Galleri Yamanashi opened in Stockholm’s old town, Gamla Stan, in 2014 with an inaugural exhibition of Issey Miyake’s work entitled ‘Magical Textile’.

The gallery’s mission is to keep traditional handicraft techniques alive through cultural exchange, and to support younger artists and makers by bringing their work to a wider audience through exhibitions, workshops and competitions. Our central location enables a wide, multi-national audience to discover these talented artists and their work.

As well as introducing Japanese artists to a European audience, we host exhibitions by a variety of Swedish and European artists and makers as well as Japanese artists who live and work in Europe.

This wonderful, historic space is available for rent for events and exhibitions.


Wonderful Soft Animals

Soft animals made by Atsuko Fujii
17 – 26 January, 2019
13:00-18:00 (closed on Sundays & Mondays)

These lovely soft animals are handmade by Atsuko Fujii. The exhibition features more than 100 soft animals, each one made in a single piece. Children and adults alike will find them inviting to play with, or to decorate their rooms in fluffy comfort.

For 40 years, Atsuko Fujii has worked as an outstanding fabric designer for dresses, hats and soft animals. She has had several sewing books published. Her new works are exhibited twice a year in Tokyo, and this is her second exhibition at Galleri Yamanashi Stockholm, following her fabulous hat exhibition in 2016.



Northern Impression

Toshiya Kobayashi and Isao Yamada
1 – 21 February, 2019

“Northern Impression” is the theme of this long-awaited duo exhibition.

Toshiya Kobayashi and Isao Yamada have been friends from Hokkaido for more than 35 years. Corresponding to the Swedish winter season, their visual dialogues about night and light will be presented in sequence:

Northern Impression I: Feb 1-10, 2019
Toshiya Kobayashi, Eternal Night (明けない夜)
12:00-18:00 (closed on Monday)
Northern Impression II: Feb 12-21, 2019

Isao Yamada, Shimmering Light (睫二震エル光ノ雪)
12:00-19:00 (closed on 14 & 15 February)

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