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  • poster for Ayano Zama Exhibition

    Ayano Zama Exhibition

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    • at Flew Gallery
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends Today
  • poster for Tadashi Fukumoto “Progress”

    Tadashi Fukumoto “Progress”

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    • at Art Space Rashinban
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Package designer Tadashi Fukumoto’s works feature vegetables, fruits, plants, and favorite products, as well as styles ranging from pop to Rimpa-influenced. Focusing on new works, this exhibition presents...More »

  • poster for Autumn Moon Exhibition

    Autumn Moon Exhibition

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    • at Art Gallery Yamate
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 4 days
  • poster for Tsukioka Yoshitoshi – Blood and the Bewitching

    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi – Blood and the Bewitching

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    • at Ota Memorial Museum of Art
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892) was an ukiyo-e artist who was active from the end of the Edo period to the early Meiji Era. Although he became very popular back then, his dynamic composition and sharp...More »

  • poster for Kiyoka Naito Exhibition

    Kiyoka Naito Exhibition

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    • at Isetan Shinjuku Store
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 6 days
  • poster for Contact #3

    Contact #3

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    • at Galerie Omotesando
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 10 days

    Featuring a group of mid-career artists in their 30s–50s. Each brings a different energy and approach to their work. More »

  • poster for Tagboat x Hyaku Kaidan

    Tagboat x Hyaku Kaidan

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    • at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 11 days

    A collaborative exhibition between Hotel Gajoen Tokyo Tagboat, operator of Asia’s largest online art gallery. Tagboat has selected 30 emerging artists to present their works at this Cultural Heritage Site...More »

  • poster for Collection 2: The Ordinary or Extraordinary Thing

    Collection 2: The Ordinary or Extraordinary Thing

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    • at Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 15 days

    Recently, the “ordinary” turned to the “extraordinary” in our life. Arts and culture bring us deep impressions and pleasures in life, enriching it with the energy to vitalize a society. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for 2020 MOMAS Collection II

    2020 MOMAS Collection II

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 18 days
  • poster for Woodblock Prints for Children

    Woodblock Prints for Children

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    • at Tobacco & Salt Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 18 days

    This exhibition showcases “omocha-e”, woodblock prints for children of the Edo period.More »

  • poster for Geidai Collection 2020 - Geidai Chronicle

    Geidai Collection 2020 - Geidai Chronicle

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    • at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 25 days

    This exhibition traces the 130-plus year history of Tokyo University of the Arts from its beginning as Tokyo Art School to the present. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first featuring famous...More »

  • poster for Genius artist, Hirezaki Eiho’s paintings of beautiful women, Meiji and Taisho periods woodblock prints from the Asahi collection

    Genius artist, Hirezaki Eiho’s paintings of beautiful women, Meiji and Taisho periods woodblock prints from the Asahi collection

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    • at Sano Art Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 25 days

    Featuring bijinga paintings of beautiful women by Eiho Hirezaki (1880–1968).More »

  • poster for A Trio of Masters-Eitoku, Tan’yu and Okyo

    A Trio of Masters-Eitoku, Tan’yu and Okyo

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 34 days

    This exhibition looks mainly at the work of three painters who were active during the period from the Momoyama era to the Edo era. Kano Eitoku (1543-90) is credited with many of the magnificent paintings...More »

  • poster for Adventures in Monochrome—Early Modern Japanese Ink-Wash and Brush-Line Painting

    Adventures in Monochrome—Early Modern Japanese Ink-Wash and Brush-Line Painting

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    • at The Nezu Museum
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 34 days

    Paintings created in sumi ink are of two main types; Ink-wash paintings use gradations, blurring, and modulated lines. In contrast, brush-line paintings use primarily thin, uniform lines. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Art Summit 2020

    Art Summit 2020

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    • at Courtyard Hiroo
    • in the Shirokane, Hiroo area
    • Ends in 34 days

    With the help of art collectors, Art Summit promotes the arts within Japan by exhibiting works by artists investigating the times we live in. The collection of Courtyard Hiroo owner Shigeru Aoi is featured. [Event] Shigeru...More »

  • poster for The Look of Hope-Selections from the Hara Museum Collection

    The Look of Hope-Selections from the Hara Museum Collection

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 34 days

    Since the beginning, we humans have had the custom of saying or sharing something in order to mutually heal, energize, bolster or encourage one another. Faced as we are with an invisible enemy that is...More »

  • poster for Aves Japonicae (6) – The Nominal and the Actual

    Aves Japonicae (6) – The Nominal and the Actual

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    • at Intermediatheque
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 39 days

    This exhibition reconstructs how Japanese artists gazed at birds by showing drawings and the corresponding bird specimens side by side. Kawabe Kakyo (1844-1928)’s Sketches of Birds series is a handbook...More »

  • poster for New Collection Acquisitions – 50 Selections by Curators

    New Collection Acquisitions – 50 Selections by Curators

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    • at The Sumida Hokusai Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 39 days

    Sumida Ward has been collecting materials related to the Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai Katsushika and his students since 1986. This exhibition features 50 curator-selected paintings, prints, and publications...More »

  • poster for Otsu-e: Another History of Edo Painting

    Otsu-e: Another History of Edo Painting

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

    Otsu-e were inexpensive souvenirs that were mass-produced in the area around the Otsu post town on the Tokaido highway from the early Edo period onwards. Characterized by their direct and amusing appeal,...More »

