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  • poster for Everyday Fiction

    Everyday Fiction

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    • at Akibatamabi 21
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends tomorrow

    Works by six artists from Japan and England exploring the fictions that arise from observations of everyday life. More »

  • poster for Identity XII - Memorandum on Sublime

    Identity XII - Memorandum on Sublime

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    • at NCA | Nichido Contemporary Art
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 2 days

    The word “sublime” embodies the main theme of this exhibition, yet this does not imply that each artist’s work has been created in order to adhere to such concept. Sublime is rather something that belongs...More »

  • poster for Oruta “Cartanative Space”

    Oruta “Cartanative Space”

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    • at nap gallery
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 2 days

    Displaying and selling works by the art group Oruta from when they formed in 2009 through the present, including rare drawings, videos, and karuta cards. More »

  • poster for Hiromi Machida + Minori Imai “Object Dance”

    Hiromi Machida + Minori Imai “Object Dance”

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    • at Hagiso
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Hiromi Machida draws fictional girls with mysterious expressions in their eyes, while Minori Imai creates metal sculptures resembling drawings with shadows. The works and bases by both these artists emerge...More »

  • poster for Jun Tsunoda “When It’s Short Distance Between the Moon and Mars.”

    Jun Tsunoda “When It’s Short Distance Between the Moon and Mars.”

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    • at Gallery Trax
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 3 days
  • poster for Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France

    Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France

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

    Jouy-en-Josas is a town in the southwest suburbs of Paris near Versailles. The European chintz crafted at the factories in this area is called “Toile de Jouy,” widely known as traditional fabrics from...More »

  • poster for Cat Power 2016

    Cat Power 2016

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    • at L'illustre Galerie Le Monde
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 9 days

    This annual charity exhibition aimed at the elimination of kill shelters for cats and dogs displays and sells cat illustrations by 70 artists. Thirty percent of the proceeds will go toward the animal charity...More »

  • poster for Masahiro Wada “Rμv-1/2gμvR=(8πG/c^4)Tμv”

    Masahiro Wada “Rμv-1/2gμvR=(8πG/c^4)Tμv”

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    • at Loko Gallery
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 9 days

    A giant fly lying down in a living room, a collapsing mountain of gold bullions, a grilled tree made Doner kebab, a running salaryman and a mountain witch in a deep forest … The motifs that Masahiro Wada...More »

  • poster for Soshi Matsunobe “Knit the Knot”

    Soshi Matsunobe “Knit the Knot”

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    • at Hagiwara Projects
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 9 days
  • poster for 100 Years of Zurich Dadaism – Tristan Tzara and Shusaku Arakawa

    100 Years of Zurich Dadaism – Tristan Tzara and Shusaku Arakawa

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    • at Waseda University, Waseda Campus
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 10 days

    Presenting rare original prints of the full Dada publications from the Waseda Library Collection, first edition documents related to Dadaism founder Tristan Tzara (including Picasso lithographs from a...More »

  • poster for Big Oshushi Exhibition

    Big Oshushi Exhibition

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    • at Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 10 days

    A big sushi party with oshushi drawings and photos by 50 artists. Oshushi are cute sushi characters starring in a surreal, darkly humorous manga. More »

  • Gozo Yoshimasu “The Voice Between”

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 10 days

    This show considers the actuality of “poetry” through the “words,” “light” and “voice” created by poet Yoshimasu Gozo (b. 1939). In addition to the several hundred drawing-like sheets for Kaibutsu-kun...More »

  • poster for Le Corbusier - A Dialogue with Ronchamp

    Le Corbusier - A Dialogue with Ronchamp

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    • at Waseda University, Waseda Campus
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 10 days

    The architect Le Corbusier, the master of modernism, developed the plans for a masterpiece, the Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut and its associated structures, in the late years of his life. The Waseda University...More »

  • poster for Pocorart National Open Call Exhibition Vol. 6

    Pocorart National Open Call Exhibition Vol. 6

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    • at 3331 Arts Chiyoda
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 11 days

