Gallery in The Ginza, Marunouchi area
The Shiseido Gallery, which was temporarily closed from June 1997 for renovation, re-opened on the basement floor of the new "Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building" on March 1, 2001. The new gallery has a ceiling height of over 5 meters and is now one of the largest galleries in the Ginza area. Based on its philosophy of exploring values for the new generation, the gallery aims to introduce young artists who are active internationally, the art of Asia, as well as new trends in the art scene such as media art, while maintaining both the avant-garde spirit and the essence of purity.
Apart from temporary closure due to renovation and during wartime, for some 80 years since its inception in 1919, the gallery has continued its activities. It takes pride in being the oldest existing gallery in Japan. In the pre-war days, masters of Japanese painting such as Kyujin Yamamoto and Kunitaro Suda who were then lesser known had their first solo exhibitions. The Shiseido Gallery has been a gateway to success for up-and-coming artists. After the war, the gallery began supporting the creative efforts of artists through periodically held group exhibitions such as "Tsubaki-kai" and the "Modern Art and Craft Exhibition." From the 1990s, the gallery has focused primarily on contemporary art and hosts exhibitions that place emphasis on introducing contemporary values.
New visitors are invited to visit and the gallery hopes that its long-time appreciators will continue to view its exhibitions in the renewed space.
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From 11:00 to 19:00
sundays closing at 18:00, holidays closing at 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Address: Shiseido Bldg. B1, 8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Phone: 03-3572-3901 Fax: 03-3572-3951
4 minute walk from the exit A2 at Ginza Station on the Ginza, HIbiya and Marunouchi lines. 5 minute walk from the Ginza exit of JR Shinbashi Station.
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