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  • 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

    *Ancient Orient Museum will reopen from June 1 (Tue.). 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...More »

  • poster for Illustrated Histories of Temples & Shrines: Sacred Fantasy

    Illustrated Histories of Temples & Shrines: Sacred Fantasy

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    • at Osaka Municipal Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends Today

    A variety of pieces from the museum collection and entrusted items related to shrines and temples, which tell the stories of their origins as well as legends of enshrined gods and Buddha, will be open...More »

  • poster for Go for Kogei 2021 Special Exhibition II

    Go for Kogei 2021 Special Exhibition II

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    • at SKLo
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends Today

    This exhibition is a project-based exhibition in which 13 directors and 13 groups of craft artists and producers team up to create new products from the perspective of how to create necessary and lovable...More »

  • poster for Tetsuo Kusama “Beautiful Color and Composition”

    Tetsuo Kusama “Beautiful Color and Composition”

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    • at Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 10 days

    After graduating from Musashino Art University, Tetsuo Kusama went to work for Kawashima Textile in Kyoto, where he learned about the new weaving techniques that were emerging in Europe and the United...More »

  • poster for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Botanical Arts of Flowers: Queen Charlotte and the Enlightenment

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Botanical Arts of Flowers: Queen Charlotte and the Enlightenment

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    • at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 35 days

    *We recommend that you make a reservation for this exhibition online. Please check the official website for purchase and reservation. No reservation is required for MuPon users. Please purchase tickets...More »

  • poster for Conveyance: Culture and Forms

    Conveyance: Culture and Forms

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    • at Musashino Art University
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Starts tomorrow

    The late Tsuneichi Miyamoto explored tools from prior to the age of the machine, everyday folk art objects, examining how their forms were influenced by the structures of the human body, their functions,...More »

  • poster for Refined Sentiment in Autumn and Winter with Kiyokata’s Works and Words

    Refined Sentiment in Autumn and Winter with Kiyokata’s Works and Words

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    • at Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum Kamakura City
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 35 days

    Inspired by the beauties of nature changing seasonally, Kiyokata Kaburaki created not only paintings, but also essays and haiku poems. This special exhibition introduces his paintings expressing a sense...More »

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    Mt Art Project

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    • at BankArt Kaiko
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Starts tomorrow

    The “mt art project” will be held at BankArt Kaiko. Artists from Japan and around the world will exhibit their art created with masking tape. Enjoy the world of masking tape art that can only be experienced...More »

  • poster for 100 Years of Mingei: The Folk Crafts Movement

    100 Years of Mingei: The Folk Crafts Movement

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Starts in 2 days

    Why is Mingei, the Folk Crafts Movement that originated in the early 20th century, the focus of so much attention nowadays? Is it because people are concerned with design for more fulfilling lifestyles?...More »

  • poster for Memories of the City - A Thirty Thousand Year History of Tokyo

    Memories of the City - A Thirty Thousand Year History of Tokyo

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    • at Edo-Tokyo Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 42 days

    Today’s Tokyo is the result of thousands and thousands of years of history. The Paleolithic period, when traces of human life have been found here, dates back to more than 30,000 years ago. It is too long...More »

  • poster for 1 UP Kōgei 2021

    1 UP Kōgei 2021

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    • at Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends Today

    Japan Kōgei Association is an organization comprising of traditional kōgei artists and craftspeople, centered around the holders of Important Intangible Cultural Properties (Living National Treasures)....More »

  • poster for Kanjiro Kawai and Shimane Mingei

    Kanjiro Kawai and Shimane Mingei

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    • at Iwami Art Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 8 days

    The Mingei folk-crafts artist Kanjiro Kawai (1890–1996) was born in Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture. Featuring his early through late works from the Shimane Art Museum, this exhibition also introduces works...More »

  • poster for The 73rd Annual Exhibition of Shōsō-in Treasures

    The 73rd Annual Exhibition of Shōsō-in Treasures

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    • at Nara National Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts in 6 days

    The Shōsō-in was established as the repository of Tōdaiji Temple during the Nara period (710–794). At the heart of this collection of over 9,000 treasures preserved and passed down from ancient times to...More »

  • poster for “Local Power × Ricoh” Exhibition

    “Local Power × Ricoh” Exhibition

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    • at Ricoh Art Gallery
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 55 days

