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  • poster for Katsuhiro Yamaguchi “The Sun Also Rises”

    Katsuhiro Yamaguchi “The Sun Also Rises”

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    • at Shigeru Yokota Gallery
    • in the Odaiba, Kachidoki area
    • Ends tomorrow

    [Event] Talk: Remembering Katsuhiro Yamaguchi Date: May 24 (Fri) from 13:30 In Japanese. Reservations required. Please see the official website for reservations and details. More »

  • poster for Pleating Machine 2: Ko Nakajima x Yutaka Matsuzawa ― Rooms in the Photographs

    Pleating Machine 2: Ko Nakajima x Yutaka Matsuzawa ― Rooms in the Photographs

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    • at The Keio University Art Space
    • in the Shirokane, Hiroo area
    • Ends tomorrow

    In 1969, Ko Nakajima journeyed to Yutaka Matsuzawa’s “Psi Room” to conduct a photo shoot. The “Psi Room” is both an atelier created by Matsuzawa and a space that can in itself be thought of as a work...More »

  • poster for Yoshiki Omote “Life-Size Landscapes”

    Yoshiki Omote “Life-Size Landscapes”

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    • at Kana Kawanishi Gallery
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 2 days

    Yoshiki Omote is an artist renowned for his works that convert large-scale schemes and phenomena into sizes of daily life. The motifs he features are tectonics and atmosphere, which are inaccessible for...More »

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    Circus Expo

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    • at Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 3 days

    This exhibition looks back at the history of the circus in Japan with 110 items including props, posters, photographs, and films.More »

  • poster for Laugh Off This Hopeless World: Fukuzawa Ichiro

    Laugh Off This Hopeless World: Fukuzawa Ichiro

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Ichiro Fukuzawa (1898–1992), a leader of the avant-garde movement that introduced Surrealism to Japan in the 1930s, created socially critical works of art throughout his lifetime. An intelligent sense...More »

  • poster for Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions

    Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions

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    • at Mori Art Museum
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 3 days

    The Roppongi Crossing series launched in 2004 by the Mori Art Museum provides a snapshot of the Japanese contemporary art scene every three years. This sixth edition will showcase the work of around 25...More »

  • Sugiura Hisui: Image Collector

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Hisui Sugiura (1876-1965) took an important role in the earliest days of Japanese graphic design. He actively promoted Zuan design plans in his publications co-authored with Soshu Watanabe (1890-1986):...More »

  • poster for The Life of Japanese Women in Ukiyo-e

    The Life of Japanese Women in Ukiyo-e

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    • at The Shoto Museum of Art
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 3 days

    When it comes to the women who are depicted in ukiyo-e, the first thing that springs to mind is perhaps bijinga—pictures of beauties. Certainly, women of the Edo period were a source of appreciation and...More »

  • poster for Ukiyo-e Prints from the Mary Ainsworth Collection

    Ukiyo-e Prints from the Mary Ainsworth Collection

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    • at Chiba City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 3 days

    The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College in Ohio has over 1500 ukiyo-e prints gifted to it by alumnus Mary Ainsworth. Ainsworth’s collection began in 1906 when she visited Japan and contains both...More »

  • poster for Yoko Yamashita “The Poetry of Joyce Mansour”

    Yoko Yamashita “The Poetry of Joyce Mansour”

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    • at Librairie 6
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 3 days

    [Image: Talk “The Life and Personality of Joyce Mansour” Speaker: Kanji Matsumoto Admission: 1000 yen In Japanese. Please see the website for reservations and details.More »

  • poster for Eames House: Design For Living

    Eames House: Design For Living

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    • at Gallery A4
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 7 days

    The Eames House was the former home and studio of the pioneering midcentury modern designers Charles and Ray Eames. It was created as a model solution for increased housing demand in the postwar era. In...More »

  • poster for Realms of Color: The Creation by Ernst Haas

    Realms of Color: The Creation by Ernst Haas

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    • at Fujifilm Square
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 8 days

