Appearance on NHK BS PREMIUM The Profiler


Hiroko Koshino will appear as a guest commentator on The Profiler, an NHK BS historical entertainment program that profiles various people from different countries and times, such as legendary heroes and great people that changed the world, based on unknown stories and the latest study.
This episode focuses on Yodo-dono. She has been infamous for being an evil woman who destroyed the Toyotomi family which Hideyoshi established alone, or an evil mother who overprotected her son, but the latest study shows other views. The program will unravel the life of Yodo-dono who lived for “love” by confronting powerful authority, sacrificing herself to protect her family, and paving her own path after the death of Hideyoshi. Please check it out.

Program: The Profiler
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 From 9 p.m.


CARATO71 Project Talk Show


Hiroko Koshino gave a talk at the CARATO71 Project which explores and supports young brands and holds various projects such as workshops.
Under the theme of “Future fashion business seen by Hiroko Koshino,” Koshino talked about the history and initiative behind the “Hiroko Koshino Fashion Show GET YOUR STYLE!” held in June 2019, which gained attention for using 100 amateur models in their 10s–90s.
“Fashion is not only about beautiful models dressed stylishly. Real fashion is closer to people. Everyone has the right to enjoy fashion. This fashion show featured models of various shapes and ages, and everyone was delighted,” she said. She also talked about the business development after the fashion show and suggested how the business should be in the future. We would like to thank all those who attended.

Uniform design for the Japanese gymnastics team


Hiroko Koshino designed the uniforms of the Japanese gymnastics team for the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships which will start on Friday, October 4, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

The concepts of the men’s uniform are “mountain” and “river.”
The ink smudge in the character “mountain” represents speed, as if running at a full speed, and energy soaring higher. The torrent-like brush stroke of the character “river” represents dramatic dynamism and dignified strength, with vigor like that of anadromous fish that go against the current.

The concepts of the women’s uniform are “Kumadori (kabuki make-up) ” and “light”.
The red color of Kumadori is said to represent justice, strength and courage, and the shining Swarovski crystals add gentleness to the strength. Swarovski crystals are also used abundantly to create “light” in the flowing layers of curves.

The World Championships are an important milestone on the way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Please check out the excellent performance of Japanese gymnasts and the uniforms that support them!

Appearance in the NHK program “Asaichi”


Hiroko Koshino will appear as a guest in NHK’s morning news program “Asaichi.”
The episode will feature the topic “Suzu across Japan – exploring life during the war.”
It will present the life of ordinary people who lived through the war like Suzu, the main character of the manga “In This Corner of the World” by Fumiyo Kono which was also made into a movie. Hiroko Koshino will also talk about her wartime experience and messages that she wants to convey to young people. Please check it out.

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:15 a.m. – 9:54 a.m.
Program: Asaichi
TV station: NHK General

KH Gallery Ashiya
Hiroko Koshino –The Harmony–


Monday, August 19 – Monday (holiday), November 4, 2019

Closed: Wednesdays / Tuesday, October 15 / Monday, October 21 – Friday, October 25 / Other event days
Closed in case Hankyu Bus does not operate

Open upon reservation: Please make a reservation by filling the Admission Reservation Form on “ASHIYA GALLERY” page of our website. Reservation is not required for Sundays.

*Reservation is not required during the Ashiya Art Festival (from Saturday, November 2 to Monday, November 4).

KH Gallery Ashiya will hold an exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino–The Harmony–”. Koshino aims to create a world where all senses, including sight and hearing, harmonize with the environment. Having incorporated an improvisation-like live piano performance in her 2019 AW fashion show, she is putting more and more importance on music. This exhibition presents her ever-expanding artistic expressions, in particular paintings that are inspired by music or have a musical feel to them. The painting she drew while listening to Chopin, a master of classical music, features lines that freely run through and offers rich imagination. Also, in the world of Japanese traditional music, Koshino is a master Nagauta Shamisen player belonging to Kinekatsukai. In the national competition of Nagauta Kinekatsukai, held in Kabukiza Theatre in April this year, she drew the stage background for the performance of Shokyokushu. Its original ink painting will be displayed in this exhibition for the first time.

The harmony created by encounters of different senses–Japan and West, music and painting, beauty of architecture… Please listen carefully to the music that comes to your heart when you see Koshino’s paintings in Ashiya surrounded by nature.

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