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  • poster for Between Lines

    Between Lines

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    • at Clouds Art + Coffee
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends Today
  • poster for Sakurako Oidaira “Contour”

    Sakurako Oidaira “Contour”

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    • at Dessin
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends Today

    In this third solo exhibition presenting her drawing works, Sakurako Oidaira will sohw pieces that explore the boundaries between objects and their surroundings. A run of 50 specially produced limited...More »

  • poster for Sumiko Honda “Textiles and Time”

    Sumiko Honda “Textiles and Time”

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

    As a leading figure at Kawashima Selkon Textiles, Sumiko Honda is one of Japan’s top textile designers. This exhibition showcases her design plans, sketches, threads, and other items shining light on her...More »

  • poster for Masahiro Tsubakihara “Birds”

    Masahiro Tsubakihara “Birds”

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    • at No.12 Gallery
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Presenting a lineup of bird-themed works that have been produced intermittently since the beginning of last year. Masahiro Tsubakihara’s series titled “Birds” features both these feathered creatures and...More »

  • Artists who have crossed the seas

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    • at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 4 days

    In this exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa, visitors will be invited to explore the genealogy of the museum’s collection, with around 70 works presented...More »

  • poster for Kimiyo Sato + Takashi Shibata + Sanae Shirakawa Exhibition

    Kimiyo Sato + Takashi Shibata + Sanae Shirakawa Exhibition

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    • at Sakura Gallery
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 6 days
  • 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 6 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 Emi Otaguro “Spot”

    Emi Otaguro “Spot”

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    • at KayokoYuki
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Titled “spot,” the current exhibition by Emi Otaguro consists of a series of works at the core of which sits a story woven by the artist herself, inspired by Greek mythology’s tale of “Narcissus.” In her...More »

  • poster for Johnny Miller “Station to Station”

    Johnny Miller “Station to Station”

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    • at Bambinart Gallery
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Solo exhibition by Johnny Miller, who was born in 1962 in Newcastle, England and currently lives and works in Osaka. He graduated with a Masters in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, London. In...More »

  • poster for Makoto Ito “Sculptures & Drawings”

    Makoto Ito “Sculptures & Drawings”

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    • at Tir na nog Gallery
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Wander and explore the labyrinth of this simple yet intricate installation created by renowned sculptor Makoto Ito. The form looks basic, even primitive, but it guides the eye as if one were following...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 7 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 The Beginnings of Japanese Pastels - Tsurunosuke Takeuchi, Chiyoji Yazaki, and their Contemporaries

    The Beginnings of Japanese Pastels - Tsurunosuke Takeuchi, Chiyoji Yazaki, and their Contemporaries

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    • at Meguro Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 7 days

    There are many artists who work with pastels and there have been since the Meiji Period (1868-1912). However, most of the works created to date have been on a small scale, classified as esquisses or types...More »

  • poster for Zushi Art Festival 2017

    Zushi Art Festival 2017

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    • at Zushi Beach
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Zushi Art Festival 2017 presents more than 70 works including photography, painting, installation, and more by artists on the international scene. A public exhibition, culture festival, music, and other...More »

  • poster for Kiyoshi Kawashima “Water Quantity - Wood Plasma”

    Kiyoshi Kawashima “Water Quantity - Wood Plasma”

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    • at Galerie Tokyo Humanité
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 8 days

    Kiyoshi Kawashima’s works are comprised of materials such as iron, lead, wood, and plaster, constructing space through a unique vocabulary. This exhibition presents brand new work from the “Water Volume”...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 11 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 Daisuke Nishijima “In Search of True End”

    Daisuke Nishijima “In Search of True End”

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    • at Awaji Cafe & Gallery
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 13 days

    New paintings and sculptures inspired by the story “true end,” the climax in the story “Dog House” produced for Dommune. 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 14 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 Marc Chagall: The Third Dimension

    Marc Chagall: The Third Dimension

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    • at Tokyo Station Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 14 days

    Marc Chagall is famous as a painter and engraver, but in his later years he also created many sculptures. This is the first exhibition in Japan to offer an in-depth look at his sculptures. Based on the...More »

