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  • poster for Dawn of a New Age

    Dawn of a New Age

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    • at Takashimaya Shinjuku Art Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
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    Eight artists present works full of hope and promise for the new Reiwa era.More »

  • poster for Hokusai Manga and the Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji

    Hokusai Manga and the Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji

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

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), a legendary artist of the Edo period, was actively engaged in many art genres such as kyōka ehon (illustrated books of humorous poems), yomihon (novels), etehon (art manuals),...More »

  • poster for Tomoko Hokyo “Nature and the Universe and Me”

    Tomoko Hokyo “Nature and the Universe and Me”

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    • at Ginza Mitsukoshi 7th Floor Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends tomorrow

    In Tomoko Hokyo’s Nihonga-influenced paintings, a world of myth filled with love and children unfurls for all to see. These young ones contemplate nature, the universe, and human beings while looking toward...More »

  • poster for Shinji Oya Exhibition

    Shinji Oya Exhibition

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    • at Gallery Seizan
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Shinji Oya uses traditional Nihonga techniques to depict goldfish, carp, and seasonal flowers. The motifs which emerge from his canvases have a cultivated elegance that draws the eye, recalling the solemnity...More »

  • poster for Aki Mori Exhibition

    Aki Mori Exhibition

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    • at Gallery Art Point
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 5 days

    Venue: Gallery Art Point BisMore »

  • poster for Fuji-no-Kai Exhibition

    Fuji-no-Kai Exhibition

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    • at Sukiwa
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 6 days

    Fuji-no-Kai is a group of artists who studied Nihonga painting at Tokyo University of the Arts.More »

  • poster for Hokusai —The Road to Mt. Fuji

    Hokusai —The Road to Mt. Fuji

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    • at Ota Memorial Museum of Art
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 6 days

    This year is the 170th anniversary of the death of Katsushika Hokusai (b. 1760) on April 18th, 1849. In commemoration, Ota Memorial Museum of Art will host “Hokusai – The Road to Mt. Fuji,” an exhibition...More »

  • poster for Japan Foundation: Diversity in the Arts 2018

    Japan Foundation: Diversity in the Arts 2018

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    • at Bunkamura Gallery
    • in the Shibuya area
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    With the aim of realizing a more inclusive society, the Japan Foundation Diversity in the Arts program focuses on artwork by people with disabilities. This exhibition presents a selection of 85 artworks...More »

  • MOMAT Collection

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 6 days

    Introducing around 200 works of art from some 13,000 holdings, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) collection exhibitions are held seasonally with special themes tracing developments in Japanese...More »

  • poster for Masterpieces from the Sanso Collection: Japanese Paintings collected by Peter F. and Doris Drucker

    Masterpieces from the Sanso Collection: Japanese Paintings collected by Peter F. and Doris Drucker

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    • at Chiba City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 6 days

    For over 30 years, economist and “father of management” Peter Drucker (1909-2005) collected Japanese paintings from the Muromachi thru Edo periods. These valuable works are finally returning to Japan to...More »

  • poster for Shibuya Art Exhibition

    Shibuya Art Exhibition

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    • at Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery
    • in the Shibuya area
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    The latest works by an international group of young and established artists, including oil paintings, Nihonga, and lacquer.More »

  • poster for Shuu Yoshikawa Exhibition

    Shuu Yoshikawa Exhibition

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    • at Gallery Kabutoya
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 6 days
  • poster for The 7th Sato Sakura Museum Oka-Sho Prize Exhibition

    The 7th Sato Sakura Museum Oka-Sho Prize Exhibition

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    • at Sato Sakura Museum
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
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    Sato Sakura Museum of Art will hold the “7th Sato Sakura Museum of Art Sakura Award Exhibition” in Tokyo this spring, commemorating the sixth year of the museum’s opening on the banks of the Meguro River,...More »

  • poster for The Life of Japanese Women in Ukiyo-e

    The Life of Japanese Women in Ukiyo-e

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    • at The Shoto Museum of Art
    • in the Shibuya area
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    When it comes to the women who are depicted in ukiyo-e, the first thing that springs to mind is perhaps bijinga—pictures of beauties. Certainly, women of the Edo period were a source of appreciation and...More »

  • poster for Ukiyo-e Prints from the Mary Ainsworth Collection

    Ukiyo-e Prints from the Mary Ainsworth Collection

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    • at Chiba City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
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    The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College in Ohio has over 1500 ukiyo-e prints gifted to it by alumnus Mary Ainsworth. Ainsworth’s collection began in 1906 when she visited Japan and contains both...More »

  • poster for What a Wonderful Woman

    What a Wonderful Woman

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    • at Fei Art Museum Yokohama
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 6 days

    The third exhibition in a series of shows featuring depictions of beautiful women. The title refers to a line in a classical Japanese tale about the Goddess Izanami and the God Izanagi proposing to each...More »

  • poster for Fumiko Hori “Memories of a Traveler”

    Fumiko Hori “Memories of a Traveler”

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    • at Nihonbashi Takashimaya 8F Hall
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
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    An exhibition of more than 100 works spanning the career of the Fumiko Hori (b. 1918), who traveled across Japan, Mexico, and Europe and painted works with motifs from nature while pursuing new styles...More »

