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J.G.A.A. MAIN ACTIVITY


2006
Chairman of the Board Jun Fujita, 116 members

2005
Glass '05 in Japan: Organizers: JGAA; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, The Glass Manufacturers' Association of Japan; Sponsors: Asahi Glass Co., Ltd; Venue:Tokyu Department Store Main Store (Shibuya, Tokyo;September)
Joint Exhibition: Prized Artists since '84 to '02 Show (Craft Gallery, Tokyu Department Store )
Traveling exhibition of Glass '02 in Japan (Koganezaki Glass Museum; September to April, 2006)

2004
Glass Art 2004 JGAA Exhibition of Selected Works (Wako Hall, Ginza, Tokyo; July)
Supported The International Glass Exhibition, Kanazawa 2004
Supported The Contemporary Glass in Japan, Vol. 2, Onoda
Supported Japan Lampwork Festival in Matsushima, 2004

2002
Glass '02 in Japan: Commemorating The Japan Glass Artcrafts Association 30th Anniversary; Organizers: JGAA; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs; Sponsors: Asahi Glass Co., LTD, Eikoh Inc., Hario Research Institute Inc., Shiseido Co., Ltd., Dataphoto Inc., Mitsui Designtec Co., Ltd.; Venue: Yokyo Art Hall (Ginza, Tokyo; December 2-10)
Traveling exhibition of Glass '02 in Japan (Koganezaki Glass Museum; December 14, 2002-April 17, 2003)
Publication of 30th Anniversary commemorative book (December)
Supported Japanese Glass in Notojima 2002 (Notojima Art Museum)
Supported Vessels: The 2nd International Exhibition of Glass (Koganezaki Glass Museum; 2003)

2001
Glass Art 2001 JGAA Exhibition of Selected Works (Wako Hall, Ginza, Tokyo; August)
Supported The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa '01 (October)

2000
President Kyohei Fujita, Chairman of the Board Naoto Yokoyama, 124 members
Supported Contemporary Glass in Japanム60 Standard Bearers for a New Century (Onoda; August)

1999
Glass '99 in Japan: Uncharted Light; Organizers: JGAA; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs; Sponsor: The Glass Manufacturers' Association of Japan, Honda Motor Co. Ltd.; Venue: Odakyu Grand Gallery (Shinjuku, Tokyo; September 1-19)
Supported Japanese Glass in Notojima 1999 (Notojima Art Museum)

1998
JGAA annual meeting and celebration for JGAA President Kyohei Fujita, who was honored with the Persons of Cultural Merits Award (March)
The G.A.S. in Japan, Seto commemorative exhibition (Seto City Cultural Hall; May)
JGAA President Kyohei Fujita receives Lifetime Achievement Award from G.A.S. and Urban Glass (May)
Welcome reception for G.A.S. participants (June)
Exhibition by JGAA associate members (Sugamo, Tokyo; June, September, November)
Glass Art 1998 JGAA Exhibition of Selected Works (Wako Hall, Tokyo; July)
JGAA special meeting, lecture and announcements on public contributions to Glass '99 in Japan (Lecture by Rene Roubicek)(October)
Supported The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa '98 (October)

1997
President Kyohei Fujita, Chairman of the Board Yumiko Yoshimoto, 124 members
Lecture by Pavel Frava from Czechoslovakia and Michael Rogers from Aichi University of Education (March)
JGAA photo library opening and commemorative exhibition (library collection contains JGAA membersユ career histories, slides of artworks, and other materials)(Sugamo, Tokyo; September)

1996
Glass '96 in Japan: Echoing Light and Shadow; Organizers: JGAA; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, The Asahi Shimbun Co.; Sponsor: The Glass Manufacturers' Association of Japan; Cooperation: The British Council; Venue: Odakyu Grand Gallery (Shinjuku, Tokyo; September 4-15)
Supported Japanese Glass in Notojima 1996 (Notojima Art Museum)

1995
JGAA office opened in Sugamo, Tokyo (June)
Decorating Walls special exhibition (Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo; September)
Supported The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa '95 (October)

1994
President Kyohei Fujita, Chairman of the Board Shintaro Shibasaki, 119 members
glass japan exhibition of selected works from Glass '93 in Japan (Heller Gallery, New York; February 5-27) JGAA Secretariat moved to the board chairman's residence (April)
Drinking Vessels special exhibition (Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo; September)
Supported Le Verre, Recherche et Creation de France exhibition (Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo; October)

