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  • poster for MOMAT Collection Exhibition

    MOMAT Collection Exhibition

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 4 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 Minoru Nomata “Ascending Descending”

    Minoru Nomata “Ascending Descending”

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    • at Sagacho Archives
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Minoru Nomata sweeps away the border between reality and imagination with paintings of architecture, nature, and the city. Nomata’s detailed visions have continued aiming for a light that realizes shapes...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 4 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 »

  • poster for Velázquez and The Celebration of Painting: The Golden Age in The Museo Del Prado

    Velázquez and The Celebration of Painting: The Golden Age in The Museo Del Prado

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    • at National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Founded in 1819 with the Royal Spanish Collection at its core, the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid is one of the world’s most celebrated temples of art. This exhibition, held with the Museo del Prado’s...More »

  • poster for The 7th Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Nikkei Nihonga Award

    The 7th Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Nikkei Nihonga Award

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    • at Ueno Royal Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 5 days

    The Nikkei Nihonga Grand Prize in memory of Kaii Higashiyama was founded in 2002 by the Nihon Keizai Shinbun newspaper as a system to recognize and reward promising up-and-coming nihonga painters who will...More »

  • poster for Teppei Soutome Exhibition

    Teppei Soutome Exhibition

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

    Exhibition of abstract paintings by Teppei Soutome.More »

  • poster for A Gift to the Museum

    A Gift to the Museum

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 11 days

    2018 marks the 30th year of The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki. A museum’s collection is one of its most valuable possession. Donated works have been an important part of the museum’s collection since 1947...More »

  • Lisson Gallery 50th Anniversary “Artist | Work | Lisson”

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    • at Post / Limart
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 11 days

    Lisson Gallery in England has had a major impact on global artists and the contemporary art scene since its opening in 1967. For its 50th anniversary in 2017 it published the Irma Boom-designed book Artist,...More »

  • poster for Phantasmagoric! Hokusai’s Water Wonderworld

    Phantasmagoric! Hokusai’s Water Wonderworld

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    • at The Sumida Hokusai Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 18 days

    Under the Wave off Kanagawa, from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, is an iconic work known and loved the world around as The Great Wave. Hokusai’s depiction of that dynamic wave is, moreover, only one of...More »

  • poster for Seiji Kumagai “Each Little Thing”

    Seiji Kumagai “Each Little Thing”

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    • at Poetic Scape
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 18 days

    Each Little Thing by Seiji Kumagai is an exhibition of so-called snapshots. Kumagai takes exclusively vertical color photographs and prints them using advanced darkroom techniques. In an attempt to reach...More »

  • poster for Song Ceramics – Utensils of Sublime Beauty

    Song Ceramics – Utensils of Sublime Beauty

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    • at Idemitsu Museum of Arts
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 18 days

    Ceramics from the Song dynasty are considered to have achieved the peak of beauty in Chinese ceramics history. The wares from the official Guan, Jingdezhen, and Ding kilns, with single-colored glazes of...More »

  • poster for Walls that Talk : Stories from the Former Prince Asaka Residence

    Walls that Talk : Stories from the Former Prince Asaka Residence

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 20 days

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum holds an exhibition once a year to enable the public to fully appreciate the charm of the former residence of Prince Asaka, which was completed in 1933. In addition...More »

  • poster for Michio Hoshino Selection

    Michio Hoshino Selection

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    • at Yoshizawa Garden Gallery
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 24 days

    Exhibiting works by the Alaskan wilderness photographer Michio Hoshino.More »

  • poster for Taisuke Koyama “Tokyo Photographic Research #01: Phase Trans”

    Taisuke Koyama “Tokyo Photographic Research #01: Phase Trans”

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    • at G/P Gallery
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 24 days

    Tokyo Photographic Research (below TPR), is a contemporary photography project initiated by Koyama and Junya Yamamine (curator of Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito). TPR is an endeavor to capture...More »

  • poster for Tamiko Nishimura “Ryojin”

    Tamiko Nishimura “Ryojin”

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    • at Zen Foto Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 24 days

    In this exhibition, the gallery presents 15 vintage silver gelatin prints produced in 1979 by Nishimura. The prints were selected from approximately 1,500 images taken from 1968 (around the time when Nishimura...More »

  • poster for Katsuhiro Saiki “Non-Architectural Photographs”

    Katsuhiro Saiki “Non-Architectural Photographs”

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    • at Ginza Retro Gallery Musee
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 25 days

    Presenting works from the series “Split,” “Arrangements,” “Reflection,” and “Study for Metropolis” by the New York and Tokyo-based architectural photographer Katsuhiko Saiki. More »

  • poster for Yasuo Kuniyoshi + Toshi Shimizu “Crossroads of their Lives”

    Yasuo Kuniyoshi + Toshi Shimizu “Crossroads of their Lives”

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    • at Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 25 days

    Exhibiting mid-20th century paintings from Japan and America by Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Toshi Shimizu from the Fukutake Collection. Kuniyoshi and Shimizu were both foreign-trained Japanese artists whose lives...More »

  • poster for Eiji Ohashi “Roadside Lights / Being there”

    Eiji Ohashi “Roadside Lights / Being there”

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    • at Case Tokyo
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 31 days

    Automatic vending machines can be found alongside nearly every road in Japan. During snowy nights, they illuminate the streets and provide a sense of safety and warmth. Yet the vending machines will disappear...More »

  • poster for Wim Crouwel “Fascinated by the Grid”

    Wim Crouwel “Fascinated by the Grid”

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    • at Ginza Graphic Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 31 days