  • poster for Japanese Craftsmanship: Horses in Ukiyo-e Landscapes from Edo to Meiji Periods

    Japanese Craftsmanship: Horses in Ukiyo-e Landscapes from Edo to Meiji Periods

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    • at Equine Museum of Japan
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 46 days
  • poster for Seiho Takeuchi’s “Tabby Cat” and an Animal Paradise

    Seiho Takeuchi’s “Tabby Cat” and an Animal Paradise

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

    Animals’ lovable gestures and graceful forms melt our hearts and, at times, heal them. Animals of all sorts have been depicted, and enjoyed, in Japanese paintings ancient and modern. Continuing that tradition,...More »

  • poster for Japanese Art: Strokes Aflame

    Japanese Art: Strokes Aflame

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    • at Fuchu Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 54 days

    Art is born from a single line, which can be a symbol of limitless expression and take on a life of its own. Focusing on “lines” in artworks, this exhibition introduces around 130 works in a variety of...More »

  • poster for  Landscape of Japan’s Food Culture—Tradition of Eating-out

    Landscape of Japan’s Food Culture—Tradition of Eating-out

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    • at National Museum of Japanese History
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 60 days

    From soba, sushi, tempura, and grilled eel restaurants popular with townspeople in the Edo period, to sweets enjoyed during travel and shrine pilgrimages, “soto-tabe” (eating out) has a long history in...More »

  • poster for Reopening Celebration II  Japanese Art: Deep and Deeper

    Reopening Celebration II Japanese Art: Deep and Deeper

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    • at Suntory Museum of Art
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 60 days

    This exhibition takes a deep dive into the meaning of “beauty” in Japanese art by shining a spotlight on the “enjoyment of art” in daily life. More »

  • poster for 3rd Collection Exhibition - Special Exhibition: Uraga Magistrate 300th Anniversary, Sesso Nagashima

    3rd Collection Exhibition - Special Exhibition: Uraga Magistrate 300th Anniversary, Sesso Nagashima

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

    This exhibition commemorates the 300th year of the Uraga Magistrate by introducing the work of 19th century artist Sesso Nagashima. More »

  • poster for STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World - Stars are Not Made Overnight!

    STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World - Stars are Not Made Overnight!

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    • at Mori Art Museum
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 95 days

    *By appointment only. Starting on Monday, August 31, admissions past 17:00 daily will NOT require advance bookings. Admissions before 17:00 without advance bookings will also be allowed so far as the time...More »

  • poster for Edo Sceneries on Doro-e from the Polak Collection – Distant Views on the Backdrops

    Edo Sceneries on Doro-e from the Polak Collection – Distant Views on the Backdrops

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    • at Intermediatheque
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 183 days

    The present exhibition showcases various sceneries from the Edo period drawn from a distant viewpoint, combining “doro-e” pictures such as “The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” with actual maps drawn...More »

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  • poster for Hokusai’s Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji

    Hokusai’s Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji

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    • at MOA Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts tomorrow

    The Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was published around 1831 by the prominent printer and publishe Eijudō Nishimura. The series gained popularity backed by the thriving...More »

  • poster for Makoto Toyama “Effect”

    Makoto Toyama “Effect”

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    • at Itsuki Bijyutsu Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts tomorrow

    Makoto Toyama, recipient of Seed Yamatane Museum of Art Nihonga Awards, presents realist paintings with butterfly and moth motifs. More »

  • poster for Momoka Sugahara Exhibition

    Momoka Sugahara Exhibition

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    • at Shinseido Gallery
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts tomorrow

    Focusing on the seasons in Japan and the concept of “wabisabi,” Momoka Sugahara works with the materials of Nihonga Japanese painting. These works emphasize the aesthetics of “In Praise of Shadows.”More »

  • poster for Collection Masterpieces

    Collection Masterpieces

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    • at The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts in 2 days

    Featuring bonsai trees, ukiyo-e prints, and historical materials related to bonsai in the modern and contemporary era. More »

  • poster for Momoyama: Artistic Visions in a Turbulent Century

    Momoyama: Artistic Visions in a Turbulent Century

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Starts in 6 days

    This exhibition presents approximately 230 superb works to summarize the characteristics of the Momoyama period arts created in the turbulent years from the end of the Muromachi period through the early...More »

  • poster for Bun-Po-Nichi / Ten feat. Byōbu

    Bun-Po-Nichi / Ten feat. Byōbu

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    • at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Starts in 8 days

    The Tokyo Geidai Nihonga Painting Conservation researches the restoration and conservation of classic Japanese paintings. This exhibition features work of the department’s students, graduates, and faculty....More »

  • poster for Civil Engineering in Edo

    Civil Engineering in Edo

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    • at Ota Memorial Museum of Art
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts in 10 days

    In recent years, large-scale redevelopment in the main areas have called attention in Tokyo. At the same time, civil engineering itself has become a popular genre to be studied as a hobby. There are increasing...More »

  • Realism of Life: Masterpieces of Nihonga

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Hayama
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Starts in 10 days

    Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) has evolved together with the modernization of Japan. This exhibition features distinctive nihonga artists including Tamako Kataoka, whose first solo exhibition was held...More »

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