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Ginza, Marunouchi

  • poster for Orbis 30th Anniversary Exhibition: The Beauty of Everyday Life

    Orbis 30th Anniversary Exhibition: The Beauty of Everyday Life

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    • at Pola Museum Annex
    • Pola Bldg. 3F, 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
    • Ends in 9 days

    Haré and Ke form a duality within traditional Japanese culture: Haré is the remarkable and Ke is the usual. Moments of Haré are transformative and celebratory, when occasions rise, whereas Ke are the routines...More »

  • Movie Posters from the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Film Center Collection

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    • at Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery
    • 2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
    • Ends in 10 days

    Established in 1970, the Film Center at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo is the only national film organization in Japan that actively collects and preserves films as cultural property, while also...More »

  • poster for The Big Kumamon Show

    The Big Kumamon Show

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    • at Matsuya Ginza
    • 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8130
    • Ends in 13 days

    This exhibition celebrates the birthday of Kumamoto Prefecture mascot Kumamon the bear with around 150 items including original illustrations, clothing, photographs, and more. Beloved by Kumamoto natives...More »

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Ueno, Yanaka

  • poster for Showa × Tokyo Shitamachi Serenade: Yu Takita Exhibition

    Showa × Tokyo Shitamachi Serenade: Yu Takita Exhibition

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    • at Yayoi Museum
    • 2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
    • Starts in 19 days

    In the prewar Showa years, the voices of old men hawking freshly steamed brown rice bread would echo through the streets of Terajima-cho in Tokyo’s shitamachi (downtown) Mukojima Ward. It was around this...More »

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Kyobashi, Nihonbashi

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Omotesando, Aoyama

  • poster for Let’s Celebrate New Year 2018 with Art Featuring Dogs!

    Let’s Celebrate New Year 2018 with Art Featuring Dogs!

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    • at Itochu Aoyama Art Square
    • B1F CI Plaza, 2-3-1 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
    • Ends in 2 days

    Together with Hakkendo Inc., an art gallery which provides support for young artists, Itochu will jointly organize a large-scale exhibition to showcase artworks featuring dogs, which is the animal of the...More »

  • poster for Sachiko Yamamoto “Musashi vs. X”

    Sachiko Yamamoto “Musashi vs. X”

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    • at Dazzle
    • #101 2-12-20 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
    • Ends in 2 days

    Illustrations of author Eiji Yoshikawa’s hero Musashi Minamoto taking on the world. More »

  • poster for Kunomari “Somewhere I Belong”

    Kunomari “Somewhere I Belong”

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    • at HB Gallery
    • Harajuku Enomoto Bldg. 1F, 4-5-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
    • Starts Today, Ends in 5 days

    Selection of paintings by Kunomari that conjure up distant lands.More »

  • poster for Beautiful Words

    Beautiful Words

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    • at Gallery House Maya
    • 2-10-26, Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
    • Ends in 8 days

    The Japanese have believed since ancient times that each individual word possesses a soul. These works by 40 artists reveal the visions and ideas of words passed down through the generations. More »

  • poster for Humpty Dumpty Sat in a Box!

    Humpty Dumpty Sat in a Box!

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    • at Pinpoint Gallery
    • Futaba Bldg.B1, 5-10-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
    • Ends in 8 days

    The last exhibition of the year for a group of 30 illustrators who have prepared a paper box with wooden eggs inside. What will emerge?More »

  • poster for Setsuko Tamura +  Nobuhiko Yabuki + Chika Takei “Three-Person Winter Show”

    Setsuko Tamura + Nobuhiko Yabuki + Chika Takei “Three-Person Winter Show”

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    • at Space Yui
    • Hayakawa Bldg. 1F, 3-4-11 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
    • Ends in 8 days

    For their third group show, Setsuko Tamura, Nobuhiko Yabuki, and Chika Takei present works featuring the color white. Tamura’s works are rooted in “cuteness,” Yabuki’s landscapes have a calm but unwavering...More »

  • poster for Exhibition of original artwork from “Okashina mendori (Silly hen)”

    Exhibition of original artwork from “Okashina mendori (Silly hen)”

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    • at Aoyama Book Center, Aoyama
    • Cosmos Aoyama Garden Floor B2, 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
    • Ends in 12 days

