Апрель 03, 2019Tomoko Hokyo Solo Exhibition—The world of I and Space and Plants

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Solo exhibition to be held.

“Tomoko Hokyo Solo Exhibition—The world of I and Space and Plants”

Date: from 15th of May (Wed) to 21st of May (Tue)
Time: 10:00 am-8:00 pm (closes at 7:30 pm on Sunday, and at 6:00 pm on the final day.)

Place: Art Gallery on the 7th floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi

Gallery Talk: starts at 2:00 pm on the 18th of May (Sat).

Artist Staying Date: I’ll be at the gallery every day during the exhibition (from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm).


I am looking forward to seeing you at the gallery.

On Sparkling eyes


In recent years, more and more news about inhuman child abuse is reaching me. I feel deeply grieved over the present situation where some child abuse cases will come out only after losing such children’s lives, and over the fact that many children are bearing harsh abuses even just now.

Furthermore, under the circumstances where more foreign workers are employed, educational environments for the children of foreign residents have not been improved. I feel bitterly disappointed with such usual situations where the problems of child education are left unattended to. Turning our attention to overseas circumstances finds immigration issues and poverty issues becoming more pressing to make educational environments for children change drastically.

Although civilization has developed to make living comfortable, a human being’s mind has become too much occupied with his/her own affairs and both adults and children are suffering stress in this contemporary society, making how we should build the future a big challenge.

I execute works on the themes of “love and children (the future).” Children in my works think of nature and the universe as well as “What the human beings are?” These days people are easily swayed by the thought of immediate profit in their busy daily life. I am happy if my works become a moment for someone to gaze into the far future.

What kind of scenery will the big Sparkling eyes gazing into the future reflect from now on? Only we adults can protect such beautiful eyes. I earnestly wish to stay close to the hearts of those who watch my works filled with tender love and to enrich their hearts. I will be executing my works hoping the whole world filled with some love and peace.


Tomoko Hokyo

Март 04, 2019Information Notice-Radio

【Information Notice-Radio】
◆Radio program name / J-WAVE TOKYO MORNING RADIO
◆Personality / Tetsuya Bessho
◆Broadcaster / J-WAVE(81.3 FM)
Broadcast date / time
6:00am-9:00am on6th(Mar)of Wed.
◆My interview will be aired from 8:35am-8:50


“Bijinga Zukushi 2nd” A book launch Exhibition (Group exhibition)

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“Bijinga Zukushi 2nd” A book launch Exhibition (Group exhibition)
Place: Gallery Art Morimoto (Japan)/
Date: from 4th of Mar to 10th 
Time: 10:30am — 6:30pm

I’ll be at gallery in accordance with the schedule below;
9th: 4:00pm-6:30pm


Февраль 05, 2019Information Notice-Radio

【Information Notice-Radio】
◆Radio program name / FUTURESCAPE
◆Personality / Kundo Koyama、
◆Broadcaster/Fm yokohama 
Broadcast date / time
9:00am-10:30am on9th(Sat)of Feb.
◆My appearance / 10:00am-10:30am



Февраль 01, 2019Posting Announcement on Website

【Posting Announcement on Website】

My work, its usage and a creation video were put on the website for Orenz 0.2mm (a mechanical pencil) of Pentel, a Japanese stationery company.

This mechanical pencil is usable without an anxiety of a lead brokerage despite an extra-fine lead of 0.2mm. I always use this mechanical pencil in transcribing my designs. The composition of a work may change if the position becomes misaligned, even by 1mm, during transcribing it. Therefore, I have been looking for a no-break mechanical pencil. I’ll continue to use this regularly.


Январь 05, 2019Bijinga Dzukushi vol.2

A happy new year.
I sincerely appreciate your kind supports last year, and hope you will provide the same for this year.

I wish your success and happiness of this year.

It is pleased to inform that my artworks will be published as “Bijinga Dzukushi vol.2” issued by Mr. Yasunari Ikenaga.
It will be sold from 11th of January, 2019.