    Underlying Ricoh Group’s efforts is The Spirit of Three Loves, the Ricoh Group’s founding principles of “Love your neighbor, Love your country, Love your work.” This art exhibition is a collaboration with...More »

  • poster for Tea Utensils of Koimari

    Tea Utensils of Koimari

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    • at Toguri Museum of Art
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 56 days

    In Japan, the custom of placing flowers and other offerings in front of Buddha was introduced with the arrival of Buddhism in the 6th century, and the tradition of drinking tea was introduced from China...More »

  • poster for “Wild Handicrafts and Wisdom” Exhibition

    “Wild Handicrafts and Wisdom” Exhibition

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    • at Atelier Muji Ginza
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 14 days

    In the past, the Amazon Museum of Ethnology and the Amazon Museum of Nature, located in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, used to display and store ethnographic and biological material from the Amazon...More »

  • poster for Jomon 2021 –  Lifestyles and Buildings of the Jomon Era

    Jomon 2021 – Lifestyles and Buildings of the Jomon Era

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    • at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 217 days

    Examining ways of life during the prehistoric Jomon era (10,000–300 BCE) through materials from the Former Musashino Folk Museum. A pit-house dwelling and other Jomon structures recreated in the museum’s...More »

  • poster for 46th Suirankai Association Art Exhibition

    46th Suirankai Association Art Exhibition

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    • at Fei Art Museum Yokohama
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Starts in 2 days

    Fei Art Museum Yokohama is pleased to announce that the 46th Suirankai Association Art Exhibition will be held from October 26th (Tue) to October 31st (Sun), 2021. Yokohama-Suiran Senior High School is...More »

  • poster for Sen-oku Biennale 2021: Re-sonation

    Sen-oku Biennale 2021: Re-sonation

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    • at Sen-oku Hakukokan Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 49 days

    This show searches for resonance between bronze ware from ancient China and contemporary bronze art. Part 1: September 11–October 24 Part 2: November 6–December 12More »

  • poster for Iwata Toshichi, Hisatoshi and Itoko: The Pioneers of Japanese Modern Glass Art from the Collection of Machida City Museum

    Iwata Toshichi, Hisatoshi and Itoko: The Pioneers of Japanese Modern Glass Art from the Collection of Machida City Museum

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 21 days

    Toshichi Iwata (1893-1980) led the world of modern glass. Having free command of brightly colored glass, he pursued bold forms making use of shapes and patterns based on traditional Japanese aesthetics....More »

  • poster for Nokemono

    Nokemono

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    • at 3331 Arts Chiyoda
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Starts in 5 days

    Venue: RooftopMore »

  • poster for Tewaza: Recreating Ryukyuan Handicraft Culture

    Tewaza: Recreating Ryukyuan Handicraft Culture

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    • at Kyushu National Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 49 days

    Okinawa Prefecture once thrived with its own unique culture as the Kingdom of Ryukyu. Taking advantage of the subtropical climate, glittering lacquerware and brightly colored textiles were produced under...More »

  • poster for In the Embrace of the Mountains and Seas

    In the Embrace of the Mountains and Seas

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    • at Kyushu National Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 42 days

    Japan is an island nation surrounded by the sea, with seventy percent of its landmass covered by mountains and forests. This exhibition explores how living among such bountiful natural environments has...More »

  • poster for The Tragedy of Loosdorf Castle: The Destruction and Rebirth of Exported Old-Imari

    The Tragedy of Loosdorf Castle: The Destruction and Rebirth of Exported Old-Imari

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    • at Hagi Uragami Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 30 days

    Loosdorf Castle outside of Vienna was once decorated with Japanese Old-Imari ceramics, but much of the collection was destroyed in WWII. This exhibition publicly displays works from The Kyushu Ceramic...More »

  • poster for Nagano Prefectural Art Museum Masterpieces Part I

    Nagano Prefectural Art Museum Masterpieces Part I

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    • at Nagano Prefectural Art Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 2 days

    This three-part exhibition displays around 140 masterpieces of painting, crafts, and other genres from the Nagano Prefectural Art Museum’s collection. Part I features 43 works by artists such as the Nihonga...More »

  • poster for Masterpieces from the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art: Noh, Chanoyu, and Rinpa

    Masterpieces from the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art: Noh, Chanoyu, and Rinpa

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    • at Kyoto National Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 42 days

    The Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art houses the collections of Ebara Corporation founder Hatakeyama Issei (1881–1971), better known in the tea world as Sokuō. This special exhibition introduces masterworks...More »

