Matabee Goto

Matabee valued peoples’ bonds, wishing the world no conflicts and fights and devoted his life time to express his wishes in the space of canvas. His paintings are creative and express his own ideas and feelings. Bara Gallery is a fan of Matabee Goto. Matabee is a great artist. It should have been a wonderful meeting if Matabee could have met with Picasso or Chagall. Bara Gallery continues to display Matabee’s depiction of love.

Maika Kobayashi

I was born in Tokyo on November 10, 1986. I’m a painter and illustrator who uses acrylic to create detailed, realistic and often fantastical images. After graduating from an art academy in March 2009, I embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator. Inspired by my successful exhibition in New York in 2010, I also developed a general interest in painting. These days I pursue both painting and illustration. My paintings have been exhibited across the country. I have also been commissioned by both individuals and companies to paint many pieces, including murals, logo designs, stage and concert backdrops, packaging designs and album and magazine covers. My paintings have even been shown on national television. In recent years, I’ve started exhibiting more abroad and at the same time my motifs have become increasingly traditional: kimonos, temples, etc. I hope to reach people all over the world with my paintings and illustrations, depicting Japanese culture and themes.

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Collaboration IXXI

wall decoration


“IXXI” is a brand name of Interior Art Product from Holland. It offers famous paintings, recreated by the most modern print technology, at a reasonable price. For printing, a special synthetic paper from Germany is used, which prevents paintings from being sunburned (changing color) and is protected from water as well. Each card is connected each other by special connecters and high quality double-sided adhesive tape. The recreated paintings can be easily assembled, disassembled, moved, and fit any places. You can produce your own space with IXXI and your choice of paintings.
This time we chose printings of Matabee Goto for collaboration with “IXXI”. “IXXI” represents Matabee’s imaginary world very well. “IXXI” enables children and adults to have arts in their daily life.


“IXXI” can be easily installed anywhere to fill up boring empty space; shop, offices, public places as well as home.


You can enjoy Matabee’s paintings at a living room and/or a den. Or you can choose your paintings from resources we have. You may create special space with your own taste.


Established in 1964, Bara Gallery is one of the oldest and long-standing galleries in Ginza, Tokyo.  Previously located in Ginza 8-chome and 6-chome, it moved to its current location in 7-chome in 2006. Please contact us for a special exhibition, a solo exhibition, a group exhibition, a gallery rental, art sales, coordinating artwork for housewarming event, etc.


Bara Gallery

2nd Floor, Angelique Fossette Bldg, 7-2-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
104-0061 Japan

+81 3-3573-0783
Open during closed days during the exhibition