Kawasaki City Museum - Past Events

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

  • poster for Tsutomu Inuzuka “Landscapes Become Art”

    Tsutomu Inuzuka “Landscapes Become Art”

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Workshops
    • 2019-10-12 - 2019-12-15

    This exhibition features 100 works tracing his entire body of work from his early days through to the last five years of his life and the works that established his style. More »

  • poster for Suiho Tagawa and the World of Children’s Manga

    Suiho Tagawa and the World of Children’s Manga

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    • Media: Illustration - Manga
    • 2019-09-18 - 2019-10-14

    2019 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of cartoonist Suiho Tagawa. His work ‘Noraku’, first published in ‘Shonen Kurabu Issue 1’ in 1931, has become a cultural landmark representative of its time....More »

  • poster for Lifestyles and Household Items of the Past 2019

    Lifestyles and Household Items of the Past 2019

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    • Media: Product - Crafts - Talks
    • 2019-09-03 - 2019-10-14

    Presenting furniture, appliances, and other household items common during the Taisho and Showa eras. These antiques reveal how people lived during Japan’s pre-war through economic miracle eras. More »

  • poster for Passage in the Air: Paradise of Keiichi Tanaami

    Passage in the Air: Paradise of Keiichi Tanaami

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Workshops - Talks
    • 2019-07-09 - 2019-08-25

    In the late-1980s and 1990s, graphic artist Keiichi Tanaami broke away from the pop style that had informed his work in the 1960s and 1970s to create works exploring themes of life and death and dreams...More »

  • poster for Toshitaka Nabata “The Illustrated World of Dwarves”

    Toshitaka Nabata “The Illustrated World of Dwarves”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2019-07-06 - 2019-09-08

    Toshitaka Nabata’s “Illustrated Dwarves” series has attracted a strong audience since its debut publication in 2006. Just one look and the works leave a strong impression, transporting the reader to the...More »

  • poster for Yokai and People: From Fantasy to Reality

    Yokai and People: From Fantasy to Reality

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    • Media: Nihonga - Prints
    • 2019-07-06 - 2019-09-23

    More than 100 items from the Kawasaki City Museum collection shed light on how mythical yokai creatures have filled people with fear and wonder and blurred lines between reality and fantasy throughout...More »

  • poster for Mitsuaki Iwago “All About Cats”

    Mitsuaki Iwago “All About Cats”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2019-04-23 - 2019-06-30

    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 Art Zoo: Animals in Colors and Shapes

    Art Zoo: Animals in Colors and Shapes

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    • Media: Graphics - Manga - Prints
    • 2019-04-13 - 2019-06-30

    The Kawasaki City Museum collection presents some 80 modern posters, manga, and prints that feature animals. The works are arranged according to three themes: Realism, Design, and Humor. The same type...More »

  • poster for Keiko Takemiya Kaleidoscope: 50th Anniversary

    Keiko Takemiya Kaleidoscope: 50th Anniversary

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Manga - Workshops - Talks
    • 2019-03-02 - 2019-04-14

    This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing debut by Keiko Takemiya, a pioneering artist of both shojo and shonen manga artist whose books such as “Kaze to Ki no Uta” have tackled taboo...More »

  • poster for Excavated Japan: Archeology Discoveries of 2018

    Excavated Japan: Archeology Discoveries of 2018

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture - Sculpture - Product - Crafts
    • 2019-01-08 - 2019-02-17

    Presenting findings from 546 archeological studies conducted at 17 sites across Japan in 2018, including burial mounds in the Kawasaki area. More »

  • poster for 50 Years of Big Comic

    50 Years of Big Comic

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    • Media: Drawing - Manga
    • 2018-11-10 - 2019-01-14

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the manga magazine Big Comic, which helped the genre forge a new identity as something for adults instead of just for children. This exhibition features around 300...More »

  • poster for Takao Saito’s Golgo 13

    Takao Saito’s Golgo 13

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Manga - Animation - Workshops
    • 2018-09-22 - 2018-11-30

    This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of “Golgo 13,” Takao Saito’s best-selling manga series about a professional assassin. Original illustrations, a model gun from Saito’s office, and a replica of...More »

  • poster for Jishu Gakko and Bunzan Munezawa: Kawasaki’s First Private Junior High School

    Jishu Gakko and Bunzan Munezawa: Kawasaki’s First Private Junior High School

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2018-08-04 - 2018-09-17

    Jishu Gakko was Kawasaki City’s first private junior high school. It was founded in 1885 by Anranku Temple head Bunzan Munezawa, who wanted to create “a place of learning for local people.” Its alumni...More »

  • poster for The Russian Revolution and Graphic Expression - Soviet Era Picture Books

    The Russian Revolution and Graphic Expression - Soviet Era Picture Books

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration
    • 2018-08-04 - 2018-09-17

    An exhibition of 1920s and 30s Soviet era picture books and posters. Venue: Art Gallery 3More »

  • poster for Satoshi Kato’s Secret Exhibition

    Satoshi Kato’s Secret Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2018-07-07 - 2018-09-09

    Over a career spanning 50 years, Satoshi Kako was known for picture books such “Little Daruma and Little Tengu” and “Mr. Crow’s Bakery”. This exhibition presents all of Kako’s work from the “Daruma” series...More »

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    Jun Miura Festival

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Manga - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2018-01-27 - 2018-03-25

    Illustrator Jun Miura is credited with starting fads like the personal obsession-focused “my boom,” the yuru kyara local mascot craze, and the current interest in Buddhist statues. He celebrates his 60th...More »

  • poster for Nori Oya “The Brilliance of Nature”

    Nori Oya “The Brilliance of Nature”

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    • Media: Nihonga - Talks
    • 2017-11-03 - 2017-11-26

    Japanese-style nihonga painter Nori Oya (b.1936-) depicts the brilliance of nature’s harsh reality and the freshness of life. Around 30 key works by this artist currently based in Asao Ward, Kawasaki will...More »

  • poster for “Expressive power of life: Kiyoshi Yamashita and Friends”

    “Expressive power of life: Kiyoshi Yamashita and Friends”

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    • Media: Painting - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-09-02 - 2017-10-01

    This year marks the 89th anniversary of Yawata Gakuen, a facility that was established in Chiba Prefecture in 1928 and continues to support children with developmental disabilities. Artist Kiyoshi Yamashita...More »

  • poster for Haitian Art Exhibition

    Haitian Art Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2017-09-02 - 2017-11-26

