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  • poster for Cross-scapes: Interconnecting Art

    Cross-scapes: Interconnecting Art

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    • at Keio Museum Commons
    • in the Shirokane, Hiroo area
    • Starts in 2 days

    Keio Museum Commons (KeMCo) is a new university museum designed to foster exchange. The inaugural event series, Cross-scapes, will allow people to encounter many of the objects which the University has...More »

  • poster for 270th Anniversary of the Birth of Matsudaira Fumai: The Esthetics of Cha no Yu

    270th Anniversary of the Birth of Matsudaira Fumai: The Esthetics of Cha no Yu

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    • at Idemitsu Museum of Arts
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 43 days

    The practice of drinking tea was introduced to Japan with Zen Buddhism during the Kamakura period. It formed into a tea culture in Japan over the Muromachi, Momoyama and Edo periods, reflecting Japanese...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 Suntory Museum of Art
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 71 days

    The Minneapolis Institute of Art, commonly known as MIA, was established in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1883 by the citizens and business people of Minneapolis. Today, MIA has a collection of more than 90,000...More »

  • poster for All our stories are incomplete… Colours of the imagination Collection Exhibitions curated by Ryan Gander

    All our stories are incomplete… Colours of the imagination Collection Exhibitions curated by Ryan Gander

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    • at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 64 days

    The England-based artist Ryan Gander puts his own spin on the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery collection. Gallery 1, 2, 3, 4 More »

  • poster for Nihonga Exhibition: A Day With Flowers

    Nihonga Exhibition: A Day With Flowers

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    • at Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi - 6th Floor Art Gallery
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Starts in 4 days

    The fifth exhibition of Nihonga paintings by Toyohiko Nishijima at Mitsukoshi NihonbashiMore »

  • poster for Electric Cable Paintings – From Kiyochika Kobayashi to Akira Yamaguchi

    Electric Cable Paintings – From Kiyochika Kobayashi to Akira Yamaguchi

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

    Often derided from an aesthetic standpoint, electric cables block our views of clear blue skies. However, they also have nostalgic value as a familiar part of our cities and sceneries. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Gifts from the People 2020 - Reiwa Year One New Collection

    Gifts from the People 2020 - Reiwa Year One New Collection

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    • at Edo-Tokyo Museum
    • in the Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area
    • Ends in 22 days

    This exhibition showcases recently collected documents and items about the history and culture of Edo/Tokyo. More »

  • poster for Edo Sceneries on Doro-e from the Polak Collection – Distant Views on the Backdrops

    Edo Sceneries on Doro-e from the Polak Collection – Distant Views on the Backdrops

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    • at Intermediatheque
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 43 days

    The present exhibition showcases various sceneries from the Edo period drawn from a distant viewpoint, combining “doro-e” pictures such as “The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” with actual maps drawn...More »

  • poster for Watanabe Seitei: Brilliant Birds, Captivating Flowers

    Watanabe Seitei: Brilliant Birds, Captivating Flowers

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    • at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 36 days

    Seitei Watanabe was born in 1852 in the Kanda Sakuma-cho district of Edo. At the age of 16 he entered the studio of Kikuchi Yôsai, renowned for his history paintings, and there honed his painting skills....More »

  • poster for Keiko Fukayama “Come and Go Between This World and Next World”

    Keiko Fukayama “Come and Go Between This World and Next World”

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    • at Daikanyama Hillside Forum
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 3 days

    Location: E Wing LobbyMore »

  • poster for Rensui “The Color of Kotodama”

    Rensui “The Color of Kotodama”

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    • at Gallery Ueda
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends in 14 days

    New works by Rensui, an artist who uses ink, gold leaf, and resins in collages incorporating nail art materialsMore »

  • poster for National Treasure: Frolicking Animals

    National Treasure: Frolicking Animals

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    • at Tokyo National Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 43 days

    The National Treasure “Frolicking Animals” is one of the most famous works in the history of Japanese painting. It depicts the activities of anthropomorphized animals and people in energetic monochrome...More »

  • poster for Rika Oshima

    Rika Oshima

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    • at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo
    • in the Shinjuku area
    • Starts in 3 days