    This exhibition marking the release of “Okashina mendori (Silly hen)” - the latest picture book publication by Natsuko Hayashi, an author rapidly rising in popularity - will present 15 original drawings...More »

  • poster for Kazuhiro Nishiwaki Exhibition

    Kazuhiro Nishiwaki Exhibition

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    • at Haden Books
    • 2F Minami Aoyama Greenland Bldg., 4-25-10 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
    • Ends in 13 days

    [Event] Pocopen Solo Performance Date: Dec. 16 (Sat) 19:00 Admission: 2800 yen Please see the official website for details.More »

  • poster for Kiyoshi Kuroda “Paper”

    Kiyoshi Kuroda “Paper”

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    • at hpgrp Gallery Tokyo
    • B1F Ohararyu Kaikan, 5-7-17 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
    • Ends in 23 days

    While visiting New York this summer, Kiyoshi Kuroda was struck by what he saw: scenes including plants, food packaging, crafts and taxidermy displays at museums, things thrown out on the street. His paper...More »

  • poster for Physical Tempo Hentai

    Physical Tempo Hentai

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    • at Tokyo Cultuart by Beams
    • 3-24-7-3F Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
    • Starts Today, Ends in 26 days

    Physical Tempo returns to Tokyo Cultuart by Beams for the first time in 2 years. Based around the theme “hentai” - a word meaning both “perverse desire” and “transformation” - a unique range of weird and...More »

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Shinjuku

  • poster for Aquirax Uno “Theory of Fantasy”

    Aquirax Uno “Theory of Fantasy”

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    • at Isetan Shinjuku Store
    • 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
    • Ends Today

    Presenting new works by Aquirax Uno, a leading illustrator since the 1960s. Original sketches, new prints, commemorative plates, calendars, and books are on display and for sale. Venue: 5F Art Gallery [Event] Artist...More »

  • poster for Yui Usui “From Our Room”

    Yui Usui “From Our Room”

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    • at Gakushuin Women's College
    • 3-20-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8650
    • Ends in 7 days

    Yui Usui’s works use women’s clothing and everyday items from different eras in history through the present to shed light on women’s lives and their roles in society. Her works reflecting her experiences...More »

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Roppongi, Nogizaka

  • 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
    • 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
    • Ends in 3 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 Wild: Untamed Mind

    Wild: Untamed Mind

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    • at 21_21 Design Sight
    • Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
    • Ends in 51 days

    The base of our culture and life lies in the “untamed mind.” This mind affects both human instinct and intellect, and it is the trigger and stimulant for creativity. What does the “untamed mind” mean...More »

  • poster for Love is Wonderful

    Love is Wonderful

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    • at Snoopy Museum Tokyo
    • 5-6-20 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
    • Ends in 114 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 »

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Ebisu, Daikanyama

  • poster for People Who Draw: The World of Jiro Taniguchi

    People Who Draw: The World of Jiro Taniguchi

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    • at La Maison Franco-Japonaise
    • 3-9-25 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
    • Ends in 7 days

    Manga is sometimes called the “ninth art.” Jiro Taniguchi (1947–2017) brought new expressions to the ever-evolving world of Japanese manga with works displaying an original style within orthodox conventions....More »

  • poster for 10 Picture Books based on stories by Nankichi Niimi

    10 Picture Books based on stories by Nankichi Niimi

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    • at Galerie Malle
    • 4-8-3-1F Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
    • Ends in 9 days

    This exhibition will present original illustrations from ten bespoke picture books based on stories by Japanese author Nankichi Niimi. The picture books themselves, which are in limited editions of 100...More »

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Musashino, Tama

  • poster for Yasuko Watanabe Exhibition

    Yasuko Watanabe Exhibition

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    • at Closet
    • 2F, 3-3-9 Kichijyoji Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0004
    • Ends in 2 days

    Book covers, wool slippers, postcards, and other accessories.More »

  • poster for Tadashi Nishiwaki Picture Book Exhibition

    Tadashi Nishiwaki Picture Book Exhibition

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    • at Niji Gallery
    • 2-2-10 Kichijoji-Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0004
    • Ends in 11 days

    Displaying picture books, other titles, and merchandise by illustrator Tadashi Nishiwaki, the artist behind books like “Ehon de Miru Aiueo Sakubun” (Japanese Alphabet in Pictures) and “Bokuno Tommodachi...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
    • 4-7-2 Shimo Shakujii, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 177-0042
    • Ends in 47 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 Gaku Onogi “Picture Book Illustrations – Inner Child”

