<   2015年 08月 ( 1 )   > この月の画像一覧

2015年 08月 13日

LIBRAIRIE6/シス書店 第38回企画 ~四谷シモン「シモンドール」


※定員30名(先着順) 料金¥1.500- 場所:LIBRAIRIE6/シス書店
※要予約/電話受付のみ/9月24日(木)12時より受付開始( 03-6452-3345)




©Simon yotsuya

LIBRAIRIE6  The 38th exhibition – Simon Yotsuya “Simon Doll”

The 38th exhibition at LIBRAIRIE6 is “Simon Doll” by Simon Yotsuya. The exhibition will start from October 3rd to 25th.

【Talk event related to this exhibition】
◎Simon Yotsuya (Doll Making Artist): October 11th, Sunday, starts at 6pm
※Limited for 30 persons (FCFS) / Price: 1.500yen/ Location: LIBRAIRIE6
※Advance reservation is required/ Phone reservation only (TEL: 03-6452-3345)/ Reservation starts at noon on Septemeber 24th
※Gallery will be closed at 5:30pm on the day of the event.

Simon Yotsuya was born in Gotanda, Tokyo in 1944.
He was born into an artistic family, his father was a tango player and his mother was a dancer.
He started making dolls as a child and he visited Puppe Kawasaki, a doll maker, in his mid-teens. At the age of 17, he was apprenticed to Yuji Mizugami, a doll maker, for a temporary period of time.
He was called “Simon” as he liked the singer Nina Simon.
In 1965, he found an article and pictures of ball-joint dolls of Hans Bellmer, introduced by Tatsuhiko Shibusawa in the magazine “Shinfujin”. It gave him a very strong impact over doll making and he came to abandon his method in the past.
He realized that doll is “a shape of human” and its joints should be flexible and doll is truly a doll. Since then, he started making ball-joint dolls on his own and he craved out his own way of new doll expression.
He met Tatsuhiko Shibusawa and Karajuro through Kuniyoshi Kaneko.
He performed a female role at the theatrical show produced by Karayuro. In 1968, from March to June, he appeared at the theatrical show preformed at red tent. From this period, he started using his stage name “Simon Yotsuya”. He performed as an actor at the theater until 1971. Today, he has high reputation as the first ball-join doll maker in Japan both domestically and internationally.
Seven dolls and his pastel drawings as well as six of his new limited collection “Hand” will be displayed at the exhibition at LIBRAIRIE6. We hope you enjoy this exhibition.

※ Please contact LIBRAIRIE6 for any inquiry about artwork at 03-6452-3345 or

〒150-0022 東京都渋谷区恵比寿南1-12-2 南ビル3F
3F minami-building 1-12-2 Ebisu-Minami Shibuya-ku Tokyo JAPAN 150-0022
TEL/FAX 03 6452 3345
OPEN / 水曜日-土曜日 12:00‐19:00 日曜日/ 祝日 12:00- 18:00
CLOSE / 月曜日 ・ 火曜日(月火が祝日の場合も店休)

by librairie6 | 2015-08-13 14:56 | LIBRAIRIE6/シス書店 | Comments(0)