1993
Bylaws amended at JGAA annual meeting (March)
Welcome reception for Jean Luc Olivie and Atsushi Takeda (April)
Glass '93 in Japan: Listening to the Heartbeat of Glass; Organizers: JGAA; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, The Asahi Shimbun Co.; Sponsor: The Glass Manufacturers' Association of Japan; Venue: Odakyu Grand Gallery (Shinjuku, Tokyo; September 1-12)
Traveling exhibition of Glass '93 in Japan (Daimaru Museum, Umeda, Osaka; October 13-18; Tenjin Iwataya, Fukuoka; October 20-25)

1992
Esquisse Exhibition Part 1 (Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo; February)
JGAA Annual meeting and 20th anniversary ceremony (March)
Supported 1992 Otaru International Glass Art Festival (half of the JGAA membership submitted artwork) (August)
Esquisse Exhibition Part 2 (Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo; September)
Informal get-together for Kansai-area members (November)

1991
President Kyohei Fujita, Chairman of the Board Shintaro Shibasaki, 114 members
glass japan exhibition of selected works from Glass '90 in Japan (Heller Gallery, New York; February 2-24)
Supported 1991 Otaru International Glass Art Festival (half of the JGAA membership submitted artwork) (August)

1990
Esquisse "The Glass Exhibition" Part 4 (Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo; March)
Welcome reception for Susanne K. Frantz and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Heller (May)
Glass '90 in Japan: The Age of Glass, Now, the Language of Glass; Organizers: JGAA; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, The Asahi Shimbun Co.; Sponsor: The Glass Manufacturers' Association of Japan; Venue: Odakyu Grand Gallery (Shinjuku, Tokyo; September 5-16)
Traveling exhibition of Glass '90 in Japan (Tenjin Iwataya, Fukuoka; October 10-15)

1989
Esquisse "The Glass Exhibition" Parts 2 and 3 (Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo; April, November)
"Talk" meeting on the theme "Preparing for Glass '90 in Japan" (October)

1988
President Kyohei Fujita, Chairman of the Board Naoto Yokoyama, 109 members
"Glass Circle" informal get-together: All About the Japan Glass Artcrafts Association (Lecturer: JGAA Secretary Iwata) (May)
"Talk" meetings on the theme "My Experiences with Glass" (June, September, October) Lecture by Jerry King (November)
Esquisse "The Glass Exhibition" Part 1 (Shinjuku Isetan, Tokyo; December)

1987
"In-Depth Study," individually directed panel discussions with JGAA members (April, June)
Slide lecture by Colin Reid from England, welcome reception
Glass '87 in Japan: Seeking New Beauty in Formative Art; Organizers: JGAA; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, The Asahi Shimbun Co.; Sponsor: The Glass Manufacturers' Association of Japan; Venue: Odakyu Grand Gallery (Shinjuku, Tokyo; September 11-23)
Traveling exhibition of Glass '87 in Japan (Tenjin Iwataya, Fukuoka; September 30-October 5)

1986
Slide lecture by Paul Smith (July)
Esquisse Exhibition Part 2 (Ikebukuro Seibu, Tokyo; Tenjin Iwataya, Fukuoka; August, September)
Slide lecture by Pavel Hlave from Czechoslovakia, welcome reception (October)

1985
President Kyohei Fujita, Chairman of the Board Mitsugi Kobayashi, 105 members
Welcome reception in March for 29 overseas glass artists (including Erwin Eisch, Mark Peiser, Willam Carlson, Susan Stinsmuehien, and Narcissus Quagliata)
Four round-table meetings held for new members
Welcome reception in June for Yvonne Brunhammer and Susanne K. Frantz
Esquisse Exhibition Part 1 (Ikebukuro Seibu, Tokyo and Umeda Daimaru, Osaka; August)
"Presentation" meeting: Lecturer: Atsushi Takeda (October)

1984
Slide lecture by Wallen Langley from Australia
JGAA Exhibition of Selected Works II (Ginza Matsuya, July)
Glass '84 in Japan: Talking to the World; Organizers: JGAA; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, The Asahi Shimbun Co., The Ceramic Association (currently The Ceramic Society of Japan); Sponsor: The Glass Manufacturers' Association of Japan; Venue: Odakyu Grand Gallery (Shinjuku, Tokyo; September 14-26)
Traveling exhibition of Glass '84 in Japan (Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya; September 29-October 21)

