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  • poster for Kousuke Shimizu “Random Craze”

    Kousuke Shimizu “Random Craze”

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    • at B Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Ends Today

    Kousuke Shimizu’s handcrafted collages, silkscreens, and illustrations demonstrate both an instinctive imagination and elements of ambivalence. His Pop-influenced works are at once charming and dark. “Random...More »

  • poster for Kana Hashimoto Exhibition

    Kana Hashimoto Exhibition

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    • at HB Gallery
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 2 days
  • poster for Akane Nakajima “Uneven”

    Akane Nakajima “Uneven”

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    • at Nidi Gallery
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 6 days

    Illustrator Akane Nakajima’s smoothly geometrical works have a rhythmic, melodic feeling. New works including watercolors, crayon drawings, and acrylic paintings are presented. More »

  • poster for Meg Hosoki “Träumerei”

    Meg Hosoki “Träumerei”

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    • at Dessin
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 6 days
  • poster for Group Show

    Group Show

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    • at Faro Kagurazaka
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Ends in 8 days
  • poster for 2021 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Exhibition

    2021 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Exhibition

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    • at Itabashi Art Museum
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 13 days

    Displaying works from this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which attracted 76 artists from 24 countries. There is also a special section of works by illustrator Leo Lionni donated to the museum....More »

  • poster for Circus Tales

    Circus Tales

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    • at Librairie 6
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 13 days

    The theme for 2021 is ‘Circus Tales’ featuring new works by 18 artists. In addition, there will be a lottery sale this year. The online exhibition will also be open to the public from 12:00 pm on Saturday,...More »

  • poster for Hidekichi Shigemoto “Elegant Vitality”

    Hidekichi Shigemoto “Elegant Vitality”

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    • at America-Bashi Gallery
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 14 days
  • poster for Asian Urban Clairvoyance

    Asian Urban Clairvoyance

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    • at Publicis Wall Gallery
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Ends in 21 days

    For the seventh “PUBLICIS WALL GALLERY” we are exhibiting works by Takayuki Imaizumi, an artist for imaginary maps (a.k.a. “Chirijin or A man of geography”) and Masaya Sammonji, a designer of real cities....More »

  • poster for 27th Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava

    27th Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava

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    • at Urawa Art Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 27 days

    The Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) is the world’s largest original picture book competition, held every two years in Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic. The first exhibition was...More »

  • poster for Hisui Sugiura Exhibition

    Hisui Sugiura Exhibition

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    • at Iwami Art Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 28 days
  • poster for Little Design: Katsumi Komagata

    Little Design: Katsumi Komagata

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    • at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 29 days

    Katsumi Komagata (b. 1953) is a designer and bookmaker known for titles such as “Little Eyes” and “Little Tree.” Having studied with graphic designer Kasumasa Nagai, Komagata began his career at the Japan...More »

  • poster for Kinetic Creations! Pop Up Book Directions

    Kinetic Creations! Pop Up Book Directions

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    • at Hachioji Yume Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 34 days

    Picture books with tricks such as pictures that pop out when the page is opened or pictures that move when a tab is pulled. This exhibition introduces a variety of such picture books from Japan and abroad,...More »

  • poster for Life in Art Exhibition

    Life in Art Exhibition

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    • at Atelier Muji Ginza
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 34 days

    This summer, in conjunction with the Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021, an art festival to be held in the northeast area of central Tokyo, Muji and Idee will hold the “Life in Art Exhibition,” a special exhibition...More »

  • poster for Tiger Tateishi: The Retrospective - Track, Travel, Trap, Trance

    Tiger Tateishi: The Retrospective - Track, Travel, Trap, Trance

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    • at Aomori Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 34 days

    Born in 1941 in the town of Ida in Chikuho, Kyushu (now Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture), Tiger Tateishi moved to Tokyo to attend university. In 1963, he made his debut at the “Yomiuri Independents” exhibition,...More »

  • poster for Noboru Baba Exhibition

    Noboru Baba Exhibition

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    • at Nerima Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 41 days

    This exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the death of the Aomori-born manga artist and illustrator Noboru Baba, known for titles such as “11 Piki no Neko” (11 Cats). Along with his picture books and...More »

  • poster for Orange Juice

    Orange Juice

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    • at Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 49 days

    The second exhibition in this series introducing up-and-coming artists with ties to Chiba Prefecture features 100%Orange, a unit of illustrators made up of Chiba-born Kenji Oikawa and Mayuko Takeuchi....More »

  • poster for The Work of Illustrator Anzai Mizumaru Exhibition

    The Work of Illustrator Anzai Mizumaru Exhibition

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    • at Setagaya Literary Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 49 days

    *Setagaya Literary Museum will reopen from June 1 (Tue.). Introducing more than 500 artworks and items shedding light on the life and career of illustrator Mizumaru Anzai (1942–2014), including some...More »

  • poster for Ghibli Expo

    Ghibli Expo

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    • at Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 52 days

    The “Ghibli Expo” was held in 2015 at Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park (Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture) and received a great response. In the past five years, the exhibition has traveled to 11 locations...More »

  • poster for Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging – 16 Women Artists from Around the World

    Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging – 16 Women Artists from Around the World

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    • at Mori Art Museum
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 55 days

    *Mori Art Museum will reopen from June 1 (Tue.). Recent years have witnessed growing moves worldwide to right inequalities around aspects of identity such as gender, race, ethnicity, and beliefs, and...More »

  • poster for Satoru Sato Exhibition

    Satoru Sato Exhibition

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    • at Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 55 days

    An exhibition about the children’s book author Satoru Sato (1928–2017), author of works such as “The Korpokkur Tales.” Around 450 items including original illustrations are on display. More »

  • poster for The Taisho Roman/Showa Modern Illustrator Kasho Takabatake: A Genderless Gaze

    The Taisho Roman/Showa Modern Illustrator Kasho Takabatake: A Genderless Gaze

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    • at Yayoi Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 55 days

    *Online reservations are required. Please see the official website for details. Kasho Takabatake (1888–1996) was an illustrator acclaimed for his androgynous portraits of characters who were “girls...More »

  • poster for Guri and Gura: Stories of Happiness

    Guri and Gura: Stories of Happiness

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    • at Play!
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 241 days

    *Play! will reopen from June 1 (Tue.). This exhibition spotlights “Guri to Gura,” the best-selling children’s book series by sisters Rieko Nakagawa and Yuriko Yamawaki about orange twin mice and their...More »

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Upcoming events

  • poster for Coffee Boy “Summer Blend”

    Coffee Boy “Summer Blend”

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    • at Clouds Art + Coffee
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Starts tomorrow
  • poster for TRU Exhibition “Butoh New Archive”

    TRU Exhibition “Butoh New Archive”

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    • at Kitasenju Buoy
    • in the Tokyo: Others area
    • Starts tomorrow

    Presenting contemporary photographer Ryudai Takano’s new film work “Red & Green” created in collaboration with Butoh dancers, Naoto Iina’s hologram archive of Butoh performances, and Yo Ishihara’s...More »

  • poster for Collective

    Collective

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    • at Park Gallery
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Starts in 2 days

    Displaying and selling zines by creators from all 47 Japanese prefectures. More »

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