International Kaleidoscope Association (IKA) held the 9th annual exhibition in August, 2009 at Gallery Vivant in Tokyo.°°
There are 2 divisions: juried exhibition and invitational exhibition. The juried exhibition had 19 entries by Japanese burgeoning artists. The invitational exhibition introduced 14 new kaleidoscopes by well-known artists from Japan, Germany and the US.
This exhibition offers an important opportunity for the artists as well as for the collectors because you can see what is new and cool in regard to the creative part of the kaleidoscopes.

 
Awarded scopes by Non Numajiri 3D image by Tetsuo Tomizawa Beautiful glass sculptures by Hiroko Yahagi




 

International Kaleidoscope Association (IKA) held the sixth annual exhibition from July 17th to August 5th, 2006 at Gallery Vivant in Tokyo.°°It was a great event and the following is the report of IKA exhibitions.
There are 2 divisions: juried exhibition and invitational exhibition. The juried exhibition had 22 entries by 18 Japanese burgeoning artists. Kazuko Ogata, the president of IKA said that the qualities of their works were getting higher every year. The exhibition was successful in giving the best opportunity to introduce new kaleidoscope artists.

 
 

The invitational exhibition included works by 16 famous kaleidoscope artists both from Japan, Germany and the US. 18 artist-made kaleidoscopes were introduced, some of which were unbelievably innovative and beautiful. Kaleidoscope-inspired two dimentional works by printmakers were also exhibited.

>> Photos of exhibited kaleidoscopes are here.

   




  It is a juried exhibition organized by the Japan Kaleidoscope Society.
The 6th competitions were held in December, 2005 and the juried items were in traveling shows in 9 cities in Japan°°and China throughout 2006.
They value unique and great ideas and happy expression in the kaleidoscopes.
For the 7th Grand Prix every one with unique ideas is invited, both from overseas and Japan.
The purpose of this exhibition is to encourage talented people and promote enjoyable kaleidoscopes.
 

  The 7th Japan Kaleidoscope Grand Prix  

 
 
Application date
November 1,2,3, 2006 only°°  
  Screening and
awarding selection
November 5 °°  
 
Exhibition schedule
December 10 to 17, 2006 (Tokyo), followed°°by traveling shows in various cities in Japan.  
  Prize money °Ô200,000 for Grand Prix,
°Ô50,000 each for Best Idea and Best Visual Awards.
 

For detailed information and an application form, please contact Mr.Nakamura of Japan Kaleidoscope Society webmaster@mangekyou-club.com
 




  The Three Senses Kaleidoscope contest was held at the Sendai Kaleidoscope Museum in Japan from November 25th to December 11th, 2005. On the last day they had the award ceremony and party, to which the winners, and Charles Karadimos of the Brewster Kaleidoscope society, who was one of the judges, were invited.
This museum is the first kaleidoscope museum in the world open to the public. It was founded by Dr. Ochi of the Ochi International, Inc. Dr. Ochi, who unfortunately passed away in October, 2005, loved kaleidoscopes. He especially believed in the healing power of them. It was his idea to hold the Three Senses Kaleidoscope Contest with the purpose of encouraging the artists to create original kaleidoscopes that would help in reducing the stress of daily lives. He planned to introduce these three senses kaleidoscopes to the people who visited his museum.
There were 39 entries from Japan, USA, Great Britain, Germany and New Zealand.
 
  Every item met the requirements of three senses: Sight, Sound and Smell. Most of them were very good kaleidoscopes of the highest quality and it was hard to choose the best 3 scopes.The Best Three Senses Kaleidoscope Award went to °»KARL-EIDOSKOP°… by Urlich and Monika Karl of Germany. The Second Best Three Senses Kaleidoscope Award went to the °»Suigetsu°… by Motohiro Sato of Japan. The Most Innovative Idea Award went to °»Three Wise men°«s Dream°… by Jun Kojima of Japan.°°The well balanced function of the three aspects was highly evaluated as well as the aesthetic values.

>> Photos of exhibited kaleidoscopes are here.
   




  Ochi International Corporation will sponsor the first kaleidoscope contest.
Entry is limited to three sense kaleidoscopes.


  Application period November £Ī- 30, 2005  
  Exhibition period November 25 - December 11, 2005  
  Contest venue Sendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum  

For the detailed information in English please see the following website:
http://www.iyashisekai.com/contest/english/index.html
 




  It is a juried exhibition organized by the Japan Kaleidoscope Society.
So far they have held 5 competitions and the juried items were in traveling shows in 8 cities in Japan.
They value unique and great ideas and happy expression in the works of this competition.
For the 6th Grand Prix every one with unique ideas is invited, both from overseas and Japan.
The purpose of this exhibition is to encourage talented people and promote enjoyable kaleidoscopes.
 

  The 6th Japan Kaleidoscope Grand Prix  

 
 
Application date
November 2,3,4, 2005 only  
 
Exhibition schedule
December 11 to 18, 2005 (Tokyo), followed
by traveling shows in various cities in Japan.
 
 
Prize money
°Ô200,000 for Grand Prix,
°Ô50,000 each for Best Idea and Best Visual Awards.
 

For detailed information and an application form, please contact Mr.Ohkuma of Japan Kaleidoscope Society webmaster@mangekyou-club.com