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  • poster for Amigos Koike × Shoji Toyama “Preparing for the opening of Samegaura Wednesday Post Office vol. 5” Talk Event

    Amigos Koike × Shoji Toyama “Preparing for the opening of Samegaura Wednesday Post Office vol. 5” Talk Event

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    • at Rokujigen
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Today only!

    Illustrator Amigos Koike, who produced the cover illustration for the publication “Akasaki Wednesday Post Office” and is in charge of the artwork for “Samegaura Wednesday Post Office,” will appear in conversation...More »

  • Elise Wessels and Marije Jansen Talk about Japan: Modern Japanese Prints from the Elise Wessels Collection

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    • at International House of Japan
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Today only!

    Elise Wessels and Marije Jansen will talk about Elise Wessels’ Japanese Taisho-period print collection, which is to be donated to the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. The collection is known for its beauty and stylishness....More »

  • poster for Hiroko Kanno “To the zoo”

    Hiroko Kanno “To the zoo”

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    • at HB Gallery
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends Today

    These paintings by Hiroko Kanno are based on sketches made by the artist when she visited the zoo and capture a cheerful and fun mood.More »

  • poster for Baek “Dialogue”

    Baek “Dialogue”

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    • at AL
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends tomorrow

    Paintings by the artist Baek.More »

  • poster for Ceramic Artist Seimei Tsuji: The Beauty of Akaru Sabi

    Ceramic Artist Seimei Tsuji: The Beauty of Akaru Sabi

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    • at Crafts Gallery at the National Museum of Modern Art
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends tomorrow

    Seimei Tsuji (1927–2008) was a ceramic artist who, after building his noborigama (climbing kiln) in Tama district of Tokyo in 1955, worked primarily on Yakishime Ware (high-fired, unglazed stoneware) using...More »

  • poster for Takahito Mizutani “Canon Eagles Photo Exhibition 2017”

    Takahito Mizutani “Canon Eagles Photo Exhibition 2017”

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    • at Open Gallery 1&2
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 2 days

    This exhibition presents photographs of the rugby team “Canon Eagles,” one of the corporate teams of the Canon Group, who are celebrating their 6th year in the Top League this season. Sports photographer...More »

  • poster for Eikoh Hosoe Exhibition

    Eikoh Hosoe Exhibition

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    • at Toki-no-Wasuremono
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Twenty works from photographer Eikoh Hosoe major series from the 1960s-2000s, including “Kamaitachi”, “Barakei (Ordeal by Roses)”, “Gaudi”, “Embrace”, and “Ukiyoe Projections”. [Event] Talk by photography...More »

  • poster for Everyone in Edo is interesting. Homage to the Edo era.

    Everyone in Edo is interesting. Homage to the Edo era.

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    • at Gallery Kopis
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Art and accessories inspired by the lifestyles and customs of the Edo era (16th to 19th centuries). More »

  • poster for Record Extraordinaire! Uzo Nishiyama’s Notebooks on Houses and Living

    Record Extraordinaire! Uzo Nishiyama’s Notebooks on Houses and Living

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    • at LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Architect and architectural scholar Uzo Nishiyama is regarded as a pioneer of scientific research into housing. He is also known as an advocate of the “Separation of Eating and Sleeping Quarters in Small...More »

  • poster for Sopheap Pich “desire line”

    Sopheap Pich “desire line”

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    • at Tomio Koyama Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Sopheap Pich creates sculptures with organic and geometric structures, inspired by bodily organs, vegetal forms, or cityscapes. Made with local materials such as bamboo, rattan, wire, and beeswax, his...More »

  • poster for Takahiro Iwasaki “Light is made of Stars”

    Takahiro Iwasaki “Light is made of Stars”

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    • at Urano
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Takahiro Iwasaki transforms our consciousness by visualizing the reality that we overlook on a daily basis, manipulating the distance and scale of objects. He has focused on the issue of electrical power...More »

  • poster for Viviane Sassen “Of Mud and Lotus”

    Viviane Sassen “Of Mud and Lotus”