    Art from the Caribbean island nation of Haiti reflects the country’s beautiful natural setting, French colonial influence, and unique Hatian culture. With its vivid tropical colors, depictions of anthropomorphized...More »

  • poster for 100 Years of Japanese Animation: Pioneers of Moving Manga

    100 Years of Japanese Animation: Pioneers of Moving Manga

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    • Media: Drawing - Manga - Animation - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-09-02 - 2017-12-03

    This exhibition looks back on the origins of Japanese animation a century ago, spotlighting four pioneers in the field: Hekoten Shimokawa, Seitaro Kiyama, Junichi Kouchi, and Senpan Maekawa. It also looks...More »

  • poster for Kawasaki History

    Kawasaki History

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    • Media: Prints - Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2017-08-11 - 2017-12-03

    Exhibition introducing Kawasaki during in the Showa years (1926-1989) through materials such as maps, news reels and a diorama of the area in front of Kawasaki Station.More »

  • poster for The World of Karakuri and Visual Tricks

    The World of Karakuri and Visual Tricks

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Workshops
    • 2017-07-08 - 2017-08-20

    A pair of special summer exhibitions that let you touch, enter, and experience Masashi Hattori’s 3D trick art and Minoru Takahashi contemporary karakuri mechanical toys hands-on. [Events] Pepper and...More »

  • poster for Naffy “Andersen Stories By a Young Artist”

    Naffy “Andersen Stories By a Young Artist”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-06-25

    Kawasaki artist Naffy presents illustrations inspired by Hans Christian Andersen stories. More »

  • poster for 34th Andersen’s Fairy Tale Award Exhibition

    34th Andersen’s Fairy Tale Award Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-06-25

    34th Andersen’s Fairy Tale Award Exhibition is a public contest founded in 1983 for the 35th anniversary of the Andersen Group bakery business. Winning works chosen by a jury of leading illustrators for...More »

  • poster for The Andersen Exhibition: Andersen is always by your side

    The Andersen Exhibition: Andersen is always by your side

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Video and Film
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-06-25

    2017 marks 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark. In order to mark the occasion, this exhibition presents major works by Hans Christian Andersen - who can be considered somewhat of...More »

  • poster for The World of Manga for Men

    The World of Manga for Men

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    • Media: Manga
    • 2016-10-08 - 2016-12-11

    Work of Hiroshi Hirata, Takumi Nagayasu, Motoka Murakami, and Keiko Takemiya is featured alongside the magazines of “Garo” and “Com” and other documentary materials.More »

  • poster for Mountain Photos

    Mountain Photos

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-10-08 - 2016-12-11

    Koyo Okada’s Mount Fuji (also featured on current 1000 yen notes), Yukio Tabuchi’s Azumino and the Northern Alps, and the dramatic terrains of Yoshikazu Shirakawa are brought together to celebrate the...More »

  • poster for Best Selection - Let’s Travel the World

    Best Selection - Let’s Travel the World

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Manga - Photography - Crafts
    • 2016-10-08 - 2016-12-11

    Travel the world through the collection of photography, manga, graphics and art works belonging to the Kawasaki City Museum. More »

  • poster for Travellers – From the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road to the World

    Travellers – From the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road to the World

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Photography - Talks
    • 2016-10-08 - 2016-11-20

    The construction of the Tokaido Road from Kyoto to present-day Tokyo in the Edo period allowed people to travel a great distance safely. Although free travel was restricted at this time, religious pilgrimages...More »

  • poster for When “&” Discovers New Forms of Art

    When “&” Discovers New Forms of Art

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Animation - Workshops - Talks
    • 2016-08-04 - 2016-09-25

    Since what you see as a work of art nowadays becomes more and more diverse, it seems to become more and more difficult to give an answer to the question of what is art. In this exhibition, we would like...More »

  • poster for Drawing Manga! — Lines, Panels, Kyara

    Drawing Manga! — Lines, Panels, Kyara

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Manga - Workshops
    • 2016-07-23 - 2016-09-25

    Manga fans often have the urge to try drawing scenes from their favorite books themselves, and by doing so help support today’s manga scene. This exhibition explores how several hit manga came to be through...More »

  • poster for Tatsumi Orimoto “Art x Life”

    Tatsumi Orimoto “Art x Life”

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Talks
    • 2016-04-29 - 2016-07-03

    The performance artist Tatsumi Orimoto, a resident of Kawasaki, has been at the forefront of contemporary art for more than 40 years. His international presence includes a show at the Venice Biennale....More »

  • poster for Pick Up Collection

    Pick Up Collection

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Photography - Prints - Video and Film
    • 2016-01-23 - 2016-04-03

    This collection exhibition features documents of Okio Jissoji’s “Teito Monogatari”, posters, prints and graphic work of companies and individual artists, the work of Hideo Muraoka and manga of the Meiji...More »

  • poster for Hisashi Eguchi Pop Art Exhibition-King of Pop

    Hisashi Eguchi Pop Art Exhibition-King of Pop

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2015-12-05 - 2016-01-31

    The 38 year career of famed manga artist Hisashi Eguchi(b. 1956) is reflected upon in this large scale retrospective which coincides with the catalogue publication of all of his illustration works. [Related...More »

  • poster for The Mystic Ancient Mirror

    The Mystic Ancient Mirror

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-10-10 - 2015-11-23

    When mirrors first came to Japan from China in the Yayoi Period (300 BC–300 AD), they were seen as holy objects for their brilliant reflective quality, and also symbolized the authority of the Chinese...More »

  • poster for Ihei Kimura Award 40th Anniversary Exhibition

    Ihei Kimura Award 40th Anniversary Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-09-23

    The Ihei Kimura Award, one of photography’s most prestigious prizes, has been given to a number of now-iconic photographers. For the award’s 40th anniversary the Kawasaki City Museum presents photographs...More »

  • poster for Speed Taro and Pre-war Children’s Manga

    Speed Taro and Pre-war Children’s Manga

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    • Media: Illustration - Photography
    • 2015-04-04 - 2015-07-05

    Since the pre-war age the theme of “adventure” has played an important role within narrative manga of Japan. “Speed Taro” was a manga featured in a popular newspaper between 1930-1934, with young adventurers...More »

  • poster for Stories - One Series, One Page

    Stories - One Series, One Page

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    • 2015-04-04 - 2015-07-05