    This exhibition is the first overview of the work of Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel in Japan. Crouwel (born in 1928) began his career in 1952 as an exhibition designer but is most noted as the graphic...More »

  • poster for Composition – Rules Within Objects

    Composition – Rules Within Objects

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    • at Atelier Muji
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 32 days

    One of the talents we human beings have is the capability of imagination. Once creativity is applied to this imagination, a shape or form comes to life. We as visitors to this exhibition, together with...More »

  • poster for Compiling Behaviors, Digesting Actions

    Compiling Behaviors, Digesting Actions

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    • at Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 39 days

    TOKAS (Tokyo Arts and Space) launched the residency program in 2006, offering creators of various genres and nationalities the opportunity to live and work in another country, welcoming them to Tokyo or...More »

  • poster for Joseph Turner “Poetics of Landscape”

    Joseph Turner “Poetics of Landscape”

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    • at Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 39 days

    Exhibiting the work of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), one of Britain’s leading masters of landscape paintings. Turner employed skillful techniques to depict nature’s various expressions, such...More »

  • poster for Takehisa Yumeji: Master of Japanese Modern Illustration

    Takehisa Yumeji: Master of Japanese Modern Illustration

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    • at Tokyo Station Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 39 days

    Tokyo’s Chiyoda area is one of the centers of Japan’s publishing and printing industries. Chiyoda-based publishing house Ryuseikaku is known for reviving the works of artist Yumeji Takehisa in the post-war...More »

  • Film Class of 2018 Japanese Animation - Seen Through Time

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    • at National Film Archive of Japan
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 42 days

    Over its 100 plus years of history, Japanese animation has become a cultural phenomenon loved throughout the world. Japanese animation has been created and produced for a variety of purposes and mediums...More »

  • poster for Forever (and again)

    Forever (and again)

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    • at Izu Photo Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 44 days

    Presenting the work of five women photographers: Yurie Nagashima, Rinko Kawauchi, Rika Noguchi, Shizuka Yokomizo, and Terri Weifenbach. Standing before these photographs carving out single moments in time...More »

  • poster for Sachiko Kazama “Dyslympia 2680”

    Sachiko Kazama “Dyslympia 2680”

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    • at Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 46 days

    With humor and sharp social critiques, Sachiko Kazama creates manga-style woodblock prints based on her own extensive research, depicting the present and future in connection to dark parts of history....More »

  • poster for The Rimpa School – From Sotatsu Tawaraya to Ikko Tanaka

    The Rimpa School – From Sotatsu Tawaraya to Ikko Tanaka

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    • at Yamatane Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 46 days

    2018 marks the 190th anniversary of the death of Hoitsu Sakai, an Edo-era pioneer of the Rimpa School, and the 160th anniversary of the death of Kiichi Suzuki, a student of Sakai’s. This special exhibition...More »

  • poster for Toshiyuki Hasegawa “Rainbow Colored Tokyo”

    Toshiyuki Hasegawa “Rainbow Colored Tokyo”

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    • at Fuchu Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 46 days

    Toshiyuki Hasegawa was a painter who roamed the streets of Tokyo depicting its neighborhoods and anonymous denizens from around the time of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake through the early Showa era just...More »

  • poster for Tamami Iinuma “Momentary Architecture”

    Tamami Iinuma “Momentary Architecture”

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    • at Pola Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 54 days

    Tamami Iinuma’s photographs capture architecture and the surrounding space. For Iinuma, architecture is not merely a lifeless structure but a warm existence comprised of the architect, those involved in...More »

  • poster for Rebel Without a Cause

    Rebel Without a Cause

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    • at Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 67 days

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

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

    Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s to the Present

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    • at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 95 days

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

  • poster for Here, Now, I have Reached the Grandest Start of My Life

    Here, Now, I have Reached the Grandest Start of My Life

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

    Since childhood, Yayoi Kusama has drawn dozens of drawings every day capturing her hallucinations. This exhibition will present the starting point of the artist’s creative career, showcasing her earliest...More »

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

    What Do Animals See? Bio-Logging 2018

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    • at Skip City Sainokuni Visual Plaza
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 102 days

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

  • poster for Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation

    Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation

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    • at Mori Art Museum
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 117 days

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

  • poster for Yoshihiro Suda “Mite Clematis”

    Yoshihiro Suda “Mite Clematis”

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    • at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 160 days

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

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Upcoming events

  • Future Innovators Summit Tokyo —Tokyo as a Laboratory for our Future

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    • at Tokyo Midtown
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts in 2 days

    Future Innovators Summit (FIS) is an interactive discussion program produced jointly by Ars Electronica and Hakuhodo. Since 2014, as part of the Ars Electronica Festival, FIS has been a “living think tank”...More »

  • poster for Haizea Barcenilla “Art for a Life Worth Living”

    Haizea Barcenilla “Art for a Life Worth Living”

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    • at Anata no Kousaten
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Starts in 4 days

    In her talk, Haizea Barcenilla will introduce the research she is currently carrying out in Japan, using the notion of a “life worth living” as presented in feminist economics, to see if it is reflected...More »

  • poster for PechaKucha Night Vol. 157

    PechaKucha Night Vol. 157

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    • at Super Deluxe
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts in 7 days

    You’re up next! PechaKucha Night lets people tell the world about their designs, their thoughts and their ideas; anyone in the architectural and design world can “show and tell.” It may be a newly finished...More »

  • poster for Open Space 2018: In Transition

    Open Space 2018: In Transition

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    • at NTT ICC Inter Communication Center
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Starts in 10 days

    Open Space is an exhibition introducing works of media art and other forms of artistic expression born out of today’s media environments to a broad audience. On display along with explanatory notes are...More »

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