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    • at G/P Gallery
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Viviane Sassen is a photographer considered representative of the Netherlands. Aside from her active role in various global fashion labels, she is receiving much attention for her participation in events...More »

  • poster for Yoshiyuki Oki “Qualia”

    Yoshiyuki Oki “Qualia”

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    • at Gallery Tosei
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 3 days

    The red glow of Mars shining in the night sky. The sound of a waterfall echoing in the mountains. The smell of a rainy day. The blur of a moth flying in the dark. These images, colors, sounds etc. that...More »

  • poster for 20 Year Anniversary TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 3 “Synchronicity”

    20 Year Anniversary TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 3 “Synchronicity”

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    • at Tokyo Photographic Art Musem
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Over the years, the museum has held many exhibitions that introduce the permanent collection through various themes. “TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei” is a year-long exhibition in which a single...More »

  • poster for Akinori Shimodaira “Perspective of brightness”

    Akinori Shimodaira “Perspective of brightness”

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    • at Art Center Ongoing
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 4 days

    [Related Events] The Expansion of Time - A Discussion about Time Event Date: Nov. 18 (Sat) 18:00- Speakers: Nanpushokudo, Hiroko Mihara Admission: ¥1000 (inc. 1 drink and exhibition admission) Pre...More »

  • poster for Arcus Project 2017 Ibaraki Open Studios

    Arcus Project 2017 Ibaraki Open Studios

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    • at ARCUS Studio
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 4 days

    On Nov. 22–Nov. 26, Arcus Project in Moriya, Ibaraki holds open studios for these 2017 artists-in-residence: Julieta Aguinaco & Sarah Demoen, Daniel Nicolae Djamo, and Curtis Tamm. The artists will...More »

  • poster for Artists’ Book Exhibition Sendai ⇄ Tokyo Chapter 1

    Artists’ Book Exhibition Sendai ⇄ Tokyo Chapter 1

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    • at NADiff a/p/a/r/t
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 4 days

    In order to explore the expressive platform known as the “Artist Book,” this event will bring together artists working in various fields who have employed their own unique methodology to create one of...More »

  • poster for Atsuhiko Misawa “Animal House: House of Enigmas”

    Atsuhiko Misawa “Animal House: House of Enigmas”

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    • at The Shoto Museum of Art
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Atsuhiko Misawa (1961-) is one of modern Japan’s leading sculptors. His life-sized “animals” are carved from logs of camphor wood using a chisel or sword according to a traditional woodcarving technique,...More »

  • poster for Graphic Designer Koichi Sato

    Graphic Designer Koichi Sato

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    • at Takasaki Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Exhibiting major works, high school posters and sketch books, and early theater posters and fliers by Koichi Sato, an important Japanese graphic designer from Takasaki. More »

  • poster for Haitian Art Exhibition

    Haitian Art Exhibition

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    • at Kawasaki City Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Art from the Caribbean island nation of Haiti reflects the country’s beautiful natural setting, French colonial influence, and unique Hatian culture. With its vivid tropical colors, depictions of anthropomorphized...More »

  • poster for Nori Oya “The Brilliance of Nature”

    Nori Oya “The Brilliance of Nature”

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    • at Kawasaki City Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Japanese-style nihonga painter Nori Oya (b.1936-) depicts the brilliance of nature’s harsh reality and the freshness of life. Around 30 key works by this artist currently based in Asao Ward, Kawasaki will...More »

  • poster for Taiyo Matsumoto “Original works from “Iru jan (I’m here)”“

    Taiyo Matsumoto “Original works from “Iru jan (I’m here)”“

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    • at Rainy Day Bookstore & Cafe
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Exhibition presenting original artwork drawn for picture book “Iru jan (I’m here”) by manga artist Taiyo Matsumoto and his mother poet Naoko Kudo. After appearing in the magazine Monkey vol.11, this work...More »

  • poster for Tamako Kataoka “Expressions”

    Tamako Kataoka “Expressions”

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    • at Hiratsuka Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Tamako Kataoka continued to work on her “Expressions” series throughout her lifetime, depicting various historical figures such as military commanders of the Sengoku period (1467-1603), Zen Buddhist monks,...More »

