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  • poster for Ikebana x Hyaku Kaidan 2019

    Ikebana x Hyaku Kaidan 2019

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    • at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
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    Ikebana is one of the traditional Japanese arts in which flowers and plants are specially arranged for appreciation. It has been practiced for more than 600 years. In this exhibition, 45 styles of Ikebana...More »

  • poster for Form of Urushi 2019

    Form of Urushi 2019

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    • at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 2 days

    The 13th annual exhibition of urushi lacquerware by Tokyo University of the Arts faculty and students. More »

  • poster for Geidai Art Plaza Awards

    Geidai Art Plaza Awards

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    • at Geidai Art Plaza
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Geidai Art Plaza is a place for new encounters between art and society. This exhibition presents works of painting, sculpture, and craft on display and for sale by 33 artists receiving awards in the annual...More »

  • poster for Mitsuyo Seshita Exhibition

    Mitsuyo Seshita Exhibition

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    • at Neues Asahi
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 4 days

    Mitsuyo Seshita’s works evoke the sounds of clocks and the wind. More »

  • poster for Sumiko Honda “Textiles Now”

    Sumiko Honda “Textiles Now”

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    • at LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 6 days

    Featuring the works and creative process of Sumiko Honda, a textile designer inspired by Japan’s four seasons.More »

  • poster for Kei Takemura “Madeleine. V, Olympic, and my Garden”

    Kei Takemura “Madeleine. V, Olympic, and my Garden”

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    • at Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 9 days

    Kei Takemura’s first exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo in three years features 11 new works including fluorescent silk embroidery and drawings.More »

  • poster for Legendary Chair Craftsman, Shigeki Miyamoto

    Legendary Chair Craftsman, Shigeki Miyamoto

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    • at LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 10 days

    Shigeki Miyamoto (1937-) remains active at the forefront today as an upholsterer and Japan’s first furniture modeler. Engaged in fields ranging from furniture repair to the creation of overseas designer...More »

  • poster for A Treasure Chest of Japanese and East Asian Art: Masterpieces from Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi

    A Treasure Chest of Japanese and East Asian Art: Masterpieces from Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi

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    • at The Shoto Museum of Art
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 11 days

    The Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi in Osaka, was started from the collection of the Kubo family, the founders of Kuboso company. The collection contains over 11,000 pieces, 31 of which are national...More »

  • poster for Essential Treasures of Ancient Japan Passed Down by the Imperial Family

    Essential Treasures of Ancient Japan Passed Down by the Imperial Family

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 11 days

    In celebration of the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor, the Museum will hold a special exhibition featuring culturally significant pieces from the formative Asuka and Nara periods (593–794). Visitors...More »

  • poster for Hirofumi Noguchi Retirement Exhibition

    Hirofumi Noguchi Retirement Exhibition

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    • at Tama Art University
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 11 days

    A retirement exhibition for the metal arts professor and sculptor Hirofumi Noguchi after 40 years at Tama Art University. [Event] Hirofumi Noguchi Gallery Tour Date: Nov. 17 (Sun) 14:00–15:00More »

  • poster for Okayama Art Summit 2019

    Okayama Art Summit 2019

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    • at Hayashibara Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 11 days

    Held in Okayama City once every three years, the Okayama Art Summit is an international exhibition of contemporary art. With Pierre Huyghe taking the reins as artistic director, the Okayama Art Summit...More »

  • poster for Soetsu Yanagi and Old Tamba

    Soetsu Yanagi and Old Tamba

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    • at Japan Folk-Craft Museum
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 11 days

    Tamba ware is one of the oldest six kilns in Japan, and it was Soetsu Yanagi who first approved their beauty, saying “they are the most Japanese, and they are showing the extreme of austere, subdued, and...More »

  • poster for Contemporary Art Interiors – In the Style of Hideki Murayama

    Contemporary Art Interiors – In the Style of Hideki Murayama

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    • at Nihonbashi Takashimaya 6F / X Art Gallery
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 12 days

