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  • poster for  Immortal Poets and Kohitsu Calligraphy

    Immortal Poets and Kohitsu Calligraphy

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    • at Idemitsu Museum of Arts
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Media: Drawing - Nihonga
    • Ends tomorrow

    Waka poetry is a symbol of aristocratic culture. During the Heian period, aristocrats expressed their feelings and aesthetics through poetry. Those selected as “Immortal Poets” were depicted in paintings,...More »

  • poster for A Certain Brilliance – Yozo Hamaguchi with Yoshio Mori

    A Certain Brilliance – Yozo Hamaguchi with Yoshio Mori

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    • at Musee Hamaguchi Yozo / Yamasa Collection
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • Ends tomorrow

    Yozo Hamaguchi (1909–2000) was a Paris-based copperplate etching artist of the 20th century who won numerous international competitions and became affiliated with Museum Berggreun, representing artists...More »

  • poster for Chihiro Iwasaki 100: Life Exhibition – Enjoying Fashion spoken words project

    Chihiro Iwasaki 100: Life Exhibition – Enjoying Fashion spoken words project

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    • at Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Media: Illustration - Photography
    • Ends tomorrow

    Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo and Azumino are celebrating 100 years since Chihiro Iwasaki’s birth with the “Life” exhibition series for the duration of the year. For its second event, Tokyo will hold the “spoken...More »

  • poster for Chuji Nakamura “Great Tenacity”

    Chuji Nakamura “Great Tenacity”

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    • at Nerima Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • Ends in 8 days

    Born in 1898 in what is known today as Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Chuji Nakamura moved to Tokyo at the age of 20. He spent his career as an artist moving from place to place but lived the last two decades...More »

  • poster for Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s to the Present

    Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s to the Present

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    • at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • Ends in 36 days

    British artist Bridget Riley is known for her abstract paintings that employ geometric patterns to produce optical vibrations. Riley began her career in the style of Georges Seurat following early artistic...More »

  • poster for Rebel Without a Cause

    Rebel Without a Cause

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    • at Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Installation - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 36 days

    “The history of art is the history of the fight for freedom.” Rebel Without a Cause, the second exhibition of 2018 at Watari-um, features Andy Warhol’s iconic work as its main visual and displays of around...More »

  • poster for Books as Crafts – Collection and Creativity from Yanagi’s Library

    Books as Crafts – Collection and Creativity from Yanagi’s Library

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    • at Japan Folk-Craft Museum
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Media: Graphics - Nihonga - Talks
    • Ends in 43 days

    For over 50 years, Muneyoshi Yanagi, the first chief curator of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, collected various craft items, including antique books. This exhibition showcases books from the Muromachi...More »

  • poster for Dojima River Forum 10th Anniversary - Hiroshi Senju & Teamlab Special Collaborative Exhibition “Water”

    Dojima River Forum 10th Anniversary - Hiroshi Senju & Teamlab Special Collaborative Exhibition “Water”

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    • at Dojima River Forum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Nihonga - Installation - Media Arts
    • Ends in 43 days

    Dojima River Forum opened on the banks of Dojima River in Osaka in 2008. In celebration of its 10th year, a collaborative exhibition between artist Hiroshi Senju and digital art group Teamlab will take...More »

  • poster for Kinjiro Kida Exhibition

    Kinjiro Kida Exhibition

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    • at Fuchu Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Media: Drawing
    • Starts Today, Ends in 43 days

    Takeo Arishima was a renown novelist of the late Meiji and Taisho periods. Hokkaido-born painter Kida Kinjiro is the basis of one of Arishima’s novels. The two met in Sapporo in 1910 and influenced each...More »

  • poster for Mami Kosemura: Phantasies Over Time

    Mami Kosemura: Phantasies Over Time

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    • at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • Ends in 43 days

    Mami Kosemura’s first museum solo will showcase about 30 pieces ranging from early animations to her most recent photographic and video installations, many of which incorporate her signature motifs – the...More »

  • poster for The Collection of the National Museum of Ethnology:  Shell Road

    The Collection of the National Museum of Ethnology: Shell Road

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Hayama
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Fashion - Crafts
    • Ends in 43 days

    From ancient times, shells and shellwork have been a part of numerous indigenous cultures. Shell beads have been excavated from 100,000-year-old ruins, suggesting that shells have been more than just simple...More »