  • poster for Yohei Fusegi “My own god”

    Yohei Fusegi “My own god”

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    • at Circle / Gallery & Books
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Yohei Fusegi’s everyday life is rooted in embroidery. After he wakes, he embroiders. After he goes to the toilet, he embroiders. After he eats a meal, he embroiders. He embroiders, and then he sleeps....More »

  • poster for Yurie Nagashima “And a Pinch of Irony with a Hint of Love”

    Yurie Nagashima “And a Pinch of Irony with a Hint of Love”

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    • at Tokyo Photographic Art Musem
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 4 days

    This is the first solo exhibition by Yurie Nagashima (1973-) to be held in a Japanese public museum. In 1993, while still attending Musashino Art University, she won the Parco Prize at the Urbanart #2...More »

  • poster for Mikiya Takimoto “Surface / Flame”

    Mikiya Takimoto “Surface / Flame”

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    • at Canon Gallery S
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 5 days

    Mikiya Takimoto, who has created his own unique world or images while working in fields as diverse as advertorial photography and movies, will exhibit around 30 new photographic works as well as video...More »

  • poster for Residential Studio Project Awards 2017

    Residential Studio Project Awards 2017

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

    Outstanding residential designs by architecture students at Tokyo universities.More »

  • poster for Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs Art Festival

    Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs Art Festival

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    • at Shibuya Hikarie 8/ Cube 1, 2, 3
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial have come together to organize a collaborative two-week event that will spread throughout the entire Hikarie building. Artworks will appear on each...More »

  • poster for Václav Fiala “Ogasawara and other Japanese inspirations”

    Václav Fiala “Ogasawara and other Japanese inspirations”

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    • at Czech Centre Tokyo
    • in the Shirokane, Hiroo area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Painter, graphic designer and illustrator Václav Fiala (1896-1980) was an avant-garde artist who began working under David Burliuk, the founder of Russian Futurism, as an assistant of art history. After...More »

  • poster for 15th Anniversary Exhibition: The Tree of Life

    15th Anniversary Exhibition: The Tree of Life

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    • at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 8 days

    Trees remain a source of fascination to people even in contemporary times. For its 15th anniversary, the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum presents an exhibition focused on works from its collection on the...More »

  • poster for UnJapan

    UnJapan

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    • at Kanzan Gallery
    • in the Bakurocho area
    • Ends in 8 days

    Exhibition curated of Philip Brophy, an artist who currently resides in Melbourne and has an in depth knowledge of Japanese art and culture of the past and present. Even now that internationalization,...More »

  • poster for The Shape of Paper 2

    The Shape of Paper 2

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    • at Mihoncho Honten
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 9 days

    Following up on a 2015 exhibition on the same theme, in this exhibition three groups of young architects explore the shapes and forms paper can take. Experience the new possibilities of paper.More »

  • poster for Ryota Shimamoto Exhibition

    Ryota Shimamoto Exhibition

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    • at Gallery N Kanda Branch
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 10 days

    Ryota Shimamoto marks artworks using both his own body and materials related closely to his person, whether it’s creating brushes comprised of body hair, bandaging up his entire body, or producing paintings...More »

  • poster for Tomoaki Ishihara “Mirror Behind Hole: Photography into Sculpture vol. 5”

    Tomoaki Ishihara “Mirror Behind Hole: Photography into Sculpture vol. 5”

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    • at Gallery αM
    • in the Bakurocho area
    • Ends in 10 days

    For Tomoaki Ishihara the constitution of the self is a single, repetitive process comprised of embodying things, visualizing the body, and realizing images as tangible entities. In the style of Japanese...More »

  • poster for 100 Years of Japanese Animation: Pioneers of Moving Manga

    100 Years of Japanese Animation: Pioneers of Moving Manga

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    • at Kawasaki City Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 11 days

    This exhibition looks back on the origins of Japanese animation a century ago, spotlighting four pioneers in the field: Hekoten Shimokawa, Seitaro Kiyama, Junichi Kouchi, and Senpan Maekawa. It also looks...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
    • Ends in 11 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 Island Gallery Best Selection 2017

