The Hibiya Library Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Hibiya Library Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Hiroshi Aramata’s Grand Treasure Trove: Manga-Ful

    Hiroshi Aramata’s Grand Treasure Trove: Manga-Ful

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    • Media: Manga
    • 2020-10-16 - 2020-12-16

    Hiroshi Aramata works for the Kyoto International Manga Museum. For this series of small exhibitions, he explores the roots of contemporary manga by uncovering works that the world has forgotten.More »

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

    Cats in Art – Felines Loved Then and Now

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    • Media: Nihonga - Prints - Workshops - Talks
    • 2019-04-26 - 2019-06-23

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

  • poster for Taisho Modern – Taisho Imagery and Tokyo Modern Design

    Taisho Modern – Taisho Imagery and Tokyo Modern Design

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Fashion
    • 2018-06-08 - 2018-08-07

    In the Taisho and early Showa eras of the early 20th century, the emergence of mass media and revolutions in printing technologies produced popular printed materials known as “imagery,” which took the...More »

  • poster for Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition Plus: Artists meet Books - Books as Trees and the Library as a Forest

    Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition Plus: Artists meet Books - Books as Trees and the Library as a Forest

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Installation - Animation - Talks
    • 2017-12-14 - 2018-02-18

    Group show presenting the work of guest artist Yukio Fujimoto alongside that of six participants in the Agency for Cultural Affairs’ “Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists,” which was established...More »

  • poster for Akiya Takahashi + Yuji Yamashita Talk Battle “All About Art Exhibitions in 2017”

    Akiya Takahashi + Yuji Yamashita Talk Battle “All About Art Exhibitions in 2017”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2017-12-12 - 2017-12-12

    Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum Director Akiya Takahashi and art historian Yuji Yamashita discuss the major art events and hidden gem exhibitions of 2017 and what shows they’re putting on their calendars for...More »

  • poster for Nature’s Best: Masterpieces of Nature Photography

    Nature’s Best: Masterpieces of Nature Photography

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-06-09 - 2017-08-09

    Started in 1996, Nature’s Best is the world’s largest nature photography completion. Attracting the works of professions and amateurs from around the world, each year its winners are showcased at a Smithsonian...More »

  • poster for Toba-e, Ponchi, Manga: The Story of Manga From the Edo Through Showa Eras

    Toba-e, Ponchi, Manga: The Story of Manga From the Edo Through Showa Eras

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    • Media: Manga - Nihonga - Talks
    • 2016-09-17 - 2016-11-16

    While there are various theories about the origins of Japanese manga, this exhibition focuses on the giga satirical pictures that became a beloved form of mass media in the mid-Edo period (1615–1868),...More »

  • poster for Cinderella in America: Works From the Masanao Kawata Collection

    Cinderella in America: Works From the Masanao Kawata Collection

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Graphics - Fashion - Product - Crafts - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2016-04-23 - 2016-06-22

    The story of Cinderella has many variations throughout the world. Versions by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm spread throughout Europe and later to America, where Cinderella came to embody the...More »

  • poster for Shin Sobue + Cozfish “Book Design”

    Shin Sobue + Cozfish “Book Design”

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Product - Talks
    • 2016-01-23 - 2016-03-23

    With a well forged strength of unique sensibility graphic designer Shin Sobue continues to surprise us with work which challenges our preconceptions. His leading work in book design, centered around his...More »

  • poster for Redouté’s Choix des plus belles fleurs

    Redouté’s Choix des plus belles fleurs

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2015-04-18 - 2015-06-19

    Pierre-Joseph Redouté was an official court artist for Marie Antoinette and Napoleon during the time of the French Revolution. His pointillist prints made with multi-colored copperplate engraving techniques...More »

  • poster for Chiyoda’s Slopes and Bridges— The Terrain of Edo and Tokyo

    Chiyoda’s Slopes and Bridges— The Terrain of Edo and Tokyo

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-01-30 - 2015-03-22

    This exhibition explores the history of Tokyo (formerly Edo) by spotlighting artwork and artifacts representing Chiyoda Ward’s slopes and bridges, many of which are designated cultural properties. [Related...More »

  • poster for Tadahiko Hayashi “Faces of 109 Japanese Authors”

