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  • poster for Utamaro’s “Fukagawa in the Snow” and “Flowers in Yoshiwara” – Reunited after 138 Years

    Utamaro’s “Fukagawa in the Snow” and “Flowers in Yoshiwara” – Reunited after 138 Years

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    • at Okada Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Media: Nihonga - Prints
    • Ends in 5 days

    The Edo-period Ukiyo-e painter Utamaro Kitagawa’s “Setsugekka” (Snow, Moon, Flowers) series is a hand-painted triptych. In 1989 it travelled to Paris for exhibition before its “Moon in Shinagawa” and “Flowers...More »

  • poster for Koganecho Bazaar 2017 - Double Façade: Various ways to encounter others

    Koganecho Bazaar 2017 - Double Façade: Various ways to encounter others

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    • at Site-A gallery and shop
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Sound - Performance Art - Art Festival - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 12 days

    This is the 10th edition of Koganecho Bazaar, an annual art festival hosted by the Koganecho Management Center, an NPO that uses art to revitalize the Yokohama City Naka Ward Koganecho urban area. At one...More »

  • poster for Max Klinger Prints: The 160th Anniversary of His Birth

    Max Klinger Prints: The 160th Anniversary of His Birth

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Hayama
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Media: Prints
    • Ends in 12 days

    Max Klinger (1857-1920) is a sculptor, painter, and printmaker who was active in Germany. His prints are characterized by precise realism and evocative fantasy that together create a mysterious charm....More »

  • poster for The Art of Edo Rimpa

    The Art of Edo Rimpa

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    • at Idemitsu Museum of Arts
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Media: Nihonga
    • Ends in 12 days

    The art of Rimpa was born in 17th century Kyoto. In the 19th century Sakai Hoitsu, born the second son of the Himeji domain lord Sakai Utanokami, moved to Edo and influenced the movement. His student Suzuki...More »

  • poster for The Picture Books of Yosuke Inoue

    The Picture Books of Yosuke Inoue

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    • at Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Media: Graphics - Illustration
    • Ends in 12 days

    For its third 40th anniversary exhibition, Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo showcases the work of picture book creator, manga artist, and illustrator Yosuke Inoue. Focusing on picture books such as his first publication...More »

  • poster for Yokohama Triennale 2017 - Islands, Constellations & Galapagos

    Yokohama Triennale 2017 - Islands, Constellations & Galapagos

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    • at Yokohama Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography - Architecture - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Performance Art - Art Festival - Talks
    • Ends in 12 days

    The title of the sixth edition of the Yokohama Triennale is “Islands, Constellations and Galapagos.” Together with the concept, it was conceived following a series of discussions by directors and experts...More »

  • poster for Retrospective of Togo’s Depiction of Women: Lyricism and Beauty

    Retrospective of Togo’s Depiction of Women: Lyricism and Beauty

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    • at Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Ceramics - Talks
    • Ends in 19 days

    Special retrospective exhibition marking the 120th anniversary of the birth of Seiji Togo (1897–1978), a Western-style artist who was an active member of the Nika Association. The show will feature valuable...More »

  • poster for commandN 20th Anniversary: Turning a New Page!

    commandN 20th Anniversary: Turning a New Page!

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    • at 3331 Arts Chiyoda
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • Ends in 19 days

    In 1997, a new movement was created in Tokyo’s Akihabara area based on the concept of an “artist initiative” in which artists would independently plan and fund projects, host spaces, spread information,...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Asada Retrospective – Ruins of Quiet Gardens

    Hiroshi Asada Retrospective – Ruins of Quiet Gardens

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    • at Nerima Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • Ends in 26 days

    Born in Kyoto to a family of Nihonga painters, Hiroshi Asada (1931–1997) studied Western-style painting at university and was originally influenced by Art Informel, but a move to Europe at the age of 39...More »

  • poster for Windsor Chair Exhibition

    Windsor Chair Exhibition

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    • at Japan Folk-Craft Museum
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • Ends in 30 days

    Windsor chairs are thought to have originated in England in the first half of the 18th century. Much admired by members of Japan’s Folkcraft Movement such as Soetsu Yanagi, Shoji Hamada, Keisuke Serizawa,...More »

  • poster for The Beginnings of Japanese Pastels - Tsurunosuke Takeuchi, Chiyoji Yazaki, and their Contemporaries

    The Beginnings of Japanese Pastels - Tsurunosuke Takeuchi, Chiyoji Yazaki, and their Contemporaries

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    • at Meguro Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • Ends in 33 days

    There are many artists who work with pastels and there have been since the Meiji Period (1868-1912). However, most of the works created to date have been on a small scale, classified as esquisses or types...More »

  • poster for Rieko Hidaka “Sky and Trees”

    Rieko Hidaka “Sky and Trees”

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    • at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • Ends in 37 days

    Rieko Hidaka is a painter active in the field of contemporary art who uses traditional materials common to Japanese-style painting, but avoids taking a conventional approach. Her paintings characteristically...More »

  • poster for Felice Beato photographs: people, landscapes, and Japanese Western-style paintings

    Felice Beato photographs: people, landscapes, and Japanese Western-style paintings

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    • at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Photography
    • Ends in 40 days

    Felice Beato (1834–1909) lived in Japan from the late Edo period into the Meiji era, and from his base in Yokohama he photographed widely in cities such as Edo (present day Tokyo) and Nagasaki, as well...More »

  • poster for Marc Chagall: The Third Dimension

    Marc Chagall: The Third Dimension

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    • at Tokyo Station Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture - Ceramics
    • Ends in 40 days

    Marc Chagall is famous as a painter and engraver, but in his later years he also created many sculptures. This is the first exhibition in Japan to offer an in-depth look at his sculptures. Based on the...More »

  • poster for Reborn-Art festival Tokyo exhibition: What went on?

