What we do

DenchuLab. 2017

  • Organization : Denchus
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


As one of the projects underway to revive, through artistic activity, Denchu Hirakushi House and Atelier–the former home and studio of Denchu Hirakushi, a pioneer of modern Japanese sculpture–and cultivate it as a place for new forms of creation and exchange, DenchuLab is a program that supports artists’ creative work and exhibitions. The program emphasizes new experiments and challenges undertaken by artists, regardless of genre or experience, and carries out month-long creative residencies and exhibitions. “Denchus” supports cooperation between artists and the local area; and from Denchu Hirakushi House and Atelier, it fosters exchange among people through the intermediary of art.


“Denchus” was formed by Taito Cultural & Historical Society (an NPO which revives historical ways of life and culture), the general incorporated association YanakanoOkatte (which brings people together through art and cultural projects), and young artists, all based mainly in the Yanaka/Ueno-Sakuragi area, with the aim of making Denchu House and Atelier a place for new types of artistic creation.
Denchus has revived the Taisho-era house/studio which is the former residence and workplace of Denchu Hirakushi, a pioneer of modern Japanese sculpture, and carries out programs which cultivate a nucleus for expression and exchange among artists and people from the local area and around the world.


Rieko Watanabe
Executive director
2-20-3, Uenosakuragi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0002
Tel: +81-(0)3-6671-1525


Denchu House & Sutudio(Taito City, Tokyo)