.
Mrs Beatrice, owner of Dai Ichi Arts, offered us to use her space and collaborate with us.
SANNGA project @ Dai Ichi Arts will starts on June 1st, 2017.
“Contemporary designs based on traditional Japanese crafts and trade.” SANNGA (山川) Gallery of Japanese arts and crafts will open in NY on June 1st.
NEW YORK, NY- Tokyo-based apparel company YAMMA SANGYO (principal brand YAMMA) will open its gallery “SANNGA” in NY.
Established in 2008, YAMMA SANGYO creates apparel made from Aizu Momen, a traditional cotton weave know for its craftsmanship, durability and comfort, manufactured in Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture. The demand for clothing made from AIZU MOMEN has increased over recent years, which motivated Ms. Nana Yamasaka, President of Yamma Sangyo, to expand outside of Japan to share the value of this traditional Japanese trade. After two years of researching potential markets, she selected upper east in Manhattan. Why NY? “The world ‘flows’ into NY,” says Ms. Yamasaki, “The city is a convergence of cultural diversity, and naturally, trends and movements are born in NY. SANNGA means “mountain and river” in Japanese. As the river flows down the mountain, I believe traditional Japanese arts , crafts, trade and skills will naturally flow from NY to the rest of the world. Japan has a unique culture, and I believe this distinctness will resonate with others.”
SANNGA will host monthly exhibits of Japanese arts and crafts, and artisanal trade, including, but not limited to textiles. “Our wish is to present contemporary arts and designs inspired by traditional art and crafts unlike anything you have ever seen before,” says Ms. Yamasaki.
Name: 山川- SANNGA project @ Dai Ichi Arts - Japanese arts and crafts
Address: 18 east 64th street, New York, NY 10065
Please check Instagram by #sannganyc #yamma #yammakko #harappa.