    Kawasaki City Museum introduces a selection of contemporary prints and posters which hold particular links to “narrative”. From Hockney’s “A Rake’s Progress” to George Barbier’s “Dessins sur les danses...More »

  • poster for Toyoshige Watanabe: Sixty Years of Creativity

    Toyoshige Watanabe: Sixty Years of Creativity

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2015-04-04 - 2015-06-21

    Born in Tokyo in 1931, Toyoshige Watanabe has spent his life creating a world of art bursting with unique vitality. After WWII he ran an art store on the side of his regular company job, learning from...More »

  • poster for Layered Scenes

    Layered Scenes

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    • Media: Prints - Performance Art
    • 2015-03-17 - 2015-03-31

    Three instructors of the print studio present their work with silk screen prints from Fumiko Hasegawa, lithographs from Haruna Okada and Kana Takeuchi. [Related Event] Open Studio & Artist Talk Date...More »

  • poster for Takeshi Fujimura + Sayaka Uchino “Two People’s Fight is a Third Person’s Pleasure”

    Takeshi Fujimura + Sayaka Uchino “Two People’s Fight is a Third Person’s Pleasure”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2014-12-12 - 2014-12-28

    As part of a new initiative to support and foster young contemporary artists, in 2013 the Kawasaki City Museum held “Being-In-The-Wired-World,” an exhibition of works by eight groups of young creators....More »

  • poster for Magic Art Museum: A Treasure Chest of Light

    Magic Art Museum: A Treasure Chest of Light

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Media Arts
    • 2014-12-04 - 2015-01-12

    Introducing examples of “Interactive Art,” a hands-on genre combining light and the latest digital technologies to let audience to see, touch, and play with art. People of all ages can enjoy these works...More »

  • poster for Art Gallery Part 3

    Art Gallery Part 3

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-12-07

    Art Gallery 1 “Japanese Graphic Designer Mitsuo Katsui” Art Gallery 2 “Spy⇔Spied” Art Gallery 3 “The Art of Books”More »

  • poster for The Power of Media Under the War: The Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War

    The Power of Media Under the War: The Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2014-10-04 - 2014-11-24

    Introducing color prints, caricatures, photographs, and other valuable materials from the Kawasaki City Museum’s collection that tell the story of two modern wars in Japan: The Sino-Japanese War and the...More »

  • poster for Takashi Tanaka Exhibition

    Takashi Tanaka Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-09-06 - 2014-11-03

    Takashi Tanaka(1921-2014) spent half a century producing work from his studio in Kawasaki, continuing to be enchanted by the power of color and captivating many with his own mastery upon it. Tanaka sadly...More »

  • poster for Summer Anime and Manga in Kawasaki

    Summer Anime and Manga in Kawasaki

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2014-08-09 - 2014-10-05

    Art Gallery 1 TMS Entertainment Celebrating 50 years of the animation production house which first released “Big X” in 1964. Art Gallery 2 Eiko Mizuno - Drawing Manga Original illustrations and...More »

  • poster for Tadanori Yokoo “Human Icons”

    Tadanori Yokoo “Human Icons”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Prints
    • 2014-06-28 - 2014-09-23

    Tadanori Yokoo was a prolific painter of the stars from actors and authors to musicians, with each portrait encapsulating a singular moment of rich exchange, building a private relationship with each....More »

  • Kawasaki City 90th Anniversary Exhibition— The Figures of Modern Kawasaki

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-06-07 - 2014-08-24

    Spotlighting the people who laid the foundations for the modern city of Kawasaki in fields including politics, industry, culture, and regional development, this exhibition introduces the lives of Kawasaki’s...More »

  • poster for 1st Term Exhibition “Faces”

    1st Term Exhibition “Faces”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-06-03 - 2014-08-03

    In tandem with the Tadanori Yokoo “Human Icons” exhibition, the Kawasaki City Museum presents works featuring faces by sculptors, photographers, mangaists, and other artists. In the series “Our Face”,...More »

  • poster for “Creating Through Layering - The Expressions of Printmakers”

    “Creating Through Layering - The Expressions of Printmakers”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2014-03-02 - 2014-03-30

    Silk screen work from Fumiko Hasegawa and lithograph prints from Haruna Okada.More »

  • poster for Takahiro Iwasaki “Out of Disorder”

    Takahiro Iwasaki “Out of Disorder”

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    • 2014-02-15 - 2014-03-30

    Takahiro Iwasaki is renowned for iconic works such as the “Reflection Model” series, combining architectural structures with their reflections, and the “Out of Order” series, in which pylons and other...More »

  • poster for “The 47th Kawasaki City Art Exhibition”

    “The 47th Kawasaki City Art Exhibition”

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    • Media: Art Competition
    • 2014-02-08 - 2014-02-22

    First initiated in 1967, this annual open call exhibition now enters its 47th year with a collection of work from Kawasaki based artists and citizens. [Related Event] Award Ceremony Date: 22nd February(Sat)...More »

  • poster for Old Lifestyles, Today’s Lifestyle 2014

    Old Lifestyles, Today’s Lifestyle 2014

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    • 2014-01-25 - 2014-03-30

    Reflecting upon our changing lifestyle over the years, from the Jomon period to the just past Showa era, this year’s exhibition places a special feature upon “food”, showcasing salt, sugar, soy sauce and...More »

  • poster for All About Eating

    All About Eating

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Ceramics
    • 2014-01-11 - 2014-03-30

    This exhibition of food-related artwork from the museum’s collection is an opportunity to reconsider our culinary culture from the past through the present in a sincere, enjoyable, and straight-forward...More »

  • 25th Anniversary Festival: Food, Art, and Music

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    • Media: Party - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2013-11-09 - 2013-11-10

    This event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Kawasaki City Museum lets visitors get their fill of art and music as well as food, with talks, piano, concerts, a café, and exhibitions of food-themed...More »

  • poster for “Kawasaki: A City That Leads Japan”

    “Kawasaki: A City That Leads Japan”

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture
    • 2013-10-12 - 2013-12-15

    With its large concentration of factories, the Kawasaki region has served as the center of the Keihin Manufacturing Belt since the Rinkai land reclamation in the Taisho era. It’s a place where people and...More »

  • poster for “Art Gallery Part 3 Popular Culture of the 1980’s”

    “Art Gallery Part 3 Popular Culture of the 1980’s”

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2013-10-05 - 2013-12-28

    In celebration of 25 years since the establishment of Kawasaki City Museum in 1988 the museum presents a range of posters, photographs, manga, films and magazines from this era, all especially selected...More »

