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  • poster for Kazuma Koyama “Kids’ Helmets”

    Kazuma Koyama “Kids’ Helmets”

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    • at Hideharu Fukasaku Gallery Roppongi
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends tomorrow

    Cardboard sculptures by Kazuma Koyama, a creator and leader of art workshops for children.More »

  • poster for Leonard Kii Exhibition

    Leonard Kii Exhibition

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    • at Galerie Shimon
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends tomorrow
  • poster for Taiwan x Japan Exchange Exhibition

    Taiwan x Japan Exchange Exhibition

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    • at Fei Art Museum Yokohama
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 2 days

    Presenting works by 28 Japanese and Taiwanese lacquer artists.More »

  • poster for Wood Art Zoo

    Wood Art Zoo

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    • at Oyama City Kurumaya Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 2 days

    A hands-on exhibition featuring wooden sculptures designed by artist Akihiro Sugiyama. [Event] Family Workshop “Enjoying Colors, Shapes, and Materials” Instructor: Fabric Artist Rie Sugiyama Date:...More »

  • poster for Swing Expo Tokyo

    Swing Expo Tokyo

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    • at Kichijoji Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 4 days

    The non-profit Swing hopes to make society just a little bit more interesting with this show about T-shirts, gloves, “G,” paper, and words. It hopes to bridge the distance people may feel between themselves,...More »

  • poster for Vimoque + Sui Yumeshima “The Box of Paracelsus”

    Vimoque + Sui Yumeshima “The Box of Paracelsus”

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    • at Galerie Juillet
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 4 days

    Presenting the works of painter Sui Yumeshima and the embroidery artist Vimoque.More »

  • poster for Elysha Rei “Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight”

    Elysha Rei “Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight”

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    • at No.12 Gallery
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 5 days

    Elysha Rei presents new papercut artworks created during an artist residency at Studio Kura as part of an Asialink Arts 2018 Creative Exchange. These works are inspired by patterns found in the armour...More »

  • poster for Masahiro Ishikawa/Akira Fujimoto 2●21

    Masahiro Ishikawa/Akira Fujimoto 2●21

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    • at Bakuro-cho ART + EAT
    • in the Bakurocho area
    • Ends in 8 days
  • poster for Deities Dwell on Vessels: Decorations and Motifs of Chinese Bronzes

    Deities Dwell on Vessels: Decorations and Motifs of Chinese Bronzes

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    • at Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 10 days

    The ancient bronze works of China have had a long-lasting impact on the forms and patterns found in East Asian metal craft. Ancient deities often appear in elaborately detailed motifs on the surfaces of...More »

  • poster for Everyone’s Guide to Modern Crafts

    Everyone’s Guide to Modern Crafts

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    • at Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 10 days

    From ceramics to metal and bamboo work, textiles, lacquer, glass, and more, Tochigi Prefecture is home to a diverse variety of crafts. This exhibition features an outstanding selection of some 70 examples...More »

  • poster for Paper Craft Perspectives

    Paper Craft Perspectives

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    • at SFT Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 10 days

    Focusing on the perspectives of three artists involved with Tachikawa City’s 55-year-old Fukunaga Print paper-processing factory, the Shiko-Shiten (Paper Craft Perspectives) project explores the latent...More »

  • poster for Janelle Storesund “Sheep Shrine”

    Janelle Storesund “Sheep Shrine”

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    • at Lamp harajuku
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 16 days

    Janelle Storesund’s “sorg ond slæp” (sadness and sleep) project uses sheep wool in artisan-made works considering the roles of textiles in traditional ways of life while searching for places for older...More »

  • poster for Contemporary Sho — See, Know and Feel Today’s Calligraphy

    Contemporary Sho — See, Know and Feel Today’s Calligraphy

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 23 days

    The second installment in the Ueno Artist Project series, this year’s exhibition aiming to share the wonder and excitement of calligraphy features artists active in calligraphy groups. The theme of the...More »

  • poster for Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Collection Exhibition - Joy, Anger, Sorrow and Pleasure in Contemporary Sho

    Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Collection Exhibition - Joy, Anger, Sorrow and Pleasure in Contemporary Sho

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 23 days

    Ever since modern calligraphic expression has come to be exhibited in museums, it has developed into a form of “exhibition art”. This exhibition focuses on the expression of the human emotions of “joy,...More »

  • poster for Les Mains sans Sommeil

    Les Mains sans Sommeil

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    • at Maison Hermès
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 30 days

    This exhibition, in two parts, features work by nine artists who participated in the Artists’ Residencies program at various Hermès workshops, primarily based in France, from 2014 to 2017. The program,...More »

  • poster for Craft Series: Button-Making at Iris

    Craft Series: Button-Making at Iris

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    • at Art Museum & Library, Ota
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 31 days

    The first event in a series about the traditions of craftsmanship in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture spotlights the button company Iris, which has a branch in Ota. In addition to the company’s large international...More »

  • poster for Exotic × Modern: French Art Deco and Inspiration From Afar

    Exotic × Modern: French Art Deco and Inspiration From Afar

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 31 days

    Non-European culture and art had a great impact on the Art Deco movement of inter-war France. From Russian ballet to the discovery of the tomb of King Tut to the Paris Colonial Exposition, artists and...More »

  • poster for José de Guimarães and Africa

    José de Guimarães and Africa

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    • at Ichihara Lakeside Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 31 days

    The Portuguese contemporary artist José de Guimarães creates works featuring vivid colors and motifs that can be viewed as either human forms or letters and numbers. The designs in his artwork are inspired...More »

