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  • poster for Ryo Takahashi “Sui Boku Ki Tan (Strange Story With Ink Painting)”

    Ryo Takahashi “Sui Boku Ki Tan (Strange Story With Ink Painting)”

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    • at Paku Paku An
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 2 days

    [Event] Live Performance Date: April 14 (Sun) 15:00–16:00More »

  • 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 55 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 Chiho Yamagishi “To the Front”

    Chiho Yamagishi “To the Front”

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    • at Gallery Mumon
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 5 days

    This exhibition focuses on new works by ink painting artist Chiho Yamagishi. The title expresses a desire to always be moving forward toward tomorrow, never stagnating. Large folding screens are featured....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
    • Ends in 62 days

    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 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 160 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 »

  • poster for Ponkan⑧

    Ponkan⑧

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    • at Gofa
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • 2019-03-09 - 2019-04-21

    Illustrations and sketches from the manga Ponkan⑧, which recently released its 14th edition. More »

  • poster for Taikan Yokoyama: Painting and Living

    Taikan Yokoyama: Painting and Living

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    • at Nihonbashi Takashimaya 8F Hall
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Starts in 2 days

    In addition to paintings and sketches, this exhibition presents rare artifacts from the life and home of the Nihonga painter Taikan Yokohama from the Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall collection.More »

  • poster for Byobu Ranman

    Byobu Ranman

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    • at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 14 days

    An exhibition of outstanding “byobu” folding screens from throughout Japanese art history.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
    • Starts tomorrow

    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 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
    • Ends in 34 days

    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 SICF20 (20th Spiral Independent Creators Festival)

    SICF20 (20th Spiral Independent Creators Festival)

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    • at Spiral
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts in 9 days

    Organized by Spiral in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo, since 2000, Spiral Independent Creators Festival (SICF) aspires to discover, cultivate and support emerging artists and designers. It showcases the wide-ranging...More »

  • poster for Sanami Shimada Exhibition

    Sanami Shimada Exhibition

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    • at Gallery Seizan
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 3 days
  • poster for The Blossoming of Imperial Culture: Technique and Aesthetic in the Adornments of the Meiji Court

    The Blossoming of Imperial Culture: Technique and Aesthetic in the Adornments of the Meiji Court

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    • at Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 18 days

    In the Meiji period (1868-1912), the Imperial family adopted Western clothes and cuisine to promote diplomatic relations with foreign countries. They entertained foreign dignitaries finally in the Meiji...More »

  • poster for Bisai Selections

    Bisai Selections

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    • at Kashima Arts
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 14 days

    Kashima Arts has been holding the Bisai exhibition displaying and selling a well-considered selection of artworks since 2007. With 2019 marking its 30th anniversary, the gallery has renewed this even held...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 55 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 Mitsuaki Iwago “All About Cats”

    Mitsuaki Iwago “All About Cats”

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    • at Kawasaki City Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Starts tomorrow

    Mitsuaki Iwago (b. 1950) has been interested in documenting animals and nature since his twenties when he took a trip to the Galapagos with his father, a fellow animal photographer. He received the Ihei...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 34 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 Rensui Exhibition

    Rensui Exhibition

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    • at Gallery Ueda
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 5 days
  • 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
    • Starts in 4 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 Perverse Japanese Art: From Zen Painting to Heta-uma

    Perverse Japanese Art: From Zen Painting to Heta-uma

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

    We are moved by beauty and perfection, but sometimes the strange and imperfect can capture our hearts, too. In Japanese this is called “heta-uma” (wonderfully bad), and it can be seen in artwork such as...More »

  • poster for Ogata Kōrin’s Irises - Felicitations in Edo-period Paintings

    Ogata Kōrin’s Irises - Felicitations in Edo-period Paintings

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    • at The Nezu Museum
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 20 days

    The iris screens by Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716) are a National Treasure. They are both a painting of flowers and one based on the Yatsuhashi, “eight bridges,” scene in the Tales of Ise. Yatsuhashi has long...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 55 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 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
    • Starts in 6 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 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 55 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 Tankuri

    Tankuri

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    • at Art Space Kimura ASK?
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 5 days
  • 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 34 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 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 69 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 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
    • Ends in 41 days

    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 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 41 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 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 in 29 days

    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 Spring Works – Gazes on Japan and China

    Spring Works – Gazes on Japan and China

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    • at Gotoh Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 14 days
  • poster for Cats in Ukiyo-e by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, Kunisada, Toyokuni, Eisen, and Others

    Cats in Ukiyo-e by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, Kunisada, Toyokuni, Eisen, and Others

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    • at Hachioji Yume Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 21 days

    From cute kitties to feline-esque shape shifters, these works present the world of cats in Ukiyo-e on full parade. More »

  • poster for Selected Works from Musashino Art University Degree Show 2018

    Selected Works from Musashino Art University Degree Show 2018

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    • at Musashino Art University Museum & Library
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 5 days

    This exhibition showcases the selected works of 100 graduating students of the Musashino Art University Department of Sculpture. More »

  • poster for The 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement Cultural Exchanges of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress: Sharing the Beauty of Japan

    The 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement Cultural Exchanges of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress: Sharing the Beauty of Japan

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 7 days

    This exhibition features artwork connected to the Imperial Family from the collection of the Imperial Household Agency. This artwork includes the folding screens, Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and...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 72 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 »

  • MOMAT Collection

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 34 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 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 76 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 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
    • Ends in 34 days

    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 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 48 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 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 47 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 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 62 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 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 84 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 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
    • Ends in 34 days

    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 Fudo Tomitori “Rustic Sophistication”

    Fudo Tomitori “Rustic Sophistication”

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    • at Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 76 days

    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 »

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