  • poster for 15th Omamori Sword Exhibition

    15th Omamori Sword Exhibition

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    • at Hayashibara Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 14 days

    The spirit of the “Omamori” sword, which has been used to protect the owner from unseen evil since ancient times, is still present in our daily lives. This exhibition introduces various exteriors and techniques...More »

  • poster for 14 Dynasties and a Region: The History and Culture of the Muslim World

    14 Dynasties and a Region: The History and Culture of the Muslim World

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 119 days

    This special thematic exhibition does not limit its scope to a particular nation or region, but instead features Islamic art from all over the world. It was made possible through the generous cooperation...More »

  • poster for #Rimpa

    #Rimpa

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    • at MOA Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 2 days

    Hash tag (#) has become a universally recognized popular tool on a wide range of social media today. It is placed immediately before a keyword, and the tagged keyword allows social media users to easily...More »

  • poster for Yasumasa Morimura + Ritsue Mishima “Where I Am Standing”

    Yasumasa Morimura + Ritsue Mishima “Where I Am Standing”

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    • at Shugoarts
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Starts in 6 days

    In this exhibition, Morimura showcases several works from his “Self-Portraits through Art History” series, such as Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Dürer, Da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Van Gogh, in addition to Matsumoto...More »

  • poster for Katsuji Uwataki Exhibition

    Katsuji Uwataki Exhibition

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    • at Sakura City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts in 6 days

    This exhibition commemorates 50 years of practice by Katsuji Uwataki, a ceramics artist with a kiln in Sakura acclaimed for his white porcelain and celadon pieces. Fifty works spanning his career are on...More »

  • poster for Tadashi Higeta: Achieving New Heights Beyond His Father

    Tadashi Higeta: Achieving New Heights Beyond His Father

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    • at Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 78 days

    Tadashi Higeta, designated a Tochigi Prefecture Person of Cultural Merit, is a textile artist who works with Mashiko cotton. He runs a family dyeing shop in operation since the Edo period, continuing traditions...More »

  • poster for The Power of Contemporary Taiwanese Ceramics; From the Collection of New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum

    The Power of Contemporary Taiwanese Ceramics; From the Collection of New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum

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    • at Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 14 days

    Taiwanese ceramics culture has developed in their own unique way, reflecting its complex and diverse society. Embracing the oriental tradition and contemporary Western art movements, ceramic artists of...More »

  • poster for La Maison de Vent

    La Maison de Vent

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    • at Hakushi
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 7 days
  • poster for Oku-Noto Triennale 2020+

    Oku-Noto Triennale 2020+

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    • at Former Suzu Station(Michi no Eki Suzunari)
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 12 days

    The 2nd Oku-Noto Triennale, initially scheduled for Fall 2020, was postponed to Fall 2021 due to the novel coronavirus and will be held as the “Oku-Noto Triennale 2020+.” With extra time to prepare, artists...More »

  • poster for The Beauties and Blessings of the Aquatic World of  René Lalique

    The Beauties and Blessings of the Aquatic World of René Lalique

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    • at Lalique Museum, Hakone
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 35 days

    Exhibiting works by glass artist René Lalique featuring water-related motifs More »

  • poster for Shiko Munakata and Mingei in Tohoku

    Shiko Munakata and Mingei in Tohoku

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    • at Japan Folk-Craft Museum
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 30 days

    10 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster, which has totally changed people’s ordinary lives in unexpected ways. This exhibition will present a folding screen “In Praise of the...More »

  • poster for Halloween in a Strange Village

    Halloween in a Strange Village

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    • at Books & Gallery cafe Tentekido
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Starts in 3 days
  • poster for Birthplace Art 2021 - Tama Art University in Kanagawa

    Birthplace Art 2021 - Tama Art University in Kanagawa

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    • at Fei Art Museum Yokohama
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends Today

    The Kanagawa Branch of the Tama Art University Alumni Association was established in November 1995 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Tama Art University. After graduating from Tama...More »

  • poster for Kogei Standard “The Road to Tomorrow”

    Kogei Standard “The Road to Tomorrow”

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    • at Huls Gallery Tokyo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 6 days

    Japanese crafts online media “KOGEI STANDARD” will be expanding its contents to offer more diverse information in bilingual format. A wide range of news such as the launch of new craft items, exhibition...More »