    Described as “a magician with color,” the photographer Ernst Haas pioneered color photography as a means of expression in the 1950s. Born in 1921 in Vienna, Haas photographed Austrian prisoners of war...More »

  • poster for Bizen Swords—The Flower of Japanese Swords

    Bizen Swords—The Flower of Japanese Swords

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    • at Seikado Bunko Art Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 10 days

    Exhibiting traditional Japanese swords from Bizen, one of the country’s most important sword-making regions for over a thousand years. Varieties on display include Koshizo, Jigane, and Chojimida swords,...More »

  • poster for Information or Inspiration? Japanese Aesthetics to Enjoy with the Left and Right Sides of the Brain

    Information or Inspiration? Japanese Aesthetics to Enjoy with the Left and Right Sides of the Brain

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    • at Suntory Museum of Art
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 10 days

    An encounter with something beautiful may provoke two reactions. One is to be moved by learning the background of the work or the artist, while the other is an emotional excitement felt for no apparent...More »

  • poster for Richard Gorman “Emotional Geometry”

    Richard Gorman “Emotional Geometry”

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    • at Chigasaki City Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 10 days

    Richard Gorman, an artist based in Dublin, Milan, and Japan, has a long history with the Iwanoheizaburo washi paper of Fukui Prefecture. Gorman first encountered it in the 1990s and it has been an important...More »

  • poster for Kukai The World of Yoshimitsu Nagasaka

    Kukai The World of Yoshimitsu Nagasaka

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    • at Canon Gallery S
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 11 days

    Sixty photographs by Yoshimitsu Nagasaka of the Jingo-ji and To-ji Temples in Kyoto, the Koyasan cemetery, and other places affiliated with the Buddhist monk and scholar Kukai. These images were printed...More »

  • poster for Herbie Yamaguchi “In the Town Where You Live”

    Herbie Yamaguchi “In the Town Where You Live”

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    • at Chofu City Cultural Center
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 17 days

    Exhibiting black and white photography from the more-than four-decade career of Herbie Yamaguchi, known for his poignant slice-of-life scenes. Taking the theme “places create people,” this show presents...More »

  • poster for Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism

    Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism

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    • at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 17 days

    Seeking the wholesale reform of British art, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood—formed in 1848 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his colleagues—had a tremendous impact. The works by these avant-garde artists appealed...More »

  • poster for Playful Ukiyo-e from the Kumon Children’s Collection

    Playful Ukiyo-e from the Kumon Children’s Collection

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    • at Nerima Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 17 days

    Kumon Institute of Education, a long-time researcher of children’s culture, holds a collection of some 3,200 historical study materials, mainly in the form of Ukiyo-e prints. This exhibition on the subject...More »

  • poster for Dear Jonas Mekas

    Dear Jonas Mekas

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    • at Our Favourite Shop
    • in the Shirokane, Hiroo area
    • Ends in 21 days

    [Events] Live Novel-Writing Session Date: May 11 (Sat) from 18:00 Admission fee: 1500 yen (incl. 1 drink) Film Screening: “Paradise Not Yet Lost, or Oona’s Third Year” (1979) 90 min. Date: May...More »

  • poster for Aguri Uchida: Incarnated Painting as Inselberg

    Aguri Uchida: Incarnated Painting as Inselberg

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    • at Musashino Art University Museum & Library
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 24 days

    Aguri Uchida’s works embody new possibilities for Nihonga (Japanese painting) while exploring the meaning of human existence. This exhibition reveals her enthusiasm for painting the human body, mainly...More »

  • 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
    • Ends in 24 days

    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 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 in 24 days

    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 MOT Collection: Pleased to Meet You. New Acquisitions in Recent Years

    MOT Collection: Pleased to Meet You. New Acquisitions in Recent Years

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    • at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 24 days

