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Deep Ocean 2017 - “Life” and the “Earth”

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Deep Ocean 2017 - “Life” and the “Earth”
at National Museum of Nature and Science
7-20 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
Media: Photography - Video and Film
(2017-07-11 - 2017-10-01)

In the summer of 2013, the museum hosted a special “Deep Sea” exhibition, which included the display of a 5-meter long giant squid alongside a video of a deep-ocean dwelling giant squid that was considered the scoop of the century. Four years on, and this exhibition will focus on bioluminescent animals, giant creatures, and dwellers of the deep ocean hadal zone, presenting the latest videos shot of them in their natural habitat alongside live specimens recently procured from the ocean. Furthermore, there will be videos and CG reconstructions that show the circumstances surrounding large-scale natural disasters related to the deep sea, including the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that took place off of the Pacific coast, as well as those introducing deep sea resources. The team that captured the giant squid have banded together once again and are now working on the new NHK deep sea series special, “Deep Ocean.” This is a perfect opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the water that surrounds us.




The three Mori siblings - Ogai and his two brothers

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The three Mori siblings - Ogai and his two brothers
at Mori Ogai Memorial Museum
1-23-4 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0022
Media: Photography
(2017-07-07 - 2017-10-01)

Ogai Mori had two younger brothers, one named Jiro Toku who was five years his junior, and one named Saburo Jun who was 15 years younger. Though in recently years their stories often go untold, the men - who were active as a playwright and a scientist, respectively - supported Mori’s literary career in various ways. This collection exhibition will focus on these two siblings and look back over their lives through around 30 exhibits, including diary entries, letters, manuscripts, and other materials. There will also be an exhibition commemorating the 30th anniversary since the passing of Mari Mori, and a five-minute recording of an interview with Ogai Mori’s second daughter, where she talks about her father. *Please see the official website for information regarding related events.




Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Media: Painting - Drawing - Nihonga - Sculpture - Talks
(2017-07-20 - 2017-10-09)

The collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), one of the world’s foremost in terms of quality and scale, was built by Boston citizens, private collectors, and companies without financial support from the federal or state government. This exhibition will cast light on the collectors who built up the museum’s holdings and feature a selection of 80 works from the MFA’s collection. Highlights include ancient Egyptian art presented alongside background on archeological excavations, Japanese and Chinese art gems by Utamaro and Soga Shohaku, French paintings by Monet and Van Gogh — artists long beloved to Bostonians — and contemporary art masterpieces. [Related Events] “Special Exhibition Viewing Event for Disabled Persons” This event takes place on a day when the museum is usually closed, allowing disabled persons to enjoy the exhibition without the crowds that special exhibitions typically attract. Event Date: August 28 (Mon) 10:00-16:00 Capacity: 350 Persons with a Disability Certificate (+ 1 Companion) *Bookings can me made between June 26 (Mon) and July 24 (Mon) *Please see the official website for further details




Hiroshi Sugito “module or lacuna”

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Hiroshi Sugito “module or lacuna”
at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Media: Painting - Talks
(2017-07-25 - 2017-10-09)

The works of Hiroshi Sugito (b. 1970-) fluctuate between the abstract and figurative, working their magic on audiences the world over. They feature simple motifs — trees, small houses, the sky, boat, curtains — and various geometric forms. These are expressed in delicate, rhythmically applied colors. “module or lacuna” will mark the artist’s first solo exhibition at a Tokyo art museum, where you are invited to enjoy a lineup of drawings and paintings, including some of Sugito’s most recent works, on display in the large underground, gallery space. The concrete walls and tiled floors of this space are designed specifically to bring out the special qualities of Kunio Mayekawa’s architecture. Enjoy the combination of Sugito’s simple forms in this unique setting. Venue: Gallery A, B, C. [Related Events] Gallery Talk The curator will give a talk within that gallery space that introduces exhibition highlights . Event Dates: Aug. 4 (Fri) 19:00-19:30, 18 (Fri) 19:00-19:30, 25 (Fri) 19:00-19:30 Speaker: Yuko Mizuta (curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) Venue: Gallery A, B, C, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum *Events in Japanese *Please see the official website for bookings and further details on related events.




Yu Okawa, Seiko Matsushita, Miyuki Ichijo “Don’t tell the truth - Regional Intersection”

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Yu Okawa, Seiko Matsushita, Miyuki Ichijo “Don’t tell the truth - Regional Intersection”
at Hagiso
3-10-25 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001
Media: Painting - Installation - Talks
(2017-09-20 - 2017-10-15)

Yu Okawa, Seiko Matsushita, and Miyuki Ichijo have come together through their mutual interest in the social nature of art to present an installation that transcends the individuality of the artist, creating a place where people and things are free to come and go. Visitors to the exhibition will become part of the work that they have come to see, and will likely want to ask where the piece actually begins and ends, and who is responsible for what. [Related Event] Talk Event Event Date: Oct. 6 (Fri) 19:00-21:00 Speakers: participating artists, Machi Tanaka (author, translator) Admission: ¥1000 (inc. one drink) A short reception party will follow the talk. *Event in Japanese.