  • poster for Seasonal Poetry - 140 years since the birth, and 50 years since the death of poet Utsubo Kubota

    Seasonal Poetry - 140 years since the birth, and 50 years since the death of poet Utsubo Kubota

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    • at Bunkyo Museum
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 14 days

    Utsubo Kubota (1877-1967) spent more than 50 years studying Japanese poetry and literature from his base in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. During his long literary career, which spanned the Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho...More »

  • poster for Diego Cirulli “The Thickness of Silence”

    Diego Cirulli “The Thickness of Silence”

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    • at 104Galerie
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 21 days

    Diego Cirulli makes art focusing on historical, political and societal conflict, dealing with topics such as inequality, childhood, gender identity, the complexities of his country’s present, and its recent...More »

  • poster for Reborn-Art festival Tokyo exhibition: What went on?

    Reborn-Art festival Tokyo exhibition: What went on?

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

    This exhibition revisits Reborn-Art Festival, a brand new art, music, and food focused event that was held this summer at locations throughout Ishinomaki city center and Oshika Peninsula in Tohoku. Scheduled...More »

  • poster for Newspace

    Newspace

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    • at Waitingroom
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Ends in 28 days

    The first exhibition in Waitingroom’s new space after moving from Ebisu to Bunkyo presents works by Yuki Iiyama, Nobuaki Itoh, Rikako Kawauchi, Naho Kawabe, Yusuke Shibata, Koichiro Takesue, Masaya Nakahara,...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 28 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 28 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 »

  • Styles of Calligraphy II - Succession and Originality of Beauty -

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    • at Idemitsu Museum of Arts
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 28 days

    It was after studies of Chinese calligraphic works that the tradition of cherishing calligraphy as an art form was cultivated in Japan and a distinctive framework established. Intellectuals of each distinctive...More »

  • poster for Tatsuhiko Shibusawa “The Domain of Draconia”

    Tatsuhiko Shibusawa “The Domain of Draconia”

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    • at Setagaya Literary Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 28 days

    Tatsuhiko Shibusawa was a scholar of French literature, translator, critic, essayist, and writer of novels. This exhibition, held 30 years after his death, will review his works and that which he left...More »

  • poster for Shinkai Makoto “From “Voices of a Distant Star” to “Your Name””

    Shinkai Makoto “From “Voices of a Distant Star” to “Your Name””

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    • at The National Art Center, Tokyo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 29 days

    This exhibition presenting a range of works by Makoto Shinkai, from “Voices of a Distant Star” to “Your Name,” marks the 10th anniversary of The National Art Center, Tokyo. Shinkai debuted commercially...More »

  • poster for David Shrigley “New Drawings”

    David Shrigley “New Drawings”

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    • at Yumiko Chiba Associates | Viewing Room Shinjuku
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 33 days

    British Artist David Shrigley’s drawings are recognizable for their iconic expressions. In 2014, Shrigley created a large installation work where his drawings filled the whole space at “Sketch,” a high-end...More »

  • poster for Olaf Breuning “Walking on Love”

    Olaf Breuning “Walking on Love”

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    • at Kodama Gallery | Tennozu
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 33 days

    The New York-based Swiss artist Olaf Breuning’s work encompassing photography, film, installation, drawing, and sculpture all shares a unique sense of humor and sharp irony. This exhibition marks the Asian...More »

  • poster for Junpei Nousaku Exhibition

    Junpei Nousaku Exhibition

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    • at Prismic Gallery
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 35 days

    Show presenting various models, drawings, and video works produced by Junpei Nousaku for his architectural projects planned over the last eight years. A talk event will also be scheduled during the exhibition...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 35 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 Tadao Ando Exhibition

    Tadao Ando Exhibition

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    • at Akio Nagasawa Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 35 days
  • poster for The Poetry of Gozo Yoshimasu

    The Poetry of Gozo Yoshimasu

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    • at Ashikaga Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 35 days

    Gozo Yoshimasu (1939-) has been at the forefront of contemporary Japanese poetry since the 1960s. His activity, which continues to draw great interest, extends beyond the scope of ​​words and poetry to...More »

  • poster for Mats Gustafson “Nude”