  • poster for Manga Anime Festval Part 3 - Celebrating 40 Years of the Animation “Lupin the Third”

    Manga Anime Festval Part 3 - Celebrating 40 Years of the Animation “Lupin the Third”

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    • Media: Illustration - Video and Film
    • 2013-09-07 - 2013-11-10

    Last year Monkey Punch’s famed comic series “Lupin the Third” celebrated 40 years since its animation production, with its cool, hard, comical taste, loaded with action. This exhibition highlights the...More »

  • poster for Being-In-The-Wired-World

    Being-In-The-Wired-World

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2013-07-20 - 2013-09-29

    The global spread of computers and the Internet in the 21st century has given rise to a completely new worldview. The influence of new technology and media on our lives grows stronger with each passing...More »

  • poster for Manga Anime Festval Part 1 Manga + Plus

    Manga Anime Festval Part 1 Manga + Plus

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-08-25

    Since its very establishment Kawasaki City Museum has actively promoted the culture of manga and anime and in this exhibition provides an overview of the museum’s manga collection along with an introduction...More »

  • poster for Manga Anime Festval Part 2 Summer Anime Festival

    Manga Anime Festval Part 2 Summer Anime Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-09-01

    In the second part of a series of exhibitions celebrating manga and anime culture “Summer Anime Festival” presents a range of leading manga and anime works from around the country.More »

  • poster for Art Gallery 2nd “When Dawn Breaks” Exhbition

    Art Gallery 2nd “When Dawn Breaks” Exhbition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2013-07-09 - 2013-09-29

    Coinciding with the “New Generation of Artists in Kawasaki” exhibition, this show features works from the collection by important artists before they gained major recognition. Venue: Art Galleries...More »

  • poster for Objects of Cultural Inheritance

    Objects of Cultural Inheritance

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Sculpture
    • 2013-04-20 - 2013-06-02

    Part 1 "The Treasures of Heikenji, Kawasaki Daishi Temple" Special Exhibition Gallery 1 Buddhist images and other treasures which reveal the history of Heienji temple and the belief in the warding away...More »

  • poster for Art Gallery Part 1

    Art Gallery Part 1

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2013-04-06 - 2013-06-30

    Art Gallery Part 1, 2 Series Resonating Art of Kawasaki In celebration of Kawasaki City Museum's upcoming 25 year anniversary this exhibition introduces artists such as Shoji Hamada, Kanoko Okamoto, Takashi...More »

  • poster for Yuki Atae "Inside the Story"

    Yuki Atae "Inside the Story"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party - Talks
    • 2013-03-02 - 2013-03-24

    Features the work of Kawasaki-born doll artist Yuki Atae (b.1937). [Image: Yuki Atae (1993)]More »

  • poster for Masaharu Sato "Nine Hall"

    Masaharu Sato "Nine Hall"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-02-15 - 2013-03-07

    Exhibits will be installed in nine places inside the hall, including corridors, waiting room and the kitchen. The artworks are interactive video installations on the themes of "holes" in the eyes, ears,...More »

  • poster for Old Lifestyles, Today's Lifestyle 2013

    Old Lifestyles, Today's Lifestyle 2013

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2013-01-26 - 2013-03-31

    Looks at how furniture and lifestyle items have changed from primitive times to the present.More »

  • poster for "Art Gallery 3rd Period" Exhibition

    "Art Gallery 3rd Period" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Prints
    • 2012-12-04 - 2013-03-31

    Features three separate exhibits of nihonga, prints, and posters by Makoto Nakamura. [Image: Makoto Nakamura (1963)]More »

  • poster for LED light workshop

    LED light workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-10-06 - 2012-10-08

    At this workshop, participants will use Color Wave, a unique software developed by Takayuki Fujimoto, to visualize the wave forms of music they have brought with them.More »

  • poster for Studio Azzurro Exhibition

    Studio Azzurro Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2012-09-22 - 2012-11-04

    Studio Azzurro is a collective of contemporary Italian artists who place a particular importance on emotional ties to place and the warmth of human relations. This exhibition features video installations...More »

  • poster for Masayoshi Nakamura Exhibition

    Masayoshi Nakamura Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-09-15 - 2012-10-14

    This exhibition features representative works by veteran postwar painter Masayoshi Nakamura from his Faces series as well as a documentary film.More »

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    Art Gallery Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Photography - Fashion
    • 2012-08-04 - 2012-11-04

    Features posters, costumes and other materials celebrating the centenary of film company Nikkatsu, and other exhibits. [Image: "Shorisha" (1957) (c) Nikkatsu]More »

  • poster for "The Polyphony of Cities and Humanity" Exhibition

    "The Polyphony of Cities and Humanity" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting
    • 2012-07-28 - 2012-09-09

    Draws from the museum's collection on the theme of cities. [Image: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "Moulin Rouge La Goulue" (1891)]More »

  • poster for Kawasaki Archeological Research Institute Exhibition

    Kawasaki Archeological Research Institute Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2012-06-30 - 2012-08-26

    See website for details on related talks and events.More »

  • poster for "20th Tadahiko Hayashi Prize" Exhibition

    "20th Tadahiko Hayashi Prize" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-06-02 - 2012-06-24

    Showcases prizewinning works from the first through 20th editions of the Tadahiko Hayashi Prize for photography. [Image: Masaharu Goto "Silk Road"]More »

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    Art Gallery Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Video and Film
    • 2012-05-29 - 2012-07-29

    Gallery 1: American comics from the late 19th and early 20th century Gallery 2: Video art from the cathode-ray tube era to the Internet era Gallery 3: Series Kawasaki art: Takashi Tanaka [Image: Takashi...More »

  • poster for Tendo Yuki Exhibition

    Tendo Yuki Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-03-10 - 2012-03-25

    Nihonga painter Tendo Yuki (1913-2011) moved to Tokyo to become a painter, later shifting his base to Kawasaki and painting landscapes along the Tama river. This exhibition commemorates his passing last...More »

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    Tochka Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2012-02-04 - 2012-04-01

    Features the artist's early "PiKA PiKA" project work produced in various countries and regions around the world, along with workshops, new work and photographs documenting his career.More »

  • poster for "Lifestyles Old & New" Exhibition

    "Lifestyles Old & New" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2012-01-24 - 2012-04-01

    Looking at the changes in households goods and lifestyle items over the ages.More »