    The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo holds some 5,400 pieces in its collection, which spans the modern and contemporary periods with a focus on art of the postwar years. MOT regularly features the works...More »

  • poster for Modern Nihonga

    Modern Nihonga

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    • at Gotoh Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 24 days

    [Related Events] 1. Gallery Talk “The World of Modern Nihonga” 5/16, 6/13 “The Attraction of Japanese Inshou Seals” 5/21 “The Lives and Writings of Those Who Travelled Overseas” 6/5 Each session is...More »

  • poster for Weavers of Worlds - A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern/Contemporary Art

    Weavers of Worlds - A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern/Contemporary Art

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    • at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 24 days

    This exhibition will survey the Japanese art of the past 100 years, from the 1910s to 2010s, through works mainly in the museum’s collection. Its aim to show how the artists, by taking a discerning critical...More »

  • poster for Cats in Art – Felines Loved Then and Now

    Cats in Art – Felines Loved Then and Now

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    • at The Hibiya Library Museum
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 31 days

    100 artworks ranging from Ukiyo-e to modern paintings that show an undying love for cats by artists through the ages.More »

  • poster for Miwa Yanagi “Myth Machine”

    Miwa Yanagi “Myth Machine”

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    • at Arts Maebashi
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 31 days

    Arts Maebashi presents Miwa Yanagi’s first solo exhibition in ten years, including some of her newest works. Yanagi, who first attracted attention with “Elevator Girl,” has earned acclaim for her photography...More »

  • poster for The Velvet Revolution 1989

    The Velvet Revolution 1989

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    • at Czech Centre Tokyo
    • in the Shirokane, Hiroo area
    • Ends in 34 days

    Thirty-five works by 15 Czech photographers look back on the Velvet Revolution of 1989.More »

  • poster for Eye Ohashi “Arche”

    Eye Ohashi “Arche”

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    • at Poetic Scape
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 37 days

    Towards end of the Pacific War, the Catholic group Shirayuri Gakuen decided to escape from Tokyo in order to avoid the ravages of war. However, because criticism of Christianity in wartime was severe,...More »

  • poster for Fixed Contained

    Fixed Contained

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    • at Kotaro Nukaga
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 37 days

    A group exhibition of seven international contemporary artists: Brian Alfred, Firelei Báez, Inka Essenhigh, Nir Hod, Tony Matelli, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and Carlos Rolón. This exhibition is guest curated...More »

  • poster for Taro Okamoto and Japanese Tradition

    Taro Okamoto and Japanese Tradition

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    • at Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 38 days

    This exhibition focuses on photographs by Taro Okamoto reconsidering the meaning of Japanese tradition.More »

  • poster for The Ys from the Hara Museum Collection

    The Ys from the Hara Museum Collection

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 38 days

    Since antiquity artists have sought out adventures and challenges to forge their own unique styles. Focusing on large-scale works from the Hara Museum Collection – notably, five by Tadanori Yokoo and seven...More »

  • poster for Foreshadows - TOKAS Creator-in-Residence 2019 Exhibition

    Foreshadows - TOKAS Creator-in-Residence 2019 Exhibition

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    • at Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 45 days

    In 2006, Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) launched a residence program called “Creator-in-Residence,” which provides creators from a variety of countries working in a wide range of genres, including art, video,...More »

  • poster for Museum Collection I - Two Artists’ Works Series: Ikeda Ryoji and Ebizuka Koichi

    Museum Collection I - Two Artists’ Works Series: Ikeda Ryoji and Ebizuka Koichi

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    • at Setagaya Art Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 59 days

    This exhibition features the work of block-print artist Ryoji Ikeda (1947- ) and artist Koichi Ebizuka (1951- ). A portion of the exhibition is dedicated to commemorating the passing of sculptor Hisayuki...More »

  • poster for Impressionism—Light and Memory: Monet, Gogh, Matisse, Picasso

    Impressionism—Light and Memory: Monet, Gogh, Matisse, Picasso

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    • at Pola Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 66 days