    Venue: 2nd-floor ACT3More »

  • poster for Ayashii: Decadent and Grotesque Images of Beauty in Modern Japanese Art

    Ayashii: Decadent and Grotesque Images of Beauty in Modern Japanese Art

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 29 days

    Japan in the Meiji period (1868–1912) received Western knowledge and technology in every field. Inspired by the Western counterpart, Japanese art also adapted itself to the new era. Many works produced...More »

  • poster for Settai Style ― From Edo Chic to Tokyo Modern

    Settai Style ― From Edo Chic to Tokyo Modern

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

    Introducing the multifaceted work of Settai Komura (1887–1940), which ranged from illustrations to book design, stage scenography, paintings, and prints. Works by other artists such as Harunobu Suzuki...More »

  • poster for Anniversary Exhibition III: 1974–2020

    Anniversary Exhibition III: 1974–2020

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    • at Tamashin Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends tomorrow

    This exhibition looks at artworks from the Tama region since 1974 and new pieces up through 2020. More »

  • poster for Colorful Paper - The World of Ryoshi Paper

    Colorful Paper - The World of Ryoshi Paper

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    • at Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts
    • in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
    • Ends in 50 days

    “Ryoshi” is paper used for calligraphy. This exhibition showcases “colorful paper” made from ryoshi, including paper for paintings. In this exhibition, we will introduce the Daishomu, a solemn sutra...More »

  • poster for Spring Masterpieces: Classical Calligraphy

    Spring Masterpieces: Classical Calligraphy

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    • at Gotoh Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 22 days

    Featuring fifty works including classical calligraphy from the Heian and Kamakura periods as well as paintings and crafts. More »

  • poster for Tomiyuki Kaneko “Apotropaic Tiger”

    Tomiyuki Kaneko “Apotropaic Tiger”

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    • at Mizuma Art Gallery - Ichigaya
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Ends in 28 days

    Tomiyuki Kaneko depicts the “hekija” mythological tiger believed to ward off endemics in ancient China and India. More »

  • poster for Art and Faith: Amitābha Buddha

    Art and Faith: Amitābha Buddha

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    • at Hanzomon Museum
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 78 days

    Introducing eight art items, mainly paintings, associated with the spread of Pure Land Buddhism.More »

  • poster for Tamabi DNA

    Tamabi DNA

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    • at Tama Art University Hachioji Campus
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 20 days

    The Nihonga (Japanese Painting) division of Tama Art University began as one of the three pillars―the others were Western Painting, and Design & Craft―of the Art and Design Department of the Teikoku...More »

  • poster for Mai Inoue “At the End of Wandering”

    Mai Inoue “At the End of Wandering”

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    • at Gallery Ohrin
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 36 days

    Presenting work by the award-winning Osaka-based artist Mai Inoue, a 2019 graduate of the Nihonga painting department at the Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School. Inoue composes her works rooted...More »

  • poster for Legendary Iwasa Matabei and His Three Epic Scrolls of Tales

    Legendary Iwasa Matabei and His Three Epic Scrolls of Tales

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    • at MOA Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 3 days

    A seventeenth-century artist, Iwasa Matabei (1578–1650, aka Katsumochi), enjoyed a successful career as a painter, famous for his characteristic drawing of people with roundish, elongated heads and the...More »

  • poster for The Sento: The History and Culture of Bathhouses in Tokyo

    The Sento: The History and Culture of Bathhouses in Tokyo

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    • at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 43 days

    *Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is temporarily closed until April 21(Wed). Since the Edo period, public bathhouses have been centers of rest and relaxation, and have evolved throughout the...More »

  • poster for A Profusion of Flowers ―The Splendid Floral World

    A Profusion of Flowers ―The Splendid Floral World

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    • at Yamatane Museum of Art
    • in the Ebisu, Daikanyama area
    • Ends in 71 days

    The Yamatane Museum of Art marks its 55th year in 2021. To celebrate, it presents a special exhibition of paintings depicting flowers.More »

  • poster for Hokusai: The World-Acclaimed Ukiyo-e Artist

    Hokusai: The World-Acclaimed Ukiyo-e Artist

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    • at Hachioji Yume Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 50 days

