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  • poster for Tarot 7

    Tarot 7

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    • at Flew Gallery
    • Shiraishi bldg. 1F, 1-22-29 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0022
    • Media: Illustration
    • Ends in 2 days

    Seven artists depict “The Fool” in tarot cards.More »

  • poster for He Xiangyu  “Who Are Interested in Us”

    He Xiangyu “Who Are Interested in Us”

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    • at SCAI The Bathhouse
    • Kashiwayu-Ato, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001
    • Media: Drawing
    • Ends in 5 days

    Based in both Beijing and Berlin, He Xiangyu is a Chinese conceptual artist working with a range of media to explore diverse personal, social, and political themes. The artist was recently one of the four...More »

  • poster for Seven Days, Seven Artists

    Seven Days, Seven Artists

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    • at Gallery Iriya Tokyo
    • 2-30-2 Kita-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0014
    • Media: Sculpture
    • Ends in 5 days

    “Seven Days, Seven Artists” is a sculpture exhibition founded by sculptor Takenori Hara. The group show started in 2001, when it lasted seven days. Now in its 18th year, it has a lineup of new members...More »

  • poster for Nakayoshi 65th Anniversary Exhibition

    Nakayoshi 65th Anniversary Exhibition

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    • at Yayoi Museum
    • 2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
    • Media: Illustration - Manga
    • Ends in 9 days

    This exhibition celebrates the 65th anniversary of the manga magazine Nakayoshi, which has published leading titles such as Osamu Tezuka’s “Princess Knight” and become a bestseller. Color and black and...More »

  • poster for Retro Kawaii: Yumeji’s Musical Score Illustrations

    Retro Kawaii: Yumeji’s Musical Score Illustrations

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    • at Takehisa Yumeji Museum
    • 2-4-2 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • Ends in 9 days

    Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934) illustrated musical scores. This exhibition introduces these works featuring beautiful girls, Art Nouveau designs, chic fashions, bright colors, stylish fonts, and more.More »

  • poster for Akane Ishiga “Tiny Zoo — What I Love”

    Akane Ishiga “Tiny Zoo — What I Love”

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    • at Wish Less
    • 5-12-10 Tabata, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0014
    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • Ends in 13 days

    Wish Less gallery is pleased to announce Akane Ishiga’s solo exhibition “Tiny Zoo – What I Love.” Ishiga’s stuffed toy charms are 100% handmade by the artist including their clothing, small bags, and accessories...More »

  • poster for Ming Wong “Fake Daughter’s Room of Shame”

    Ming Wong “Fake Daughter’s Room of Shame”

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    • at Asakusa
    • 1-6-16 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0035
    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • Ends in 13 days

    Ming Wong builds layers of cinematic language, social structures, identity and introspection through his re-telling of world cinema and popular culture in his videos, installations and performances. With...More »

  • poster for From the TOP collection: Chikara Matsumoto “Memory Tracer”

    From the TOP collection: Chikara Matsumoto “Memory Tracer”

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    • 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Performance Art - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 20 days

    To be held concurrently with Ueno Artist Project 2019: “Artists Look at Children” as an associated event—an exhibition of works by picture book and animation artist Chikara Matsumoto from the Tokyo Photographic...More »

  • poster for Ueno Artist Project 2019: Artists Look at Children

    Ueno Artist Project 2019: Artists Look at Children

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    • 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 20 days

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum—“the Home of the Public Entry Exhibition”—has played a significant role for nearly a century by giving artists of all kinds a place to exhibit and develop their art. In...More »

  • poster for Vincent van Gogh

    Vincent van Gogh

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    • at Ueno Royal Museum
    • 1-2 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo,110-0007
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 28 days

    Exhibiting works by Vincent van Gogh and the Haagse School and Impressionist artists who influenced him.More »

  • poster for 150 Years Friendship Austria-Japan - The Habsburg Dynasty: 600 Years of Imperial Collections

    150 Years Friendship Austria-Japan - The Habsburg Dynasty: 600 Years of Imperial Collections

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    • at National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo
    • 7-7 Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 41 days

    Making the most of their wealth and networks, the Habsburgs are also known for having established some of the world’s leading collections, both quality, and quantity-wise. Among them, the major items collected...More »

  • poster for Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection

    Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
    • Media: Sculpture - Fashion - Crafts
    • Ends in 55 days

    How did people of ancient civilizations conceive and depict themselves, their gods, and the natural world? The artworks they produced reflect their beliefs and world views, providing us with insights into...More »

  • poster for Yoshida Tetsuro: Bridging Modernism and Tradition

    Yoshida Tetsuro: Bridging Modernism and Tradition

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    • at National Archives of Modern Architecture
    • 4-6-15 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8553
    • Media: Architecture
    • Ends in 57 days