    Contemporary artists such as Yasuko Iba, Tabaimo, Yasumasa Morimura, and Kohei Nawa present works in the style of Hideki Murayama, an art framer who creates original covers by reproducing items from a...More »

  • poster for Epicurean Vessels

    Epicurean Vessels

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    • at Park Hotel Tokyo
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 14 days

    Park Hotel Tokyo’s art lounge features an epicurean event combining the worlds of art and gourmet through a variety of artworks, including unique ceramic dishes for practical and sophisticated tastes this...More »

  • poster for Noh Costumes and Kabuki Costumes

    Noh Costumes and Kabuki Costumes

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    • at Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 16 days

    Costumes worn in traditional Japanese theater.More »

  • poster for Everyday Life in 18th Century Seoul—The World of Yu Man-ju’s Diary

    Everyday Life in 18th Century Seoul—The World of Yu Man-ju’s Diary

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    • at Edo-Tokyo Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 18 days

    Yu Man-ju, born in 1755 when the modern-day city of Seoul was known as Hanyang, consistently kept a journal for around 13 years from January 1, 1775, when he was 21 years old, until just before his death...More »

  • poster for Fujimoto Yoshimichi: The Centennial of the Birth of a Master of Overglaze Enamels on Porcelain

    Fujimoto Yoshimichi: The Centennial of the Birth of a Master of Overglaze Enamels on Porcelain

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    • at Musee Tomo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 18 days

    Exhibiting the work of ceramicist Yoshimichi Fujimoto, whose porcelains featuring over-glazed enamels have been deemed Important Cultural Properties. The displayed pieces come from the collection of Musee...More »

  • poster for Korai Chawan: Choson Dynasty Bowls as Seen Through the Eyes of Japanese Tea Aesthetics

    Korai Chawan: Choson Dynasty Bowls as Seen Through the Eyes of Japanese Tea Aesthetics

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    • at Mitsui Memorial Museum
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 18 days

    Korai bowls originated in Korea as ceramics for everyday use, but were adapted as tea ceremony bowls and admired for their austere wabicha properties in Japan. They became especially popular from the Momoyama...More »

  • Aesthetic Transitions

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    • at Gotoh Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 25 days
  • poster for Famous Horses and Warriors

    Famous Horses and Warriors

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    • at Equine Museum of Japan
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 25 days
  • poster for Ninsei – Silver and Gold

    Ninsei – Silver and Gold

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    • at MOA Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 25 days

    MOA Museum of Art presents a special exhibition NINSEI - Silver and Gold, celebrating our three successful years following the renewal of the museum. Nonomura Ninsei opened his kiln in 1647, in front of...More »

  • poster for Picasso Guernica Tapisserie

    Picasso Guernica Tapisserie

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    • at Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 25 days

    In 1937, shocked by the indiscriminate bombing which occurred in the civil war in his native Spain, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) painted a monumental work entitled Guernica. Demarcating the tradition of painterly...More »

  • poster for Dressed with the Best — Precious Textiles for Tea Utensils

    Dressed with the Best — Precious Textiles for Tea Utensils

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    • at Seikado Bunko Art Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 32 days

    Exhibiting precious examples of textiles from the Muromachi and Edo periods used to hold tea ceremony cups and utensils. Admire the elaborate artistry and geometric designs of these cloths with influences...More »

  • poster for Raoul Dufy: Paintings and Textile Designs

    Raoul Dufy: Paintings and Textile Designs

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    • at Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 32 days

    With his bright, sensational colors and airy brushstrokes, painter Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) fascinates people even today. This exhibition displays Dufy’s paintings—which gracefully depict scenes of contemporary...More »

  • poster for Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imari I

    Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imari I

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    • at Toguri Museum of Art
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 36 days