  • poster for A World of Flowers — Coloring the Four Seasons

    A World of Flowers — Coloring the Four Seasons

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    • at Yamatane Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 13 days

    The Yamatane Museum of Art has chosen this season, when spring is at its peak, to hold an exhibition with flowers of the four seasons as its theme. Plum, cherry, peony, lily, morning glory, chrysanthemum,...More »

  • poster for Masterpieces of Japanese Art: From Sesshu and Eitoku to Korin and Hokusai

    Masterpieces of Japanese Art: From Sesshu and Eitoku to Korin and Hokusai

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 13 days

    This special exhibition is being held as part of the “Tsumugu Project: Inheriting the Beauty of Japan,” which aims to protect and pass on the beauty of Japan inherent in the masterpieces of the Imperial...More »

  • poster for National Treasures of To-ji Temple; Kukai and the Sculpture Mandala

    National Treasures of To-ji Temple; Kukai and the Sculpture Mandala

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
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    The objects of Esoteric Buddhism associated with the priest Kukai are of immense artistic quality, with their rich variety and expressiveness holding an exceptional position among the Buddhist art of Japan....More »

  • poster for Hiroko Koshino “New Creations of Traditional Performing Arts”

    Hiroko Koshino “New Creations of Traditional Performing Arts”

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

    Koshino grew up watching Kabuki with her grandfather and became acquainted with various forms of Japanese traditional culture. In particular, she has trained in Nagauta Shamisen for many years: she is...More »

  • poster for Edo Livelihoods by Hokusai

    Edo Livelihoods by Hokusai

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    • at The Sumida Hokusai Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 20 days

    Edo Livelihoods by Hokusai presents work by Hokusai and his students that depict the many ways people made their living in Edo. Their livelihoods include types of work that are no longer familiar, as...More »

  • poster for Fuku and Kiwako Shoji: Stars of Painting

    Fuku and Kiwako Shoji: Stars of Painting

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    • at Hiratsuka Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 20 days

    Fuku Shoji, selected for the prestigious Inten Exhibition, was a painter of nature and international Buddhist heritage sites. Her daughter-in-law Kiwako Shoji was an award-winning abstract painter who...More »

  • poster for Playful Ukiyo-e from the Kumon Children’s Collection

    Playful Ukiyo-e from the Kumon Children’s Collection

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    • at Nerima Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 20 days

    Kumon Institute of Education, a long-time researcher of children’s culture, holds a collection of some 3,200 historical study materials, mainly in the form of Ukiyo-e prints. This exhibition on the subject...More »

  • poster for Rise of Various Schools: Edo Art World in the 18th Century

    Rise of Various Schools: Edo Art World in the 18th Century

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    • at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 20 days

    The focus on 18th century Japanese art tends to be on Kyoto and Osaka-based artists such as Jakuchu Ito. However, this exhibition focuses on the contributions of the various schools of the 18th-century...More »

  • poster for Aguri Uchida: Incarnated Painting as Inselberg

    Aguri Uchida: Incarnated Painting as Inselberg

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    • at Musashino Art University Museum & Library
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 27 days

    Aguri Uchida’s works embody new possibilities for Nihonga (Japanese painting) while exploring the meaning of human existence. This exhibition reveals her enthusiasm for painting the human body, mainly...More »

  • poster for Fashion in Images

    Fashion in Images

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    • at Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 27 days

    Introducing works from the museum’s collection that shed light on fashion from various times and places – from England and France in the modern era to Japanese styles today. More »

  • poster for Geidai Collection 2019

    Geidai Collection 2019

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    • at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 27 days

    The Geidai Collection contains some 30,000 works of art and teaching materials by students, graduates, and instructors from Tokyo University of the Arts. This two-part exhibition introduces its masterpieces...More »

  • poster for MOT Collection: Pleased to Meet You. New Acquisitions in Recent Years

    MOT Collection: Pleased to Meet You. New Acquisitions in Recent Years

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    • at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 27 days

    The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo holds some 5,400 pieces in its collection, which spans the modern and contemporary periods with a focus on art of the postwar years. MOT regularly features the works...More »

  • poster for Modern Nihonga

    Modern Nihonga

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    • at Gotoh Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 27 days

    [Related Events] 1. Gallery Talk “The World of Modern Nihonga” 5/16, 6/13 “The Attraction of Japanese Inshou Seals” 5/21 “The Lives and Writings of Those Who Travelled Overseas” 6/5 Each session is...More »

  • poster for Weavers of Worlds - A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern/Contemporary Art

    Weavers of Worlds - A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern/Contemporary Art

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    • at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 27 days

    This exhibition will survey the Japanese art of the past 100 years, from the 1910s to 2010s, through works mainly in the museum’s collection. Its aim to show how the artists, by taking a discerning critical...More »

  • poster for 30th Anniversary of the Yokohama Museum of Art – Meet the Collection

    30th Anniversary of the Yokohama Museum of Art – Meet the Collection

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    • at Yokohama Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 34 days