Yu Nishimura “Portrait”

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Yu Nishimura “Portrait”
at KayokoYuki
2-14-2 Komagome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 173-0003
Media: Painting
(2017-09-23 - 2017-10-22)

What is she staring at? Where is she, and what kind of emotion is she experiencing? Looking at a portrait by Yu Nishimura, the viewer cannot help but start imagining things that are not clearly indicated in the work. By overlaying translucent tones and faint outlines on his canvas, Nishimura creates a surface that has both ambivalence and explicit pureness, prompting active interpretation from the viewer. *A special exhibition centering on large new paintings will be held in the adjacent Komagome warehouse on the first day of the exhibition only.




The Grand Exhibition on the Silk Road “SOSin-DENSin Clone Cultural Property: Revitalization of Lost Time”

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The Grand Exhibition on the Silk Road “SOSin-DENSin Clone Cultural Property: Revitalization of Lost Time”
at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts
12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8714
Media: Painting - Sculpture - Workshops - Talks
(2017-09-23 - 2017-10-26)

Exhibiting “cloned” cultural treasures from the Silk Road in danger of damage or destruction that have been replicated and restored by Tokyo University of the Arts. These works including Bamiyan Buddha ceiling murals will later be returned to their countries of origin.




Natsuyuki Nakanishi Exhibition

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Natsuyuki Nakanishi Exhibition
at SCAI The Bathhouse
Kashiwayu-Ato, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001
Media: Installation - Party
(2017-09-15 - 2017-10-28)

Produced in 2013, Natsuni Nakanishi’s “Touching Down on Land and Touching Down on Water XIV: Itsuura Coast” is modeled after Rokkakudo, a small hexagonal temple erected on the edge of Itsuura Coast in Ibaraki prefecture. The minimalist temple designed by Okakura Tenshin had an area of approximately 6m2, and Nakanishi’s sculptural work has a foundation of the exact same size, also featuring six brass rectangular plates hung from above. As the painting stands vertically, it emphasizes the weak and unstable axis of the horizontal plane. In search of the perfect horizon, Nakanishi finds a clue in tea ceremony rituals continued since the Muromachi period. Known for its simplicity of fusing Buddhism and the “Way of Tea,” this temple was a place of meditation where one could gaze at the flat water plane in a tea cup, while overlooking the horizon of the Pacific Ocean. The work makes a tribute to the Rokkakudo temple, which was destroyed by the Great East Japan Earthquake, through insinuating subtle references: thin brass plates hung vertically and reflections of small metal balls glitter on sand. “Touching Down on Land and Touching Down on Water XIV: Itsuura Coast” is conceived from the artist’s profound thoughts about painting. The exhibition aims to reflect the legacy of the artist, who passed away in October last year, and offers an opportunity to reconsider painting and how it is composed. [Related Event] Talk Event by Kuniichi Uno, a philosopher with strong connections to the artist Event Date: Sep. 15 (Fri) 17:00- Capacity: 50 (booking required) *Bookings can be made via the official website. *Event in Japanese.




The Living Treasures of France

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The Living Treasures of France
at Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Media: Sculpture - Product - Fashion - Crafts
(2017-09-12 - 2017-11-26)

Modeled on the Japanese certification of a “Living National Treasure,” the French equivalent, called “Maître d’ Art” or “Master of Art,” was established in 1994 by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the ministry in charge of cultural and artistic affairs. The purpose of this certification is to preserve and pass down traditional craftsmanship to future generations while promoting innovation. This is the first exhibition of its kind in the world to introduce one artist from each of the fifteen classified fields, including ceramics, glass, leather, tortoiseshell, feathers, umbrellas, fans, and wallpaper. Visitors are invited to view and experience outstanding craftsmanship and tradition, as well as splendid beauty that will inspire future generations. Venue: Hyokeikan inside Tokyo National Museum




Unkei - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture

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Unkei - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture
at Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Media: Sculpture
(2017-09-26 - 2017-11-26)

There is no Buddhist sculptor better known than Unkei in Japan. With his extraordinary artistic talent, he led a new era in sculptural expression, creating realistic works that appear before the viewer as though they were alive. For this Special Exhibition, Unkei’s masterpieces have been brought together from across Japan. These include works from Kohfukuji temple in Nara, with which he had close relations. In addition to presenting an overview of Unkei’s life as a sculptor, the origins of Unkei’s remarkable style and its succession will also be explored through the inclusion of works by his father, Kokei, as well as his sons, Tankei and Koben.