  • poster for Beads: From Aynu Mosir to the World

    Beads: From Aynu Mosir to the World

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    • at National Ainu Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 42 days
  • poster for Go for Kogei 2021 Special Exhibition I

    Go for Kogei 2021 Special Exhibition I

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    • at Shokoji
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends Today

    This exhibit treats kogei, which is renewed by its proximity to other categories, and contemporary art and Art Brut, which emerge when viewed from the perspective of materials and techniques, not as opposing...More »

  • poster for Colors, Vigor and Creativity: Vessels by Yanagihara Mutsuo

    Colors, Vigor and Creativity: Vessels by Yanagihara Mutsuo

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    • at The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 105 days

    Yanagihara Mutsuo (1934–), from Kochi City, Japan, studied ceramic art at Kyoto City University of Arts under professor and potter Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886–1963). Later, having been invited to teach at...More »

  • poster for Shingo Tsukuda: Wood Craft Exhibition

    Shingo Tsukuda: Wood Craft Exhibition

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    • at Haku Marunouchi
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends Today

    This will be the second exhibition of Shingo Tsukuda’s woodwork at Haku. The exhibition will be showing a variety of new work, including trays, stands, and flower vases. Please take a look at the exquisite...More »

  • poster for Iguchi Kokindo & Modern Osaka: Semba’s Hyogushi & Their Network of Fine Arts

    Iguchi Kokindo & Modern Osaka: Semba’s Hyogushi & Their Network of Fine Arts

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    • at Osaka Municipal Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends Today

    Iguchi Kokindo was founded in Sonezaki in Tenpo 1 (1830), and from its base in Semba during the Keio era, became a long-established store for mounting pictures that was active for five generations. It...More »

  • poster for Special Exhibition: The Reproduction of Shosoin Treasures

    Special Exhibition: The Reproduction of Shosoin Treasures

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    • at Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 14 days

    There are numerous treasures kept at Shosoin. In order to convey the appeal of such works to as many people as possible and pass on their superb techniques, reproductions of the originals have been made...More »

  • poster for Toshimaru Uehara Retirement Memorial Exhibition – Yuzenzome Diversity and Uniqueness

    Toshimaru Uehara Retirement Memorial Exhibition – Yuzenzome Diversity and Uniqueness

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    • at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Starts in 4 days

    Exhibiting 90 works including yuzenzome dyed fabrics by Toshimaru Uehara, a professor of textiles at Tokyo University of the Arts.More »

  • poster for Ten no Biroku: The Art of Drink

    Ten no Biroku: The Art of Drink

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    • at The Museum Yamatobunkakan
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 21 days

    Alcohol, called “Ten no Biroku” (the Boon of Heaven), has long been considered a gift from above connecting people with the gods and with each other. This exhibition looks at the role of drink in East...More »

  • poster for Prince Shotoku: In Commemoration of His 1400th Grand Memorial

    Prince Shotoku: In Commemoration of His 1400th Grand Memorial

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    • at Osaka Municipal Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends Today

    2022 marks the 1400th anniversary of the passing of Prince Shotoku (574–622). This exhibition commemorates the life and achievements of this figure who laid the foundations of Buddhism in Japan. Part...More »

  • 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

    *Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation will reopen from June 2 (Wed.). *The admission ticket is sold on our advanced booking website in order to reduce, as much as possible,...More »

  • poster for 2021 Fall Collection Room

    2021 Fall Collection Room

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    • at Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 42 days

    The Museum has been acquiring Kyoto modern art since its inauguration in 1933, and currently has holdings of over 3,800 artworks comprised of a core of Japanese paintings along with Western style paintings,...More »

  • poster for d design travel Toyama 2 Exhibition

    d design travel Toyama 2 Exhibition

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    • at Shibuya Hikarie 8/ d47 Museum
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 99 days

    This exhibition celebrates the release of the latest edition of “d design travel”, a tourist guide published for each of the 47 prefectures in Japan. We will present various tools, goods, daily necessities,...More »

  • poster for The 50th Anniversary of Matsunaga Yasuzaemon’s Death: The Tea World of the Electric Tycoon

    The 50th Anniversary of Matsunaga Yasuzaemon’s Death: The Tea World of the Electric Tycoon

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    • at Fukuoka Art Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 28 days

    Yasuzaemon Matsunaga (1875–1971) was a leading entrepreneur in Japan’s power industry both before and after World War II. He was also known as a tea master and an art collector. This exhibition will be...More »