  • poster for What Do Animals See? Bio-Logging 2018

    What Do Animals See? Bio-Logging 2018

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    • at Skip City Sainokuni Visual Plaza
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Video and Film - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 43 days

    Bio-logging is a research method in which animal behavior is recorded by the animal itself. By attaching small recorders and video cameras to wild animals, we can see environments such as parts of the...More »

  • poster for Depicting Water - Hiroshige’s Rain, Gyokudō’s Brooks, and Togyū’s Maelstroms

    Depicting Water - Hiroshige’s Rain, Gyokudō’s Brooks, and Togyū’s Maelstroms

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    • at Yamatane Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Media: Nihonga - Talks
    • Ends in 47 days

    In September 2018, the world’s experts on water will gather at the International Water Association (IWA) Water Congress. As the world’s attention turns to the water environment this summer, Yamatane Museum...More »

  • poster for Power of Ceramics: Modernism in Finnish Applied Arts

    Power of Ceramics: Modernism in Finnish Applied Arts

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    • at Meguro Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Media: Photography - Prints - Product - Ceramics
    • Ends in 47 days

    Until now Japan has been exposed to Finland’s product design often at the expense of more artistic work. This exhibition commemorates 100 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland by introducing...More »

  • poster for Chihiro Iwasaki, Painter

    Chihiro Iwasaki, Painter

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    • at Tokyo Station Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • Ends in 50 days

    Chihiro Iwasaki was both a painter and a picture book illustrator. This retrospective commemorating the 100th anniversary of her birth reappraises her paintings while considering the cultural context of...More »

  • poster for Cray-Pas Art by the Masters, From Modern Japan to the Present Day

    Cray-Pas Art by the Masters, From Modern Japan to the Present Day

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    • at Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • Ends in 50 days

    Combining the merits of wax crayons and pastels, Cray-pas was invented in Japan in 1925 as a painting material. It adheres well to surfaces, is supple while offering good color development, and like oil...More »

  • poster for God of the Woodblock Print: Unichi Hiratsuka

    God of the Woodblock Print: Unichi Hiratsuka

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    • at Chiba City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Prints
    • Ends in 50 days

    A leading artist of sosaku hanga, a type of creative printmaking in modern-era Japan, Un’ichi Hiratsuka (1895-1997) mastered all areas of the art of carving and printing woodblocks, and also exhibited...More »

  • poster for Kanjiro Kawai Exhibition

    Kanjiro Kawai Exhibition

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

    Kanjiro Kawai was a Kyoto-based ceramics artist active during the Taisho and Showa periods. An acquaintance of artists such as Shoji Hamada and Soetsu Yanagi, Kawai participated in the Mingei folk craft...More »

  • poster for Benches of the Indigenous Brazilian Peoples – Human Imagination and Wildlife

    Benches of the Indigenous Brazilian Peoples – Human Imagination and Wildlife

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Media: Product - Crafts - Talks
    • Ends in 58 days

    The indigenous tribes of the Amazon and Xingu River basins in northern Brazil carve benches from single pieces of wood. These unique sculptural works adopt both animal and functional forms and are covered...More »

  • poster for Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation

    Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation

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    • at Mori Art Museum
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Installation - Product - Talks
    • Ends in 58 days

    From Kengo Kuma to Yoshio Taniguchi to Kazuyo Sejima and others, numerous Japanese architects are practicing all over the world. Behind their work perhaps we can find uniquely Japanese architectural aesthetics...More »

  • poster for Outdoor Fun! From Picnics to Skateboards

    Outdoor Fun! From Picnics to Skateboards

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    • at Ichihara Lakeside Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Performance Art
    • Ends in 58 days

    Fourteen artists and groups come together for this event inviting everyone to join in the fun of outdoor play. Surrounded by nature and wide-open spaces, Ichihara Lakeside Museum presents opportunities...More »

  • poster for The World of Chaumet: The Art of Jewelry Since 1780

    The World of Chaumet: The Art of Jewelry Since 1780

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    • at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Product - Fashion - Crafts
    • Ends in 58 days

    The longest established jeweler on the exclusive Place Vendôme in Paris, Chaumet has shaped the face of elegance since its creation in 1780. From its origin as the official jeweler to Emperor Napoleon...More »

  • poster for Isamu Noguchi: From Sculpture to Body and Garden

    Isamu Noguchi: From Sculpture to Body and Garden

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    • at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Media: Drawing - Architecture - Sculpture - Product - Ceramics - Talks
    • Ends in 65 days

