My Gallery System

Each of the six Bed and Craft villas has been created in collaboration with a different artist active in the local community. The villas and artists are deeply connected, and the spaces are created with the artists’ input from the initial stages of design.

“Artworks are not created to match the villa, villas are created to match the artist’s vision.”

By doing so, each villa becomes a gallery to exhibit and showcase the aesthetic of each artist while providing a location for them to express their individual outlook on the world.

Artworks are on display in each villa. These are provided by the artists themselves, and some are even available for purchase by guests. Bed and Craft also gives a portion of the room’s nightly rate back to the featured artist. This provides artists the motivation and freedom to focus on creating new artworks while allowing guests to experience the evolution of the space as it changes around them on a daily basis.

We focus on encouraging artists to express their world view throughout each villa, inviting guests to become true fans of the artist not just for a single work of art, but for their entire perspective as an individual. Inami is a town where imagination can become reality. Bed and Craft is a place where you can discover an artist who is able to take your dreams and give them physical form through artisanal craftwork.

Bed and Craft is dedicated to connecting artists and travelers through the My Gallery System.

Artisans involved with Bed and Craft

Komei Tanaka

Komei Tanaka has studied wood carving under Seiji Maekawa since 1997. He established Tomoru Studio in 2008 with his partner Sanae Tanaka, a Japanese lacquer artist. His works are characterized by conceptual doll sculptures that exude his pure world view, and his concepts have been featured in many exhibitions and award ceremonies around the world.

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Japanese lacquer artist

Sanae Tanaka

Sanae Tanaka has studied the art of Japanese lacquer under Yukifumi Yokoyama since 1997. She established Tomoru Studio in 2008 with her partner Komei Tanaka, a wood carver. Expressing shapes cut from everyday scenery mainly with dry lacquer. 

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Daichi Maekawa

Daichi Maekawa served as an assistant to contemporary artist Hanayo in Berlin, Germany from 2001, and has studied wood carving under Masaji Maekawa since 2005. His works are characterized by three-dimensional composition from his flexible and adaptive approach, and have been exhibited at Inami Art Museum and Fukumitsu Art Museum.

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Wato Maekawa

Wato Maekawa graduated from Aichi University of the Arts in 2002 and began working in a studio in Tokyo. She moved her studio to Nanto City in 2010, where she specializes in the creation of slurry castings using plaster molds. 

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Buddhist statue artist

Yoshisada Ishihara

Yoshisada Ishihara lived abroad in Australia for three years and returned to Japan to begin studying wood carving under Kiyosada Sunada in 1995. He established his own studio in 2006 for wood carving and specialization in Buddhist statues. His concepts have been featured in many exhibitions and he has won several prefectural awards across Japan.

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Arata Negishi

Arata Negishi studied under Yoichi Fujikura at Fujikura Landscape Gardening Design Office in Tokyo after graduating from the Landscape Gardening Department of Toyama International College of Crafts & Arts. He founded his own design office in 2018, and specializes in landscape gardening that follows the balance of the natural world by creating private spaces for wild plant gardens to bloom.

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