    Exhibited works by Hokusai include landscapes such as “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” from “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji,” as well as his “Hokusai Manga” series, early actor prints, Western-style works,...More »

  • poster for Shigemi Yasuhara Exhibition

    Shigemi Yasuhara Exhibition

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    • at Gallery Seizan
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Starts in 2 days

    Drawing the viewer’s eye with their ultramarine hues, Shigemi Yasuhara’s works explore the elements of traditional beauty that make up Nihonga. Each possesses an elegant, dignified beauty that is expressed...More »

  • poster for Chizuru Abe “Framboise Garden”

    Chizuru Abe “Framboise Garden”

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    • at F.E.I Art Gallery
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 11 days

    Nihonga with delicate brush work and vibrant watercolors with a light touchMore »

  • poster for Maritime Empire of Ryukyu—Analyzing the “Medieval” through Yaeyama, Miyako, and Amami History

    Maritime Empire of Ryukyu—Analyzing the “Medieval” through Yaeyama, Miyako, and Amami History

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    • at National Museum of Japanese History
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 22 days

    The brilliant history of the Ryukyu Kingdom is widely known; however, its invasion of the surrounding islands, Yaeyama, Miyako, and Amami Island, is not well known. These islands had different languages...More »

  • poster for 2020 MOMAS Collection Term 4

    2020 MOMAS Collection Term 4

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends tomorrow

    Selected works from the MOMAS collection works include Moïse Kisling’s “Fruit on a Red Table.” The “Beyond MOMAS Doors” segment looks at fresh ways to enjoy the collection through the workshop MOMAS Doors....More »

  • poster for Tomoko Sue Exhibition

    Tomoko Sue Exhibition

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    • at San-Ai Gallery + Contemporary Art
    • in the Bakurocho area
    • Ends Today

    Nihonga paintings of the Okinawan island of KudakajimaMore »

  • poster for Losers in Ukiyo-e

    Losers in Ukiyo-e

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    • at Ota Memorial Museum of Art
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Ends in 29 days

    Kabuki plays and novels depicting the transience and sorrow of those who lost battles and fell, such as Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Akechi Mitsuhide, seem to have struck a chord with the people of Edo....More »

  • poster for Kanchoro Gems – What Ogai Loved

    Kanchoro Gems – What Ogai Loved

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    • at Mori Ogai Memorial Museum
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 71 days

    Featuring around 70 cherished items including ink brushes, paintings, ceramics, and books from Kanchoro, the home of novelist Ogai Mori. More »

  • poster for Renaissance of Japanese Classics—Exploring Tradition and Innovation in the Literary Works of the Edo and Early Meiji Periods

    Renaissance of Japanese Classics—Exploring Tradition and Innovation in the Literary Works of the Edo and Early Meiji Periods

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    • at Printing Museum
    • in the Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 92 days

    Printing that became widespread in the Edo period in Japan played an important role in bridging the tradition of classics. For example, the manuscript of The Tale of Genji written by Murasaki Shikibu was...More »

  • poster for Chiba City Museum of Art Collection Selections

    Chiba City Museum of Art Collection Selections

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    • at Chiba City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 18 days

    The Chiba City Museum of Art Collection, which focuses on “artists with ties to Chiba City and the Boso region,”“modern and contemporary Japanese paintings and prints,” and “contemporary art since 1945”...More »

  • poster for Japanese Paintings from East to West: Taikan, Shunso, Shoen and More

    Japanese Paintings from East to West: Taikan, Shunso, Shoen and More

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    • at Okada Museum Of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 162 days

    Spotlighting Taikan Yokoyama (1868-1958), a master hand of Mt. Fuji paintings, Shoen Uemura (1875-1949) and Kiyokata Kaburaki(1878-1972), who devoted themselves to beauty portraits (bijin-ga), and Kagaku...More »

  • poster for 150 Years of Japanese-style Painting: From Meiji to the Present

    150 Years of Japanese-style Painting: From Meiji to the Present

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 64 days

    Online reservations required.More »