    Round and square. Shaped like flowers, leaves, gourds, birds, rabbits, hats and fans. Long, thin necks. Broadly rounded bodies. There are all forms seen in Imari ware, Japan’s first domestic porcelain,...More »

  • poster for Bunkamura’s 30th Anniversary - A Jewel Box from Europe: Treasures from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein

    Bunkamura’s 30th Anniversary - A Jewel Box from Europe: Treasures from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein

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    • at Bunkamura Museum of Art
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 40 days

    Although it is a small country situated between Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein holds one of the most extensive private art collections in the world. This exhibition comprises about 130 works from...More »

  • poster for Laboratorio Zanzara “Italian Social Design”

    Laboratorio Zanzara “Italian Social Design”

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    • at SFT Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 40 days

    Laboratorio Zanzara is an NPO from northern Italy that runs a printing studio while promoting social cooperation. Here they present works from a partnership with the Asian organization Naoko. More »

  • poster for Kaj Franck “Geometry”

    Kaj Franck “Geometry”

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Hayama
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 42 days

    One of the most esteemed designers from Finland, Kaj Franck (1911-1989) has been called “the good conscience of Finnish design” for bringing into the world a range of everyday items rich with functional...More »

  • poster for Images of Asia: The East as Longed-For Other in Japanese Art

    Images of Asia: The East as Longed-For Other in Japanese Art

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 61 days

    The half century from about 1910 to the 1960s was a period in which Japanese intellectuals, art lovers, and artists were fascinated by classic Asian art. An interest in things Chinese was part of Japanese...More »

  • poster for The World of Ancient Character Tiles

    The World of Ancient Character Tiles

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    • at Railway History Exhibition Hall, former Shimbashi car park
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 74 days

    The late Dr. Shoichi Sumita (1893-1968) was known as a researcher of maritime history, legislation historian, and played an active part as a researcher of ancient tiles and documents surveying national...More »

  • poster for Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection

    Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 88 days

    How did people of ancient civilizations conceive and depict themselves, their gods, and the natural world? The artworks they produced reflect their beliefs and world views, providing us with insights into...More »

  • poster for New Departures

    New Departures

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    • at Mitsuo Aida Museum
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 88 days

    This exhibition surveys the scope of calligrapher and poet Mitsuo Aida’s career and the transformations in his work. More »

  • poster for Mummies of the World

    Mummies of the World

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    • at National Museum of Nature and Science
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 103 days

    This exhibition explains the cultural and scholarly value of mummies.More »

  • poster for The Enlightenment in Objects – Mr. Loudon’s Collection of Mirabilia

    The Enlightenment in Objects – Mr. Loudon’s Collection of Mirabilia

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    • at Intermediatheque
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 103 days

    In parallel to his professional activities, Dutch-born banker George Loudon is a well-known patron and leader of the cultural and artistic world based in the United Kingdom, who also demonstrated his foresight...More »

  • poster for The Original Image of Japan

    The Original Image of Japan

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    • at Taro Okamoto Memorial museum
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 103 days

    Photography by artist Taro Okamoto of the Tohoku region and Okinawa, where Okamoto felt the “true spirit” of Japan could be found.More »

  • poster for Ancient Artworks on Parade: Dogu, Haniwa, Pottery, Bronzes and More from Japan and China

    Ancient Artworks on Parade: Dogu, Haniwa, Pottery, Bronzes and More from Japan and China

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    • at Okada Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 137 days

    This exhibition brings together approximately eighty ceramic and bronze pieces from ancient Japan and China. It also features Persian Ceramics, a genre that developed while being influenced by China. These...More »

  • poster for Picasso’s Challenge – Transforming Form

    Picasso’s Challenge – Transforming Form

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    • at Hakone Open Air Museum
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 139 days

    The Picasso Pavilion, completely renovated for the 50th anniversary of the Hakone Open-Air Museum, is now open to the public. The collection features 319 works by Picasso with a focus on his ceramics....More »

