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  • poster for Beads: Uniting Nature, Uniting the World

    Beads: Uniting Nature, Uniting the World

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    • at National Museum of Nature and Science
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
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    More than just decorations, beads are made with a variety of materials and fulfill a wide range of purposes. This exhibition looks back on their 100,000-year history from perspectives of anthropology and...More »

  • poster for Fashion in Images

    Fashion in Images

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    • at Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
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    Introducing works from the museum’s collection that shed light on fashion from various times and places – from England and France in the modern era to Japanese styles today. More »

  • poster for In the Palm of the Hand: Antiques and Contemporary Art

    In the Palm of the Hand: Antiques and Contemporary Art

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    • at Shop & Gallery Flesh
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
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    Nobuhiko Terasawa, owner of the antique shop Kobijustu Haiyama specializing in 18th and 19th century decorative art from around the world, presents an exhibition in collaboration with five contemporary...More »

  • poster for Indigo Shibori: The Works of Motohiko Katano

    Indigo Shibori: The Works of Motohiko Katano

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    • at Japan Folk-Craft Museum
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends Today

    Motohiko Katano (1899-1975), known as a leading specialist of shibori tie-dyeing with natural indigo, established an original technique of his own called “katano shibori.”This exhibition introduces selected...More »

  • poster for Iyo Okumi “Escape Journey”

    Iyo Okumi “Escape Journey”

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    • at ondo Stay&Exbition
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends Today
  • poster for Mammals 2 – Struggle for Life

    Mammals 2 – Struggle for Life

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    • at National Museum of Nature and Science
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
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    Following on the success of the popular 2010 exhibition “Mammals – Creatures of the Land/Creatures of the Sea,” the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno once again presents a mammal-themed exhibition,...More »

  • poster for Masahiro Wadayama “Forgiveness”

    Masahiro Wadayama “Forgiveness”

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    • at Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends Today

    Works by Masahiro Wadayama are of vivid, beautiful, and very creative colors. This exhibition features various ceramic works of his, from daily wares to ceramic art.More »

  • poster for Mic*Itaya “The Eccentric Ancients – Prologue Hearts & Stars”

    Mic*Itaya “The Eccentric Ancients – Prologue Hearts & Stars”

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    • at B Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
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    B Gallery spotlights the visual artist Mic*Itaya, who for this show exhibits works on the themes of “time and objects” and “the soul and imagination” from the new series “The Eccentric Ancients.” New paintings...More »

  • poster for Rut Bryk: Touch of a Butterfly

    Rut Bryk: Touch of a Butterfly

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    • at Tokyo Station Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends Today

    Rut Bryk is a representative artist of Finland and Scandinavia. For about 50 years, she was active as an in-house artist of the well-known ceramics brand Arabia, and she created a diverse range of work,...More »

  • poster for Traveling on the Edo Highways: A Journey of Shogun and Princesses

    Traveling on the Edo Highways: A Journey of Shogun and Princesses

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    • at Edo-Tokyo Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends Today

    The highways of Japan were improved by the shogunate government during the Edo period and used by people from all walks of life. They were also the stage for the processions of Japan’s ruling class. The...More »

  • poster for Yuri Kojima “Remade and Reusable Lacquerware”

    Yuri Kojima “Remade and Reusable Lacquerware”

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    • at Gallery Re: tail
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends Today
  • poster for Glass and Glass: Tomoko Inaba and Minami Iketani

    Glass and Glass: Tomoko Inaba and Minami Iketani

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    • at Cibone
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 2 days

    Tomoko Inaba and Minami Iketani created these works of glass together, enjoying each moment as they sweated and laughed while blowing, molding, and firing these nostalgic, pop-influenced pieces that pleasure...More »

  • poster for Japanese Cartonnage and Handmade Glass

    Japanese Cartonnage and Handmade Glass

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    • at Art Gallery Yamate
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 2 days
  • poster for 69th Saitama Prefecture Art Exhibition

    69th Saitama Prefecture Art Exhibition

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Held each year from May to June, the Saitama Prefecture Art Exhibition is largest open entry art exhibition organized by a local government. The exhibition features around 4000 works in the six categories...More »

  • poster for Toyama White Shrimps Art Exhibition

    Toyama White Shrimps Art Exhibition

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    • at Courtyard Hiroo
    • in the Shirokane, Hiroo area
    • Ends in 5 days

    Displaying the work of two young artists from Toyama Prefecture. More »

  • poster for Jun Matsumura Exhibition

    Jun Matsumura Exhibition

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    • at San-Ai Gallery + Contemporary Art
    • in the Bakurocho area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 6 days

    Glass art and jewelry by Jun Matsumura.More »

  • poster for 30th Anniversary of the Yokohama Museum of Art – Meet the Collection

    30th Anniversary of the Yokohama Museum of Art – Meet the Collection

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    • at Yokohama Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 7 days

    2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Yokohama Museum of Art. “Meet the Collection,” designed to commemorate this important milestone, is made up of two parts: “Life” and “World.” Divided into a total...More »