  • poster for "Papa the Manga Artist. Okamoto Family & Shosen Onuki. Kazuaki Nakata Photographs" Exhibition

    "Papa the Manga Artist. Okamoto Family & Shosen Onuki. Kazuaki Nakata Photographs" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Photography
    • 2011-10-15 - 2012-01-09

    Features exhibitions curated along three themes: Taro Okamoto as a manga artist; the Okamoto family's relationship with Shosen Onuki; and the photography of Kazuaki Nakata.More »

  • poster for Shigeo Fukuda Exhibition

    Shigeo Fukuda Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2011-09-17 - 2011-11-06

    One of Japan's leading graphic designers, Shigeo Fukuda's (1932-2009) novel ideas and visual tricks combined to create a new, fresh sense of humor through art. This retrospective showcases some 200 paintings...More »

  • poster for Akio Jissoji Exhibition

    Akio Jissoji Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-09-04

    Akio Jissoji is the well-known director of the Ultraman TV series as well as several feature length films. The eccentric director and longtime resident of Yurigaoka in Kawasaki City unfortunately passed...More »

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    Art Gallery Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography
    • 2011-07-09 - 2011-10-10

    Retrospective exhibition of the work of Shigeo Fukuda (1932-2009) a graphic designer who was involved in the founding of the Kawasaki City Museum; works by 7 artists with ties to Kawasaki; and a selection...More »

  • poster for "Ruins of Kajigaya Shrine" Exhibition

    "Ruins of Kajigaya Shrine" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2011-04-29 - 2011-05-08

    On display are various artifacts excavated from the ruins of the Kajigaya Shrine in Takatsu Ward, Kawasaki City, which dates from mid Yayoi period. This exhibition is also a preview of a large-scale archaeological...More »

  • poster for "Ukiyo-e from the Late Meiji Period" Exhibition

    "Ukiyo-e from the Late Meiji Period" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-04-16 - 2011-07-03

    On display are ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the collections of Tokyo collectors that offer viewers a glimpse at a vanished world. [Image: Yoshitoshi Utagawa, "Spirit of Takamori Saigo" (1878)]More »

  • poster for "Mitsuaki Iwago: Animal Photos" Exhibition

    "Mitsuaki Iwago: Animal Photos" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-04-16 - 2011-06-26

    Mitsuaki Iwago (b. 1950) has photographed wildlife and nature all around the world. He is the first Japanese photographer to have work on the front cover of National Geographic twice and has received high...More »

  • poster for "Posters by Akira Uno" Exhibition

    "Posters by Akira Uno" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints
    • 2011-01-22 - 2011-04-10

    On display at this exhibition are around 50 posters and other works from the 1960s and 70s, drawn from the museum collection. [Image: Akira Uno, "Chanson" (1968) silkscreen print]More »

  • poster for "The Work of Kazuo Kubo" Exhibition

    "The Work of Kazuo Kubo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-01-22 - 2011-04-10

    Kazuo Kubo (1901-1974), an art director who worked with Akira Kurosawa and Sadao Yamanaka, was also one of the artists who belonged to the "Ikebukuro Montparnasse" scene. This exhibition showcases sketches...More »

  • poster for "Ihei Kimura Photography Prize 35th Anniversary" Exhibition

    "Ihei Kimura Photography Prize 35th Anniversary" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2010-11-13 - 2011-01-10

    On display are works by winner of the 30th-35th Ihei Kimura Photography Prizes, as well as the Showa-era snapshot master Kimura himself. There will also be a selection of award-winning works from earlier...More »

  • poster for "From Machine Art to Media Art" Exhibition

    "From Machine Art to Media Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2010-10-09 - 2011-01-16

    Second part in a series of exhibitions on media art, examining the relationship between art and technology. Talk by curator at 15:00 on December 11th (Sat). [Image: plaplax, "Kage's Nest" (2001)]...More »

  • poster for "Ihei Kimura Photography Prize 35th Anniversary Exhibition" (Related Exhibition)

    "Ihei Kimura Photography Prize 35th Anniversary Exhibition" (Related Exhibition)

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-10-09 - 2011-01-16

    Held In conjunction with the 35th Ihei Kimura Photography Prize Exhibition, this show features award-winning works from previous years by Toshio Shibata, Mitsugu Onishi, Norio Kobayashi, Yasuhisa Toyohara,...More »

  • poster for "Orochimaru vs. Jiobo" Exhibition

    "Orochimaru vs. Jiobo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-09-28 - 2010-10-29

    On display are books published in Edo and Kyoto on the drinking "duels" that took place between Orochimaru and Jiobo during the Keian era (1648-52). Lecture by curator at 13:00 on October 16th (Sat)....More »

  • poster for "Ainu Beauty" Exhibition

    "Ainu Beauty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2010-09-18 - 2010-11-07

    Since ancient times, the Ainu people have absorbed influences from adjacent civilizations and developed a unique culture of their own. This exhibition showcases a wide variety of Ainu crafts and tools. [Image:...More »

  • poster for "Girly 2010" Exhibition

    "Girly 2010" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2010-08-27 - 2010-08-10

    At the Museum Gallery.More »

  • poster for Michio Mado Exhibition

    Michio Mado Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2010-08-21 - 2010-10-03

    Michio Mado is a well-known poet and author of nursery rhymes who has strong ties to Kawasaki - he won the Kawasaki City Culture Prize in 1976 for his contributions in the field of poetry and children's...More »

  • poster for "Kawasaki through Paintings" Exhibition

    "Kawasaki through Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2010-07-17 - 2010-09-05

    This exhibition features paintings that depict Edo era villages that used to be in the present Kawasaki city area, as well as other works that offer viewers a glimpse at Kawasaki's past. Talk events...More »

  • poster for Sonosuke Sato Exhibition

    Sonosuke Sato Exhibition

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-07-03 - 2010-10-03

    Sonosuke Sato was born in Isago, Kawasaki City in 1890. He is known mostly as a lyricist for popular music, but was also active as a poet together with contemporaries such as Sakutaro Hagiwara. This exhibition...More »

  • "Manga from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • 2010-07-03 - 2010-10-03

    This exhibition showcases a wide variety of manga-related works from the museum collection, including prints, newspaper clippings, books and magazines. Gallery talk by curator: September 11th (Sat)...More »

  • poster for "Ihei Kimura Photography Award 35th Anniversary Exhibition"

