kyoto ddd gallery
- This is the place to meet the past, present and future - a place to meet designs from across the globe
Spreading the word about graphic design trends
This gallery holds planned exhibitions featuring wonderful Japanese and overseas graphic designers and artists working in the fields of posters, packaging and typography, etc. Dainippon Printing (DNP) set up the first gallery in Osaka in 1991 as a culture activity spot. From there, the gallery was taken over by the DNP culture promotion institute (established in 2008), finally moving to Kyoto in 2014.
In addition to exhibiting superb works that reflect our times and trends, the gallery also holds lectures and workshops featuring designers and artists working on the cusp of innovation. The planned exhibitions are staged 5 or 6 times a year, with some of them involving collaboration with local universities. From here on too, apart from being a beacon for international artistic culture, the gallery will keep “Kyoto” as its base in an effort to orchestrate diverse collaborations with artists, the heirs to traditional crafts and art universities, while also experimenting with new media formats.
A scene from an exhibition
Exhibition talk show
Building that houses the gallery
What is there at the entrance to the gallery?
|Address||3F COCON KARASUMA, 620 Suiginya-cho, Karasuma-dori Shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City|
|Hours||11:00~19:00 (up to 18:00 on Sat and Sun special opening)|
|Closed||Sun, Nat hols (special opening on 1 Sun during exhibitions period)|
|Access||Very close to Shijo-Karasuma Stop of City Bus/ Very close to Exit 2 of the Subway Karasuma Line Shijo Stn/ Very close to Exit 23 or 25 of Hankyu Kyoto Line Karasuma Stn|
Facilities near by
Tea aesthetics that fulfilled the dreams of a prominent tea master
Kyoto Traditional Furniture Museum
Exquisite furniture founded in court culture
Nishijin Asagi Museum
World renowned weaving techniques – the art & craft of Nishijin textile
HOSOTSUJI IHEE Museum
The spirit of this long-established company can be seen in the hand towel designs