New Year, New Moon Tarot Reading

January 28th 2017

Plus 81 Gallery

Plus 81 Gallery will be hosting a one day tarot reading event with Nanse Kawashima accompanied with rare tarot related books and other collectible items.
Nanse Kawashima is a Japanese artist and tarot reader based in New York City. Tarot plays an integral role in her life and art practice. The cards serve as a visual guiding tool to help work through current obstacles and your future path ahead. Nanse offers private one-on-one readings and for special events.
For more information or to book a reading please email ( )
January 28th 2017


Tokyobike New York x Hideki Inaba from Plus 81 gallery

october 1st to 31st

Tokyobike New York

We are pleased to announce our friend Tokyobike New York is showcasing our artist Hideki Inaba’s art pieces from Oct 1st -31st, 2015. Please also take a look at Vol. 67 of Plus 81 magazine featuring Tokyobike.
The shop Hours are 12-8pm Tuesday-Friday and 11-7pm Saturday-Sunday.
“My career has been the study of mechanical engineering and graphic design. It has also been the creation of personal artwork. In each of these pursuits I have drawn many lines based on things received from others. In this way I continue forward alongside and following the lines.” – Hideki Inaba, Artist
Tokyobike is a small, independent bicycle company founded in 2002 in the quiet Tokyo suburb of Yanaka. Based on the concept of “Tokyo Slow” the bikes are designed to be light to ride with an emphasis on comfort over speed. The bike is simply a way to enjoy your city; it is as much about the journey as the destination.
For additional information, please contact or visit 

Tokyo Graphic Passport 2015 in New York

3.19.2015 THU 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)

SVA Theatre 333 West 23 Street, New York NY 10011

Tokyo Graphic Passport is a series of events organized by +81 to bring prominent Japanese artists and designers who have garnered national and international recognition under the limelight on the global stages of New York City, Paris, Bangkok etc. This year the conference will be presented in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts. We aim to introduce and fortify conversations on contemporary Japanese art and design cultures to the wider and cosmopolitan audiences. The underlying concept that unifies the diverse participants and audience is the acute aesthetic sensibility regardless of creative genres.

3 artists and designers; Asami Kiyokawa, Kohei Nawa, Masashi Kawamura, who are on the forefront of the creative scene will give their presentations at School of Visual Arts. The panelists will discuss their work processes, inspirations, ideas and aesthetics. This will be a rare opportunity to engage with the behind-the-scenes ideas on the celebrated projects such as “PixCell” series, “Female Beauty Collection,” “Techne: Visual Workshop,” and more; all with distinctive styles and unique expressions. The panelists have won distinguished awards including Adobe Cutting Edge Award, Cannes Design Lion Gold, Best Debutante Award, Umehara Awards/Kirin Art Awards and others. Tokyo Graphic Passport will serve as a platform for cultural exchanges on the topic of visual communication.

7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Asami Kiyokawa
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Masashi Kawamura
8:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Kohei Nawa
9:15 p.m. – Q&A


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1 Night Ace Hotel New York Artists in Residency Program ACE HOTEL NY X PLUS81

march 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015

Ace Hotel New York

Plus 81 has been invited to select 5 artists as part of the Ace Hotel NY Artists in Residence program in March 2015. While at Ace Hotel, artist is asked to make some art. Write a poem, craft a score or a game, take a photo.
Participating Artists are:
ikumi (Model / fashion designer) Link to Ace NY
Kenzo Minami (Designer/Artist) Link to Ace NY
Meguru Yamaguchi (Artist) Link to Ace NY
Masashi Kawamura from Party (Creative Director / Founder at Party) Link to Ace NY
Chihiro Shimizu (Dancer)

Please go visit the website