    "Ihei Kimura Photography Award 35th Anniversary Exhibition"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-07-03 - 2010-10-03

    The Ihei Kimura Prize was founded by the Asahi Shimbun in 1975 to give recognition to photographers who have made significant contributions to the development of Japanese photography. The second part of...More »

  • poster for "Art Hunting" Guided Tour

    "Art Hunting" Guided Tour

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2010-06-20 - 2010-06-20

    Organized by CivicArt, this edition of Art Hunting will take participants on a guided tour of the large-scale retrospective exhibition "I Am Drawing Time" of cult manga artist Yuichi Yokoyama currently...More »

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    Yuichi Yokoyama "I am Drawing Time"

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2010-04-24 - 2010-06-20

    This exhibition offers a comprehensive look at Yokoyama's career through a showcase of original illustrations and drawings from his "neo-manga" works New Engineering, Travel and Niwa, acquired in 2008....More »

  • poster for "The World of Magazine Covers" Exhibition

    "The World of Magazine Covers" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration
    • 2010-04-17 - 2010-06-27

    Magazine culture prospered in the 19th century along with the development of advanced printing technologies, bringing a shot of vitality to the daily lives of people. This was an international media phenomenon...More »

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    "Ihei Kimura Photography Award 35th Anniversary Exhibition"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-04-17 - 2010-06-27

    Exhibition of photos by past winners of the Ihei Kimura Prize, which was founded by the Asahi Shimbun in 1975 in commemoration of the life and work of the snapshot photographer of the same name. On display...More »

  • poster for Yukihiko Yasuda Exhibition

    Yukihiko Yasuda Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-03-13 - 2010-04-18

    Yukihiko Yasuda is a prominent modern Japanese nihonga painter who produced a large body of work from the Meiji through to the Showa periods, with a particular flair for historical paintings. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Kanoko Okamoto Exhibition

    Kanoko Okamoto Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-01-21 - 2010-04-11

    Kanoko Okamoto is the mother of painter Taro Okamoto. This exhibition introduces her relationships to her mother and son through the display of her poems, letters and essays.More »

  • poster for "Japanese Graphic Designers" Exhibition

    "Japanese Graphic Designers" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2010-01-21 - 2010-04-11

    From the museum collection, this exhibition showcases 60 posters created by representative Japanese graphic designers of the 1950s. [Image: Tadashi Ohashi “Meiji Chocolate” (1955)]More »

  • poster for "Camera Mainichi Magazine Photography" Exhibition

    "Camera Mainichi Magazine Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-01-21 - 2010-04-11

    Camera Mainichi was a photography magazine that published 379 issues from 1954 to 1985, differentiating itself from other magazines by focusing on the works of young photographers. On view are the magazines...More »

  • poster for "Tools for Everyday Life - Past and Present" Exhibition

    "Tools for Everyday Life - Past and Present" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Talks
    • 2010-01-19 - 2010-04-04

    This exhibition presents the change in the tools used in everyday life from the days of antiquity to the present. Some of the tools may be unrecognizable to children now, but some others have only been...More »

  • poster for "2009 Kawasaki Frontale" Exhibition

    "2009 Kawasaki Frontale" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2009-12-12 - 2010-01-11

    This annual exhibition looks back on the outstanding performances of J League soccer team Kawasaki Frontale through photographs and video footage taken not only during J League games, but also at other...More »

  • poster for "52nd Creative Children" Exhibition

    "52nd Creative Children" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2009-11-14 - 2009-11-25

    An annual exhibition featuring artwork by students of Kawasaki City preschools, special needs schools, elementary schools, junior high schools, as well as high schools.More »

  • poster for "Scenes with Lights" Exhibition

    "Scenes with Lights" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2009-10-24 - 2010-01-11

    In March 2005, Kawasaki-based Shigeru Oshima donated a total of 1900 lamps to the Kawasaki City Museum. Subsequently, the museum acquired even more pieces, and its collection now stands at around 2000...More »

  • poster for "Kawasaki Jomon 10000 Years" Exhibition

    "Kawasaki Jomon 10000 Years" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Crafts
    • 2009-08-29 - 2009-10-12

    There are over 500 archaeological sites in Kawasaki City and half of them are from the Jomon Period. Recently, the oldest Jomon ruin was discovered in Aso Ward, proving that Jomon people were already living...More »

  • poster for "Sunday Magazine's DNA -the 50 Year History of Weekly Boys' Comic Magazines" Exhibition

    "Sunday Magazine's DNA -the 50 Year History of Weekly Boys' Comic Magazines" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • 2009-07-18 - 2009-09-13

    This exhibition sheds light on the history of Kodansha magazines "Weekly Shonen Magazine" and "Weekly Shonen Sunday", both of which launched in 1959. In addition to the presentation of a total of 100...More »

  • poster for Herbie Yamaguchi "Portraits of Hope"

    Herbie Yamaguchi "Portraits of Hope"

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2009-06-20 - 2009-08-16

    Herbie Yamaguchi is known for his portraits of both domestic and international musicians. The 240 photographs showcased in this extensive exhibition include portraits of artists, a series of photographs...More »

  • poster for Tomihiro Hoshino Exhibition

    Tomihiro Hoshino Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2009-06-06 - 2009-06-28

    After suffering from a sudden accident, Hoshino underwent a long struggle towards recovery. During that time, he received dedicated care from the people around him. This experience led him to start creating...More »

  • poster for "The 150th Anniversary of Yokohama Port Opening - Kawasaki and Japan from the End of Edo to Meiji Period" Exhibition

    "The 150th Anniversary of Yokohama Port Opening - Kawasaki and Japan from the End of Edo to Meiji Period" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Photography
    • 2009-04-18 - 2009-06-07

    In June this year, Yokohama is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its port opening. This event brought to Kawasaki, an adjacent area of Yokohama, radical changes: water from the canal running through...More »

  • "Livelihood in the Past and Present 2009" Exhibition

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    • 2009-01-27 - 2009-04-05

    This exhibition looks back on the changes in people's livelihoods from ancient times to the Showa period through a display of living tools that also went through various changes over time. While some items...More »

  • poster for "Kiyoshi Awazu: 60 Years of His Career" Exhibition

    "Kiyoshi Awazu: 60 Years of His Career" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Photography - Prints - Video and Film
    • 2009-01-24 - 2009-03-29

    A pioneer in the field of graphic design, Kiyoshi Awazu (1929-) has also devoted himself to a wide variety of other genres such as painting, video and environmental design. His borderless activities have...More »