    Reborn-Art festival Tokyo exhibition: What went on?

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    • at Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Fashion - Video and Film - Sound
    • Ends in 47 days

    This exhibition revisits Reborn-Art Festival, a brand new art, music, and food focused event that was held this summer at locations throughout Ishinomaki city center and Oshika Peninsula in Tohoku. Scheduled...More »

  • poster for Otto Nebel and his contemporaries - Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee

    Otto Nebel and his contemporaries - Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee

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    • at Bunkamura Museum of Art
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • Ends in 54 days

    The painter Otto Nebel (1892–1973), who spent his artistic career in Switzerland and Germany, met Kandinsky, Klee and others at Bauhaus during a stay in Weimar in the mid-1920s, forging long-lasting friendships...More »

  • poster for Painters of Passion: Adventures in Color by Kandinsky, Rouault, and Their Contemporaries

    Painters of Passion: Adventures in Color by Kandinsky, Rouault, and Their Contemporaries

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    • at Shiodome Museum | Rouault Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • Ends in 57 days

    This exhibition marks a first attempt to visually link the works of German Expressionists - primarily Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), considered one of the founders of abstract art - with those of Georges...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
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Media: Manga - Photography - Video and Film - Talks
    • Ends in 61 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 Keiichi Tahara: Photosynthesis with Min Tanaka

    Keiichi Tahara: Photosynthesis with Min Tanaka

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    • at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Media: Photography
    • Ends in 61 days

    In 1971, at the age of 20, Keiichi Tahara went to France. Fascinated by the light in Europe, the quality of which was unlike any he had seen in Japan, he made the nature of light itself a focus of exploration,...More »

  • poster for Rhythm in Monochrome - Korean Abstract Painting

    Rhythm in Monochrome - Korean Abstract Painting

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    • at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 61 days

    Korean abstract painting is a genre unique to Korea, absorbing new approaches to abstract painting that emerged in the West during the 1950s while embodying the spirit of the East. In particular, the Dansaekhwa...More »

  • poster for Sawada Kyoichi: From Home to Battle Zone

    Sawada Kyoichi: From Home to Battle Zone

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    • at Izu Photo Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Photography
    • Ends in 62 days

    Sawada Kyoichi was born in the northern Japanese city of Aomori in 1936. He worked at the US military base in Misawa before heading to Indochina in 1965, when the war was ablaze. During the years when...More »

  • poster for Naoki Ishikawa “Capturing the Light of Map on This Planet”

    Naoki Ishikawa “Capturing the Light of Map on This Planet”

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    • at Ichihara Lakeside Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • Ends in 65 days

    The globetrotting photographer Naoki Ishikawa (b. 1977) trekked from the North Pole to the South Pole when he was just 22 years old and scaled the world’s seven highest summits at the age of 23. He undertakes...More »

  • poster for Kengo Kito “Multiple Star Ⅲ”

    Kengo Kito “Multiple Star Ⅲ”

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Installation
    • Ends in 76 days

    This is the third and final installment of the three part ten-month exhibition currently being held in Gallery A at Hara Museum Arc. In Part I, Kengo Kito unveiled an installation comprising 1,300 hula...More »

  • poster for Prints in Paris 1900: From Elite to the Street

    Prints in Paris 1900: From Elite to the Street

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    • at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Media: Graphics - Prints - Talks
    • Ends in 76 days

    In Paris at the end of the 19th century, prints that up until that time were just for transmitting information or a means of reproduction became the latest medium for artists to widen the potential of...More »

  • poster for A Century of Art - Journey through 100 Masterpieces

    A Century of Art - Journey through 100 Masterpieces

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    • at Pola Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Media: Painting
    • Ends in 138 days

    The Pola Museum of Art collection holds a number of important works by renowned painters of the 19th and 20th centuries. For this exhibition marking the museum’s 15th anniversary, they have carefully selected...More »

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  • poster for F/T17 I Am Not a Feminist!

    F/T17 I Am Not a Feminist!

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    • at Goethe Institute Tokyo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • Starts in 2 days

    The performer and artist Mai Endo presents a follow-up to her 2015 solo show “I Am a Feminist” that featured video art and performances on the theme of feminism. To create this new piece focused on marriage,...More »

  • poster for Ikuo Hirayama & the Heritage of the Silk Road

    Ikuo Hirayama & the Heritage of the Silk Road

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    • at Sogo Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Media: Nihonga - Product - Crafts - Ceramics - Talks
    • Starts in 3 days

    Known as a major star in Japanese painting, Ikuo Hirayama (1930-2009) was long-time president of Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Art Institute) and focused his energies not only on the Japanese art world, but also...More »

  • poster for Special 60th Memorial Exhibition: Gyokudo Kawai - Seasons, People, Nature

    Special 60th Memorial Exhibition: Gyokudo Kawai - Seasons, People, Nature

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    • at Yamatane Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Media: Nihonga - Talks
    • Starts in 4 days

    Gyokudo Kawai (1873-1957) loved the mountains of Japan and passionately depicted the lives of the people living among the country’s abundant nature. This retrospective marking the 60th anniversary of his...More »

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