Tuesday, October 19, 2010

exhibition and ceremony

Last Sunday I flew to Tokyo to recieve the SB-Award for my painting "Butterflies".
The Oomori-Bellport was a fantastic location for the exhibition and the exhibition was HUGE. Many entries from Japan, Korea, Germany and France were displayed in the show and I loved to see all the different works there. Here you see me, my Dad and a visitor of the exhibition, who wanted to be on the photo, too.

Here you see my great friend Riyo Satou, who is a brilliant artist. I love her paintings and the way she melds colors and forms together.

And here is Emiko Saito, whom I met first at this exhibition. She is such a lovely and cheerful person. Her painting is full of vibrance and life. We had so much fun, talking to each other :)

Here you see the ceremony... the leaders of the different art associations held speeches and gave the awards to the different artists.

Shirao-sensei, the leader of the "Salon Blanc" association gave the cerificates to the winners and gratulated them. I went up on stage, too, but I need to wait for somebody, who took a photo from me recieving the prize ^^"

So many friends of mine came to see the exhibition and talk with me. It was great to see them all again !!!!!!
Because I was mostly chatting and meeting new and old friends, I was not able to take more pictures, but I will add some more pictures or links later, when I get them :)

And here is my certificate of the award !!! I feel very honored and happy !!!

Now I'm back in Fukuoka. I miss my Dad, who will stay for a few more days in Tokyo, before he flies home to Germany. It was great to have him here. Tsuyoshi is on a businestrip now and I will be back painting to forget about the sudden silence arround me after such an exciting time.
Haven't touched a pen or a brush for about 4 weeks and now I want to get back at it...

Next week I will have a group-exhibition in Fukuoka. I will announce details soon.


  1. Wow! Das Zertifikat ist wirklich hübsch! =D
    Sieht alles sehr toll aus.
    Liebe Grüße

  2. Danke ^^
    Nur schade, dass ich kaum Zeit hatte, Fotos von der Ausstellung zu machen. Die Ausstellung selbst war RIESIG und es gab so viele tolle Bilder dort... muss mal gucken, wer sonst noch fotografiert hat.

  3. Wow! That's amazing. I'm so happy for you. Thanks for posting those pics too.

  4. Thank you so much !!! I wish I had more pics, but maybe somebosy has taken more photos :)

  5. Herzlichen Glückwunsch auch von mir (wenn auch etwas verspätet ^^)
    Liebe Grüße von Kerstin =)

  6. Congratulations on your exhibition and received Award. It's a great news! I'm glad to hear that. And that's nice your Dad came to the exhibition from Germany.
    You look so happy on the pictures. Wonderful!!!

  7. Hello Julia-san, it's Masa from Vancouver. I'm very sorry I haven't kept in touch with you for awhile. Hope you are doing well. I've just read this blog now. Congratulations on the exhibition and I'm so happy for you! You are such a talented artist and I you deserve it! Omedeto-gozaimasu!

  8. Hi Masa-san,
    thank you so much !!!
    I just thought about you, because I might have a group-exhibition in Nagasaki next Spring. Will write you and e-mail soon ^^