6 Things in Tokyo: February 2019

Events and exhibitions happening this month in Tokyo and beyond

poster for Living National Treasure Morihito Katsura: Edo Metal Sculpture and the World of Metalcraft

Living National Treasure Morihito Katsura: Edo Metal Sculpture and the World of Metalcraft

at Nerima Art Museum
in the Musashino, Tama area
This event has ended - (2018-12-01 - 2019-02-11)

poster for Thomas Doyle “Hold Your Fire”

Thomas Doyle “Hold Your Fire”

at Diesel Art Gallery
in the Shibuya area
This event has ended - (2018-11-23 - 2019-02-13)

poster for A Tale of Expelling the Demon: The Shutendoji Picture Scroll

A Tale of Expelling the Demon: The Shutendoji Picture Scroll

at The Nezu Museum
in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
This event has ended - (2019-01-10 - 2019-02-17)

poster for Wandering into the Rabbit Hole

Wandering into the Rabbit Hole

at Former Museum Zoo Station
in the Ueno, Yanaka area
Ends in 4 days

poster for 21st Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition

21st Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition

at The National Art Center, Tokyo
in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
Ends in 11 days

poster for Architectural and Spatial Works Designed for Children

Architectural and Spatial Works Designed for Children

at Shiodome Museum | Rouault Gallery
in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
Ends in 32 days

In Features Main Article 2 by Jennifer Pastore 2019-02-01

Leiko Ikemura: Our Planet – Earth & Stars at The National Art Center, Tokyo

Nerima Art Museum presents a Living National Treasure’s sublime works of Japanese metalsmithing through February 11. Admission discounts are available for TAB app and MuPon subscribers.

Thomas Doyle explores familial and social fault lines in haunting dioramas at Diesel Art Gallery until February 13.

In time for the early-February Setsubun festivities, when good luck is summoned and the bad is cast out, centuries-old picture scrolls at the Nezu Museum tell the tale of Kyoto aristocrats who banded together to rid their lives of a mountain-dwelling demon. Ends February 17.

Follow mysterious white rabbits through the history of the Ueno neighborhood in a multi-media exhibit and event series centered on what was once a train station for the zoo. Until February 24.

For more than two decades, the Domani exhibit has featured the work of promising young artists sent overseas to broaden their horizons and hone their skills. This year’s show includes sculptural installations from the United States by social art organizer Tsubasa Kato, paintings from London by Yoi Kawakubo, and video projects from Paris by Nobuhiro Shimura. At The National Art Center, Tokyo until March 3.

Through educational toys, picture books, photographs, and models, Architectural and Spatial Works Designed for Children spotlights the evolution of Japanese spaces geared specifically toward youngsters’ play and learning. At the Shiodome Museum through March 24. (Discounts available).

Jennifer Pastore

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