Ohtsubo Kosen

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Frizzling Vegetables Avant Garde Ikebana, 1988

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Prickle prickle pine needles, 1980

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Embryonic Leaves, 1981

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Rainy Lady Goodbye, 1993

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Binding Bounding, 1977

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Radish Death- coteque, 1994

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Education

1965
Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from Tokyo Denki University
1960
Ryusei Fukamoto Yoshimoto Hanaizumi

Publication

2001
“Ikebana Shinseiki No.3”(special issue) Seibundo Shinko Sha
1995
“Modern Flower Artist 4 Kosen Ohtsubo” Kyoto Shoin
1989
“Contemporary Ikebana I” (co-authored) Fujin Gahou Sha
1981
“Plant&Man” (self-selected works)

Residency

2007
Special adviser for Cultural Exchange of Japanese Government

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1997
Organic Matters, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at Minneapolis, USA
1989
Mobach Gallery at Utrecht, Holland
1985
Nordyland Contemporary Art Museum at Aalborg, Denmark
1982-1985
Gallery Te, Runami Gallery, Maki Gallery, and other galleries in Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005
Entrance Hall Exhibition, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Japan
2003
Japanese Contemporary Ikebana, Wave Hill in New York, USA Wave Hill
2002
Group F Exhibition, Sunny Hall at Nippori, Tokyo
2001
Ikebana TODAY New Wave, Shintoshi Hall at Yokohama, Japan
2000
Quest in the GREEN 2000, QUEST at Omotesando, Tokyo
Ryusei Outfield Ikebana Exhibition, Mendocino, USA
1999
Impulsive Solo Exhibition, My Funeral·x - Buttu Trick Bar at Shibuya, Tokyo
1997
Ikebana as an Expression, Nagoya Citizen Gallery
1993
Flower Performance, Showa Kinen Park at Tachikawa, Tokyo
Runami Selection ‘86, Runami Gallery at Ginza, Tokyo
1992
Sensuous Action on Plant, (with Yasuhiro Takeda), Gallery Alpha M, Japan
1985
Hara Annual, Hara Museum at Shinagawa, Tokyo
1985-1988
Ikebana Today, Seibu Department Store at Ikebukuro, Tokyo
1973
Ikebana Independant Exhibition, Toshima-en, Tokyo
1970-1979
Kodo Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum
1970-1975
Group Ado Exhibition, Ryusei Kaikan at Ichigaya, Tokyo

Lectures and other activities

2016
Ryusei Ikebana Japan 130 Anniversary
2002
Ikebana International Convention, Roppongi, Tokyo
2001
Florida, USA
1999
Ewa Women’s University in Seoul, Korea
Portland, USA
1997
University of Minnesota in USA
1996
Forum chair person of “Ikebana International Convention”, Kyoto
1995
Nagoya Zokei Art University, Japan
Ikebana International Convention, London, England
1994
Ikebana International Convention, Hong Kong
1992
Musashino Art University, Japan
New Orleans, USA
1989
Tokyo Zokei Art University, Japan
1983
Valencia, Spain
1982
Hong Kong
1970
Varanashi, India
1960
Became a disciple of Kasen Yoshimura, head master of Ryusei-ha School