About Tadahiro Ono
He used his genius sensibilities to create mostly junk art and left behind many works. He also engaged in passionate training and development activities as an art teacher at Mikuni High School, producing many outstanding artists.
Receives New Artist Award for “Muchin no Y ” at “57 New Artists of Today ” (organized by Asahi Shimbun).
Forms Contemporary Sculpture Group with Kakuzo Tatehata, Shusaku Arakawa, Morio Shinoda, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, Saburo Muraoka, Hisashi Konno, Ryokichi Mukai, Bushiro Mouri, and others. Later holds several solo exhibitions at Tokyo Central Museum of Art, Tokiwa Gallery, and other locations.
The mysterious and small gallery, “BLUE CAKE,” sits atop a hill overlooking the sea. Ono chose this location for his atelier, and the entire building is covered in tile that is cobalt blue, his favorite color. The large windows let in natural light and have pink-gold sashes. They are always open, and the soft light of Mikuni enters radiantly.
Ono retired from Mikuni High School in 1973. He found a site with exposed andesite in a field behind Takidan-ji Temple. He moved an old storehouse from the city there to make it his home. It located on a hill overlooking Mikuni Port with a view of the Sea of Japan in the distance. The residence is one of his works of art, featuring ideas that reflect his reverence for ancient times.