    Gaku Onogi “Picture Book Illustrations – Inner Child”

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    • at Nerima Art Museum
    • 1-36-16 Nukui, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-0021
    • Ends in 58 days

    Gaku Onogi (1924–1976) was an award-winner children’s book illustrator and painter who lived in Nerima Ward. The Nerima Art Museum’s collection contains more works by him than any other artist. Focusing...More »

  • poster for Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals

    Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals

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    • at Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
    • The West Park of Inokashira Park, 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0013
    • Ends in 137 days

    Studio Ghibli films are renowned for depicting daily life in great detail. What often lingers in the memory of viewers are scenes of food and meals: Pazu and Sheeta sharing a fried egg on toast in “Castle...More »

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Bakurocho

  • poster for Alessandro Bioletti “Tiger and Woman”

    Alessandro Bioletti “Tiger and Woman”

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    • at Makii Masaru Fine Art
    • 1-7-7 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0053
    • Ends in 2 days

    This exhibition explores the differences between men and women, their views on love, their strengths, and their weaknesses through pop-inspired works. Alessandro Bioletti believes in a yin and yang world,...More »

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Chiyoda

  • poster for Miró, Calder and Steinberg on the pages of “Derriere Le Miroir”

    Miró, Calder and Steinberg on the pages of “Derriere Le Miroir”

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    • at Gallery Fukka
    • 1-11 2F, Jinbo-cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051
    • Ends in 34 days

    “Derrière le Miroir” was an art magazine published in France between 1946 and 1982. A large format print collection featuring original print works will be on exhibit here. A small craft works exhibition...More »

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Ichigaya, Kagurazaka

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Yokohama, Kanagawa

  • poster for Pictures and Books Vol. 4 “World of Dream Books”

    Pictures and Books Vol. 4 “World of Dream Books”

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    • at Fei Art Museum Yokohama
    • 1F Yokohama Tsuruya-cho Bldg., 3-33-2 Tsuruya-cho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 221-0835
    • Ends in 9 days

    Once again this event presents a huge selection of picture books and original illustrations by various artists. There are plenty of colorful works on show, including miniature books, handmade publications,...More »

  • poster for Imaginary Adventures

    Imaginary Adventures

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    • at Jike Studio
    • 435-1 Jike-cho, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 227-0031
    • Ends in 10 days

    The Cabin Company exhibits and sells many paintings of animals and exotic landscapes, but the focus on this event is on illustration cut outs. With “Imaginary Flowers,” for example, you can cut out and...More »

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Tokyo: Others

  • poster for Beautiful Books Can Change the World: The Universe of Tara Books, India

    Beautiful Books Can Change the World: The Universe of Tara Books, India

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    • at Itabashi Art Museum
    • 5-34-27 Akatsuka, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 175-0092
    • Ends in 24 days

    Tara Books is an independent publishing house based in Chennai, South India that creates handmade picture books akin to crafted objects. Since its establishment in 1994, it has published a number of titles,...More »

  • poster for Shutoko Expressway Fine Art Collection

    Shutoko Expressway Fine Art Collection

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    • at O Art Museum
    • Ohsaki New City No.2 Bldg. 2F, 1-6-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0032
    • Starts tomorrow

    This show celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Shutoko Expressway that weaves throughout Tokyo will display artworks that depict this iconic road.More »

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Kanto: others

  • poster for Moto Hagio Science Fiction Works - Exploring the universe, visiting other worlds

    Moto Hagio Science Fiction Works - Exploring the universe, visiting other worlds

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    • at Sano Art Museum
    • 1-43 Nakatacho, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka 411-0838
    • Ends in 8 days

    Manga artist Moto Hagio has worked on a wide range of genres since making her debut with “Ruru to Mimi (Ruru and Mimi)” in 1969, some of her best known masterpieces being “Poe no Ichizoku (Poe’s Clan)”...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
    • 2003 Hinata-cho, Tatebayashi-shi, Gunma-ken 374-0076
    • Ends in 9 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 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
    • 10249-7 Kobuchizawamachi, Kitamori-shi, Yamanashi 408-0044
    • Ends in 24 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 »

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