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Opening Reception for Signs of Good Fortune

October 22, 2020

Traditional Japanese Art for a Bright Future

Signs of Good Fortune

from the collection of Susan Tosk

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7:00 – 7:45 pm

The Nippon Club WEB Gallery will hold an exhibition introducing traditional crafts created from the Edo period to the Showa period, entitled "Signs of Good Fortune", as the 2nd special exhibition.

A virtual opening reception will be held from 7 pm to 7:45 pm on the first day of the exhibition (November 12). At the reception, Mr. Hidenori Takaoka, President of The Nippon Club, will give an opening address.

We will have a mini-lecture entitled "The Good Luck and Beauty of Japanese Art" by Ms. Sachiko Hori, who supervises this exhibition. Ms. Hori is an expert on traditional crafts and also is familiar in appraisals on PBS's popular TV program "Antiques Roadshow". Please enjoy the performance of shakuhachi and saxophone by arranger and multi-lead player Mr. Zach Zinger. He is going to play pieces to make us feel happy and give us energy and courage.

It is still a tough situation, but we would appreciate it if you could share a good time while watching traditional crafts that bring good luck.

Zac Zinger
Zac Zinger is an award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist from New York, NY known for his innovative fusion of jazz with traditional Asian music and his compositions to major video games such as Street Fighter V, PubG, and Jump Force. He has received four ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards, the Johnny Mandel Prize, two Herb Pomeroy Jazz Composer Awards, a Salon De Virtuosi Career Grant, and a grant from the Asian Cultural Council. With the grant from the ACC, Zac embarked on a five-month fellowship in Japan in 2017 to study traditional shakuhachi with teachers Obama Akihito, Sogawa Kinya, and Zenyoji Keisuke. Influenced by jazz, Japanese, and Chinese music, he released his debut album, Fulfillment, in 2019.

Sachiko Hori
Sachiko Hori is widely recognised as one of the leading commercial experts in the field of Japanese art.Born in Japan and educated at Kobe College in Nishinomiya, Japan, she started her career in 1993 working as a specialist in the Japanese and Korean Art Department at Christie’s London and subsequently, at Christie’s New York. In 1999, Sachiko joined Sotheby’s as a Vice President and a lead specialist in Japanese art before forming Sachiko Hori Fine Art in 2009 and working as an independent consultant and specialist in Japanese art. Sachiko continues to work as a Senior Consultant in Japanese art for Sotheby’s internationally, Thomas Del Mar Ltd, and a number of other private and institutional clients. Sachiko has gained broad recognition and earned the confidence and respect of preeminent Japanese, European and US collectors, dealers and institutions in this field. She vets a number of international art fairs including Arts of Asia Pacific, The International Fine Art and Antiques Fair, and TEFAF New York, and has also consulted on the Antiques Roadshow television series.