2010.10.10 - 11.14
The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn -Homage to Lafcadio Hearn-
Shoko Imano
小泉八雲に捧げる造形美術展 ラフカディオ・ハーン(小泉八雲)の開かれた精神

Matsue Castle
Matsue Castle
Shoko Imano / Shirt / 97.0 × 145.5 cm / oil on canvas / 2010
Shoko Imano / Shirt / 97.0 × 145.5 cm / oil on canvas / 2010


From October 10 [Sun.] to November 14 [Sun.] “Art Exhibition / THE OPEN MIND OF LAFCADIO HEARN / HOMAGE TO LAFCADIO HEARN” was held. From HIRO GALLERY, Shoko Imano’s work was exhibited.


Web page of 120th anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn’s Arrival in Japan


Born in Greece, traveling all over the world, Yakumo Koizumi (Lafcadio Hearn) eventually reached Japan and settled here. He is a well-known writer and teacher in Japan. To pay homage to his unchained spirit, about 60 international and domestic artists' works were exhibited in Matsue Castle, Karakoro Art Studio and Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum.


Marking its 400th anniversary in 2011, Matsue Castle has a long history. This exhibition was a unique one using 3rd and 4th floor of the keep.


Shoko Imano consistently inquires into the expression of “border.” He stayed in Rome, Italy, at the Coming Artists Overseas Study Program of Cultural Affairs Agency for one year from 2008 to 2009. His oil painting immersed in the bathtub got a lot of attention in ART OSAKA 2010. In this exhibition, he exhibited a work inspired by the style of Yakumo Koizumi, who lived over various borders at that time. Below is the comment by the artist.


I presented Lafcadio Hearn's lifestyle, which spans the differences between countries, cultures and races, as well as the tracks of physical and spiritual comings and goings in each domain, using a shirt as the material, together with my concept, "domain of border."


Thank you for coming the exhibition.




Donjon of Matsue Castle: 8:30-17:00 (last admission 16:30)

Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum: 8:30-17:00 (last admission 16:40)

Karakoro Art Studio: 9:30-18:00 (last admission 17:30)

*Opens at 14:00 on 10th October.

*Closing time will be 21:00 (last admission 20:30) on the 10th, 11th, 16th and 17th of October, when there will be Matsue Suitoro Festival.


Admission Fees

 Donjon of Matsue Castle: adult \550 (foreigners \280)

Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum: adult \300 (foreigners \140)

Karakoro Art Studio: Free




Exhibition view 展示風景

2010年10月10日(日)より11月14日(日)にかけて、島根県松江市にて「小泉八雲に捧げる造形美術展 ラフカディオ・ハーン(小泉八雲)の開かれた精神」が開催されました。ヒロ画廊からは今野尚行が出展しました。








今野尚行は一貫して「境界」の表現を追究している作家で、2008~2009年には文化庁新進芸術家海外留学制度によりイタリアのローマに一年間滞在しています。2010年7月のART OSAKA では、水に油彩画を沈めたインスタレーションで注目を浴びました。今回は様々な境界を越えて生きた小泉八雲のそのあり方にイメージを重ねた作品を出品しました。以下は作家本人による作品制作趣旨です。








[松江城天守閣] 8:30-17:00(受付終了16:30)

[小泉八雲記念館] 8:30-17:00(受付終了16:40)

[カラコロ工房] 9:30-18:00(受付終了17:30)






[松江城天守閣] 大人:550円、小・中学生:280円

[小泉八雲記念館] 大人:300円、小・中学生:150円





  • 松江城
  • 今野尚行 / シャツ / 97.0×145.5 cm / 油彩、キャンバス / 2010年