  • "42th Kawasaki City Junior High School Formative Art Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2009-01-10 - 2009-01-22

    Exhibiting art works by students of Kawasaki City Junior High School.More »

  • "51st Creative Children" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2008-12-13 - 2009-01-08

    An annual exhibition featuring artwork by students of Kawasaki City preschools, special-needs schools, elementary schools, junior high schools, as well as high schools.More »

  • poster for "Hiroshige -Hundred Views of Edo" Exhibition

    "Hiroshige -Hundred Views of Edo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-12-13 - 2009-01-12

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the passing of renowned ukiyo-e master Hiroshige Utagawa. This exhibition introduces all 120 pieces of "Hundred Views of Edo", the representative work he created...More »

  • poster for "Living Together -Desire, Contradiction, Creation" Exhibition

    "Living Together -Desire, Contradiction, Creation" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2008-10-23 - 2008-12-07

    Dealing with five key themes of "city", "nature", "humans", "food" and "media," all of which are inseparable from our lives, this exhibition asks viewers how we humans should live alongside them. In addition...More »

  • poster for Shoji Hamada Exhibition

    Shoji Hamada Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2008-10-04 - 2008-11-30

    Ceramicist Shoji Hamada (1894-1978) was the first human to be designated a national treasure (important intangible cultural heritage). He was also an advocate of the folk art movement. Celebrating the...More »

  • poster for "Creative Art Session 2008: Japan-Brazil Friendship Exhibition"

    "Creative Art Session 2008: Japan-Brazil Friendship Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting - Architecture - Fashion - Crafts - Video and Film - Party
    • 2008-09-13 - 2008-10-13

    On April 28th, 1908, the first ship of emigrants to Brazil, the "Kasato-maru", left Japan and arrived at the Port of Santos after a two-month voyage on June 18th. This year marks the 100th anniversary...More »

  • poster for "Okinawa and Kawasaki -People and Culture that Connect Two Places-" Exhibition

    "Okinawa and Kawasaki -People and Culture that Connect Two Places-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2008-04-26 - 2008-06-08

    Since the prewar periods, many people from Okinawa have lived in Kawasaki City and played an important role in its industrial development. The Society of Okinawan People was founded in Kawasaki City 84...More »

  • "Collection Pickup -Curators' Picks-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography - Video and Film
    • 2008-04-12 - 2008-07-13

    Kawasaki City Museum has been a pioneer in researching new genres of art, such as photography, comics, graphics, film and image, while also collecting valuable materials as civic resources. Celebrating...More »

  • poster for "Japan Institute of Photography and Film Tsukiji Seminar Exhibition"

    "Japan Institute of Photography and Film Tsukiji Seminar Exhibition"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-03-26 - 2008-03-30
  • "29th Yomiuri International Manga Awards" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Art Competition
    • 2008-02-23 - 2008-03-23

    This year's theme for the Yomiuri International Manga Awards was "teeth." Award winning works are on display. Location: Art Gallery 1More »

  • poster for "Shojo Manga Power! Strong, Kind and Beautiful" Exhibition

    "Shojo Manga Power! Strong, Kind and Beautiful" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2008-02-16 - 2008-03-30

    Manga exists all over the world and continues to grow and be loved. Japanese manga are particularly well read, and among those Japanese Shoujo Manga (girls comics) has attracted a fair amount of attention....More »

  • poster for "Matrix of Photography 2008: Towards a Game of Photography" Exhibition

    "Matrix of Photography 2008: Towards a Game of Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Party - Talks
    • 2008-01-26 - 2008-03-30

    Many interesting phenomena are in progress at the forefront of photographic expression in the twenty first century. This exhibition puts the spotlight on these phenomena from the perspective of a "Game...More »

  • poster for "Design For Everyone - Good Design in Our Lives" Exhibition

    "Design For Everyone - Good Design in Our Lives" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Party - Talks
    • 2007-10-27 - 2007-12-16

    The "Good Design Award" was founded a half century ago, in 1957. This exhibition features winners from the past 50 years, including G-Mark watches and many other items. The products are presented through...More »

  • poster for "12-14th Century Musashi Warriors and Kamakura, Light and Shadow of 'Tsuwamono' Warriors: Sanburo Inage's Times: 'Tsuwamono' of the 12-14th Centuries" Exhibition

    "12-14th Century Musashi Warriors and Kamakura, Light and Shadow of 'Tsuwamono' Warriors: Sanburo Inage's Times: 'Tsuwamono' of the 12-14th Centuries" Exhibition

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    • 2007-10-27 - 2007-12-09

    In the 10th century, soldiers called "tsuwamono" appear in the Eastern provinces of Japan and spread their influences as they formed samurai groups and became very powerful. This exhibition features artifacts...More »

  • "100 Years of the Industrial Manufacturing City of Kawasaki" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2007-09-01 - 2007-10-14
  • poster for "A Fantasy of Stars and the Universe - Space Adventures in Images" Exhibition

    "A Fantasy of Stars and the Universe - Space Adventures in Images" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2007-07-21 - 2007-09-24

    The world's first man-made satellite Sputnik-1 was launched in 1957. Even now, 50 years later, the universe is vast, shrouded in mystery, and continues to move us. This exhibition features mostly select...More »

  • JAALA (Japan Asia Africa Latin America) Art Exchange "Kawasaki"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-06-20 - 2007-07-01
  • poster for Yoshikazu Yasuhiko "From 'Brave Raideen' to 'Mobile Suite Gundam The Origin'"

    Yoshikazu Yasuhiko "From 'Brave Raideen' to 'Mobile Suite Gundam The Origin'"

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2007-06-16 - 2007-08-19

    Yasuhiko is famous in Japan and around the world for his character design and image direction for the 1979 popular anime TV series "Mobile Suit Gundam." This exhibition will follow the artist's creative...More »

  • Shin Masuyama "Personal Views on Personal Space"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-06-05 - 2007-06-10
  • poster for Ian J. Massie "A Second Look"

    Ian J. Massie "A Second Look"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-04-21 - 2007-05-06

    A retrospective of Scottish artist Ian J. Massie's works will be shown to mark 10 years since the artist's passing. Throughout his life, Ian Massie constantly explored new media, including watercolor and...More »

  • poster for "Showa Boogie Woogie 1945-64" Exhibition

    "Showa Boogie Woogie 1945-64" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2007-04-21 - 2007-06-03

