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.


Wålstedts Exhibition 2018

Exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wålstedts Textilverkstad

2 November – 15 December, 2018

Wålstedts Textilverkstad is the oldest wool spinnery in Sweden. For the last 100 years, they have contributed to the rich handicraft tradition of Swedish weaving, knitting and embroidery.

Their small family business keeps the traditional hand-spinning technique alive. They keep their own sheep in Dala-Floda, where they continue to produce the finest quality yarn.

This exhibition celebrates the centenary with a display of their history and traditional yarn range, and by launching 17 bright new colours named Mikiko, made in collaboration with Yamanashi Hemslöjd – their agent and collaborator in Japan since 1976.