enigma, 2019, Collection of the artist, Photo by SAIKI Taku

Right, Left: The things I left behind, 2019, Collection of the artist
Photo by SAIKI Taku

《klesha》2019, Haruki Nagano Collection, Photo by SAIKI Taku

Clear Vessels, Stemware, Glass, iroglass, 2015-2020,
Collection of the artist, Photo by SAIKI Taku



Period: Saturday, 6 March 2021 – Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Opening Hours: 9:30-18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays) 
*Latest admission is 30 minutes before closing
*On the opening day, the exhibition will open after the opening ceremony (starting at 10:30)

Closed: 17 March, 7 April, 21 April, 12 May, 19 May, 9 June, 16 June

Venue: Exhibition Room 3(3F)


Takahashi Yoshihiko (b. 1958) studied glass-working at Tama Art University. While still at university, he took part in the World Crafts Council in Kyoto, as a result of which he decided to become a glass artist. Inspired by the overseas artists at the Council who were breaking new ground in free expression using glass, he went on to incorporate various techniques into his practice to bring out glass’s diverse characteristics.

In particular, his hot-worked pieces crafted from melted glass make the most of the viscosity and movement of the glass he senses while making them. Their gentle forms and smooth surfaces are shaped with economical movements while controlling the fundamental forces brought to bear on the material, such as the weight and centrifugal force of melted glass. Working on the glass in an almost playful manner while engaging in a dialogue with its responses, Takahashi creates works that have a somehow mysterious appearance and arouse curiosity as to their texture.

This exhibition provides an introduction to Takahashi’s practice in recent years and features a number of works newly created for the occasion. From pieces such as enigma, in which different parts are combined like a collage, and The things I left behind, which arose from confronting living itself, viewers will get a sense of the appeal of the artist’s work.


1958               Born in Tokyo.
1980               Graduated from Craft Design Course, Tama Art University
1982-84          Assistant at Glass House Am Wasserturm Gallery, Rheinbach, Germany
1985               Opened his own atelier in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
2012~         Professor at Tama Art University

Related Programs

  • Exhibition 「TAKAHASHI Yoshihiko playtime」 Opening Event Special Dialogue

The exhibition artist gives a dialogue with the guest.
Date & time: 11:30- Saturday, 6 March
Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum 2F Lobby
Guest : TAKAHASHI Yoshihiko (Artist of this exhibition), Niimi Ryu (Professor, Musashino Art University)
Free admission / No reservation


  • Curator’s Talk

The exhibition curator gives a talk to introduce the show. (Language: Japanese)
Date & time: 14:00- Saturday 20 March, 24 April, 8 May and 19 June
Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum 2F Conference Room 1&2
No. of seats: approx. 17 persons per talk
Free admission / Exhibition ticket required / No reservation


  • Evening Talk

The exhibition curator gives a talk in the evening to introduce the show. (Language: Japanese)
Date & time: 18:00- Saturday, 1 May 2021
Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum 2F Conference Room 1&2
No. of seats: approx. 17 persons
Free admission / Exhibition ticket requires / No reservation


  • Artist Demonstration(tentative)
    *This event has been cancelled.
      If there is another events that replace this Artist Demonstration,
      please check this page or the  “NEWS”  page on this website for the
      information updates.

Date & time: 14:00-15:00 Saturday, 5 June
Venue: Toyama Glass Studio –Second Studio-
Guest: TAKAHASHI Yoshihiko and staff at Toyama Glass Studio
How to apply: Need application in advance
Capacity: 30 to 40 people
Co-sponsored: General Incorporated Foundation Toyama City Glass Art Center
*The application details will be provided at museum website.


*Exhibition-related programs are subject to change or cancellation.
Please refer to the museum website for the latest information.



General Public 800 yen (600 yen) College Student 600 yen (500 yen)

*Combined ticket with Interaction Souls in Synchronicity is available as below.
General Public 1,200 yen (1,000 yen), College Student 800 yen (600 yen)

*Combined ticket with Exhibition from April, 2021 is available as below.
General Public 1,400 yen (1200 yen), College Student 1,200 yen (1,000 yen)

*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more.

*Admission fee is free for high school students and younger.

*Tickets also allow admission to the Permanent Exhibition.


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