  • poster for An Editor’s Utopia

    An Editor’s Utopia

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    • at Setagaya Art Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Throughout his life, the editor and William Morris scholar Jiro Ono (1929-1982) pursued the theme of Utopia. In 1960, after working as an editor at Kobundo, Ono and one of his associates established a...More »

  • poster for Freight Station

    Freight Station

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    • at Railway History Exhibition Hall, former Shimbashi car park
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Photographs, documents, and other displays introduce the 145-year history of the freight train in Japan.More »

  • poster for History and Folklore of Musashino

    History and Folklore of Musashino

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    • at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Art, artefacts, and other items reflecting the history of the Musashino region from the Former Musashino Folk Museum Collection. More »

  • poster for Keiko Otsuki Exhibition

    Keiko Otsuki Exhibition

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    • at Gallery TOM
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 7 days
  • poster for Kyohei Sakaguchi “Tentacles”

    Kyohei Sakaguchi “Tentacles”

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    • at Gallery Trax
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 7 days
  • poster for The Human Body as a Microcosm: Art, Anatomy and Astrology

    The Human Body as a Microcosm: Art, Anatomy and Astrology

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    • at Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 7 days

    The human body has been viewed in a myriad of ways since ancient times. From art seeking its ideal forms to the study of anatomy clarifying its workings, to astrology using it as a means of fortune telling,...More »

  • poster for The Treasures of Engaku-ji

    The Treasures of Engaku-ji

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    • at Mitsui Memorial Museum
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 7 days

    This exhibition presents the history and culture of art in Kamakura Zen temples with a special showcase of the collection of Engaku-ji Temple. Zen Buddhism came to Japan from China in the 11th century...More »

  • poster for Tom Sachs “Tea Ceremony”

    Tom Sachs “Tea Ceremony”

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    • at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 7 days

    First produced in 2016 for an exhibition at the Noguchi Museum in New York, ’Tom Sachs Tea Ceremony’ has since been exhibited at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of ’Space Program:...More »

  • poster for Kawashima Textile Manufacturers and Meiji Palace

    Kawashima Textile Manufacturers and Meiji Palace

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    • at LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 9 days
  • poster for Isao Nakamura “Washi”

    Isao Nakamura “Washi”

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    • at Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 13 days

    Experience the beauty of handmade Japanese paper. Isao Nakamura strives to sustain the culture of Haigyu Washi paper-making from his native Tokushima Prefecture. From cultivating the mulberry trees himself,...More »

  • poster for Akira Yoshizawa’s Origami World

    Akira Yoshizawa’s Origami World

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    • at Sano Art Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 14 days

    Displaying more than 600 works including animals, dinosaurs, and other vivacious creatures by origami master Akira Yoshizawa.More »

  • poster for Morikazu Kumagai Museum 34th Anniversary Exhibition

    Morikazu Kumagai Museum 34th Anniversary Exhibition

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    • at Morikazu Kumagai Museum
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 14 days

    Exhibiting around 100 works, including more than 40 oil paintings on special display.More »

  • poster for Momo Yoshino + Kosuke Nakane “Inside and Outside of the Image”

    Momo Yoshino + Kosuke Nakane “Inside and Outside of the Image”

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    • at ANA InterContinental Tokyo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 17 days

    Art Platform Tokyo is proud to present two young Japanese artists, Momo Yoshino and Kosuke Nakane. Although they use different media, they both explore idiosyncratic ways of perceiving space in Japanese...More »

  • poster for Naho Iino “Wheel of Fortune”

    Naho Iino “Wheel of Fortune”

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    • at Gallery Art Unlimited
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 20 days

    Glass sculptures by Naho Iino.More »

  • poster for Artworks That Became Fold Screens

    Artworks That Became Fold Screens

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    • at Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 21 days

    “Byobu” folding screens have special requirements such as height, length, motifs, lines of vision, and stories. This exhibition focuses on paintings that have met such qualifications and explores the reasons...More »

  • poster for Match: As a Magical Fire Starting Tool and as a Modern Label

    Match: As a Magical Fire Starting Tool and as a Modern Label

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    • at Tobacco & Salt Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 21 days

    Between 1890–1910, Japan was the world’s leading exporter of matches. Japanese companies attempted to imitate Western company’s matchboxes during this time while also adding original designs that featured...More »

  • poster for Yukata

    Yukata

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    • at Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 21 days

    Few things represent summer in Japan like the yukata, traditional Japanese clothing popularly worn today at festivals. The yukata dates back to the Edo period, where it was worn as leisurewear after bathing....More »

  • poster for Fermentation Tourism Nippon— A Journey to Rediscover Japan through Fermentation

    Fermentation Tourism Nippon— A Journey to Rediscover Japan through Fermentation

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    • at Shibuya Hikarie 8/ d47 Museum
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 22 days

    Today Japanese food culture draws attention from all over the world. The secret of its uniqueness lies in the presence of fermented foods making use of the power of microorganisms in the land. In various...More »

