News


Hiroshi will participate in Yart Sale 2022 on Saturday, August 13. Please refer to the Events section. (posted on 08.11.2022)

His work will be part of the SMFA Art Sale 2022. Please refer to the Events section. (posted on 08.04.2022)

Nearby Gallery in Newton MA began to carry his work. You can find details in the Representation section. (posted on 08.04.2022)

His jewelry will be part of the 2022 Salon Show + Art Sale at the Essex Art Center. It will begin on Saturday, July 16. (posted on 06.12.2022)

His SoWa pop-up shop information has been posted in the Events section. (posted on 06.12.2022)

The Boston Globe Magazine’s featured necklace is also available at Fuller Craft Museum Shop (455 Oak St, Brockton, MA 02301) and at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Store (51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773). (posted on 11.29.2021)

His necklace is featured in the New England holiday gift guide by the Boston Globe Magazine [ photo ]. The featured piece is available both at Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection (95 Trapelo Rd. Belmont, MA. 02478) and online. (posted on 11.20.2021)

His pop-up shop schedule has been posted in the Events section. (posted on 11.20.2021)

The SMFA Art Sale (2021) schedule has been posted in the Events section. (posted on 08.19.2021)

His jewelry will be part of the Grand Reopening event at the Essex Art Center. It will begin on Saturday, August 21. (posted on 08.19.2021)

The SMFA Art Sale schedule has been posted in the Events section. (posted on 10.17.2020)

The Somerville Open Studios 2020 schedule has been posted in the Events section.
*** It's online only due to COVID-19 concerns. *** (updated on 04.24.2020/posted on 12.24.2019)

Hiroshi will showcase his work at the ICA Harbor Market at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
*** It's CANCELED due to COVID-19 concerns. *** (updated on 03.11.2020/posted on 03.03.2020)

His jewelry is now available in Tokyo, JAPAN. It is being sold at a museum shop called ”On Sundays”, located at the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (A.K.A. Watarium) . (posted on 12.13.2019)

The 2019 holiday show schedule has been posted in the Events section. (posted on 10.14.2019)

The Main Bookstore and Shop (A.K.A. Linde Museum Shop) of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston carries his work this spring and summer. (posted on 04.06.2019)

His jewelry will be part of the First Look Show. It will begin at Somerville Museum on Thursday, April 18. (posted on 04.05.2019)

Hiroshi will participate in the Somerville Open Studios at the Arts at the Armory on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5 from noon to 6pm (both days). (posted on 04.05.2019)

Hiroshi will showcase his work at the MFA Artisan Market at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Saturday, November 17. (posted on 10.15.2018)

Hiroshi will showcase his work in the Main Bookstore & Shop (A.K.A Linde Museum Shop) of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Friday, October 5 from 5pm to 9pm. (posted on 10.02.2018)

Hiroshi was featured by Boston Voyager Magazine. (posted on 07.23.2018)

Hiroshi will showcase his work at the ICA Harbor Market at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (posted on 05.21.2018)

Hiroshi will participate in the Somerville Open Studios at the Arts at the Armory on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6 from noon to 6pm (both days). (posted on 04.24.2018)

Hiroshi will showcase his work at the ICA Harbor Market at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Saturday, March 10, 2018. (posted on 02.23.2018)

Five designs of his necklaces are carried at the Peabody Essex Museum Shop, Salem MA, for the museum exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style (On view December 16, 2017 to April 1, 2018). (updated on 02.15.2018)

Hiroshi’s work is featured in the Scout Somerville magazine’s 2017 November / December issue [ photo ]. The featured piece is available in the Representation section of this website. There are a limited number of pieces. You may call to check on the availability. (posted on 11.15.2017)

About Us


Hiroshi Minato Jewelry is a handcrafted contemporary aluminum jewelry line. While it specializes in men’s jewelry, it has also been popular with women since it debuted in 2014. Currently, the jewelry line includes men’s necklaces and a small number of matching earrings for women. All jewelry pieces are designed and made by Hiroshi Minato in the Boston area in the U.S.

Jewelry Designer & Maker

Hiroshi Minato

Hiroshi grew up in Tokyo and has been a resident of Somerville, MA since 2001. He first began making jewelry in 2013 to fulfill his personal needs. He wanted to have a necklace which could match his fashion and life style. He decided to make it himself. After trying a few materials, he ended up choosing aluminum for his creation because of its color and the way it reflects the light.

His pieces are asymmetric, yet balanced. They are simple, yet sophisticated. They convey a meaning that can have many interpretations. Hiroshi creates the pieces so that the time and space around them evoke unlimited imagination. He believes that this process makes his pieces unique.