    Shizuko Kasagi’s hit song "Tokyo Boogie Woogie" was released in 1948. Japanese lives were full of hardship, lacking in food and goods in the immediate post-World War II years. “Tokyo Boogie Woogie” symbolized...More »

  • poster for Kawasaki City・Puchon City Friendship City Cooperation 10th Anniversary Event - Korean Modern Manga Exhibition

    Kawasaki City・Puchon City Friendship City Cooperation 10th Anniversary Event - Korean Modern Manga Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2007-04-21 - 2007-06-03

    In commemoration of the 10th year anniversary of cooperation between friendship cities Kawasaki City and Puchon City (South Korea), this exhibition will introduce works and anime character goods by popular...More »

  • poster for "Off Stripes: Repetition and Misalignment in Striped Patterns" Exhibition

    "Off Stripes: Repetition and Misalignment in Striped Patterns" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-04-21 - 2007-07-08

    Stripes are all around us, from national flags to everyday clothing. Striped patterns are interesting in their repetition but also lively when slightly misaligned. In this exhibition, the allure of stripes...More »

  • "Winners of 'Made in Kawasaki Contemporary Art Award'" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Art Competition
    • 2007-01-23 - 2007-02-25

    An exhibition of award winning works from 'Made in Kawasaki Contemporary Art Award', the first art competition to be held by a public art museum. Artist talk: February 11th, from 14:00 Each of the...More »

  • poster for "Doraemon" Exhibition

    "Doraemon" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Product - Video and Film
    • 2007-01-20 - 2007-02-25

    The manga Doraemon has been loved by the masses since the beginning of the series in 1970. This exhibition will be centered on original drawings with displays of character goods, film material, and contemporary...More »

  • "18th MOA Museum - Works by Children of Kawasaki City" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-11-25 - 2006-11-26
  • poster for "The World of Mitsuteru Yokoyama" Exhibition

    "The World of Mitsuteru Yokoyama" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2006-11-18 - 2007-01-08

    This exhibition presents the colorful world of Mitsuteru Yokoyama, who passed away in 2004. Yokoyama, who produced works for more than half a century, was the father of hits such as "Iron Man 28", creating...More »

  • Raymond Savignac "Poster Artist of Parisian Skies"

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2006-09-16 - 2006-11-05

    Raymond Savignac (1907-2002) is a poster artist that is representative of postwar France. His humorous and heart-warming posters are loved by people all over the world today. This exhibition combines...More »

  • poster for Yonosuke Natori and Japan Kobo Exhibition

    Yonosuke Natori and Japan Kobo Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography - Talks
    • 2006-07-08 - 2006-09-03

    400 magazines, printed works, photographs, and reference materials will be on display to give a comprehensive overview of the careers of Yonosuke Natori (1910-1062) and his young photographers and designers....More »

  • poster for Thinking about the Yayoi, Kofun, and Asuka Periods

    Thinking about the Yayoi, Kofun, and Asuka Periods

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2006-04-28 - 2006-06-25

    From the end of the third century to the seventh, enormous graves, or 'kofun', were built as symbols of status and power. With the advancement of research and excavation techniques, we are making exciting...More »

  • poster for Made in Kawasaki

    Made in Kawasaki

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-03-12 - 2006-04-02

    The Kawasaki City Museum is continuously collecting art works from the city residents to allow visitors to think and reflect about the city. It makes for a collection of powerful and creative works that...More »

  • poster for "Writing Line and Lighting Line" Exhibition

    "Writing Line and Lighting Line" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Installation - Media Arts
    • 2005-11-22 - 2006-01-29

    "Writing" is a trace of lines, drawn and woven by a person's hand. "Lighting" is the trace of light via a certain device. Both are traces of lines in motion. Our imagination measures those traces, and...More »

  • poster for Oh! Shigeru Mizuki Exhibition

    Oh! Shigeru Mizuki Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2005-11-19 - 2006-01-09

    Mizuki is known as the author of "Gegege No Kitaro", a comic based on “yokai” - unique mysterious characters sometimes based on folk tales. While striving to become an artist, he started creating yokais...More »

  • poster for Ukiyo-e Exhibition

    Ukiyo-e Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2005-09-17 - 2005-10-16

    Mr. Saito, a resident of Kawasaki City, has collected many Ukiyo-e over the years. Mr. Saito's collection has not only been popular with Japanese scholars and collectors but also overseas as well. It was...More »

  • poster for Comics Country Switzerland

    Comics Country Switzerland

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2005-09-16 - 2005-12-25

    Switerzland's comic scene since the 1970s has increasingly made its presence felt on the world stage and is brimming today with vitality and variety. At the heart of the exhibition, curated by Urs Hangartner...More »

  • poster for Ainu Collection from the Russian Ethnology Natural History Museum

    Ainu Collection from the Russian Ethnology Natural History Museum

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2005-07-02 - 2005-08-28

    From about 2600 works from the Ainu Collection of the Russian Ethnology Natural History Museum, 200 works were selected and are on display here. They are highly valuable from an art and data perspectives....More »

  • poster for Slashing Look: 30 Years of the Kimura Ihei Photography Award 1975-2005

    Slashing Look: 30 Years of the Kimura Ihei Photography Award 1975-2005

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-04-23 - 2005-06-19

    This exhibition surveys 30 years of the renowned Kimura Ihei Photography Award. On show are 400 works by 36 winners as well as the color series "Paris 1954-1955" by Ihei Kimura. The Kimura Ihei Photography...More »

  • poster for CLAMP Su - Manga Art Exceeds Time

    CLAMP Su - Manga Art Exceeds Time

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2005-01-22 - 2005-04-10

    Works such as "Tokyo Babylon" "x" "Card Capture Sakura" "Chobitsu" are created by the popular Manga artist CLAMP, which is a group of four female artists with fifteen years of career.More »

  • poster for Norinaga Motoori in 21st Century

    Norinaga Motoori in 21st Century

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Graphics
    • 2004-09-18 - 2004-11-07

    Do you know Norinaga Motoori? He was a doctor but also studied "Manyosyu", "Stories of Genji" and "Kojiki", in Edo period. In this exhibition, about 250 documents of him, his pupils and his critics are...More »

  • poster for Olympic Posters Exhibition

    Olympic Posters Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2004-08-06 - 2005-01-16

    More than 70 Olympic Games posters from Tokyo, Munich, Sarajevo, Los Angeles and Seoul are on view.More »

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