    Island Gallery Best Selection 2017

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    • at Island Gallery
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 11 days

    Displaying and selling works by top Island Gallery photographers, who will lead photography seminars and workshops. [Photographers] Chotoku Tanaka, Kohnosuke Sakazaki, Choji Nakahodo, Junji Takasago,...More »

  • poster for Raw Signals: The Current Form of Portraiture

    Raw Signals: The Current Form of Portraiture

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    • at Koganei Art Spot Chateau 2F
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 11 days

    This exhibition curated by artist Goro Murayama, who in October returned from a Culture Ministry-sponsored trip to research emerging art in Vienna, presents portraits in a variety of media by promising...More »

  • poster for The Golden Age of Botanical Art – Flowers from the Collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    The Golden Age of Botanical Art – Flowers from the Collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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    • at Intermediatheque
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 11 days

    The first of the “Intermediatheque Natural History Series,” this exhibition is a unique opportunity for audiences in Japan to appreciate 28 botanical artworks from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s great...More »

  • poster for Yutaka Nishimura “Creatures in Yatsugatake”

    Yutaka Nishimura “Creatures in Yatsugatake”

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    • at Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 11 days

    In his work, Yutaka Nishimura looks to capture a wild and unaltered version of the everyday in nature. For this reason, he often shots amidst adverse conditions. Nishimura communicates the delight of making...More »

  • Film Class of 2017: Exploring Colors

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    • at National Film Center
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 14 days

    The Film Class program screens important works from the Film Center’s collection that offer valuable lessons in cinematic arts and film preservation. This year’s class explores color in film: the creative...More »

  • poster for Artist Project #2.02 Ken Kitano “Collecting the Lights”

    Artist Project #2.02 Ken Kitano “Collecting the Lights”

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 18 days

    Ken Kitano is a photographer who focuses on themes such as “cities,” “nature,” and “humans.” In recent years, these themes have come to encompass the earth and the universe, as well as newborn babies....More »

  • poster for Climb Every Mountain vol. 1: The Lives and Embroidery of the Miao people

    Climb Every Mountain vol. 1: The Lives and Embroidery of the Miao people

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    • at Setagaya Culture Life Information Center, Seikatsu-Kobo
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 18 days

    The first installment of the “Climb Every Mountain” series, which will introduce the lives of peoples residing in mountainous regions around the world, focuses on the Miao people of Guizhou Province in...More »

  • Jean-Pierre Melville: Cinéaste du Noir

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    • at National Film Center
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 18 days

    The name of film director Jean-Pierre Melville shines with a special brightness in French film history. Having devoted himself to American films in his youth, he made his debut with the feature length...More »

  • poster for Painted Women - Dream and Reality in Portraits of Women

    Painted Women - Dream and Reality in Portraits of Women

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    • at Nakamuraya Salon Museum of Art
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 18 days

    The expression of the human body in Japanese painting has changed greatly since the Meiji period (1968-1912) due to encounters with Western art, and it is paintings that depict women that have transformed...More »

  • poster for Ryuichi Ishikawa “Outremer / Ultramarine”

    Ryuichi Ishikawa “Outremer / Ultramarine”

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    • at Atsukobarouh Arts Drinks Talk
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 18 days

    Photographs from Paris by the Ihei Kimura Prize-winning photographer Ryuichi Ishikawa.More »

  • poster for The Etcher: Keiko Kiyohara Retrospective

    The Etcher: Keiko Kiyohara Retrospective

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    • at Hachioji Yume Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 22 days

    Only 30 works remain from the short life of copperplate etching artist Keiko Kiyohara (1955–1987). Thirty years after her death, these intricate, mesmerizing prints are now admired for their mysterious...More »

  • poster for Ara Mahoshi: Art, Anything to Access A World

    Ara Mahoshi: Art, Anything to Access A World

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    • at Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 25 days

    Nowadays we tend to categorize things in everyday life to make them easier to understand. This said, often what we encounter defies categorization and leaves us feeling confused. To take things just as...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
    • Ends in 25 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 Picture…book?