  • poster for A Place to Be Together

    A Place to Be Together

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    • at Koganei Art Spot Chateau 2F
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends Today

    This program aims to share time and space with publicly invited artists. Multiple artists will share the space on the second floor of Koganei Art Spot Chateau and will collaborate with each other in the...More »

  • poster for 3rd Collection Gallery Exhibition 2021–2022

    3rd Collection Gallery Exhibition 2021–2022

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 14 days

    ・Selected Works of Western Modern Art This section introduces some of the finest examples of Western modern art in the museum’s collection. This time a waterfront scene with various ships docked is presented. ・Nihonga...More »

  • poster for Masterpieces from the Japanese Painting Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

    Masterpieces from the Japanese Painting Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

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    • at Miho Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 49 days

    The Minneapolis Institute of Art is located in Minneapolis, the largest city in the state of Minnesota, in the midwestern United States. Its origins lie in the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, which twenty-five...More »

  • poster for ReBorn 21– Unryuan and Kiryusha

    ReBorn 21– Unryuan and Kiryusha

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    • at Wako Hall
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends Today

    Exquisite works from two lacquerware studios established by artist Tatsuo KitamuraMore »

  • poster for Yuri Kezuka “10+1 Years”

    Yuri Kezuka “10+1 Years”

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    • at Block House
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts in 5 days
  • poster for Egypt, Land of Discoveries: From The National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, The Netherlands

    Egypt, Land of Discoveries: From The National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, The Netherlands

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    • at Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 14 days

    Over 250 objects including human and animal mummies, mummy cases, stelae, and papyri travels from the Netherlands’ National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, known as one of Europe’s five largest ancient...More »

  • poster for Voice Over

    Voice Over

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    • at Shiga Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 21 days

    This exhibition, set in a circular museum setting, presents more than 100 works selected from the approximately 1,800 items in the collection of the Shiga Museum of Art, regardless of genre or age. Looking...More »

  • poster for Kimonos of Celebration – Japanese Wedding Garments

    Kimonos of Celebration – Japanese Wedding Garments

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    • at Sogo Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 21 days

    A wedding is one of life’s most gorgeous occasions. Anywhere in the world, it is filled with emotions of prayer and joy. The bride and groom’s clothing and other accessories express these feelings, demonstrating...More »

  • poster for Naoto Yano + Mayumi Hamano Exhibition

    Naoto Yano + Mayumi Hamano Exhibition

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    • at Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 6 days

    Naoto Yano is one of the few potters in Karatsu who considers old Karatsu as porcelain and uses sandstone instead of clay to make his pottery. He digs and collects sandstone in Karatsu to make clay and...More »

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    Kigumi: Revealing the Carpentry Behind the Wood Joint

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    • at National Museum of Nature and Science
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 31 days

    In Japan, the spirit of kigumi—the craft of jointing wood—is deeply ingrained everywhere. Endowed with bountiful forests, an intimate awareness of trees has existed since antiquity, and various items have...More »

  • poster for Meguru Vol. 08

    Meguru Vol. 08

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    • at Kashima Arts
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends Today

    This is an event that can be enjoyed just by looking at the 570 or so pieces of artwork lined up at Kashima Arts, the preview venue.More »

  • poster for The Samurai - Samurai Paintings and Work by Warrior Class Painters

    The Samurai - Samurai Paintings and Work by Warrior Class Painters

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    • at Okada Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 126 days

    ‘Samurai’, a term now known throughout the world, brings to mind a range of images from the warring lords who lived through the Sengoku period, to the samurai characters in period dramas, as well as present-day...More »

  • poster for Sui –The Grand Masters: Commemorating 50 years of Shibuya Kurodatoen

    Sui –The Grand Masters: Commemorating 50 years of Shibuya Kurodatoen

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    • at Shibuya Kurodatoen
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 2 days
  • poster for Keiko Kobayashi – A Playful Heart in the World of Weaving

    Keiko Kobayashi – A Playful Heart in the World of Weaving

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    • at Toyama Memorial Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 35 days

    Exhibiting items from the collection of Keiko Kobayashi, a fabric artist who collected and studied textiles from around the world. 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 158 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 World of Asian Vessels – Glass and Ceramic Masterpieces from the Machida City Museum

    World of Asian Vessels – Glass and Ceramic Masterpieces from the Machida City Museum