The Shining Boro – Cloth of Life

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The Shining Boro – Cloth of Life
at Amuse Museum
2-34-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
Media: Fashion
(2017-03-31 - 2018-03-25)

In Aomori Prefecture, there were quilted cloths called “Bodo” or “Bodoko” made by sewing pieces of hemp and cotton cloth once worn by generations of ancestors. Bodoko were used as sheets to lie on during the night, spread over straw or dry leaves on the floor. They were also often also used during childbirth as the sheet for the baby to be delivered on. Receiving the baby with these multi-layered cloths once worn by long-gone ancestors carried the message to the baby that she did not enter the world alone. In addition to the Boro patched clothing collection of Mr. Chuzaburo Tanaka, this exhibition presents valuable Bodoko owned by Mr. Toshio Kojima (Gallery Kojima) and Ms. Sayomi Okamune (Art gallery Hagisha). The stunning world of art unexpectedly created from these “shabby” clothes represents the precise opposite of today’s consumer culture.




"Boro" Exhibition

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"Boro" Exhibition
at Amuse Museum
2-34-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
Media: Product - Fashion

"Boro" is now becoming an international phrase, originated from Japanese snowy north area, meaning the patched clothes that people back then used for many generations in a household by adding stitches and/or pieces of cloth on it over and over. The word “Boro” now also has an artistic sense to it, highly rated among the field of the textile art design, and requested for purchase by various artists and collectors. Boro is patched clothing with a lot of small cloths here and there, but nothing fancy like today’s quilted or patched works. It was made purely for the practical purposes of retaining warmth in the snowy areas and for making it last as long as possible where it was hard to obtain any other sorts of cloth. When we review its practicality and design from today’s point of view, we are able to realize its incredible sophistication. Amuse Museum is exhibiting Boro for the first time after a century has passed since its last use. It contains no waste, and this is what is called “Yuyo-no-Bi" (Beauty of Practicality), a concept which we seem to have forgotten already, the opposite of today’s prevailing consumer culture.




NMWA Museum Collection

NMWA Museum Collection
at National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo
7-7, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007
Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture

The NMWA was established in 1959 around the core Matsukata Collection as Japan’s museum specializing in Western art. The galleries feature pre-18th century paintings including those by Ritzos, Van Cleve, Veronese, Rubens, Van Ruysdael, and Ribera, 19th to early 20th century French paintings including works by Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Moreau and works by the next generation of artists, such as Marquet, Picasso, Soutin, Ernst, Miro, Dubuffet and Pollock.




Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall Permanent Exhibit

Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall Permanent Exhibit
at Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall
1-4-24, Ikenohata, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0008
Media: Painting - Drawing - Ceramics

Works, studies, sketches, ceramics, kimonos, artworks by friends, letters, bamboo crafts, and other belongings of Yokoyama Taikan are on display. Exhibits will change every three months. Closed during summer, winter, and rain season. May be closed in heavy snow or hurricane.




Haikara-san ga Toru (Mademoiselle Anne):” Taisho Girls & The World of Waki Yamato!

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Haikara-san ga Toru (Mademoiselle Anne):” Taisho Girls & The World of Waki Yamato!
at Yayoi Museum
2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
Media: Manga - Photography - Video and Film - Talks
(2017-09-29 - 2017-12-24)

Girls who ride pushbikes and wear patterned kimonos with traditional hakama, lace-up boots, and big bows in their hair… This is the adorably cute “hakama” style that was popular with young women during the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) eras, when fashion in Japan was transitioning from traditional modes to Western trends. The “hakama” style was later brought back into the spotlight by manga artist Waki Yamato, with the release of his hit work “Haikara-san ga Toru (Mademoiselle Anne)” (1975) which was awarded the 1st Kodansha Manga Award. This exhibition will introduce original artwork from “Mademoiselle Anne,” as well as ephemera related the culture of girlhood enjoyed by female students and young working women of the Taisho and early Showa eras. There will also be roughly 200 other works by Yamato, including those from the early part of his career and masterpieces from titles such as “The Tale of Genji,” “Yokohama Monogatari” and “The Daughter of Ishtar.” [Related Events] Screening: “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” Event Date: Nov. 3 (Fri) 17:40-19:00 Venue: 1F Exhibition Room, Yayoi Museum Speaker: Nanako Yamauchi (narrator), Ayumi Kamiya (piano) Capacity: 60 Admission: Adults ¥1500, Students ¥1400 (inc. exhibition admission) *Please see the official website for booking.