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  • poster for Boris Sirka ”Ink Places”

    Boris Sirka ”Ink Places”

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    • at Youkobo Art Space
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends tomorrow

    Boris Sirka (b. 1981), a Slovakian visual artist mostly known as a painter, will present new work created during a three-month residency at Youkobo Art Space. Invited to Youkobo as a participant in an...More »

  • poster for Masayuki Tokunaga Exhibition Part 2

    Masayuki Tokunaga Exhibition Part 2

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    • at Art Trace Gallery
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends tomorrow
  • poster for Susano-o Has Come— Life, Wrath, Prayer

    Susano-o Has Come— Life, Wrath, Prayer

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    • at Ashikaga Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends tomorrow

    Works by a long list of artists with motifs of Susano-o, the vengeful Japanese god of the sea and storms with a mythology going back 5,000 years. [Related Events] Lecture “The Explosion Known as Susano-o” Speaker:...More »

  • poster for Takanobu Kobayashi “Dream, Dreaming Us”

    Takanobu Kobayashi “Dream, Dreaming Us”

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

    Takanobu Kobayashi is well known for such series as “Submarine”, “Everyday Life”, “Bangkok” and “Portrait” directly tackling his subject, with a psychological depth and universal sense of presence. This...More »

  • poster for The Artistic Theory of Genpei Akasegawa— From 1960 to Now

    The Artistic Theory of Genpei Akasegawa— From 1960 to Now

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

    Genpei Akasegawa (1937-) is an artistic figure of numerous different faces, from pioneering avant-garde artist to manga artist, illustrator, novelist, essayist and photographer. Starting out as an avant-garde...More »

  • poster for Zaha Hadid

    Zaha Hadid

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    • at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends tomorrow

    Presenting the first major exhibition in Japan for Zaha Hadid, a dominant force in global contemporary architecture. Introducing Hadid’s past and current projects, the show gives an overview of her architectural...More »

  • poster for Engimono Market

    Engimono Market

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    • at Flew Gallery
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 2 days

    Ring in the New Year with these small, delightful charms to bring you good fortune.More »

  • poster for Tomoo Gokita “The Great Circus”

    Tomoo Gokita “The Great Circus”

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    • at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 2 days

    Displaying remarkable talent in the field of illustration, Tomoo Gokita (b. 1969) has been leaving a huge mark on subculture since the 1990s, holding exhibitions of his large works in Japan and abroad...More »

  • poster for Natural History Illustrations up to the 19th Century - Botanical Art

    Natural History Illustrations up to the 19th Century - Botanical Art

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    • at Parco Gallery X
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 3 days

    In 16th century Europe leading scientists competed with each other towards new discoveries in the field of natural history and the visual studies of these finds became fundamental to the development of...More »

  • poster for Toshikatsu Endo “Small Works Exhibition”

    Toshikatsu Endo “Small Works Exhibition”

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    • at Akiyama Gallery
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 3 days
  • poster for Mieko Kitamura + Tomoko Fujimoto + Naoko Ashino “Move”

    Mieko Kitamura + Tomoko Fujimoto + Naoko Ashino “Move”

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    • at Ayumi Gallery
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Drawing upon the movement of the heart and the workings of everyday life three artists bring together movements of the world upon multiple levels.More »

  • poster for 10 Years Have Passed Without Thought

    10 Years Have Passed Without Thought

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    • at Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 5 days

    Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery first opened in Kabukicho on 6th December 2004, first forming a strange space of gathering in which people of all backgrounds joined to share their own stories. Over a...More »

  • poster for Aiga★Works 2014

    Aiga★Works 2014

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    • at Art Aiga
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 5 days

    Presenting drawings, oil Nihonga paintings, and ink paintings by 14 artists, including four displaying their works for the first time.More »

  • poster for Ichiro Irie + Lucas Kazansky “Shatter. Splatter. Slither. Scrunch”

    Ichiro Irie + Lucas Kazansky “Shatter. Splatter. Slither. Scrunch”

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    • at Eitoeiko
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Ends in 5 days

    Having recently completed his BA in Design Media Art at UCLA, Lucas Kazansky has been creating media art, kinetic sculpture, and videos that revolve around his fascination with the concept and aesthetics...More »