    Picture…book?

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    • at Atelier Muji
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 25 days

    The relationship between people and books is long-established. At first these objects that form an integral part of our lives were made from natural materials such as stone, soil, plants, and animal skin....More »

  • poster for The Century of Bicycle – Bicycle = Life + Design + Ecology

    The Century of Bicycle – Bicycle = Life + Design + Ecology

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    • at Sakura City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 25 days

    Sakura City in Chiba Prefecture has become a destination for cycling enthusiasts in recent years as the setting for the animated version of the popular manga “Yowamushi Pedal” about competitive racing....More »

  • poster for “Hogai Kano and the Big Four: Modern Japanese Painting, Another Vein”

    “Hogai Kano and the Big Four: Modern Japanese Painting, Another Vein”

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    • at Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 25 days

    Hogai Kano (1828-1888) is an artist who represents the dawn of modern Japanese painting, his masterpiece “Hibo Kannon,” produced for the emperor, hailed as a turning point that shines brightly in the narrative...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
    • Ends in 28 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 Hiroyuki Takenouchi “The Fourth Wall”

    Hiroyuki Takenouchi “The Fourth Wall”

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    • at PGI
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 30 days

    Having unveiled works such as Liberty City (P.G.I.), SEASONS (Foil Gallery), and Crow (P.G.I.), photographer Hiroyuki Takenouchi has set his sights on presenting audiences with metropolitan landscapes;...More »

  • poster for Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Musashino City & The Centennial of Inokashira Park

    Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Musashino City & The Centennial of Inokashira Park

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    • at Kichijoji Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 32 days

    A look back on the historical and cultural significance of Musashino City, home to Inokashira Park which opened 100 years ago. More »

  • poster for Future of Creation 13: Motomasa Suzuki Exhibition “MOD” Directed by Toshio Shimizu

    Future of Creation 13: Motomasa Suzuki Exhibition “MOD” Directed by Toshio Shimizu

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    • at LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 32 days

    Established in September 2014, “Future of Creation” is an exhibition series curated by four leading creators in the worlds of art and architecture: Toshio Shimizu (art director), Ryohei Miyata (goldsmith),...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
    • Ends in 32 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 Kyuzaburo Ito: Fantasy and Poetry

    Kyuzaburo Ito: Fantasy and Poetry

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    • at Yokosuka Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 32 days

    Kyuzaburo Ito (1906–1977) was a leading Nitten Exhibition-featured artist whose Surrealist paintings leaned toward the avant-garde. After the WWII he returned to Kyoto, where he boldly continued to adapt...More »

  • poster for Livres d’enfance français, Collection Kashima Shigeru

    Livres d’enfance français, Collection Kashima Shigeru

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    • at Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 32 days

    This is the first time for these French picture books treasured for many years in the collection of rare Western books belonging to Shigeru Kashima, a scholar of French literature, to be shown in public....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
    • Ends in 32 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 »

  • poster for Two Mountains Photography Project 2017: Mount Kinabalu and Mount Fuji - A story of two mountains

    Two Mountains Photography Project 2017: Mount Kinabalu and Mount Fuji - A story of two mountains

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    • at Espace Kuu
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 32 days

    Malaysia and Japan have spent many years building a close relationship. In 2013, the Two Mountains Photograph Project was launched in order to deepen this mutual understanding through the power of photography...More »

  • poster for Haruo Ohara “Living on Brazil’s vast earth”

    Haruo Ohara “Living on Brazil’s vast earth”

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    • at Fujifilm Square
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 36 days

    Haruo Ohara traveled to Brazil as a pioneer farmer, later mastering photographic technology and establishing himself as an amateur photographer who received acclaim from critics in both Japan and internationally....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
    • Ends in 36 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 Tokusaburo Masamune Exhibition

    Tokusaburo Masamune Exhibition

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    • at Fuchu Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 36 days