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    • at Gotoh Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 42 days
  • poster for All About Saicho and Tendai Buddhism

    All About Saicho and Tendai Buddhism

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 28 days

    The year 2021 marks the 1,200th anniversary of the death of Saicho (767-822), a great teacher who brought a new style of Buddhism to the world at the beginning of the Heian period (794-1185). Saicho was...More »

  • poster for Mummies of Ancient Egypt: Rediscovering Six Lives

    Mummies of Ancient Egypt: Rediscovering Six Lives

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    • at National Museum of Nature and Science
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 80 days

    Exhibiting six mummies from the British Museum, this show explores the lives of these people from diverse walks of life in ancient Egypt.More »

  • poster for Brilliant Treasures: Okazaki Cultural Assets

    Brilliant Treasures: Okazaki Cultural Assets

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    • at Okazaki Mindscape Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 56 days

    For the museum’s 25th anniversary, this exhibition draws on the latest research to introduce Okazaki’s history and and cultural assets going back to prehistoric and ancient periods through the Middle Ages....More »

  • poster for The Age of Chinese Bronze Ware

    The Age of Chinese Bronze Ware

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    • at Sen-oku Hakukokan Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends Today

    Three thousand years ago, advanced casting techniques were developed in China, allowing for the creation of bronze ware taking sophisticated forms. This exhibition introduces the beauty of Chinese bronze...More »

  • poster for Ko-Kutani Ware of the Mr. and Mrs. Fukui Collection

    Ko-Kutani Ware of the Mr. and Mrs. Fukui Collection

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    • at The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 105 days

    One of the early types of porcelain which had been produced in Japan in the first half of the seventeenth century, characterized by the innovative designs in vivid colors of green, yellow, purple, red...More »

  • poster for The World of Ebisu, the God of Fortune

    The World of Ebisu, the God of Fortune

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    • at National Museum of Japanese History
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 78 days

    This exhibition traces the origin story and clarifies elements related to beliefs in the smiling god Ebisu, a deity of fortune tied to success in fishing, farming, and business. Colored woodblock prints,...More »

  • poster for Motoju Miyosawa Exhibition

    Motoju Miyosawa Exhibition

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    • at The Japan Folk Crafts Museum Osaka
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 51 days

    Born in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, Motoju Miyosawa (1909-2002) was a dye artist who produced many outstanding works and contributed greatly to the spread of the Mingei movement in Shinshu. Miyosawa...More »

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    Ohanami

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    • at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 30 days
  • poster for Hosokawa Collection - Kougei

    Hosokawa Collection - Kougei

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    • at Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 61 days

    Many people may have the impression that crafts are more difficult to understand than paintings or sculptures. This exhibition focuses on armor, furnishings, and Noh masks from the Hosokawa family’s collection...More »

  • poster for Old Imari - A Story of 400 Years

    Old Imari - A Story of 400 Years

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    • at Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 42 days

    Born about 400 years ago, Imariyaki has fascinated people in Japan and abroad with its diverse styles and perfection. This exhibition features masterpieces from the Kyushu Ceramic Cultural Museum, which...More »

  • poster for Designart Tokyo 2021

    Designart Tokyo 2021

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    • at World Kita Aoyama Building
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Designart Tokyo, one of Japan’s largest design and art festivals, will be held in Tokyo, one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, bringing together various genres of art, design, interior design...More »

  • poster for Takeshi Yoro and the Hosomi Collection

    Takeshi Yoro and the Hosomi Collection

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    • at Hosomi Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts in 5 days
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    Waterscapes

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    • at Pola Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 157 days

    Since ancient times, artists have depicted scenes related to water, which is a source of life and a powerful force of nature. When Claude Monet presented his Water Lilies series, he used the word “waterscapes”...More »

  • poster for Adam Silverman “Horizon”

    Adam Silverman “Horizon”

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    • at Curator’s Cube
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends Today
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    Chinese Shadow Puppets

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    • at Japan-China Friendship Center
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Ends in 14 days

    Chinese shadow puppetry, considered a predecessor of film, has long been a form of popular entertainment. This exhibition offers a valuable chance to see Chinese shadow puppets and performances in Japan....More »

  • poster for Modernity in the Saddle – The Meiji Emperor and Equestrian Culture

    Modernity in the Saddle – The Meiji Emperor and Equestrian Culture

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    • at Equine Museum of Japan
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 28 days