  • Motoyuki Takeshita Exhibition

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    • at Galleria Grafica Tokio
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 5 days

    Venue: Galleria Grafica BisMore »

  • poster for Naoko Sekine “The Sound Anterior to the Language”

    Naoko Sekine “The Sound Anterior to the Language”

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    • at Galerie Ando
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 5 days

    In her first solo exhibition since returning from her government sponsored research overseas Naoko Sekine presents a collection of drawings and watercolors from across her practice.More »

  • poster for The World of Tim Burton

    The World of Tim Burton

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    • at Mori Arts Center Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 13 days

    This exhibition traces the artistic roots of Tim Burton, who has given the world numerous films including “Edward Scissorhands,” “Batman,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and of course, “The Nightmare...More »

  • poster for Gorey Library

    Gorey Library

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    • at Vanilla Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 19 days

    With an international cult following Edward Gorey returns to Vanilla Gallery with his second exhibition of work, here focusing on “book making”, with books he has made himself also shown alongside book...More »

  • Ferdinand Hodler: Towards Rhythmic Images

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    • at National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 21 days

    Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918) was a major Swiss painter active from the end of the 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century. Unlike later Swiss artists, such as Paul Klee and Alberto Giacometti,...More »

  • poster for Animation from East Europe Creators in Poland, Czech, and Croatia

    Animation from East Europe Creators in Poland, Czech, and Croatia

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Hayama
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 21 days

    Prague and Zlin, cities of the Czech Republic, are where puppet animation have been active. Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia, is where creating animations began after World War II, and Lodz,...More »

  • poster for Arata Isozaki “12×5=60”

    Arata Isozaki “12×5=60”

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    • at Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 21 days

    This exhibition focuses on Arata Isozaki’ s concept of “Thoughts Beyond Architecture. The term “Thoughts Beyond Architecture” used here has two aspects: firstly, the exteriority of architecture that has...More »

  • poster for Book Designs and Illustrations by Saburo Aso

    Book Designs and Illustrations by Saburo Aso

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 21 days

    The painter Saburo Aso (1913-2000) also worked on book designs and illustrations, particularly for the quarterly magazine “Chomen.” All 59 issues and cover drawings in the museum’s collection are on display,...More »

  • poster for Nadiff Window Gallery vol.38 Hirofumi Isoya “Book Launch and Wall Drawing: Southward”

    Nadiff Window Gallery vol.38 Hirofumi Isoya “Book Launch and Wall Drawing: Southward”

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    • at NADiff a/p/a/r/t
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 21 days

    Nadiff celebrates the release of a new book collating the work of Hirofumi Isoya from 2002-2014 with an exhibition of his work “Southward”.More »

  • poster for Mikako Suemune “Divertissement”

    Mikako Suemune “Divertissement”

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    • at Muji Shinjuku
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 23 days

    “Interactions between people meeting each other, whether ones of harmony or discord, come to seem like a kind of dance when I try to represent them in form” says artist Mikako Suemune. In her “Divertissement”...More »

  • poster for Wisut Ponnimit “Mamuang-chan Happy New Me”

    Wisut Ponnimit “Mamuang-chan Happy New Me”

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    • at Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 27 days

    New drawings and print works taking a leap from last year’s “Mamuang-chan na ja!”More »

  • poster for The Way of Drawing

    The Way of Drawing

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    • at Gallery MoMo Projects
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 33 days

    A group exhibition spotlighting drawings by three artists: Amy Myers, Hideyuki Nagasawa, and Mireya Samper. Looking beyond differences in their fields and diverse cultural backgrounds, we can compare and...More »

  • poster for Attack on Titan

    Attack on Titan

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    • at Ueno Royal Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 34 days

    With a sale of over 40million copies, released both across Japan and in numerous countries across the world Hajime Isayama’s manga “Attack on Titan” has proved a global phenomenon with anime, computer...More »

  • poster for We Believe in Artists

    We Believe in Artists

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    • at 0fr Tokyo
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 39 days

    Since 0fr.Tokyo Gallery & Bookstore opened last spring, more than 20 artists already had have the opportunity to show and exhibit their work. “We Believe in Artists” exhibition (curated by K-narf,...More »

  • Koshi Nishihara “Four-Panel Diaries and Other Works”

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    • at A-things
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 47 days
  • poster for Yusaku Tawara “The Waves of Ink”

