The space was originally built in 1868 as a warehouse. It remains the embodiment of Edo architecture. It has miraculously survived two great fires: huge earthquake in 1923 and bombing under the 2nd world war, and constant re-development thus making it unique in downtown of Tokyo.
In 1997 this building was opened as an art gallery - Gallery éf, with cafe/bar space. Many artists and craftsmen have gathered to transform this space, giving it a new lease on life. It is open a space for communication and cultural exchanges. Various international collaborations, such as art exhibitions, music concerts, performances are being presented.
Born 1975 in Shizuoka. 1999 Graduate of Tama Art University, Graphic Design Department. JACA Japan Visual Art Exhibition Award. She is known for her refined and well balanced silhouette works and is engaged in an active exchange with artists from different fields; she works in the fields of music, advertising, film, and fashion. Her animated film "Tarachine" is presented in 2007.