▼You can register your purchase through (The weblink is as following.)
Thank you very much for your attention.

Сентябрь 30, 2018Information Notice-Radio

【Information Notice-Radio】
◆Radio program name / ENTERTAINMENT NEXT!
◆Personality / Mikiko Minami
◆Broadcaster: Nippon Broadcasting System
Broadcast date / time
①13:40-14:00 on 30th(Sun)of Sep.
②13:40-14:00 on 7th(Sun)of Oct.
※ Kansai Area: ABC Radio / 6: 00-6:20 am

Август 17, 2018Azusa Nakazawa and Tomoko Hokyo Joint Exhibition «LIVES»

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Azusa Nakazawa and Tomoko Hokyo Joint Exhibition «LIVES»
Place: Isetan Shinjuku 5th Floor art gallery
Date: from 5th of Sep to 11th of Sep
Time: 10:30 — 20:00 (will be closed at 18:00 of final day)
Talk session will be planed to be held from 14:00 to 14:30 on 8th of Seq
I’ll be at gallery in accordance with the schedule below;
5-8th of Sep 10:30-17:30
9th of Sep 11:00-19:00
11th of Sep 10:30-18:00




Information Notice -TV

【Information Notice -TV 】broadcasting-

the scene of my work and the place where I’d like to visit if I have spare one hour will be broadcasted.
by Japanese Fuji Television.
Name of TV program: 1H Sense
Date and Time: from 9:54 on 19th of Aug
TV station: Fuji Television

* The broadcasting date and time may be changed due to unexpected reasons.

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Июль 25, 2018表紙掲載のお知らせ【アートコレクターズ8月号】




My art work was selected as a cover of the »Art Collectors (August issue)» released today (July 25).

Please take a look!



Февраль 20, 2018Group Exhibition «Break ZENYA (before Breakthrough)» at Bunkamura Gallery , Shibuya-ku,Tokyo,

Date : from 24th of Feb, 2018(Sat)to 4th of Mar (Sun)
Open : 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Location : 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 150-8507
Tel: 03-3477-9111

★I will be at gallery on 24th of Feb.


The world without adults

606mm x 665mm, natural mineral pigments, Japanese paper,2018

Январь 05, 2018Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2018 Tomoko Hokyo

Май 15, 2017Tomoko Hokyo Solo Exhibition –Loves and Girls-

Explanation of Tomoko Hokyo Solo Exhibition – Loves and Girls —生花3 Tomoko Hokyo Solo Exhibition –Loves and Girls- From 24 th of May, 2017 (Wed) to 30 th of May, 2017 (Tue) (Closed at 6pm on the last day) Gallery at 7 th floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi We plan to hold talk session from 5pm on 26 th of May, 2017 (Fri). 【Introduction of Tomoko Hokyo Solo Exhibition – Loves and Girls -】 Almost 4 years passed after my movement to Kazakhstan. During my stay in Kazakhstan where a lotof races and cultures exist, I started to wish that the world will be filled with love and peace. Especially, I would like to represent the voices of children who cannot express their feelings by their own voice, via my artworks. The theme of this solo exhibition is “Love”. All persons are borne with and grow up with love from their parents. “Love” brings “Kindness”, and “Love” makes people “Happiness”. It is my pleasure that if my works with “Love” brings “Kindness” and “Happiness” to all the persons who see my works. In this solo exhibition, I plan to display about 30 artworks, mainly Japanese paintings. I’ll be in the gallery during the whole period. It is highly appreciated if you can visit my solo exhibition when you are available.                                 Sincerely Yours, Tomoko Hokyo

Декабрь 13, 2016Group Exhibition «Hanayagi no Iro» at Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo, 2017


Group Exhibition «Hanayagi no Iro» at Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo, 2017

Time: From 3th of January, 2017 (Tuesday) to 9th  (Monday)