    Yusaku Tawara “The Waves of Ink”

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    • at Nerima Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 48 days

    Yusaku Tawara(1932-2004) was a collector of Japanese antique toys and folkcrafts , releasing numerous books on the subject, while also pursuing a career as an artist specializing in ink painting. His self-taught...More »

  • Takamatsu Jiro Mysteries

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 69 days

    Who was Takamatsu Jiro (1936 – 1998)? Tangled strings, lights and shadows, chairs and tables out of perspective, sagging cloth, stepladders on brick, paintings… This exhibition presents 50 pieces to explore...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 »

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Upcoming events

  • poster for Shigeo Mizuta Exhibition

    Shigeo Mizuta Exhibition

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    • at Gendai Heights Gallery Den
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Starts in 3 days

    An installation of drawings and paintings. Venue: Gallery Den St.More »

  • poster for Tomiya Oda “The Swordsman Sazen Tange “

    Tomiya Oda “The Swordsman Sazen Tange “

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    • at Yayoi Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Starts in 12 days

    From the end of the Taisho era to the early Showa period as popular culture began to flourish illustrator Tomiya Oda took up his career in illustrations for period novels, with depictions of Fubo Hayashi’s...More »

  • poster for MJ Exhibition Vol.7

    MJ Exhibition Vol.7

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    • at Striped House Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts in 14 days

    [Related Event] Talk Speakers: Makoto Wada, Toru Minegishi, and 3 exhibiting artists Date: Jan. 10 (Sat), 2015 Audience: 80 (admission on first-come basis) Please see the official website for details....More »

  • poster for Self‐conscious 2015 Exhibition

    Self‐conscious 2015 Exhibition

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    • at Gallery Q
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 14 days
  • poster for Artistic New Year’s Greeting Cards 2015

    Artistic New Year’s Greeting Cards 2015

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    • at Atelier, Kawaguchi Art Gallery
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts in 17 days

    Anyone of any age sending out New Year’s greeting cards this year can participate in this open-call exhibition. All submitted works will be displayed. Please see the gallery’s website for details. Submission...More »

  • poster for Georges Schwizgebel Exhibition

    Georges Schwizgebel Exhibition

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    • at Au Praxinoscope
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Starts in 18 days

    Since the 1970s Georges Schwizgebel has been making experimental animation, filled with a sense of playful spirit, a world in which everything is always in motion. Here he features 26 original animation...More »

  • poster for Megumi Shinozaki + Fumihito Toba “Flower Shop Sankaku”

    Megumi Shinozaki + Fumihito Toba “Flower Shop Sankaku”

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    • at Rocket
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts in 18 days

    Flower designer Megumi Shinozaki and illustrator Fumihito Toba return to Rocket with their popular fantasy flower shop for five days. An intimate collaboration of works perfect for seasonal gifts fills...More »

  • poster for Rikako Kawauchi Exhibition

    Rikako Kawauchi Exhibition

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    • at Shiseido Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 18 days

    Rikako Kawauchi is an artist who takes up the theme of food in her painting, following the process of consumption which transforms food into energy, becoming body, mind and thought. Here she utilizes the...More »

  • Takahiro Nagasawa “The New Baseball Illustrated Journal, Takahiro Nagasawa Strikes Back”

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    • at Eitoeiko
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Starts in 18 days

    Building on his copperplate-print works of each of the Tohoku Ratkuten Eagles baseball games in 2009 Takahiro Nakazawa here presents the whole season of Tokyo Yakult Swallows across 144 drawings.More »

  • poster for Maeko Sato “A Love Letter Below the Desk”

    Maeko Sato “A Love Letter Below the Desk”

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    • at Asahi Art Square
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Starts in 19 days

    In a review of the work of Maeko Sato to date and a mark of a new start in her practice this exhibition features a wide selection of her work, from her early painted paper bags to her performative large...More »

  • poster for Kento Koganezawa + Erika Kobayashi “Trace of Light”

    Kento Koganezawa + Erika Kobayashi “Trace of Light”

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    • at Vacant
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts in 21 days

    A collaboration between Kento Koganezawa’s fragments of light and Erika Kobayashi’s literature reading. Date: January 12(Mon) 16:30 doors open, 17:00 start Admission: 2800 yenMore »

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