Classic Elegance and Sports
Automobile Art Exhibition presented by Kiwakoto
October 30th (Friday) – December 27th (Sunday)

About Exhibition     
Kiwakoto has the great respect to the art community’s contribution to our society as we share the same core value. We are taking an initiative to share these great values with more people through hosting an exhibition at our flagship store

We hope this will be the great opportunity for you to rethink about the happiness of owning your beloved car and joy of having the freedom to move.
This art exhibition is intended to reconfirm the beauty of the automobile in form the art.


“Automotive Art” is one of the rare exhibitions nowadays. It is one of the art categories highly valued worldwide.
The selected cars are all designed by the automobile designer. The “Automobile Art” can be defined as the second life art. Although the cars are considered as the industrial products, the artistic expressions made of the great inspiration of the artist and designer enable its sublimation with the car. In this first exhibition, we are inviting 3 artists:
Akira Watanabe: He has been appointed 3 years consecutively as the special guest of the highly renown exhibition, AFAS Automobile Fine Arts Society.
Mikio Okamoto: He has been creating the front page of the “CAR & DRIVER” magazine for 30 years.
Masanobu Ochiai: He has been building wood crafted cars at the 1:12 of actual size.

“The interpretation of these magnificent works is based on your emotion!” by Akira Watanabe / Miki Okamoto / Masanobu Ochiai.


Classic Elegance and Sports
Automobile Art Exhibition
presented by Kiwakoto


Exhibition Dates:
10/30/2020 (Fri.) – 12/27/2020 (Sun.)   
Kiwakoto Flagship Store (10:30AM – 6:30PM) 

Akira Watanabe
He started to work for Tokyo Ad Designer Corporations in 1980 upon graduating from Tokyo Zokei University with the degree in Visual Design and Art. He has been pursuing as the freelance designer since 1985. He attended Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at Automotive Fine Arts Society hosted by Automotive Fine Arts Society from 2015 for 4 years. Also, he has been exhibiting various times in both individual and groups.
Toyota Motor Corp. / Honda Motors Corp. / Mitsubishi Motors Corp. / Land Rover Japan / Ford Motors (Germany and US) / Bridgestone / Hayakawa Publishing / Fuji Film / Tamiya Inc. 

Mikio Okamoto
He was born in 1951 in Tokyo. Graduated from Kuwasawa Design Institute. He has been pursuing his career as the freelancer after gaining great experience from Japan Design Center. He specializes in advertising illustration of the book cover of the fiction books, children’s book, scientific magazines, posters, and packaging. He has been creating the front-page design for “CAR & DRIVER” since 1984. He has never driven the cars in his entire life, but he has the great passion toward the automobiles. He is also renown passenger rear seat critic.  

Masanobu Ochiai
He was born in 1955 in Komaki City. He has won the illustration contest since his student period. He became independent designer and established his design office in 1984 after gaining 6 years of design experiences from the design company. He gradually shifted his concentration to wood crafting, and established furniture making atelier, “Yukikou” in 1990. He has been exhibiting since 1998 and started to attend multiple renown exhibition in London and Taiwan while acting as the woodcraft instructor at Chunichi Cultural Center. Today, he focuses more on the Scratch building Wooden car over the furniture making.  

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