Representation


His work can be found in the galleries and shops listed below. Please feel free to call to check on the availability of his pieces. These galleries and shops are filled with hand-crafted unique jewelry which is carefully curated by their owners and managers. I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy jewelry created by Hiroshi and the many other jewelry artists there.

KARENNA MARAJ JEWELRY COLLECTION [Earrings and Necklaces]
Belmont, Massachusetts
617-484-0645
http://www.karennamarajcollection.com
Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection is a handmade local artisan gallery specializing in unique and eclectic jewelry.

FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM SHOP [Necklaces]
Brockton, Massachusetts
508-588-6000
http://fullercraft.org
The museum shop features contemporary jewelry, ceramics, and more, which are hand-crafted by local makers.

DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM, THE STORE [Necklaces]
Lincoln, Massachusetts
781-259-8355
https://decordova.org
The museum store located in a 30-acre sculpture park carries handcrafted contemporary jewelry, pottery, glass, paper goods, wearable art and more.

NEARBY GALLERY [Necklaces]
Newton, Massachusetts
617-467-4509
https://www.nearbygallery.com
Nearby Gallery is a spacious contemporary art gallery with a retail space showcasing small pieces.

Events ( Upcoming | All )


SMFA Art Sale
November 4 - 6, 2022
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
https://smfa.tufts.edu/events-exhibitions/art-sale
It's free and open to the public. It features art works by SMFA students, alumni, faculty, and affiliated artists. His jewelry will be part of the show.

Yart Sale
August 13, 2022
Night Craft (site#: 24), 34 Burnside Ave
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://somervilleartscouncil.org/yartsale
It's a city-wide multi-location yard-sale-like art sale event. Hiroshi will showcase his work at Night Craft (site #24) all day (noon - 5pm). It's free and open to the public.

SALON SHOW + ART SALE
July 16 - September 10, 2022
Essex Art Center (EAC)
Lawrence, Massachusetts
https://www.essexartcenter.org/
It's free and open to the public. His jewelry will be part of the show.

POP-UP SHOP in SoWa
July 1, 2022
Boston, Massachusetts
https://www.sowaboston.com/first-fridays/
It's free and open to the public. He will showcase his jewelry in his fellow artist Cynthia Chapman's studio (450 Harrison Ave, #400, Boston, MA 02118) from 5pm to 9pm.

SOMERVILLE OPEN STUDIOS
April 30 - May 1, 2022
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/web/artists/artist_profile/1619

POP-UP SHOP in SoWa
December 3, 2021
SoWa artists' main building
https://www.sowaartists.com/portfolio/audrey-markoff
It's free and open to the public. He will showcase his jewelry in his fellow artist Audrey Markoff's studio SoWa Mosaics (450 Harrison Ave, #208, Boston, MA 02118) from 5pm to 9pm.

SMFA ART SALE
October 22-November 4, 2021
Online
https://smfa.tufts.edu/events-exhibitions/art-sale
His work will be featured at the SMFA Art Sale. It’s a fundraising event at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and the proceeds support student scholarships.

GRAND REOPENING SALON SHOW + ART SALE
August 21 - September 7, 2021
Essex Art Center (EAC)
Lawrence, Massachusetts
https://www.essexartcenter.org/galleryevents
It's free and open to the public. His jewelry will be part of the show. The proceeds support EAC's programming for Lawrence residents.

SMFA ART SALE
November 9–23, 2020
Online
https://smfa.tufts.edu/events-exhibitions/art-sale
His work will be featured at the SMFA Art Sale. It’s a fundraising event at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and the proceeds support student scholarships.

SOMERVILLE OPEN STUDIOS
May 2 - 3, 2020
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org
*** It's online only due to COVID-19 concerns. ***

FIRST LOOK SHOW
April 19 - May 10, 2020
Somerville Museum
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org
*** It was CANCELED due to COVID-19 concerns. ***

ICA HARBOR MARKET
March 15, 2020
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
https://www.icaboston.org/events/ica-harbor-market-6
*** The ICA Harbor Market (March 15, 2020) was CANCELED due to increasing COVID-19 concerns. ***

HOPEFUL HEARTS & LOCAL ARTS
February 8, 2020
Connexion
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/connexion/hopeful-hearts-local-arts/556398555091782
It's free and open to the public. Hiroshi will showcase his work at the market. He will be on site all day.

SMFA Art Sale
November 21 - 24, 2019
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
https://smfa.tufts.edu/events-exhibitions/art-sale
It's free and open to the public. It features thousands of works by SMFA students, alumni, faculty, and affiliated artists. His jewelry will be part of the show.