    The son of Japanese poet Yonejiro Noguchi and American journalist Léonie Gilmour, Isamu Noguchi worked in a wide range of creative fields including sculpture, stage art, furniture, lighting, ceramics,...More »

  • poster for Literary Master Kyoka Izumi x Ball-jointed Dolls

    Literary Master Kyoka Izumi x Ball-jointed Dolls

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    • at Yayoi Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Media: Illustration - Prints - Product - Crafts - Talks
    • Ends in 65 days

    Non-mechanical and yet uncannily lifelike, ball-jointed dolls have a certain mystery about them. Ryo Yoshida is a pioneering maker of ball-jointed dolls who, along with artists who have learned from him,...More »

  • poster for Monet’s Legacy

    Monet’s Legacy

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    • at Yokohama Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 65 days

    This exhibition presents 25 paintings dating from Monet’s earliest period to his final years, alongside 66 works including not only paintings but also prints, photographs and video works by 26 artists...More »

  • poster for “Tanaka Isson: A Proudly Independent Painter who Loved Amami”

    “Tanaka Isson: A Proudly Independent Painter who Loved Amami”

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    • at Okada Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Media: Nihonga
    • Ends in 65 days

    In commemoration of the 110th year since his birth the Okada Museum of Art will for the first display its entire collection of works by Japanese-style painter Isson Tanaka. At age 50 Tanaka moved to Amami...More »

  • poster for Hoshino Michio’s Journey

    Hoshino Michio’s Journey

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    • at Izu Photo Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • Ends in 71 days

    The photographer Michio Hoshino moved to Alaska in 1978, and over the course of nearly 20 years conducted and documented numerous Arctic expeditions. In addition to photographs, his accounts include many...More »

  • poster for Stop and Go

    Stop and Go

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • Ends in 71 days

    In the mid-20th century Jean Tinguely established himself as a master of kinetic art, a movement that focused on natural and humanmade sources of power in moving artworks, which Tinguely assembled from...More »

  • poster for Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2018

    Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2018

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    • at Bandaijima Multipurpose Plaza
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography - Architecture - Sculpture - Installation - Sound - Performance Art - Art Festival - Party - Workshops - Talks
    • Ends in 79 days

    The Water and Land Niigata Art Festival launched in 2009 is held once every three years in Niigata City. Focusing on the environments and culture shaped by water and land, this year the art festival returns...More »

  • poster for Design Ah! Exhibition in Tokyo

    Design Ah! Exhibition in Tokyo

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    • at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
    • in the Odaiba, Kachidoki area
    • Media: Product - Media Arts
    • Ends in 89 days

    “Design Ah!” is an NHK educational TV program that encourages a design mindset in children. This exhibition takes the concept of “Design Ah!” And makes into something can be experienced firsthand. On the...More »

  • poster for Yoshihiro Suda “Mite Clematis”

    Yoshihiro Suda “Mite Clematis”

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    • at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Sculpture - Talks
    • Ends in 101 days

    Yoshihiro Suda carves elaborate wooden sculptures of flowers and plants, creating installations with natural colors from magnolia trees. His artistic process may appear simple at first glance, but the...More »

  • poster for Spark: Once You Were Young

    Spark: Once You Were Young

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    • at Hoki Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Media: Drawing - Nihonga
    • Ends in 120 days

    Presenting the work of 15 realist painters including Sosuke Morimoto, Hiroshi Noda, Toshiro Aoki, Fumihiko Gomi, Nobuyuki Shimamura, Osamu Obi, Toshihiro Ohata, Kenichiro Ishiguro, Ryo Shiotani, and Hiroki...More »

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  • poster for Redon and His World: Beyond Imagination

    Redon and His World: Beyond Imagination

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    • at Pola Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Talks
    • Starts tomorrow

    Odilon Redon was a French painter from the 19th and 20th centuries. Even though Redon was active during the same period as the impressionist painters, his style was completely different. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Ryoji Ikeda concert pieces

    Ryoji Ikeda concert pieces

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    • at Spiral
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Media: Media Arts - Sound - Performance Art
    • Starts in 6 days

    Ryoji Ikeda Concert Pieces is a 3-nights in a row screening of renown Japanese electronic musician/visual artist Ryoji Ikeda’s audio visual work released since 2000. Experience an immersive world of light...More »

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