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This is Masami Shiraishi, the President of "SCAI The Bathhouse", a well known Tokyo gallery that specializes in modern art from both Japan and abroad. Founded by Shiraishi in 1993, a mogul in Japanese modern art circles, this unique gallery is housed in a former Japanese public bathhouse or sento that was established in 1787. When this photo was taken, this gallery was in-between shows. SCAI The Bathhouse is located near the Ueno and Nippori districts of Tokyo, an old and traditional area now popular for museums, parks, galleries, temples, art schools, and cemeteries. Photo by Torin Boyd - May 8, 2007...Address..SCAI The Bathhouse.Kashiwayu-Ato.6-1-23 Yanaka,.Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001.tel: 81-3-3821-1144.www.scaithebathhouse.com.e-mail: info@scaithebathhouse.com..Profile from the SCAI website:.."Shiraishi Contemporary Art Inc. opened a gallery "SCAI THE BATHHOUSE" in 1993, in the historic YANAKA district of Tokyo. SCAI THE BATHHOUSE is remodeled from a traditional Japanese public bathhouse, "KASHIWAYU", which was established in 1787. In remodeling the space, the integrity of the original structure has been preserved, the space features typical Japanese roofing tiles, over 7 meter high ceilings, and skylights providing for natural sunlight, making it ideally suited to the exhibition of contemporary art. SCAI has been exhibited the works of prominent artists, such as Tatsuo Miyajima, Masato Nakamura, Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie, Lee Bul, etc. SCAI THE BATHHOUSE will also hold lectures, performances, films, etc."
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This is Masami Shiraishi, the President of "SCAI The Bathhouse", a well known Tokyo gallery that specializes in modern art from both Japan and abroad. Founded by Shiraishi in 1993, a mogul in Japanese modern art circles, this unique gallery is housed in a former Japanese public bathhouse or sento that was established in 1787. When this photo was taken, this gallery was in-between shows. SCAI The Bathhouse is located near the Ueno and Nippori districts of Tokyo, an old and traditional area now popular for museums, parks, galleries, temples, art schools, and cemeteries. Photo by Torin Boyd - May 8, 2007...Address..SCAI The Bathhouse.Kashiwayu-Ato.6-1-23 Yanaka,.Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001.tel: 81-3-3821-1144.www.scaithebathhouse.com.e-mail: info@scaithebathhouse.com..Profile from the SCAI website:.."Shiraishi Contemporary Art Inc. opened a gallery "SCAI THE BATHHOUSE" in 1993, in the historic YANAKA district of Tokyo. SCAI THE BATHHOUSE is remodeled from a traditional Japanese public bathhouse, "KASHIWAYU", which was established in 1787. In remodeling the space, the integrity of the original structure has been preserved, the space features typical Japanese roofing tiles, over 7 meter high ceilings, and skylights providing for natural sunlight, making it ideally suited to the exhibition of contemporary art. SCAI has been exhibited the works of prominent artists, such as Tatsuo Miyajima, Masato Nakamura, Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie, Lee Bul, etc. SCAI THE BATHHOUSE will also hold lectures, performances, films, etc."