    Illuminates the conflicts of modernism and tradition in architect Tetsuro Yoshida’s residential works. More »

  • poster for Mummies of the World

    Mummies of the World

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    • at National Museum of Nature and Science
    • 7-20 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
    • Media: Crafts
    • Ends in 70 days

    This exhibition explains the cultural and scholarly value of mummies.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 »

  • poster for Architectonica

    Architectonica

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    • at Koishikawa Annex, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
    • 3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0001
    • Media: Architecture

    This exhibition looks at the how the concepts of architecture are expanding through examples of academic research. From models to life-sized spaces, architectural study materials to ethnological research...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 Take a Journey with Picture Books Through the History of Life

    Take a Journey with Picture Books Through the History of Life

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    • at National Museum of Nature and Science
    • 7-20 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
    • Media: Crafts
    • Starts tomorrow

    There are many picture books about nature and science. Using some of these books, the National Museum of Nature and Science presents new ways of enjoying the museum and hopes to spark interest in the natural...More »

  • poster for Kotetsu Okamura “Breath”

    Kotetsu Okamura “Breath”

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    • at Gallery Kingyo
    • 2-49-10 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0022
    • Media: Sculpture
    • Starts in 21 days
  • poster for Haikara Modern, Haikara Style – Modern and Contemporary Women’s Hakama

    Haikara Modern, Haikara Style – Modern and Contemporary Women’s Hakama

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    • at Takehisa Yumeji Museum
    • 2-4-2 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Talks
    • Starts in 22 days

    Today women often wear hakama to their university graduations. This style of kimono rose to prominence in the Meiji through Showa eras and while popular as a type of clothing for female university students...More »

  • poster for Other Utagawas?! Kuniyoshi, Yoshitoshi, Toshihide, Eihou, and Tomoyo

    Other Utagawas?! Kuniyoshi, Yoshitoshi, Toshihide, Eihou, and Tomoyo

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    • at Yayoi Museum
    • 2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Drawing - Nihonga - Prints - Talks
    • Starts in 22 days

    The Utagawa School started by Toyoharu Utagawa is regarded as the largest faction in the Ukiyo-e world. Toyokuni followed Toyoharu, while Yoshitoshi followed Kuniyoshi under a different branch succeeded...More »

  • poster for Tact Sato “Wild Pants Class”

    Tact Sato “Wild Pants Class”

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    • at Wish Less
    • 5-12-10 Tabata, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0014
    • Media: Illustration
    • Starts in 26 days

    Music, toys, art, Japanese or not, culture fanatic Tact Sato loves it all and shows in his work which has featured collages of motifs as disperse as 90s Tim Burton movies, action figures, cheap toys, American...More »

  • poster for Tansuio Award Exhibition: Contemporary Japanese Metalwork

    Tansuio Award Exhibition: Contemporary Japanese Metalwork

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    • at Sekido Museum of Art
    • 23 Senju Hashido-cho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-0038
    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • Starts in 26 days

    The mission of the Tansuio Award is to encourage young metal artists creating unique expressions that pursue beauty and function, regardless of genre. This exhibition presents previous winners of the award...More »

  • poster for Exhibition “New Intimacies”

    Exhibition “New Intimacies”

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    • at KayokoYuki
    • 2-14-2 Komagome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 173-0003
    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • Starts in 27 days

    Institutions, exhibitions, publications, and art criticism – the various mechanisms of the art world - all revolve around the individual style of the singular artist. The relationships between the artist...More »

  • poster for Exhibition “Izumo and Yamato the Birth of Ancient Japan”

    Exhibition “Izumo and Yamato the Birth of Ancient Japan”

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • Starts in 30 days

    This special exhibition marks the 1300th anniversary of the early historical text called the Nihon Shoki. The beginning of this text describes Izumo, a place of gods and sacred rites, along with Yamato,...More »

  • “SCAI 30th Anniversary Exhibition”

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    • at Komagome Soko
    • 2-14-2 Komagome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 173-0003
    • Starts in 32 days
  • poster for Vilhelm Hammershøi and Danish Painting of the 19th Century

    Vilhelm Hammershøi and Danish Painting of the 19th Century

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

    One of Denmark’s most celebrated painters, Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) quietly and resolutely painted close acquaintances, landscapes, and subdued interiors. Influenced strongly by 17th-century Dutch...More »

  • poster for James Lee Byras “Kisoushi”

    James Lee Byras “Kisoushi”

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    • at SCAI The Bathhouse
    • Kashiwayu-Ato, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001
    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Party
    • Starts in 39 days

    In commemoration of its 30th anniversary, SCAI The Bathhouse is holding an exhibition of conceptual artist James Lee Byras (1932-1997). Byras was the featured artist when The Bathhouse moved to its current...More »

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