ふるかはひでたか Hidetaka Furukawa

Sunaba Omori Edo's oldest restaurant, Sunaba

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Edo, Tokyo's predecessor, was already a city of millions in the eighteenth century. Therefore, Japanese cuisine undergoes a change to a modern style. At that time, the thriving publishing industry drove the townspeople's culture. Of course, board books and nishiki-e provide a glimpse of the food and trendy shops enjoyed by the people of Edo. I wonder how much the food they ate was similar to the food we enjoy today, and how far apart it was.
Invited by the writings and pictures of food left over from the Edo period, I sip on contemporary cuisine that follows that trend. On top of that, I draw them while thinking about Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Mima and others.
If you taste it with the materials, various fantasies come and go on the plate in front of you. How much time is layered behind the dishes. Using the abundant Edomae food as a source of capital, the vibrant economy promoted by the gigantic size of the city also distributes local specialties and various seasonings. In such towns, sushi, tempura, soba and eel have established the modern style. Every day, the dishes that are reborn when eaten. How have generations of craftsmen handed down their techniques to pass on the flavors, and how have the ever-changing trends and the inspiration of individual chefs changed it?
Even so. Japan is a unique and interesting country because the traditional scenery is inherited on the plate that should disappear as soon as you eat it, rather than the landscape that is the container of culture.

Furuka is Hidetaka

Sunaba Omori "Japanese soba" in large portions.

Production year: 2016

Size: 15.54×24
acrylic on canvas, wood panel

商品コード : 2020-11-141

作家情報

ふるかはひでたか Hidetaka Furukawa

Born in Kariya in 1968. Completed master's course at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts, majoring in mural painting. artist. Draws the cover art for the business magazine "Yakuzaizai" from its first issue. There are a wide range of expressions such as two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and writing. On a plane rich in implications based on abundant research, we explore the mixture and harmony of Japanese and Western expressions.

Hidetaka Furukawa always expresses himself using a wide variety of materials - implements, diaries, biology and music, without sticking to any particular style. In recent years, he has expanded a series named "CULTIVATE" which portrays land as the subject. Discovering the identity of the region from historical documents and fieldwork, and shining a spotlight on forgotten people and events, the series has become one of the pillars of his activity. He has handled many conceptual three-dimensional works, but is also noted for works in two dimensions which freely manipulate Japanese and Western styles.

He has also painted the cover of the business magazine "Pharmaceutical Economy" since its first issue. He has a wide range of expression, including two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and written works. In his two-dimensional works, which are rich in connotations based on extensive interviews, he seeks a mixture and harmony of Japanese and Western expressions.

recent exhibition

2018 The original road / That place ni crawling grass Nagoya Ain Soph Dispatch
2019 Edo-Tokyo Perspective Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Spot
2020 Tokyo Fleeting cityscape Ginza Mitsukoshi Ginza main store gallery
2020 Painting or blank space Gifu Naufu Gendai
2021 Walking around Edo Tokyo Nihonbashi Shinobazu Gallery, etc.

 



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