Nobuo Sugino is the world-famous “Pressed Flower Artist” who pursues the natural beauty of plants.
He is the first Japanese winner at America's largest “Pressed Flower Contest”.
His first solo exhibition in Yokohama was a big hit with about 50,000 people visiting over 6 days.
Pressed flower art is the “Art of Natural Beauty” that utilizes the colors and shapes of natural pressed flowers to create various paintings such as landscape paintings, still life paintings, portrait paintings, and abstract paintings.
Mr. Sugino has developed a technique of pressing fresh flowers without losing its natural colors, and a method of preserving the pressed flowers for a long period of time.
He has trained more than 30,000 pressed flower instructors nationwide.
He also visited “Pressed Flower Artists” all around the world and promotes international exchange of pressed flower art.
In this exhibition, approximately 70 works from over 30 years of creative activity will be exhibited. These are selected carefully focusing on “Japanese beauty”, which allows you to enjoy Mr. Sugino's diverse artistic expression. We hope you will rediscover the beauty of plants and realize the splendor and importance of nature.
Born in 1966, Fukuoka-Pref. Lives in Yokohama.
He is introducing wide variety of BOTANIC ART like “pressed flower” and “Rekan flower”, putting a of effort
on spreading this world.
Presenting “VICTORY BOUQUETS” to the medalists of 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS•PARALYMPICS.
Presenting “Press Flowers” to TV drama “RANMAN” showed on NHK 2023.
Currently, The president of World Pressed Flower Art Association, Honorary member of the British Pressed
Flower Craft Guild, etc.
【mini corner "Buddhism and Plants"】
A long time ago, Buddha was born in India.
When he became a monk, got an enlightenment, preaching to people, and finally entering Nirvana.
There are many plants and stories along. In order to understand a metaphor written in sutra, the knowledge of plant is necessary.
Here we’d like to introduce you those plants related to Buddhism.
Exhibition date : Nov. 11th - Mar. 25th
Open hours : Tue.-Fri. 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. / Sat., Sun., & holidays 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.(Nov.-Jan. Close at 4:00p.m.)
Note : please enter at least 30 min. before closing time.
Closed : Monday (open when national holiday and 25th of the month, and closed on next day)