    Tokusaburo Masamune was born in Bizen, Okayama Prefecture in 1883. After studying at Tokyo Art School he went to France, where he was significantly influenced by Matisse and Monet. He was forced to return...More »

  • poster for Beautiful Rice - For a Sustainable Future

    Beautiful Rice - For a Sustainable Future

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    • at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
    • in the Odaiba, Kachidoki area
    • Ends in 47 days

    What can we do today to ensure delicious rice production over the next 1000 years? This exhibition analyzes the traditional rice cultivation methods that have continued for thousands of years in Asian...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
    • Ends in 47 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 Van Gogh & Japan

    Van Gogh & Japan

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 47 days

    Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was profoundly interested in Japan. From his Paris period to his early days in Arles, he collected ukiyo-e prints and writings on Japanese culture. Conversely, Japanese artists...More »

  • poster for Marimekko Spirit

    Marimekko Spirit

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    • at Ginza Graphic Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 52 days

    Marimekko is a brand now loved by fans all around the world, with its unique designs brimming with originality and its fascinating approach to color. When craftsmanship and industrialization began to come...More »

  • poster for 90 Years of Kinder book - The world of children traced through pictures and songs

    90 Years of Kinder book - The world of children traced through pictures and songs

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    • at Printing Museum
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Ends in 53 days

    Kinder book was born as “Observational Picture Books Kinder Book” in November 1927 and will be turning 90 years old in 2017. It was an early forerunner of monthly childcare picture books that were distributed...More »

  • poster for Takashi Amano “Nature Aquarium”

    Takashi Amano “Nature Aquarium”

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    • at Gallery AaMo
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 53 days

    Takashi Amano is internationally known as “The Master of Aquascape.” This exhibition focuses on his “Nature Aquarium” series, for which he recreated natural ecosystems, along with his large-scale professional...More »

  • poster for Flap-flop, Clap-clop: A Place Where Words Are Born

    Flap-flop, Clap-clop: A Place Where Words Are Born

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    • at Arts Maebashi
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 55 days

    Hikkuri-ko, gakkuri-ko – the sound of footsteps under the influence of a little alcohol? Rendered in the exhibition’s English title as “Flap-flop, Clap-clop,” this is how Sakutaro Hagiwara, in an unpublished...More »

  • poster for David Shrigley “Lose Your Mind”

    David Shrigley “Lose Your Mind”

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    • at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 60 days

    Art Tower Mito is holding Japan’s first large-scale solo exhibition of the work of acclaimed British artist David Shrigley, known for his darkly humorous take on everyday situations. David Shrigley works...More »

  • Hokusai and Japonisme

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    • at National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 67 days

    In the latter half of the 19th century, Western artists were fascinated by the new expression they found in Japanese art, and this led to the phenomenon known as Japonisme. It was the genius ukiyo-e artist...More »

  • poster for Open Site 2017-2018

    Open Site 2017-2018

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    • at Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 67 days

    This program aims to provide a platform for artistic activities in all creative fields, fostering new forms of expression and opening up opportunities to introduce innovative projects. It received even...More »

  • poster for Sèvres: 300 Creative Years Porcelain for the French Court

    Sèvres: 300 Creative Years Porcelain for the French Court

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    • at Suntory Museum of Art
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 67 days

    In 2010, the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres and the Musée national de Céramique-Sèvres were integrated to establish a new organization under the name Sèvres, Cité de la céramique. This exhibition is the...More »

  • poster for Architecture on Paper: Architectural Drawings of Japan 1970s-1990s

    Architecture on Paper: Architectural Drawings of Japan 1970s-1990s

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    • at National Archives of Modern Architecture
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 74 days

    Architectural drawings are what are commonly referred to as “plans.” They may take the form of preliminary sketches, design drawings, construction drawings, or beautifully colored and shaded presentation...More »

  • poster for Decoration Never Dies, Anyway

    Decoration Never Dies, Anyway

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 95 days

    This decoration-focused exhibition features seven artists whom are all different in age, nationality, and genre. The means of expression they employ are diverse, including a trailer adorned with Gothic...More »

  • poster for Yayoi Kusama Museum Inaugural Exhibition - Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art

