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  • poster for Natural Nature II

    Natural Nature II

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    • at Flew Gallery
    • Shiraishi bldg. 1F, 1-22-29 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0022
    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Crafts - Ceramics
    • Ends Today

    Group exhibition by five artists who continue to produce works based around subjects such as animals, plants, and that which is raised in nature. Working in a variety of media, they each express the beauty,...More »

  • poster for #12 Post-Formalist Painting

    #12 Post-Formalist Painting

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    • at Komagome Soko
    • 2-14-2 Komagome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 173-0003
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 3 days

    It can be said that the essential elements of a painting are the two-dimensional plane and the color field. As it has been around 70 years now since the search for purity and the essence of painting began,...More »

  • poster for Moon & Jeon “Freedom Village”

    Moon & Jeon “Freedom Village”

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    • at SCAI The Bathhouse
    • Kashiwayu-Ato, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001
    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • Ends in 3 days

    The exhibition is comprised of photographic documentation of the village taken by the residents, a black and white film and several pieces of single-channel video and sculpture installation. The main film...More »

  • poster for Fear in Painting

    Fear in Painting

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    • at Ueno Royal Museum
    • 1-2 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo,110-0007
    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • Ends in 4 days

    The general consensus as to how we view paintings suggests that our feelings and responses are based on what we see in terms of color, overall atmosphere, methods of expression, and the like. However,...More »

  • poster for Zodiac Exhibition: The Dog

    Zodiac Exhibition: The Dog

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    • at Gallery Maruhi
    • 2-33-1, Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0031
    • Media: Painting - Product - Ceramics
    • Ends in 4 days

    Nine artists working across various fields in the art scene will come together to present brand new works on the theme of next year’s Chinese Zodiac, the dog. This is the first of what is intended to be...More »

  • poster for Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Program Final Exhibition

    Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Program Final Exhibition

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    • at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts
    • 12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8714
    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Prints - Architecture - Sculpture - Media Arts
    • Ends in 8 days

    This exhibition presents work by students from the Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Program. It is a fantastic chance to see the culmination of what these students have studied before they head out...More »

  • poster for Akane Ishiga “Tiny Zoo - Annex”

    Akane Ishiga “Tiny Zoo - Annex”

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    • at Wish Less
    • 5-12-10 Tabata, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0014
    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Party
    • Ends in 10 days

    Akane Ishiga’s cute and fashionable stuffed toy charms are inspired by her taste in fashion and her love of punk and rock music. The adorable toys are injected with her dark sense of humor and they have...More »

  • poster for Anton Vidokle “Russian Cosmism: Trilogy”

    Anton Vidokle “Russian Cosmism: Trilogy”

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    • at Asakusa
    • 1-6-16 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0035
    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • Ends in 11 days

    The New York and Berlin-based e-flux founder Anton Vidokle screens a trilogy of short films in which philosophical, scientific, and literary texts referencing Russian Cosmism are read. [Event] Talk...More »

  • poster for Ayako Ishiguro “2017”

    Ayako Ishiguro “2017”

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    • at Gallery ef
    • 2-19-18 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 11 days

    Ayako Ishiguro will present paintings inspired by songs such as Miu Sakamoto’s “Hoshi meguri no uta,” and some goods produced specially for this solo exhibition will also be on sale.More »

  • poster for Haikara-san ga Toru (Mademoiselle Anne): Taisho Girls & The World of Waki Yamato!

    Haikara-san ga Toru (Mademoiselle Anne): Taisho Girls & The World of Waki Yamato!

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    • at Yayoi Museum
    • 2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
    • Media: Manga - Photography - Video and Film - Talks
    • Ends in 11 days

    Girls who ride pushbikes and wear patterned kimonos with traditional hakama, lace-up boots, and big bows in their hair… This is the adorably cute “hakama” style that was popular with young women during...More »

  • poster for Hamadaraka “Dawn”

    Hamadaraka “Dawn”

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    • at Mograg Gallery
    • 1-5-1 Motoasakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0041
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 11 days
  • poster for Year-End Market

    Year-End Market

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    • at Hagurodo
    • 2F Yushima High Town, 4-6-11 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0034
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 12 days
  • poster for Ueno Artist Project: “Contemporary Realism - Transcending Photography and Video”

    Ueno Artist Project: “Contemporary Realism - Transcending Photography and Video”

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    • 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 24 days

    Ueno, known for its many art institutions, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Tokyo University of the Arts, has a long history as an art mecca that has fostered many important artists. Among...More »

  • poster for Van Gogh & Japan

    Van Gogh & Japan

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    • 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 26 days

    Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was profoundly interested in Japan. From his Paris period to his early days in Arles, he collected ukiyo-e prints and writings on Japanese culture. Conversely, Japanese artists...More »

  • Hokusai and Japonisme

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    • at National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo
    • 7-7, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007
    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Talks
    • Ends in 46 days

    In the latter half of the 19th century, Western artists were fascinated by the new expression they found in Japanese art, and this led to the phenomenon known as Japonisme. It was the genius ukiyo-e artist...More »

  • poster for Architecture on Paper: Architectural Drawings of Japan 1970s-1990s

    Architecture on Paper: Architectural Drawings of Japan 1970s-1990s

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    • at National Archives of Modern Architecture
    • 4-6-15 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8553
    • Media: Drawing - Architecture - Talks
    • Ends in 53 days

    Architectural drawings are what are commonly referred to as “plans.” They may take the form of preliminary sketches, design drawings, construction drawings, or beautifully colored and shaded presentation...More »

  • poster for Ancient Civilization of the Andes

    Ancient Civilization of the Andes

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    • at National Museum of Nature and Science
    • 7-20 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • Ends in 67 days

    The Ancient Civilization of the Andes exhibition examines several cultures, spotlighting the myths and religious beliefs their influences have brought about, the superior technology that allowed them to...More »

  • poster for The Shining Boro – Cloth of Life

    The Shining Boro – Cloth of Life

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    • at Amuse Museum
    • 2-34-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
    • Media: Fashion
    • Ends in 102 days

    In Aomori Prefecture, there were quilted cloths called “Bodo” or “Bodoko” made by sewing pieces of hemp and cotton cloth once worn by generations of ancestors. Bodoko were used as sheets to lie on during...More »

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Permanent events

  • poster for "Boro" Exhibition

    "Boro" Exhibition

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    • at Amuse Museum
    • 2-34-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
    • Media: Product - Fashion

    "Boro" is now becoming an international phrase, originated from Japanese snowy north area, meaning the patched clothes that people back then used for many generations in a household by adding stitches...More »

  • NMWA Museum Collection

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    • at National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo
    • 7-7, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007
    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture

    The NMWA was established in 1959 around the core Matsukata Collection as Japan’s museum specializing in Western art. The galleries feature pre-18th century paintings including those by Ritzos, Van Cleve,...More »

  • Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall Permanent Exhibit

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    • at Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall
    • 1-4-24, Ikenohata, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0008
    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Ceramics

    Works, studies, sketches, ceramics, kimonos, artworks by friends, letters, bamboo crafts, and other belongings of Yokoyama Taikan are on display. Exhibits will change every three months. Closed during...More »

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Upcoming events

  • poster for Showa × Tokyo Shitamachi Serenade: Yu Takita Exhibition

    Showa × Tokyo Shitamachi Serenade: Yu Takita Exhibition

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    • at Yayoi Museum
    • 2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Talks
    • Starts in 21 days

    In the prewar Showa years, the voices of old men hawking freshly steamed brown rice bread would echo through the streets of Terajima-cho in Tokyo’s shitamachi (downtown) Mukojima Ward. It was around this...More »

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