Isetan Shinjuku,5F = Art Gallery



Kaori Soutome / Arisa Nakahara / Tomoko Hokyo / Kana Mizuno


One min. walk from Shinjuku-sanchome stn, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Three min. walk from Shinjuku-sanchome stn, Toei Shinjuku Line
Five min. walk from Shinjuku stn (East Gate), JR Line
Seven min. walk from Shinjuku stn, Odakyu Line
Seven min. walk from Shinjuku stn, Keio Line
Five min. walk from Shinjuku stn, Seibu Shinjuku Line
Two min. walk from Shinjuku-sanchome stn, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line

Ten min. walk from Shinjuku Nishi-guchi stn, Toei Oedo Line

〒160-0022 3-14-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo TEL 03-3352-1111




Декабрь 07, 2016Solo Exhibition held at Renaissance Atyrau Hotel was completed.



Tomoko Hokyo Solo Exhibition –Destination of Pain/Sadness Breeding- held at Renaissance Atyrau Hotel was completed.
I really appreciated that a lot of people visited my solo exhibition although the outside temperature was really cold.
In this exhibition, I announced my works with new theme which is related to my childhood. I was really glad that a lot of people in Kazakhstan accepts my works with new theme.
After my graduation from university, I worked as an illustrator between 2007 to 2010. Origin of my new works is the works when I was an illustrator, and I challenged that I could mixture Japanese art and Illustration.
I thought that everyone would like to see Japanese traditional style, and apologized that I couldn’t exhibit Japanese traditional style this time, however everyone said to me that “Japan means Animation!”, and felt really glad.
Utilizing precious experience this time, I’ll continue to prepare new works in the future.
Once again, thank you very much for visiting my solo exhibition!

◆Next exhibition◆
Group exhibition at Shinjuku Isetan in Tokyo
From 3rd of January to 9th of January, 2017
Solo exhibition at Ginza Mitsukoshi in Tokyo
Around May, 2017

Ноябрь 21, 2016宝居智子個展 -増殖の行方-開催のお知らせ、作風の変化について

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Tomoko Hokyo Solo Exhibition –Destination of Pain/Sadness Breeding-

Time: From 26th of November, 2016 (Saturday) to 5th of December, 2016 (Monday)

* I plan to hold introduction session of my works at 17:00 on 26th of November, 2016

Place: 1st lobby, Renaissance Atyrau Hotel, the Republic of Kazakhstan

14 pictures which are newly prepared will be exhibited, including 4 ceiling paintings of “Maiko” which will be dedicated to “Syoujuin” in Kyoto, 2017. It is highly appreciated if you will visit my exhibition, and I’m pleased to share my change of feelings with you.



Tomoko Hokyo Solo Exhibition –Destination of Pain/Sadness Breeding-


-Theme of my art-

I express my pain and sadness which I felt during my childhood, considering current difficult situation of modern society at the same time. While desire and hate of human being is increasing, I would like to complain pain and sadness incurred by them through my pictures on behalf of children, animals and plants who cannot speak to them directly. I prepare my works to wish the world would be filled with full of love and peace.


-Introduction of 2nd solo exhibition in Kazakhstan-

I’m pleased to inform that I’ll hold 2nd solo exhibition in the republic of Kazakhstan.

Before holding this solo exhibition, I decided that I would change idiom of my work. One of the reasons of my decision is come from my life experience in Kazakhstan. Previously, I’ve expressed beauty and tradition of Japan through my works. However, during my stay in Kazakhstan, I felt some sense of discomfort toward my works, and found that this feeling is come from my wish that I would like to be a painter who can express the things, not being bound by race or country of individuals, nor “Japanese” style. After finding this feeling, I decided that I focus on “my origin of drawing pictures” considering the first moment when I started to paint in my childhood. Since my memory during my childhood is not the one which was very happy, and it brought me pain and sadness, I had sealed this feeling for a long time. However, I screwed up my courage and came face to face toward this feeling, and it brings me a new motivation to draw pictures.