    2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Yokohama Museum of Art. “Meet the Collection,” designed to commemorate this important milestone, is made up of two parts: “Life” and “World.” Divided into a total...More »

  • poster for Cats in Art – Felines Loved Then and Now

    Cats in Art – Felines Loved Then and Now

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    • at The Hibiya Library Museum
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 34 days

    100 artworks ranging from Ukiyo-e to modern paintings that show an undying love for cats by artists through the ages.More »

  • poster for The Treasures of Engaku-ji

    The Treasures of Engaku-ji

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    • at Mitsui Memorial Museum
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
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    This exhibition presents the history and culture of art in Kamakura Zen temples with a special showcase of the collection of Engaku-ji Temple. Zen Buddhism came to Japan from China in the 11th century...More »

  • poster for Masterworks of the Kano School from the Hara Rokuro Collection

    Masterworks of the Kano School from the Hara Rokuro Collection

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    • at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 41 days

    The Kano school was the most influential school of pre-modern painting in Japan, holding sway for close to 400 years, from the Muromachi period to the Edo period. Drawing upon the considerable holdings...More »

  • poster for Momo Yoshino + Kosuke Nakane “Inside and Outside of the Image”

    Momo Yoshino + Kosuke Nakane “Inside and Outside of the Image”

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    • at ANA InterContinental Tokyo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 44 days

    Art Platform Tokyo is proud to present two young Japanese artists, Momo Yoshino and Kosuke Nakane. Although they use different media, they both explore idiosyncratic ways of perceiving space in Japanese...More »

  • poster for Artworks That Became Fold Screens

    Artworks That Became Fold Screens

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    • at Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 48 days

    “Byobu” folding screens have special requirements such as height, length, motifs, lines of vision, and stories. This exhibition focuses on paintings that have met such qualifications and explores the reasons...More »

  • poster for Fudo Tomitori “Rustic Sophistication”

    Fudo Tomitori “Rustic Sophistication”

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    • at Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
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    Exhibiting 30 Nihonga paintings by Fudo Tomitori (1892–1983), an artist who lived in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture and who received the Chiba Order of Cultural Merit. The works from the museum collection...More »

  • poster for Women Imagining Rooms: About the Diary of Lady Sarashina

    Women Imagining Rooms: About the Diary of Lady Sarashina

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    • at Ichihara Lakeside Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 56 days

    1,000 years ago, Lady Sarashina as a thirteen-year-old girl from what is today known as the city of Ichihara started a diary that went on to become a classic of Japanese literature. Continuing it for some...More »

  • poster for Japan: Country of Gold Screens of the Kano, Hasegawa, Rinpa, and Other Schools

    Japan: Country of Gold Screens of the Kano, Hasegawa, Rinpa, and Other Schools

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    • at Okada Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 132 days

    Consisting of a collapsible series of panels, the folding screen is an item of furniture that has distinctively evolved since originating in China and having been brought to Japan. In particular, elegantly...More »

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  • poster for Tradition and Innovation in Calligraphy

    Tradition and Innovation in Calligraphy

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    • at Tachikawa Blind Ginza Space Åtte
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 2 days

    The concept of blending the old and the new has long existed in China. Tachikawa Blind Ginza Space Åtte exhibits around 60 works by nine contemporary Japanese and Chinese calligraphers embodying this idea....More »

  • poster for Shoko and Suiko Ota Nihonga Exhibition

    Shoko and Suiko Ota Nihonga Exhibition

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    • at Wako Hall
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 3 days

    As the third and fourth generations of Nihonga painters, Shoko and Suiko Ota continue to capture nature in their works. This exhibition, their first at Wako Hall in four years, features around 80 works...More »

  • poster for Introduction to Traditional Art— The Subjects of Paintings

    Introduction to Traditional Art— The Subjects of Paintings

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    • at The Nezu Museum
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts in 5 days

    Many people think that traditional Japanese art is more difficult to approach, harder to understand, and more conservative than Western art. To make Japanese art more accessible, the Nezu Museum has planned...More »

  • poster for From Concept to Embodiment Vol. 2

    From Concept to Embodiment Vol. 2

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    • at F.E.I Art Gallery
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Starts in 7 days

    This group exhibition showcases the work of several artists in various genres including oil painting, Nihonga painting, sculpture, and calligraphy from beginning sketches to the finished product.More »

  • poster for Tamao Okamoto Exhibition

    Tamao Okamoto Exhibition

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    • at O Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 7 days
  • poster for Joy in Calligraphy and Painting 2019

    Joy in Calligraphy and Painting 2019

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    • at Tachikawa Blind Ginza Space Åtte
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 9 days

    Exhibiting sixty works of calligraphy and ink brush painting by Yao Xiao Quan. These artists follow monk and scholar Kukai’s philosophy that “the student should not aim to imitate the teacher, but strive...More »

  • poster for In the Palm of the Hand: Antiques and Contemporary Art

    In the Palm of the Hand: Antiques and Contemporary Art

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    • at Shop & Gallery Flesh
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts in 10 days

    Nobuhiko Terasawa, owner of the antique shop Kobijustu Haiyama specializing in 18th and 19th century decorative art from around the world, presents an exhibition in collaboration with five contemporary...More »

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