MFA Artisan Market
November 9, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
https://mfa.org/event/special-event/mfa-artisan-market
It's open to the public. Museum admission may apply. Hiroshi will showcase his work in the Shapiro Family Courtyard, where the Chihuly's towering glass tree is installed, all day.

SOMERVILLE OPEN STUDIOS
May 4 - 5, 2019
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/artists/artist_profile.php?artistID=1619
It's free and open to the public. Hiroshi will be on site all day (both days).

FIRST LOOK SHOW
April 18- May 17, 2019
Somerville Museum
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/visit
It's free and open to the public. His jewelry will be part of the show. It offers an opportunity to preview Somerville Open Studios artists' work under one roof. Please click the link above for the detailed information.

Union Square Holiday Pop-Up Market
December 9, 2018 (Sun)
Warehouse XI
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1070532333124576/
It's free and open to the public. Hiroshi will only be displaying his work on Sunday, December 9, though this is a 2 day event which is also open on Saturday. He will be on site all day on Sunday.

MFA Artisan Market
November 17, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
https://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/mfa-artisan-market
It's open to the public. Museum admission may apply. Hiroshi will showcase his work in the Shapiro Family Courtyard, where the Chihuly's towering glass tree is installed, all day.

Popup shop at MFA Boston
October 5, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
https://www.mfa.org/visit/shops
It's open to public. Museum admission may apply. Hiroshi will showcase his work in the Main Bookstore & Shop (A.K.A Linde Museum Shop) from 5pm to 9pm (or 10pm).

ICA HARBOR MARKET
June 2, 2018
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
https://www.icaboston.org/events/ica-harbor-market-1
It's free and open to public. Hiroshi will be on site all day.

SOMERVILLE OPEN STUDIOS
May 5 - 6, 2018
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/artists/artist_profile.php?artistID=1619
It's free and open to public. Hiroshi will be on site all day.

ICA HARBOR MARKET
March 10, 2018
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
https://www.icaboston.org/events/ica-harbor-market-0
It's free and open to public. Hiroshi will be on site all day.

Union Square Holiday Pop-Up Market
December 9, 2017 (Sat)
Warehouse XI
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1427468810698689
It's free and open to public. Hiroshi will only be displaying his work on Saturday, December 9, though this is a 2 day event which is also open on Sunday. He will be on site all day on Saturday.

Currier After Hours: Holiday Extravaganza
November 2, 2017 (Thu)
Currier Museum of Art
Manchester, New Hampshire
http://currier.org/event/currier-hours-holiday-extravaganza
General admission may apply. It's open to the public. Hiroshi will be on site that evening.

E-Som Market
October 7, 2017 (Sat)
La Brasa
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/667062756820781
It's free and open to the public. Hiroshi will be on site all day.

Black Market
September 17, 2017 (Sun)
Elks Lodge
Cambridge, Massachusetts
https://bostonhassle.com/event/black-market-presented-by-boston-hassle-ignore-rock-n-roll-heroes
The admission is $1. It's open to the public. Hiroshi will be on site all day.

Pop Up Craft Fair
May 13, 2017
Workbar Union
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1180190885460053
It's free and open to public.

SOMERVILLE OPEN STUDIOS
May 6 - 7, 2017
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/artists/artist_profile.php?artistID=1619
It's free and open to public.

UNION SQUARE HOLIDAY POP-UP MARKET
December 18, 2016
Warehouse XI
Somerville Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/590505277824989
This is a 2 day event which opens on Saturday, December 17. However, Hiroshi will only be displaying his work on Sunday, December 18. He will be on site all day.

SOMERVILLE LOCAL FIRST WINTER MARKET
November 27, 2016
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/678871422262654
It's free and open to public. Hiroshi will be on site all day.

DECORDOVA HOLIDAY ARTISTS' MARKET
November 11 - December 31, 2016
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Lincoln, Massachusetts
http://decordova.org/calendar/artists-market-2016
It's free and open to public.

WORKBAR UNION ART MARKET
Septermber 10, 2016
Workbar Union
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1791705337731351
It's free and open to public.

SOMERVILLE OPEN STUDIOS
April 30 - May 1, 2016
Arts at the Armory
Somerville, Massachusetts
https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/artists/artist_profile.php?artistID=1619
It's free and open to public.

Contact


Please feel free to email or call Hiroshi with any questions. He is always happy to talk to like-minded artists and art appreciators. If you run a gallery or store and are interested in showing his work, he is happy to talk more as well.

hiroshiminatojewelry@gmail.com

857-302-3011