Nihiru Gyu Art Shop to Find Junks and Treasures

first_imgA store covered with illumination in a very quiet area in Suginami-ku(杉並区) ward.  When you step into this very cozy-looking store, you will find yourself in the middle of the universe. The store is called the “Nihiru Gyu(ニヒル牛)” and you would surely visit here again.Gallery for Professional and Amateur Artists”Nihiru Gyu” is an art gallery shop in Nishiogikubo(西荻窪) area. Writers and treaters rental a small box (20cm×30cm) and exhibits/sells their art work.Usually, there is an examination for a box rental for these kinds of stores but for “Nihiru Gyu,” there is no need for an examination.  Any kinds of art work can be sold in “Nihiru Gyu.”The store itself is very small, but its layout changes a lot.  Sometimes, there’s exhibition of a collaboration between real artists and writers. For this day, a bird with a bloodshot eye welcomed us.There are many goods that opposites the trend.  For example, there are accessories out of fashion, CD recordings of breathing sounds, and a collection of Hiragana. There are art works of half broken; not “completed” ones.These might seem like junk to some people but for me, there’s a spark inside them. These kinds of works fill up this store.Disgusting, creepy, soothing, and cute things. Every person will probably think of these art works with different feelings.A well thought atmosphere.  “Nihiru Gyu 2″The “Nihiru Gyu” shows originality, but there is another gallery called the “Nihiru Gyu 2″ which has a different taste.  This store is also located in Nishiogikubo.”Nihiru Gyu 2(ニヒル牛2)” is located in a difficult place, more than “Nihiru Gyu.”  Take the North exit of Nishiogikubo station and turn left.  Walk along and you will find a store called “Maruwa kagu(まるわ家具).” Turn right and walk a little bit more further, where you will find “Nihiru Gyu.”It can be found easier at night because of the illumination.The “Nihiru Gyu 2” also does not need any examination for a box rental. But, there are more than box rentals inside this store to display artworks; hollow globe, mannequin, and dolls.How do they show their world in such a small place? Not only finding your favorites but trying to figure out their artwork’s atmosphere is fun as well!When you find an artwork that is just right for you, you will find the person that is speaking your words.  This will make you want to cheer that artist!Both “Nihiru Gyu” and “Nihiru Gyu 2” fills the ceiling and the floor with many artworks.  Squat down, get on your tiptoe, and find your treasure!We definitely recommend this store to those who not only like cute things, but is also interested in different “worlds” that artists owns.  Please give it a try! InformationNihiru GyuAddress: Nishiogi Minami 4-31-10 Umeda building 1F, Suginamiku, TokyoPhone: 03-5346-1867Nearest station: JR Chuo line “Nishiogikubo Station” 5 minute walk from the South exitHours: 12:00 P.M.~8:00 P.M.Closed dates: Tuesdays, New years eve/New yearsOriginal HP:http://nihirugyubook.but.jp/nihirugyu.htmlNihiru Gyu 2Address: Nishiogi kita 3-26-5, Suginamiku, TokyoPhone: 03-6765-2286Nearest station: JR Chuo Line “Nishiogikubo station” 5 minute walk from the North exitHours: 12:00 P.M.~8:00 P.M.Closed dates: Thursday, New years eve/New yearslast_img read more

Somawansa to form new alliance for LG polls

Amarasinghe said that talks will begin early next month to form the new alliance. Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa Amarasinghe is to register a new alliance to contest the next Local Government (LG) elections.He said that the new alliance will be formed by including civil society and trade union representatives. The former JVP leader said that the name of the new alliance and its policies will be decided once the new alliance is formed. Amarasinghe, who was replaced as JVP leader by Anura Kumara Dissanayake, had resigned from the party and later accused the JVP of drifting away from its ideologies. (Colombo Gazette) read more