    Mats Gustafson “Nude”

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    • at MA2 Gallery
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 38 days

    Born in Sweden in 1951, Mats Gustafson is artist who has been based in New York since the late 1970s and is active around the globe. He has worked on a number of magazines and brand visuals for names such...More »

  • poster for Smart Illumination Yokohama 2017

    Smart Illumination Yokohama 2017

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    • at Zou-no-hana Terrace
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 42 days

    “Smart Illumination Yokohama” is the first ever project to create a night view by fusing eco-friendly technology and art. This event, celebrating its seventh anniversary, will see artists from around the...More »

  • poster for 10th Anniversary Exhibition “Keith Haring and Japan: Pop to Neo-Japonism”

    10th Anniversary Exhibition “Keith Haring and Japan: Pop to Neo-Japonism”

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    • at Nakamura Keith-Haring Collection
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 50 days

    The Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, the only museum in the world dedicated to the collection of Keith Haring’s artwork, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. This exhibition focuses on the footprints...More »

  • poster for Layered Forms - Selections from the Hara Museum Collection

    Layered Forms - Selections from the Hara Museum Collection

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 50 days

    The keyword behind the works from the Hara Museum Collection featured in this exhibition is “layer,” a reference not only to a work’s structural aspect, but also to the idea of “layers of meaning.” In...More »

  • poster for “The Doraemon Exhibition Tokyo 2017”

    “The Doraemon Exhibition Tokyo 2017”

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    • at Mori Arts Center Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 50 days

    Organized under the concept “Create Your Own Original Doraemon,” this exhibition brings together 28 artists and artist groups who will present their unique artworks capturing memories of the popular Japanese...More »

  • poster for Works on Paper

    Works on Paper

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    • at Rin Art Association
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 56 days

    Introducing drawings by artists of the same generation in a show curated by Kengo Kuma. More »

  • poster for Rethinking Bernard Buffet: Half A Century of Masterpieces

    Rethinking Bernard Buffet: Half A Century of Masterpieces

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    • at Bernard Buffet Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 58 days

    Bernard Buffet made his debut as a painter at the age of 20, becoming famous for his portraits that characteristically use straight black lines and subdued hues to embody the social anxiety and void following...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 63 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 »

  • poster for Sam Stocker “Surrogate Structures”

    Sam Stocker “Surrogate Structures”

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    • at The Container
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 64 days

    Sam Stocker’s installation “Surrogate Structures” is inspired by research and visits the artist conducted around this area of Tokyo. One such location that influenced the work is a fujizuka situated just...More »

  • poster for The 100-Year History of Japanese Picture Books

    The 100-Year History of Japanese Picture Books

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    • at Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 73 days

    In the 1910s, several Japanese magazines for children, such as “Kodomo no Tomo (The Children’s Companion)” and “Akai Tori (Red Bird),” were launched one after the other. Against the backdrop of the prosperity...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 98 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 98 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 Art is Science Ⅱ

    Art is Science Ⅱ

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    • at Karuizawa New Art Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 132 days

    This summer, Karuizawa New Art Museum hosted “Art is Science,” focusing on artistic expressionism that has emerged from the advancement of scientific technology. From the early 20th century and into the...More »

  • MAM Collection 006: Materials and Boundaries - Handiwirman Saputra + Masaya Chiba

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    • at Mori Art Museum
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 133 days

    “MAM Collection 006” will showcase works by Handiwirman Saputra and Masaya Chiba. They both employ a diverse range of materials and techniques in practices, predominantly sculpture and painting. The exhibition...More »

  • poster for Love is Wonderful

    Love is Wonderful

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    • at Snoopy Museum Tokyo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 140 days

    In the comic strip “Peanuts,” there are various romantic episodes that excite the heart; Charlie Brown lets out a sigh upon seeing the Little Red Haired Girl in front of him, the crabby Lucy struggles...More »

  • MOMAT Collection Exhibition

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 189 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 »

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  • NMWA Museum Collection

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

    The NMWA was established in 1959 around the core Matsukata Collection as Japan’s museum specializing in Western art. The galleries feature pre-18th century paintings including those by Ritzos, Van Cleve,...More »

  • 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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