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August Exhibit: Kohei Ogawa

Moonlit Forest Town
New Works by Kohei Ogawa
August 21-September 12, 2021

The second show in our three exhibit summer series featuring all Japanese artists is the wonderful Kohei Ogawa, presented in conjunction with How2Work and The Little Hut.

Well-known in Japan for his amazing needle-felted character creations, Kohei Ogawa is also a talented painter and sculptor. His works often feature anthropomorphized animals and monster-like (but still cute) creatures, and he is perhaps best known to toy collectors for his BG Bear character.

For this exhibit, works will be available first to attendees of the opening weekend, but we will take requests for purchase via our previews email list and conduct a lottery for available pieces after the opening weekend. Sign up at to receive an email when works are available to request.

The exhibit will be open for viewing at Rotofugi, 2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago beginning Saturday, August 21, 10am-6pm, however, we are being cautious and will not be holding an opening reception.

Moonlit Forest Town continues through September 12th or view online at

About the Artist

Born in 1975, Kohei Ogawa started to work as a freelance illustrator after graduating from Asagaya College of Art in 1997.  He is a talented artist who excels both as a painter and a sculptor. He dedicated most of his time creating needle-felted dolls in 2013 and was well known for his "Green Cow Garden" series. He creates not only needle-felted dolls of "Green Cow Garden” but also more unique artworks. Since 2017, he has cooperated with How2Work to develop various figure projects - “Naughty Boy” series, “BG Bear” series and the blind boxed mini figure “Green Cow Garden” series.


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