  • poster for Tamabi DNA

    Tamabi DNA

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    • at Tama Art University
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 64 days

    The Nihonga (Japanese Painting) division of Tama Art University began as one of the three pillars―the others were Western Painting, and Design & Craft―of the Art and Design Department of the Teikoku...More »

  • poster for Shining Green

    Shining Green

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    • at Yokosuka Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 85 days

    An exhibition of collection works in celebration of Greenery DayMore »

  • poster for Hananokori – University Nihonga @ Unpel IV

    Hananokori – University Nihonga @ Unpel IV

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    • at Unpel Gallery
    • in the Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area
    • Ends in 8 days

    Works by two graduate students of Nihonga painting at Kanazawa College of ArtMore »

  • poster for Term 1 Collection Exhibition

    Term 1 Collection Exhibition

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    • at Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 36 days

    Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art’s collection includes some 2,800 works by artists with ties to Chiba Prefecture. This exhibition arranged in three sections spotlights: Nihonga paintings, crafts, and other...More »

  • poster for The National Treasure Irises Screens—The Allure of Color

    The National Treasure Irises Screens—The Allure of Color

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    • at The Nezu Museum
    • in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
    • Starts Today, Ends in 29 days

    In his Irises folding screens, Ogata Kōrin (1657-1716) depicted clusters of irises on a large gold-foiled picture plane using only azurite blue and malachite green pigments. These three colors, blue, green,...More »

  • poster for Buson Yosa Exhibition

    Buson Yosa Exhibition

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    • at Fuchu Art Museum
    • in the Musashino, Tama area
    • Ends in 22 days

    This exhibition introduces the work of Edo period poet Buson Yosa, who was also a popular painter. The exhibition is divided into two periods with changes in content exhibited. First period: 3/13...More »

  • poster for MOMAT Collection

    MOMAT Collection

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    • at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    • in the Chiyoda area
    • Ends in 29 days

    This spring, we mark 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck the Tohoku region in northeastern Honshu. In May 2011, shortly after the earthquake and tsunami, the museum presented a special...More »

  • poster for Stories – What We Curators Know About the Artworks

    Stories – What We Curators Know About the Artworks

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    • at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 29 days

    Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art curators reveal what they have learned about artworks in the collection through research, encounters with artists, and more. What kinds of experiences have these works...More »

  • poster for Alaya “Roar of the Stream”

    Alaya “Roar of the Stream”

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    • at Gallery Q
    • in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
    • Ends Today
  • poster for Collection Additions

    Collection Additions

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    • at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 29 days

    Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art has added seven works to its collection – four purchases and three donations. This exhibition introduces these and related works.More »

  • poster for “Departure” in Arts

    “Departure” in Arts

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    • at Seikado Bunko Art Museum
    • in the Setagaya, Kawasaki area
    • Ends in 50 days

    In 2022 Seikado will move its art gallery to the Meiji Seimei Kan building (an Important Cultural Property) in Marunouchi. This exhibition will be the last one held at the present venue of Okamoto in...More »

  • poster for Collection: 4 Water Patterns

    Collection: 4 Water Patterns

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    • at Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 29 days

    Introducing the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama’s extensive collection, centered around four pieces that represent the museum, including Paul Signac’s The Bank of the Asnieres, which was recently acquired....More »

  • poster for Yashinoko Kawakami Exhibition

    Yashinoko Kawakami Exhibition

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    • at Flew Gallery
    • in the Ueno, Yanaka area
    • Ends in 4 days
  • poster for Toko Shinohara: Things Transient – Colors of Sumi, Forms of the Mind

    Toko Shinohara: Things Transient – Colors of Sumi, Forms of the Mind

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    • at Sogo Museum of Art
    • in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
    • Ends in 22 days

    Eighty works surveying the career of the abstract sumi ink painter Toko Shinoda. More »

  • poster for Collection Exhibition: Colors of Chiba

    Collection Exhibition: Colors of Chiba

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    • at Sakura City Museum of Art
    • in the Greater Tokyo area
    • Ends in 29 days

    This exhibition presents works from the museum collection portraying the history and scenery of Chiba Prefecture. Works by Sakura-affiliated artists are also featured. More »

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