    Where does artwork come from? Where is it going? The Pocorart National Open Call Exhibition was initiated in 2011 as a place for free expression for those with and without disabilities, and artists...More »

  • poster for Masanao Hirayama “Game”

    Masanao Hirayama “Game”

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    • at Talion Gallery
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 17 days

    The “Game” exhibition is the very first solo show of Masanao Hirayama at Talion Gallery. The artist will present artworks that reflect his playful attitude to silly situations and accidents of a daily...More »

  • poster for Summer Group Show 2016

    Summer Group Show 2016

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    • at The Blank Gallery
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 17 days
  • poster for The Works of Keiko Minami and Ichi Ogawa

    The Works of Keiko Minami and Ichi Ogawa

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    • at Musee Hamaguchi Yozo / Yamasa Collection
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 19 days

    Keiko Minami’s copperplate prints combine nostalgia with tinges of solitude. Trees stand in rows birds and young girls linger about, the sky opens up endlessly. The people in these works neither beckon...More »

  • poster for Cy Twombly Photographs: Lyrical Variations

    Cy Twombly Photographs: Lyrical Variations

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    • at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 31 days

    Cy Twombly(1928-2011)is known for his masterly paintings of energy which recall the appearance of sketches and scribbles, whilst being underlined by a distinct concern for Greek and Roman mythology. Realizing...More »

  • poster for Tadao Ando “Drawing, Photograph, Maquette”

    Tadao Ando “Drawing, Photograph, Maquette”

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

    Among the body of Ando’s work, this exhibition focuses especially on seven representative architecture projects in Japan, including the “Church of the Light,” the “Row House in Sumiyoshi” and the “Naoshima...More »

  • poster for The Collection of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum: Kanjiro Kawai and Shikou Munakata Exhibition

    The Collection of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum: Kanjiro Kawai and Shikou Munakata Exhibition

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    • at Chiba City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 31 days

    Founder of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Soetsu Yanagi, was an advocator of the “Mingei Movement” designed to bring aesthetic appreciation to the crafts and tools of everyday life. Ceramic artist Kanjiro...More »

  • poster for Tomoko Konoike “Primordial Violence Vol. 2: A New Species of Bone”

    Tomoko Konoike “Primordial Violence Vol. 2: A New Species of Bone”

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 31 days

    A follow-up show with new installations and further developments in works presented at Konoike’s “Primordial Violence” exhibition last autumn. In grand, powerful works such as the 24-meter “Drop Curtain...More »

  • poster for Hisachika Takahashi by Yuki Okumura

    Hisachika Takahashi by Yuki Okumura

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    • at Maison Hermès
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 38 days

    Hisachika Takahashi by Yuki Okumura spotlights the unusual career of this little-known Japanese artist (b. 1940) – a collaborator first with Lucio Fontana in Italy, from 1962 onwards, and later with Robert...More »

  • poster for Robert Coutelas Exhibition

    Robert Coutelas Exhibition

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    • at Bernard Buffet Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 40 days

    The French artist Robert Coutelas (1930–1985) created works from small scraps of paper with mythical imagery and poetic gouache paintings depicting part animal/part human creatures. Although humorous at...More »

  • poster for Daisetsu and Matsugaoka Bunko

    Daisetsu and Matsugaoka Bunko

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    • at Tama Art University
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 45 days

    Daisetsu Suzuki (1870-1966) is revered for introducing the Zen and this year marks the half-centenary since his death. In order to commemorate the vital role Suzuki played in the understanding of Buddhist...More »

  • poster for Ghibli Expo – From Nausicaa to The Red Turtle

    Ghibli Expo – From Nausicaa to The Red Turtle

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    • at Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 45 days

    Experience 30 years of Studio Ghibli history with posters, merchandise, ads, production materials, and manuscripts, and items never before displayed publically from animations spanning its career. More »

  • poster for Mary Cassatt Retrospective

    Mary Cassatt Retrospective

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    • at Yokohama Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 45 days

    The American-born artist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was active in Paris during the latter-half of the 19th century. During a period when professional women artists were still rare, Cassatt carried through...More »