  • poster for Quai Branly Tokyo— “Voices of the Holy Spirits – Madagascar, Island of Curiosities”

    Quai Branly Tokyo— “Voices of the Holy Spirits – Madagascar, Island of Curiosities”

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    • at Intermediatheque
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 151 days

    The seventh installation of Quai Branly Tokyo consists of ritual tools from Madagascar. In “Sindbad the Sailor,” a huge bird appears, holding off an elephant high in the sky. This type of story involving...More »

  • poster for Shinjuku Prince Hotel +G “Art Moments”

    Shinjuku Prince Hotel +G “Art Moments”

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    • at Shinjuku Prince Hotel
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 473 days

    The Shinjuku Prince hotel presents works by four artists for a period of sixth months in its lobby to celebrate its 42nd anniversary.More »

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Permanent events

  • poster for Digitally Natural – Naturally Digital

    Digitally Natural – Naturally Digital

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    • at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
    • in the Odaiba, Kachidoki area

    This new permanent exhibition presents a world where the natural and the artificial have melded together, and both digital and analog enhance the characteristics of the other, which is the “new natural”...More »

  • poster for Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani Permanent Exhibition

    Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani Permanent Exhibition

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    • at Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani
    • in the Greater Tokyo area

    Our permanent exhibition, held on the first floor, features the work of metal-cast artists Hotsuma Katori and Shinobu Tsuda. Both being born in the same period, in the Hokuso area of Chiba Prefecture,...More »

  • poster for “Time-Travel! The World of the Ancient Orient”

    “Time-Travel! The World of the Ancient Orient”

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    • at Ancient Orient Museum
    • in the Tokyo: Others area

    A variety of cultures and civilizations have emerged since humans first walked the lands of the ancient Orient 1.8 million years ago. When thinking about the history of the world and its ties to contemporary...More »

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Upcoming events

  • poster for Barcelona: The City of Artist Miracles

    Barcelona: The City of Artist Miracles

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    • at Shizuoka City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts in 2 days

    Introducing the brilliance of Catalonian contemporary art in 130 works including paintings, furniture, and jewelry. More »

  • poster for Mayumi Onagi “Lacquer – Whispers of Life”

    Mayumi Onagi “Lacquer – Whispers of Life”

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    • at Savoir Vivre
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts in 2 days

    Drawn to the possibilities and fantasies of lacquer, Mayumi Onagi creates works giving shape to the images that come to her mind.More »

  • poster for Mitsuki Hoshi Exhibition

    Mitsuki Hoshi Exhibition

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    • at Kinkan Gallery
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Starts in 3 days

    This is Mitsuki Hoshi’s second solo exhibition at the Kinkan Gallery. The of this exhibition is “netsu” which can be translated as heat, warmth, or even passion. More »

  • poster for minä perhonen / minagawa akira “Tsuzuku”

    minä perhonen / minagawa akira “Tsuzuku”

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    • at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Starts in 3 days

    Akira Minagawa started the fashion brand minä in 1995 (the name was changed to “minä perhonen” in 2003) with an aspiration to establish a brand that would continue at least for 100 years. Since then, the...More »

  • poster for Various Shapes, Various Colors

    Various Shapes, Various Colors

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    • at Kobo Chika
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Starts in 8 days

    Large-scale exhibition featuring paintings, engravings, photos, lacquerware, sculptures, textiles, three-dimensional and two-dimensional works, etc. in a variety of materials and shapes. More »

  • poster for Yaku Murakami Exhibition

    Yaku Murakami Exhibition

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    • at Toukyo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts in 9 days
  • poster for Aya Cagiu Exhibition

    Aya Cagiu Exhibition

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    • at Megumi Ogita Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 13 days

    Named after Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See”, the exhibition will feature 20 new works, all inspired by nature. Using silk in the majority of her works, the artist believes that “there is...More »

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