    This exhibition has selected 73 masterpieces from the collections of the Pola Museum of Art and the Hiroshima Museum of Art. It is centered on French Impressionist landscapes, but also includes other works...More »

  • poster for Vienna on the Path to Modernism

    Vienna on the Path to Modernism

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    • at The National Art Center, Tokyo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 74 days

    Art movements flourished in the late 19th to early 20th century in Vienna as artists sought new forms of expression that stepped beyond traditional media definitions of painting, sculpture, decorative...More »

  • poster for Here, Another Night Comes from Trillions of Light Years Away: Eternal Infinity

    Here, Another Night Comes from Trillions of Light Years Away: Eternal Infinity

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    • at Yayoi Kusama Museum
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Ends in 100 days

    Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Nets is a series of paintings that has neither beginning nor end, formed of pure repetitions of nets. First exhibited in 1959, the series was well-received for its unique representation...More »

  • poster for Koseki Ono + Mitsumasa Kadota “The Engine – It induces us to…”

    Koseki Ono + Mitsumasa Kadota “The Engine – It induces us to…”

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    • at Sezon Museum of Modern Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 101 days

    Color pervades the work of Koseki Ono and Mitsumasa Kadota. It springs from the artists’ bodies but goes far beyond even what the artists themselves intended. Koseki Ono pursues a special brand of printing...More »

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  • poster for Junya Kataoka + Rie Iwatake “Big Two-Hearted River”

    Junya Kataoka + Rie Iwatake “Big Two-Hearted River”

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    • at 3331 Arts Chiyoda
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Starts tomorrow

    How would the world look if we could see it again with fresh eyes? “Big Two-Hearted River” is an exhibition of works by the 3331 ART FAIR 2018-recommended artist duo Junya Kataoka and Rie Iwatake. Kataoka...More »

  • poster for Society of Scientific Photography Exhibition 2019–2020

    Society of Scientific Photography Exhibition 2019–2020

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    • at Fujifilm Square
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts tomorrow

    The Society of Scientific Photography brings together professionals, amateurs, and specialists in the field of natural photography. With the aim of promoting the enjoyment of nature from a scientific perspective,...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
    • Starts in 2 days

    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 Roppongi Art Night 2019

    Roppongi Art Night 2019

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    • at Roppongi Hills Arena
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts in 2 days

    From May 25 (Sat) to 26 (Sun), 2019, Tokyo’s Roppongi district will become the stage of Roppongi Art Night 2019, a one-night-only event organized by the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee. Works of...More »

  • poster for Shiko Munakata Exhibition

    Shiko Munakata Exhibition

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    • at Fuchu Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Starts in 2 days

    Born 1903 in Aomori Prefecture, Shikou Munakata left for Tokyo at 21 with the aim of being an oil painter but instead pursued woodblock printing. He would go on to become one of Japan’s most renown woodblock...More »

  • poster for JAGDA New Designer Awards Exhibition 2019

    JAGDA New Designer Awards Exhibition 2019

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    • at Creation Gallery G8
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 5 days

    The exhibition will present an insightful and entertaining overview of the design works of this year’s three JAGDA New Design Award winners. In 2019, after a rigorous selection process evaluating 152 eligible...More »

  • poster for Yukata

    Yukata

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    • at Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts in 5 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 Tetsuo Kashiwada “Stranger”

    Tetsuo Kashiwada “Stranger”

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    • at AL
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Starts in 8 days

    [Event] Talk Speakers: Tetsuo Kashiwada and Yuma Tobishima (phonebook designer) Date: June 1 (Sat) 14:00More »

  • poster for Masato Kobayashi “Artist and the Model”

    Masato Kobayashi “Artist and the Model”

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    • at Shugoarts
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts in 9 days

    Traditionally, the relationship between an artist and a model was “to see and to be seen” or “to paint or to be painted.” However, a model can sometimes go beyond said relationship, affect the artist’s...More »

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