  • poster for Ancient Civilization of the Andes

    Ancient Civilization of the Andes

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    • at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 29 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 Anonymous Charm from Old Cloth: Collected Esthetics by Kazumi Sakata

    Anonymous Charm from Old Cloth: Collected Esthetics by Kazumi Sakata

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    • at Tama Art University
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 29 days

    Kazumi Sakata (b. 1973) opened Furudogu Sakata (Sakata Antiques) in 1973. Focusing on items used in everyday life, the shop’s collection has cultivated a unique aesthetic that has won it many admirers....More »

  • poster for Collection Exhibition: Animals in Crafts

    Collection Exhibition: Animals in Crafts

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    • at Sakura City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 29 days

    From cats and rabbits to turtles and even dragons, Japanese crafts have long featured a wide range of creatures. What could the creators of these objects have been thinking about when they made them? This...More »

  • poster for Exhibition of Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago 2019

    Exhibition of Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago 2019

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    • at Edo-Tokyo Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 35 days

    Presenting findings from some 9,000 archeological sites across Japan, this exhibition aimed at familiarizing the public with the cultural heritage of burial mounds and the importance of their preservation...More »

  • poster for Cochae’s Painted Origami

    Cochae’s Painted Origami

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    • at SFT Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 36 days

    The artist Cochae carries on the tradition of origami in these paper foldings of fish, frogs, and other creatures created with patterns dating back to the Meiji and Taisho eras.More »

  • poster for 100 years of Japanese Tableware – Okuratouen

    100 years of Japanese Tableware – Okuratouen

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    • at The Shoto Museum of Art
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 42 days

    Founded in 1919, Okuratouen is one of Japan’s most established producers of Western dishware. This exhibition showcases their exquisite design and high quality. [Related Events] 1. Special Talk “My...More »

  • poster for Masaru Nakada – Sen

    Masaru Nakada – Sen

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    • at LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 72 days

    Masaru Nakada is attracting the attention of ceramics lovers as a future leader of Kutani ware. He creates works using the delicate technique of covering the base surface with engobe in a different color,...More »

  • poster for Ikat Textiles from the World

    Ikat Textiles from the World

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    • at Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 86 days

    Ikat is an ancient resist dyeing technique practiced around the world. Separately dyed threads are woven together to create intricate geometrical patterns with warps in dual directions. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for A Life of Study, a Life of Youth

    A Life of Study, a Life of Youth

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    • at Mitsuo Aida Museum
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 112 days

    An exhibition for the 95th anniversary of the birth of the calligrapher and poet Mitsuo Aida surveys his works, from when he was in his teens, through practice and experimentation in his 30s and 40s, the...More »

  • poster for Megalomania Botany

    Megalomania Botany

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    • at Intermediatheque
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 112 days

    What happens when we bring objects from the natural world into a museum exhibition space? The intent of the present exhibition is to experiment with this issue, by making dried specimens out of huge plant...More »

  • poster for The Mammoth

    The Mammoth

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    • at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
    • in the Odaiba, Kachidoki area
    • Ends in 141 days

    Utilizing precious mammoth specimens and other ancient animals, this special exhibition will explore the ecology of the mammoth and the natural world at the time during which it roamed the Earth, and introduce...More »

  • poster for Quai Branly Tokyo— “Voices of the Holy Spirits – Madagascar, Island of Curiosities”

    Quai Branly Tokyo— “Voices of the Holy Spirits – Madagascar, Island of Curiosities”

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    • at Intermediatheque
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 301 days

    The seventh installation of Quai Branly Tokyo consists of ritual tools from Madagascar. In “Sindbad the Sailor,” a huge bird appears, holding off an elephant high in the sky. This type of story involving...More »

  • poster for Shinjuku Prince Hotel +G “Art Moments”

    Shinjuku Prince Hotel +G “Art Moments”

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    • at Shinjuku Prince Hotel
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 623 days

    The Shinjuku Prince hotel presents works by four artists for a period of sixth months in its lobby to celebrate its 42nd anniversary.More »

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  • poster for Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani Permanent Exhibition

    Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani Permanent Exhibition

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    • at Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani
    • in the Greater Tokyo area

    Our permanent exhibition, held on the first floor, features the work of metal-cast artists Hotsuma Katori and Shinobu Tsuda. Both being born in the same period, in the Hokuso area of Chiba Prefecture,...More »

  • poster for Picasso Pavilion

    Picasso Pavilion

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    • at Hakone Open Air Museum
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area

    The Hakone Open-Air Museum’s Picasso Collection consists of a substantial number of Picasso’s ceramic creations, purchased from his eldest daughter Maya Picasso, as well as his paintings, prints, sculptures,...More »

  • poster for “Time-Travel! The World of the Ancient Orient”

    “Time-Travel! The World of the Ancient Orient”

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    • at Ancient Orient Museum
    • in the Tokyo: Others area

    A variety of cultures and civilizations have emerged since humans first walked the lands of the ancient Orient 1.8 million years ago. When thinking about the history of the world and its ties to contemporary...More »

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