    The Meiji Emperor enjoyed horse-riding and kept many horses. In fact, the present-day Emperor’s Award originated at the Yokohama Negishi Racetrack in 1905. This exhibition looks at equestrian history in...More »

  • poster for Contemporary Japanese Crafts - Reinterpretation, Exquisite Craftsmanship, and Aesthetic Exploration

    Contemporary Japanese Crafts - Reinterpretation, Exquisite Craftsmanship, and Aesthetic Exploration

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    • at Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 42 days

    This exhibition features 12 craft artists who were born in the 1970s or later, the generation that now attracts the most attention of art audiences. These artists create craftworks based on the Japanese...More »

  • poster for Noh-Costumes with Autumn Designs, Masks and Stories

    Noh-Costumes with Autumn Designs, Masks and Stories

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    • at Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends Today

    This exhibition features works from the Noh collection that focus on the colors of autumn. The exhibition focuses on Noh costumes, which have been called a “treasure trove of design” due to their various...More »

  • poster for Taking Off – Six Ways of Bizen

    Taking Off – Six Ways of Bizen

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    • at Kakiden Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends in 4 days
  • poster for Japan Traditional Crafts Week 2021: Yatsuo Paper × Aona Hayashi

    Japan Traditional Crafts Week 2021: Yatsuo Paper × Aona Hayashi

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    • at Dessin
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Starts in 5 days

    During “Japan Traditional Crafts Week 2021”, dessin will exhibit and sell “Yatsuo’s Japanese paper”. Yatsuo paper is a traditional Japanese paper (washi) that has been hand-made in Yatsuomachi, Toyama...More »

  • poster for Kimonos and People in the Novels of Junichiro Tanizaki

    Kimonos and People in the Novels of Junichiro Tanizaki

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    • at Yayoi Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 91 days
  • poster for Brush and Mouse

    Brush and Mouse

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    • at Shibuya Hikarie 8/ Cube 1, 2, 3
    • in the Shibuya area
    • Ends in 10 days

    The world is full of commercial designs using handwritten text, but it is only one part of the design material. On the other hand, there are few cases where digital design, which can be copied, enters...More »

  • poster for Shingo Nakata + Hermippe “Locus”

    Shingo Nakata + Hermippe “Locus”

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    • at Kameido Art Center
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 7 days

    In Iida City, Nagano Prefecture, famous for its Mizuhiki strings industry, Shingo Nakata creates artworks using traditional materials and runs the brand “RITUAL the crafts”. On the other hand, with a focus...More »

  • poster for A Person

    A Person

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    • at Cibone
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Architects, product designers, painters, fine artists, chefs, perfumers…. Although their roles and names differ, they all have the right to take action and create things in order to bring affluence to...More »

  • poster for Takashi Nakazato - A Journey Through Clay

    Takashi Nakazato - A Journey Through Clay

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    • at Musee Tomo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 35 days

    Takashi Nakazato (1937-) was born as the fifth son of the twelfth head of the Nakazato Taroemon Kiln (Muan Nakazato), of a prestigious pottery family in the Karatsu region of Saga Prefecture. After...More »

  • poster for 200 Years of Finlayson – Textiles Beloved to Finnish Life

    200 Years of Finlayson – Textiles Beloved to Finnish Life

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    • at The Museum of Kyoto
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 78 days

    Looking back on the history of Finlayson, a Finnish textile firm founded in 1820 known for its colorful patterns. Don’t miss early Moomin designs.More »

  • poster for “Twelve Hawks” and Crafts in Modernizing Japan: Changing Phases from the 1870s to the Present

    “Twelve Hawks” and Crafts in Modernizing Japan: Changing Phases from the 1870s to the Present

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    • at National Crafts Museum
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    • Ends in 49 days

    Crafts from the Meiji period (1868–1912) impress us with more passion than that of those from any other periods. Ceramics and metalworks with sculptural decorations that seem to jump out of the surface,...More »

  • poster for Koichi Kishida + Masao Ito “Crazy Duo”

    Koichi Kishida + Masao Ito “Crazy Duo”

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    • at Gallery Hinoki B, C
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
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  • poster for Origins of the Postwar Design Movement – The Design Committee

    Origins of the Postwar Design Movement – The Design Committee

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    • at Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 84 days

    Focuses on the activities and exchanges between the founding members of the Design Committee (now the Japan Design Committee), a postwar group affiliated with leading Japanese architects, designers, and...More »

