bonsam 1st issue exhibition

bonsam (Osamu Sugimoto + Funny Dress-up Lab)
11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. / Thu., Holiday Nov 3 — Wed., Nov 9, 2022
*This program has ended.
"Sony Park Exhibition KYOTO" will be held in Kyoto in November.
Sony Park Mini will bring you programs related to Kyoto.

The first of a series of programs "bonsam 1st issue exhibition" is Bonsam’s first exhibition by a unit formed by Osamu Sugimoto, the owner of an antique shop called Daikichi, based in Nijo of Tera Town in Kyoto and the Funny Dress-up Lab, an artists who creates collage works using only dress-up stickers for Mini 4WDs.

Works and products will also be placed on sale at the venue.

Secondhand goods will be used in ways other than through repairs and reuse. Sony Park Mini will offer a peek into works in which the shapes of typical everyday secondhand goods chosen by Daikichi will merge with Funny Dress-up Lab to create unexpected discrepancies.

"The places you visit and the things you experience as a wanderer make a huge impact on you. It is undeniable that the choices you make in your work and daily life, your preferences and tastes are affected greatly by your childhood memories."

Collaboration of antique and cutting sticker collage.

Funny Dress-up Lab (@fxdul) is a collage artist who only uses Dress-up Stickers for Mini 4WD.

All stickers were made from 1980’s till 1990’s and when all stickers are gone, means this is the last day for his work. some of his work reminds me of 1980’s street art, like old school graffiti, because of the mixed up vivid colors and the way he uses a unique cutting technique.
I asked him to collage my vintage leather jacket once,and it came out so successfully.
After that first collaboration, I asked him to collage some antiques like old white Delft tiles and old iron object.
All the collaborations came out unique and attractive.

So, we decided to start a collaborate group called "bonsam" together.
His nickname is "bon" and my old nick name is "sam" we simply put our nicknames together.
"bonsam" is not only a group that "makes products and sells", we are just like an empty big toy box now.
We are excited for some one to say "hey, do you know this game? let’s try it together!" and fill up the toy box with joy.

Osamu Sugimoto
State of the exhibits
Left photo: Mr.Sam Right photo: Mr.Bon
A "chemical reaction" between antique dealers and artists
Leather jacket that marks the beginning of "bonsam"
Pewter dish washed ashore
Ceramic shards from an old Tanba large jar
Tile works on the wall
Visitors at Sony Park Mini
Picture book-like catalog and Bonsam goods also available
Kyoto-related sweets and drinks in antique vessels
The Ginza underground concourse
[bonsam 1st issue exhibition] Key Visual
bonsam (Osamu Sugimoto + Funny Dress-up Lab)
A unit formed by Osamu Sugimoto, the owner of the antique shop, Daikichi which is located in Nijo of Tera Town in Kyoto, and Funny Dress-up Lab, an artists who creates collage works using only dress-up stickers for Mini 4WDs.
Instagram: @bonsam19261989
Osamu Sugimoto
While working as the owner-operator of the Antique shop, Daikichi, Osamu Sugimoto has been actively involved and planning in the following kinds of exhibitions to date: "Slip-Style Kakeyu Exhibition," "US Technical Art Exhibition," "Get Out and Get Under the Moon," "Mejiro Collection," "Seika Association’s Antiques Festival," "Session 5," "Doguya Meitei Research Institute Antiques Market," etc.
Instagram: @sugimotoosamu
Funny Dress-up Lab
Born in 1978. He comes from Chiba City of Chiba Prefecture. He currently resides in Kyoto Prefecture. He was charmed by dress-up stickers produced and sold exclusively for dressing up Mini 4WDs for their vivid colors, unique shapes, out of register printing, and the fact that they are dead stock. He makes collage works using only the dress-up stickers, which are left untouched. He will stop creating his works when he runs out of the stickers.
Instagram: @fxdul
Sony Park Mini
B1 Nishi-Ginza Parking, 5-3-1 Chisaki, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 (Google Maps / Video access guide)

[Opening Hours / Duration]
11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. / Thu., Holiday Nov 3 — Wed., Nov 9, 2022
*This program has ended.

[Admission Fee]

- Bonsam’s first exhibition will feature displays and sales of products, including pictorial records and T-shirts, in addition to tea cans, tiles, etc., chosen by Osamu Sugimoto, the owner of the antique shop, Daikichi, in Kyoto. The items will be decorated with collages of Mini 4WD dress-up stickers by Funny Dress-up Lab, and original pictures of his own works drawn for the first time for the pictorial records.
- The works to be exhibited are based on secondhand goods, so they may be damaged, worn down or have the appearance of having been used. Those who purchase the works are asked to understand that that is a part of the works.
- All exhibits are one-off works, and they will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Some of the pictorial records will be sold as sets along with the original pictures.
- Payments are to be made at the venue in cash, by credit card, or e-money (iD, transportation IC cards).
- Purchased works on display will be sent to buyers, along with their certificates of authenticity after the exhibition has ended. Postage is to be paid by the buyer upon receipt.
- Products may be taken home immediately after purchase.

Please enquire for more information on sales, including works to be placed on display, or products to be sold.
e-mail: bonsam19261989@gmail.com

  • Sony Park Mini is a tiny space of around 30m². You are asked to note that a limit will be placed on the number of people allowed to enter the space at any one time.
  • Any changes to the program will be announced on Sony Park’s official social media account.
  • Numbered tickets may be handed out during times of congestion. Information on the conditions will be posted onto Sony Park’s official social media account on the day.

[Measures to prevent infection and requests for visitors]
Measures will be implemented to prevent the spread of infections at Sony Park Mini, to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in having their temperatures checked when entering the facility. People with temperatures over 37.5 ℃ may not be allowed to enter.
  • Visitors are asked to wear masks inside the facility.
  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in disinfecting their hands when entering the facility.
  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in maintaining social distancing.
  • Alcohol disinfectant will be available.
  • Places inside the facility touched or used by many people will be disinfected or ventilated regularly.
  • Staff will wear masks, check their temperatures before coming to work, and regularly gargle their mouths, as well as wash and disinfect their hands.