“Kiss the Heart #3,” an event providing support for the recovery of Tohoku through art and also supporting young artists, opened at three Isetan Mitsukoshi stores in the metropolitan area on Jan 22.

The event is being held for the third time since 2012 and is produced by Tokyo Frontline. This year, under the theme “Love & Peace with Arts,” twenty-one artists gather to provide support for Tohoku. Window displays of Isetan Shinjuku, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi and Ginza Mitsukoshi will be decorated with art of the participating artists. The special displays will be available for one month.

The artworks will also become available for a charity auction on Mar 9. All proceeds (aside from consumption tax) will be donated to “Art Home for Children,” a project based in Tohoku under the theme “art and children”. On Feb 8, 9, and 11, workshops for families to experience the activities of “Art Home for Children” will be held. The venue for the auction and workshops will be the Ginza Terrace/Terrace Court located on the 9th floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi. Participation free of charge, reservation required.

Participating Artists
Isetan Shinjuku: Takuya Ikezaki / Ina Jang / Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter / KOHSHI / Yusuke Komuta + JaQwa + AUTORA FACTORY PLATE / Takahiro Komuro / Masafumi Shigeta / Eri Shibata / Tomoko Nagai / Tatsuo Miyajima×Issey Miyake + Reality Lab / Kunihiko Morinaga

Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi: Toru Ishii / Yuji Kanamaru / Yoriko Takabatake / Ayano Fukuda / Akira Fujimoto / Yoshikazu Yamagata

Ginza Mitsukoshi: Ryoji Arai / Taisuke Koyama×Kohei Nawa / Tohru Matsushita / Daisuke Yokota

【Artworks Display in Store Windows】
Kiss the Heart #3
Date: Isetan Shinjuku until Feb 17 (some artworks until Feb 15)
Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi until Feb 24 (closed on Feb 18)
Ginza Mitsukoshi until Feb 23 (closed on Feb 17)

【Charity Auction】
Time & Date: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Mar 9 (doors open from 3:00 pm)
Venue: Ginza Terrace/Terrace Court on the 9F of Ginza Mitsukoshi
Auction Preview: from Mar 5 to 8
Participation Fee: Free of charge (reservation required through the official site “Kiss the Heart #3”)
Application Period: from 10:00 am on Jan 22 to 10:00 am on Feb 21
Capacity: 100 people