  • poster for Qing Dynasty Glass: Prayers and Patterns

    Qing Dynasty Glass: Prayers and Patterns

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    • at Notojima Glass Art Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 49 days

    Exhibiting works of Chinese glass art from the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912) decorated with auspicious symbols.More »

  • poster for Beizan Miwada Exhibition

    Beizan Miwada Exhibition

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    • at The Museum of Art, Ehime
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 37 days

    Featuring the work of calligrapher Beizan Miwada (1821–1908).More »

  • poster for 5th Contemporary Nitten

    5th Contemporary Nitten

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    • at Wako Hall
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 4 days

    The Nitten Exhibition has been at the forefront of the Japanese art world for 110 years, leading the the development of modern Japanese art. This exhibition showcases award-winning artworks from last year’s...More »

  • poster for The Imperial Household and Miyazaki

    The Imperial Household and Miyazaki

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    • at Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum
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    • Ends in 42 days

    Exhibiting works from the Museum of the Imperial Collections with a focus on artists and artworks with ties to Miyazaki Prefecture. Part 1: October 9–November 3 Part 2: November 5–December 5More »

  • poster for All the Petit Things Are So Beautiful

    All the Petit Things Are So Beautiful

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    • at Kakiden Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Starts in 8 days

    Contemporary crafts by multiple artists More »

  • poster for Jomon 2021 -Jomon People Who Lived in Tokyo

    Jomon 2021 -Jomon People Who Lived in Tokyo

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    • at Edo-Tokyo Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 42 days

    The Jomon period lasted for over 10,000 years. What was the “original” way of life of the Jomon people, who lived over such a long period? As a foundation for reflecting back on the lifestyles and culture...More »

  • poster for Dolls – Together With People

    Dolls – Together With People

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    • at Minato City Local History Museum
    • in the Shirokane, Hiroo area
    • Ends in 42 days
  • poster for Japonism and Art Nouveau Phases of Japonism in Western Decorative Art - Masterworks from the Collection of the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts

    Japonism and Art Nouveau Phases of Japonism in Western Decorative Art - Masterworks from the Collection of the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts

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    • at Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 56 days

    Crafts from Japan and China have long been viewed as objects of admiration in the West. In the fields of ceramic and glasswork in particular, Western artists have continually experimented with materials,...More »

  • poster for The Vibrancy of Indian Fabrics

    The Vibrancy of Indian Fabrics

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    • at National Museum of Ethnology
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts in 4 days
  • poster for Edo Ceramics

    Edo Ceramics

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    • at Sunritz Hattori Museum of Arts
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 42 days

    The Edo period, which lasted for around 260 years, was a time of economic abundance when culture became the domain of common people as well as the upper classes. This exhibition presents around 40 examples...More »

  • poster for Amazing☆Glaze! The Beauty of Pottery

    Amazing☆Glaze! The Beauty of Pottery

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    • at Hayashibara Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts in 25 days

    Pottery is made from clay given by the earth, shaped by the hands of skilled potters, and fired with a powerful flame. The pottery has natural beauty as it is, but the glaze enhances its charm. The beautiful...More »

  • poster for Art Collaboration Kyoto

    Art Collaboration Kyoto

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    • at Kyoto International Conference Center
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts in 12 days

    Newly launched under the theme of “contemporary art and collaboration,” Art Collaboration Kyoto (ACK) is one of the largest art fairs in Japan dedicated to contemporary art. Representing over 50 galleries...More »

  • poster for Suntory Museum of Art 60th Anniversary Exhibition - The Sword: The Soul of the Warrior

    Suntory Museum of Art 60th Anniversary Exhibition - The Sword: The Soul of the Warrior

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    • at Suntory Museum of Art
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 7 days

    Since its opening in 1961, the Suntory Museum of Art has been working under the basic principle of “beauty in daily life” and will celebrate its 60th anniversary this autumn. Looking at Japanese arts and...More »

  • poster for Chanoyu Utensils and Equipment from the Museum Collection

    Chanoyu Utensils and Equipment from the Museum Collection

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    • at MOA Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
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    MOA Museum of Art presents a comprehensive exhibition of tea-related implements and instruments from its collection, showcasing the beauty and charm of Japan’s unique practicing art, chanoyu. The custom...More »

  • poster for Yakimono

    Yakimono

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    • at Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 14 days

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