    Yayoi Kusama Museum Inaugural Exhibition - Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art

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    • at Yayoi Kusama Museum
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Ends in 95 days

    This inaugural exhibition at the Yayoi Kusama Museum centers on the artist’s newest painting series, “My Eternal Soul.” Other new works by Kusama will be on display in addition to the sixteen paintings...More »

  • poster for Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future

    Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future

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    • at NTT ICC Inter Communication Center
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 109 days

    Exhibition introducing works of media art and other forms of artistic expression born out of today’s media environments. On display are leading works from the realm of media art, including artworks incorporating...More »

  • MAM Project 024: Dane Mitchell

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    • at Mori Art Museum
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 130 days

    Dane Mitchell (b. 1976) researches the energies and dynamics of the invisible world from artistic, scientific, and historical perspectives. His investigations are frequently informed by the connection...More »

  • poster for 3rd “My Best Work” Exhibition - Painting the Ideal Landscape: Scenes Unlike Photographs Emerge

    3rd “My Best Work” Exhibition - Painting the Ideal Landscape: Scenes Unlike Photographs Emerge

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    • at Hoki Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 179 days

    Introducing a variety of works from more than 20 brand new collections by popular painters of realism, this exhibition is comprised of a total of around 140 items, including a number of new portraits,...More »

  • MOMAT Collection Exhibition

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 186 days

    In this ongoing series of exhibitions, the museum presents trends in modern and contemporary Japanese art from the 20th century to the present, including references to international connections. The “Highlights”...More »

  • poster for Tower of the Sun 1967-2018: What did Taro Okamoto Question

    Tower of the Sun 1967-2018: What did Taro Okamoto Question

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    • at Taro Okamoto Memorial museum
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 186 days

    In March 2018, Taro Okamoto’s themed pavilion titled “Tower of the Sun,” which became the symbol of the Osaka Expo ‘70, will finally be reborn. Taking advantage of the opportunity presented by seismic...More »

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  • poster for Denmark Design

    Denmark Design

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    • at Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Starts tomorrow

    Denmark is the Northern European country that produced Andersen’s fairy tales, Lego, and other items well-known even in Japan. Approximately 5.7 million people live in this small country, which is about...More »

  • poster for Workshop “Polishing the Spectacle of Myself: A Brief Introduction to the Work of ESTAR(SER)”

    Workshop “Polishing the Spectacle of Myself: A Brief Introduction to the Work of ESTAR(SER)”

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    • at A.I.T. Room
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Starts in 2 days

    On 24 November 2017, at AIT, visiting associates of ESTAR(SER) will offer a brief introduction to its past and present work, and present ongoing research into the history of the Order of the Third Bird...More »

  • poster for Talk: The Creative Independent in Japan

    Talk: The Creative Independent in Japan

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    • at Vacant
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts in 8 days

    The Creative Independent (TCI) is a media site started in 2016 as a collaboration with the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. It launched in Japan this September. Featuring interviews with top creatives like...More »

  • poster for Ryuichi Sakamoto with Shiro Takatani “Installation Music 2: Is Your Time”

    Ryuichi Sakamoto with Shiro Takatani “Installation Music 2: Is Your Time”

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    • at NTT ICC Inter Communication Center
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Starts in 17 days

    Presenting the second installment in the ‘Installation Music’ series following “Ryuichi Sakamoto, async” at The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art. “Is Your Time,” the work on display, is a new installation...More »

  • poster for “Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka” Tour

    “Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka” Tour

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    • at Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Starts in 18 days

    Tour the grounds and interiors of the iconic Mitaka apartment complex designed by Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins that has drawn international attention since its completion. [Event Details] Dec....More »

  • poster for Shigeko Ikeda “Yokohama Style”

    Shigeko Ikeda “Yokohama Style”

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    • at Sogo Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Starts in 21 days

    Shigeko Ikeda (1925 - 2015) was a collector, designer and stylist credited as being responsible for rekindling the trend for vintage kimono. Kimonos that had enjoyed their heyday during the Meiji (1869-1912),...More »

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