  • poster for The Vienna World Exposition—Dawn of the Industrialization Era

    The Vienna World Exposition—Dawn of the Industrialization Era

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    • at Tobacco & Salt Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 31 days

    The Vienna World Exposition of 1873 was the first time for Japan to officially participate in such an event as a nation, and the remaining documents and items reflect the spirit of this time. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Art Associated with the Imperial Family - Artists Who Decorated the Imperial Palaces

    Art Associated with the Imperial Family - Artists Who Decorated the Imperial Palaces

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    • at Yamatane Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 37 days

    This exhibition introduces artwork associated with the imperial palace and the imperial family. Works by Nihonga artists, including Kaii Higashiyama, that have decorated the imperial palace, calligraphy...More »

  • poster for Astronomy and Printing – In Search of New World Visions

    Astronomy and Printing – In Search of New World Visions

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    • at Printing Museum
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Ends in 37 days

    The role of typographic printing was not limited to spreading information. Scholars, authors, proofreaders, and printers met at a common location – the printing house, which functioned as a forum for facilitating...More »

  • poster for In the Country of Fans, Japan

    In the Country of Fans, Japan

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    • at Suntory Museum of Art
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 37 days

    The “ogi,” or folding fa,n was invented and developed in Japan. When and how the first folding fan came about is unknown. We do know, however, that by the end of the tenth century, folding fans were being...More »

  • poster for The Life of Mitsuo

    The Life of Mitsuo

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    • at Mitsuo Aida Museum
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 44 days

    Mitsuo Aida was a well-known philosophical calligrapher whose works are featured in Japanese schoolbooks. This exhibition sheds light on his life from his youth during the turbulent WWII and post-war eras...More »

  • poster for National Treasure ‘Pine Trees in the Snow’ and Animals in Art

    National Treasure ‘Pine Trees in the Snow’ and Animals in Art

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    • at Mitsui Memorial Museum
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 48 days

    This year’s exhibition in anticipation of the annual public showing of the national treasure folding screen painting “Pine Trees in the Snow” by Okyo Maruyama, follows last year’s flowers and birds theme...More »

  • poster for Living National Treasure Morihito Katsura: Edo Metal Sculpture and the World of Metalcraft

    Living National Treasure Morihito Katsura: Edo Metal Sculpture and the World of Metalcraft

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    • at Nerima Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 59 days

    Living National Treasure Morihito Katsura is a metal artist who has lived and worked in Nerima Ward for many years. He is descended from a family of metal sculptors dating back to the Edo period of the...More »

  • poster for Mingei – Another Kind of Art

    Mingei – Another Kind of Art

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    • at 21_21 Design Sight
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 72 days

    The exhibition will feature over 150 traditional and contemporary “mingei” folk-craft items, primarily from the Japan Folk Crafts Museum’s collection, selected by Naoto Fukasawa, the director of both 21_21...More »

  • poster for Letters – Written Correspondence Among the Elite

    Letters – Written Correspondence Among the Elite

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    • at Waseda University, Waseda Campus
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 74 days

    Letters from the estate of Waseda University founder Shigenobu Okuma reveal the close ties between the Okuma family and leading Saga Prefecture figures at the dawn of the Meiji Period. More »

  • poster for Long Life Design 1

    Long Life Design 1

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    • at Shibuya Hikarie 8/ d47 Museum
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 80 days

    The meaning of the word “design” is slowly changing in two noticeable ways. First, “design” has shifted from being strongly led by influences from overseas and Tokyo to becoming more focused on local elements....More »

  • poster for Japan’s Modern Beauty – Okada Saburosuke and his Contemporaries in the Era of Japanese Modern Style

    Japan’s Modern Beauty – Okada Saburosuke and his Contemporaries in the Era of Japanese Modern Style

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    • at Pola Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 93 days

    Oil painter Saburosuke Okada (1869–1939) played a central role in the creation of fashion icons and images of “ideal beauty.” Having been engaged from the late Meiji period in department store work, he...More »

  • poster for Doigahama Site Exhibition

    Doigahama Site Exhibition

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    • at National Museum of Nature and Science
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 100 days

    Doigahama is a burial site in Yamaguchi Prefecture that dates back from the Yayoi period. This exhibition features important findings that detail the origins of the Japanese people. More »

  • poster for All-Stars of the Okada Collection: Masterworks of Korin, Jakuchu, Hokusai, Ru Ware Kilns

    All-Stars of the Okada Collection: Masterworks of Korin, Jakuchu, Hokusai, Ru Ware Kilns

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    • at Okada Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 106 days

    This exhibition marks the Okada Museum Of Art’s fifth anniversary and will present the best of its collection as the culmination of its activities since 2013. It brings together star artists who have been...More »

  • poster for Museum Collection lll - All of the African Contemporary Art Collection

    Museum Collection lll - All of the African Contemporary Art Collection

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    • at Setagaya Art Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 114 days

    This exhibition introduces work by artists from west and central Africa acquired by the museum following the An Inside Story: African Art of Our Time exhibition held in 1995. Works by sculptor Haruhiko...More »

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Permanent events

  • 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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Upcoming events

  • Akane Ishiga “Tiny Zoo—Remix”

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    • at Wish Less
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Starts tomorrow

    New stuffed animals and accessories inspired by music and fashion.More »

  • poster for Ayaka Kawachi Exhibition

    Ayaka Kawachi Exhibition

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    • at Dessin
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Starts tomorrow

    These utensils and other accessories for the table by the metal artist Ayaka Kawachi make excellent gifts.More »

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