Summer vacation at a certain art museum @ Chiba city museum of art

16th July -4th September, 2022

Curator: Megumi Hatai

Collaborator: (new)service: Tomoo Nishidate, Rondade

Construction: Office Toyofuku



[Nasal cavity of memories] 

View the artworks (installations), stimulate your senses, and enjoy the world of your imagination. Go on an imaginary journey to trace the memories you have experienced in your life so far. If you were to appreciate five historical Japanese tapestries by smell, what smells would evoke your memories?


[Asleep in a paper wrapping]

It means while a time of waiting and sleep, until someone gets their hands on the exhibition documentation.


What does the catalog continue to dream about in the packaging? Wrapped in kraft paper and carrying their own scent, are they waiting for the time when they will be exposed to the open air, or do they want to continue sleeping still in their cozy warehouse? Every year, a new exhibition is held and a new catalogue is added.

What kind of colors will the catalog, with its memory of time that never fades away, make its presence felt in the exhibition space this summer? Let imagine and feel the smell of "hidden time".

Tracing My memories with Smells at Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery, Tokyo

The workshop report  exhibition

12th- 26th June,2022

Artist: Hisako Inoue

Curator : Yuri Yoshida

Participants: 10 people

Facilitation staffs: Emi Hayashi, Shoko Aoki, Kotoka Hidano, Yui Itomi, Masaki Unozawa

Sign-language interpreters: Yuko Setoguchi, Miwa Wada

Collaboration with Mika Shirasu( Olfactory researcher) and Kampo Life Design (https://www.kampolifedesign.com)

Creative the archive with photo: Aoi Kudo (https://www.instagram.com/aoikudo_aonisai/), Video: Hideto Miyuki

Frier design: Ryusuke Nakakita  https://www.instagram.com/ryusuke_nakakita/?hl=ja    http://nakakitaryusuke.com

Illastration: Ai Miyoshi   https://www.instagram.com/ai_miyoshi/    


Food and Modern art Exhibition Vol.8  BankART1929

 BankART Station

1st -19th October, 2021

Life is Smell, Life is 〇〇


Acknowledgement: KampoLifeDesign( Maho Suetsugu) https://www.kampolifedesign.com

Yokohama Beer Co.,Ltd.(Hayato Yokouchi) http://www.yokohamabeer.com

mimiLotus(Hiromi Yoshiike) https://mimilotus.net

Cocktail Bar Nemanja( Tomoyuki Hojo) https://www.bar-nemanja.com

Life is Smell, Life is Chai @ Art and Syrup gallery 2021

Collaboration with Hiromi Yoshiike and Hisako Inoue exhibition-

Art and Syrup gallery in Yokohama

8th August - 7 October in 2021

HP: https://artandsyrup.com/exhibition25_lifeissmellandchai/

photo: Art and Syrup


The archive art work of Story of smell , from online workshop documents

From July to December in 2020


The Library of Smell workshop document exhibition @ Nara prefectural Library and  information center

The Library of Smell : Document Exhibition at Nara Prefectural Library and Information center

Exhibition schedule: October 22 - November 28,2019


Concept: Mika Shirasu and I did our workshop at the Library on 8th September in 2019. 15 participants selected books of very interesting smells in the library. And they analyzed smells as function evaluations and made own story of memory from books.

And Mika who is an olfactory researcher analyzed the most interesting smell of two books by The GCMS (Gas chromatograph mass Spectrometer) after our workshop.

So now, it began the interactive art exhibition from 22 October, even visitors can take all books by your hands, smelling, looking back on some memories from smell of book, thinking about own memories, and if some people enjoy the exhibition together, please talk each other how did you feel and talk about your memories of smell.


And I thought of " the Library is treasure place of smell world". If you are interested in more smell of books, please read any books by your sense of smell. It brings to open your new senses.





The Imagination from Smell @ Art and Syrup gallery 2019

Collaboration with Photographer: Barbara Donaubauer and Hisako Inoue

Gallery: Art and Syrup in Yokohama.

Title: The Imagination from Smell

October 8th - November 7th 

Open:12:00 Close:18:00

Address: 5-63-5 Akebono-cho Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan  zip:231-0057 


*Barbara Donaubauer's homepage :https://barbaradonaubauer.de

Museum Villa Stuck: https://www.villastuck.de/ausstellungen/2017/ricochet11/index.htm

              photo model: Maho Suetsugu and Brigitte Seidel ( Maho posed same action of the photo at the gallery:))

GoodDesign Award 2019


Die Bibliothek der Gerüche @ Museum Villa Stuck in Munich

Hisako Inoue collaboration with Mika Shirasu and Takuro Shibayama

From October 7 in 2017 to January 14 in 2018