1983
Esquisse exhibitions by small groups of JGAA members (Ginza Matsuya; March, June, September)
"Listen" meeting: Analyzing the Downturn in the Trade Market (Lecturer: Hitoshi Kikuchi) Slide lecture by Steven Newell from England
JGAA Exhibition of Selected Works (Ginza Matsuya, July)
"Look" meetings: Mashiko-machi, Tochigi; Kitazawa Museum of Art; other locations

1982
President Kyohei Fujita, 94 members
JGAA newly organized on its 10th anniversary at a special general meeting in April; Denji Takeuchi appointed as chairman of the board
JGAA meeting with Dr. Helmut Ricke, Jorgen Schou-Christensen, and Paul Smith (June) Joint lecture by Harvey Littleton and William Carlson
"Listen" meeting: Changing Lifestyle Trends in a Changing World (Lecturer: Hidehiko Sekizawa)

1981
"Glass and I" informal gatherings (three)
"Presentation" meeting: Glass Shown at Famous European and American Glass Art Exhibitions (Lecturer: Tadashi Tomobe)
Glass '81 in Japan: What Does Glass Have to Say to Us?; Organizers: JGAA; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, The Asahi Shimbun Co., The Ceramic Association (currently The Ceramic Society of Japan); Sponsor: The Glass Manufacturers' Association of Japan; Venue: Odakyu Grand Gallery (Shinjuku, Tokyo; September 11-23) Slide lecture by Normal Countney from the United States
Karei Dubec from Czechoslovakia attended the JGAA meeting

1980
President Saburo Funakoshi, 85 members
Participation in Contemporary Glass Art in Japan exhibition; Organizers: Gekkan Bijutsu; Sponsor: JGAA; Venue: Gekkoso Gallery (April)
Independently produced mini exhibition (Matsuya Ginza, October)
Slide lecture by Monica Backstrom from Sweden
Slide lecture by Sidney M. Goldstein from Corning Museum of Glass

1979
"Presentation" meetings: Restoration of the Glass of Shoso-in (Lecturer: Tsuneo Yoshimizu), Recent Trends in Alcoholic Beverages and Glasses (Lecturer: Eizo Fukunishi)
JGAA journal named GLASS SQUARE
Ann Warff from Sweden attended the JGAA meeting
Publication of '79 Nihon Garasu Kogei Kyokai sakuhin shu ('79 Japan Glass Artcrafts Association glass art collection)

1978
President Kyohei Fujita, 74 members
Glass '78 in Japan: All About Glass from Art to Design; Organizers: JGAA; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, The Asahi Shimbun Co., The Ceramic Association (currently The Ceramic Society of Japan); Sponsor: The Glass Manufacturers' Association of Japan; Venue: Odakyu Grand Gallery (Shinjuku, Tokyo; September 9-20)
Over thirty glass artists from abroad participated in the exhibition opening
Sponsorship of the World Craft Council in Kyoto (September)

1977
Resolution passed at the general meeting in March to hold second JGAA exhibition in 1978, executive committee organized and inaugurated (September)
Call for participation by all JGAA members in New Glass exhibition (Corning Museum of Glass, USA; 1979)

1976
President Kyohei Fujita, 68 members
Slides of artwork by JGAA members presented to the World Craft Council (Mexico)

1975
"Listen" meetings: Experts from other fields present suggestions for glass artists (Lecturers: Tetsuzo Tanikawa, Teruo Sakaino, Susumu Sakane, Chieko Akiyama, Yoshiko Ishii)
Slide lecture by Marvin Lipofsky from the United States
"Look" meetings: Suntory Yamanashi Winery, Ishiguro Collection

1974
President Hisatoshi Iwata, 67 members
First association exhibition, Glass in Japan: From Ancient Times to the Present; Organizers: JGAA, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun Co.; Backing: The Agency for Cultural Affairs; Venue: The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura (June 29 through July 28)
Sponsorship of the 10th International Congress of Glass held in Kyoto (July)

1973
Lecture by Dorothy Blair from Corning Museum of Glass
Publication of first issue of JGAA journal
"Look and Listen" Kansai study tour to observe ancient Japanese glass and glass introduced into Japan from other countries, with a lecture by Junji Tanahashi "Red Lead Oxide Glass and Graphite (Black Lead) Glass"

1972
Inauguration of Japan Glass Artcrafts Association (April)
Founder Hisatoshi Iwata, 56 charter members
"Glass and I" series of 11 informal gatherings held to promote friendship and understanding