Toko Hayashi 林塔子


1994 Postgraduate couse, Seian College of Art and Design

1996 Postgraduate couse, Seian University of Art and Design


2018 Gallery Nekogameya, Osaka, Japan /2012, 2014,2016

2015 GalleryGallery, Kyoto, Japan /2010

2007 Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan / 1996, 2003

Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Japan / 2003


2021 TEXTILE in FUTURE EXPRESSION JTC in TAKARAZUKA, Takarazuka Art Center, Hyogo

     FIBER ART BY FIFTEEN, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto

2019 “ Ori rhythmⅣ“Art & Design Center, Nagoya University of the Arts, Aichi

  / 2009,2012,2015

2013 TAPESTRY NOVA:JAPAN-LITHUANIA, Gallery Imeno Parkasi、Kaunas, Lithuania

2011 “Re: a prefix -fiber and textile works from Western Australia and Japan”, Hyogo 

      Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan, Western Australian Museum,

Perth, Australia


2019 Kyoto textiles: from the 1960s to the present,

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

2016 Organizational Bureau of 15th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz 2016,
Central Museum of Textiles, Lódz, Poland. 

2012 “10thInternational Mini-Textiles Triennial”, Jean Lurçat Museum and Contemporary

Tapestry, Angers, France / 2008, 2005

2011 “The 7th Cheongju International Craft Competition”, Cheongju Cultural Industry Complex, Cheongju, South Korea


2016 Honorable mention、15th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz.
2010 Yomiuri-Shinbunsha Prize, Kyoto Kogei Biennale

2004 Semi-Grand Prize, Zenkoku Sakiori Exhibition

Some ancient scripts which are not deciphered yet. They are being buried assimilating with green and sand. Or nobody notices that they are secretly engraved on the stone. They are evidence of human being, which is no longer here. However, the memories of life which coexisted with nature are in those ancient scripts. I want to express the power and pleasure of them. Moreover, I want to tell it to someone. When I think of the ancient scripts, I might understand the origin of human being inside of me.