  • poster for Summer, Travels, Tales

    Summer, Travels, Tales

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 45 days

    An array of artworks with themes of summertime travel and memories take the viewer on sentimental journeys to the past and future. Some 120 Hara Museum Arc collection pieces by artists such as Sophie Calle,...More »

  • poster for 100th Anniversary - Film Director Masaki Kobayashi

    100th Anniversary - Film Director Masaki Kobayashi

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    • at Setagaya Literary Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 49 days

    Famed for films such as “The Human Condition”, “Seppaku” and “Ghost Stories” Masaki Kobayashi(1916-1996) was one of the masters of Japanese film and this year marks 100 years since his birth and 20 years...More »

  • poster for Satirical Art – Is It Interesting?

    Satirical Art – Is It Interesting?

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    • at Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 56 days

    Presenting works by Hogarth, Goya, and others from 18th and 19th century Europe, a golden age for satirical art, this exhibition considers how to appreciate such pieces today. More »

  • poster for Drawing Manga! — Lines, Panels, Kyara

    Drawing Manga! — Lines, Panels, Kyara

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

    Manga fans often have the urge to try drawing scenes from their favorite books themselves, and by doing so help support today’s manga scene. This exhibition explores how several hit manga came to be through...More »

  • poster for Dialogue with Trees- Five Stories of Rebirth and Renewal

    Dialogue with Trees- Five Stories of Rebirth and Renewal

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 66 days

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, founded in Ueno Park in 1926, will hold the exhibition “Dialogue with Trees—Five Stories of Rebirth and Renewal” in marking its 90th anniversary this year. Through the...More »

  • poster for The Quay Brothers “Phantom Museums”

    The Quay Brothers “Phantom Museums”

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Hayama
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 74 days

    Since 1979, the Quay Brothers have produced more than seventy animated films including feature films combining collage, stop-motion, live-action, and special effects. They have also designed stage sets,...More »

  • MOMAT Collection by Yoshitomo Nara - Modern Landscape: For the Pleasure of People and Scenery

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 108 days

    Noted artist Yoshitomo Nara serves as guest curator for this exhibition, selecting his favorite works from the MOMAT Collection. Among his choices there is included a work by Saburo Aso, Nara’s teacher...More »

  • poster for Yayoi Kusama Exhibition

    Yayoi Kusama Exhibition

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    • at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 118 days

    This exhibition features works from Kusama’s 2012 print series, ceramics of pumpkin motifs, and high heels created with the porcelain techniques of Jingdezhen, China. Venue: 2F Special Exhibitions Gallery...More »

  • poster for All Living Things

    All Living Things

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    • at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 124 days

    Encounters with strange animals born from the imaginations of 14 artists. What kind of presence do animals have for us in the modern world? Looking back over the history of humankind, animals have constantly...More »

  • poster for Keith Haring ”Glowing - Evolving Forms“

    Keith Haring ”Glowing - Evolving Forms“

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    • at Nakamura Keith-Haring Collection
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 187 days

    An exhibition surveying the ever expanding and evolving forms of Keith Haring’s work, especially in the late 1980s, featured alongside day glow paintings produced in collaboration with graffiti writer...More »

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Permanent events

  • Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall Permanent Exhibit

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    • at Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area

    Works, studies, sketches, ceramics, kimonos, artworks by friends, letters, bamboo crafts, and other belongings of Yokoyama Taikan are on display. Exhibits will change every three months. Closed during...More »

  • poster for Zojoji Temple Treasures

    Zojoji Temple Treasures

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    • at Zojoji Temple
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area

    Displaying the treasures of Zojoji Temple, with the highlight being a 1/10th-sized model of the Daiden Main Hall from the British Royal Collection.More »

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Upcoming events

  • poster for 150 Years of Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit Exhibition

    150 Years of Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit Exhibition

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    • at Bunkamura Museum of Art
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Starts in 12 days

    The world of Peter Rabbit has enchanted people across the world. The creator of this loveable creature, Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 and this year marks 150 years since her birth. Charmed by the natural...More »

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