    Tadahiko Hayashi “Faces of 109 Japanese Authors”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-09-26 - 2014-11-25

    109 portraits of Japanese authors by Tadahiko Hayashi (1918-1990), a major photographer of the Showa era. Hayashi began taking pictures of Buraiha (Decadent School) icons of postwar Japanese literature...More »

  • poster for Chiyoda Ward’s Cultural Assets and Edo/Tokyo History

    Chiyoda Ward’s Cultural Assets and Edo/Tokyo History

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2014-07-22 - 2014-08-31

    Chiyoda Ward has been at the heart of Japan’s politics, culture, and economy since the beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1603. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Ward Cultural Assets Preservation...More »

  • poster for Tokyo Takarazuka Theater: The Flower of Hibiya

    Tokyo Takarazuka Theater: The Flower of Hibiya

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2014-04-23 - 2014-06-22

    This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, which opened in Hibiya as Japan’s largest theatre in 1934. It was taken over by American forces after World War II and closed temporarily...More »

  • poster for “New Discoveries of Chiyoda - Newly Collected / Dsicovered Documents”

    “New Discoveries of Chiyoda - Newly Collected / Dsicovered Documents”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-01-27 - 2014-03-03

    Working towards the greater dissemination of the library’s collection and research here the Hibiya Library Museum presents to the public recent editions to its collection, along with new discoveries made...More »

  • poster for Stories Beginning At The End- 25 Questions and 100 Books

    Stories Beginning At The End- 25 Questions and 100 Books

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-08-15 - 2013-10-14

    Visitors encounter questions such as, “Have you ever imaged the end of the world?” and “Is there anything you definitely want to try during your lifetime?” as they walk through this exhibit, finding pertinent...More »

  • poster for Finland Alternative Animation Exhibition “Anxiety-Relief”

    Finland Alternative Animation Exhibition “Anxiety-Relief”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-06-11 - 2013-07-04

    In this special screening of 10 young animation artists from Finland visitors may enjoy a diverse range of work which reaches beyond existing notions of the art form. Starting with the Kerava Art Museum...More »

  • poster for Tsuguharu Foujita "Book Design in Japan"

    Tsuguharu Foujita "Book Design in Japan"

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2013-04-04 - 2013-06-03

    There was an illustrated book scene on the rise when Tsuguharu Foujita moved to Paris in 1913, and the artist poured his energy into creating his own works. From illustrated books and book bindings to...More »

  • poster for "Artists of Takarazuka" Exhibition

    "Artists of Takarazuka" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-12-08 - 2012-12-27

    The Tokyo Takarazuka Theater in Hibiya will celebrate its eightieth anniversary in 2014, and the same year will also see the centenary of the Takarazuka musical theatre company itself. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Danjuro Ichikawa: The World of Aragoto" Exhibition

    "Danjuro Ichikawa: The World of Aragoto" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Fashion - Crafts - Talks
    • 2012-09-29 - 2012-11-28

    "Aragoto" is a term from the traditional Japanese theatre form kabuki denoting a style where a brawny hero displays rough movements, a chance for a performer to shine their talents on the stage. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Kaneto Shindo Film Festival

    Kaneto Shindo Film Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2012-08-06 - 2012-08-06

    Hiroshima-born film director Kaneto Shindo passed away on May 29, 2012 at the age of 100. This screening selection commemorates the atomic bombing of Hiroshima as well as the 60th anniversary of the release...More »

  • poster for History of Tokyo and its Rehabilitation" Exhibition

    History of Tokyo and its Rehabilitation" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2012-07-17 - 2012-09-02

    Looks at the history of Tokyo and its rehabilitation after the Great Kanto Earthquake and the World War Two firebombing.More »

  • poster for "50th Anniversary of the Death of Yonosuke Natori, Father of Press Photography & Design: Nihon Kobo & the Natori School" Exhibition

    "50th Anniversary of the Death of Yonosuke Natori, Father of Press Photography & Design: Nihon Kobo & the Natori School" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-04-27 - 2012-06-26

    Yonosuke Natori was a press photographer, editor and producer known for his work with the Nihon Kobo collective along with Ihei Kimura and Ken Domon, and his editorial leadership of the Iwanami Shashin...More »

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