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Jikijiki Vol. 2

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Jikijiki Vol. 2
at Shibuya Hikarie 8/ Cube 1, 2, 3 (Shibuya area)
(2017-09-12 - 2017-09-20)

Jikijiki is a Kyushu-based group of young ceramics artists formed in 2015. Blending traditional practices with contemporary expressions, they polish their skills in Arita, the birthplace of Japanese porcelain. See how the six of them have progressed over the past year.




Seikai Kunii Award 20th Anniversary Exhibition

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Seikai Kunii Award 20th Anniversary Exhibition
at Ueno Royal Museum (Ueno, Yanaka area)
(2017-09-17 - 2017-09-21)

Known as a pioneer of contemporary calligraphy, Sekai Kunii (1917-2009) built a name for himself both in Japan and overseas from the 1970s onward. In order to promote calligraphy within the field of art, he took a unique and fresh approach in his practice, also holding solo exhibitions abroad in international cities such as Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. In 1998, the Seikai Kunii Award was established with the aim of supporting the development and promotion of calligraphy, and Japanese culture as a whole, while also nurturing the careers of the talented up-and-coming calligraphers next in line to lead the way for contemporary calligraphy. This year marks the award’s 20th anniversary, where the work of 60 promising calligraphers will be honored. Pieces by 48 calligraphers will be presented here in this exhibition together with unpublished works by Seikai Kunii.




Japanese Lucky Characters

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Japanese Lucky Characters
at Gallery Kopis (Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area)
(2017-09-18 - 2017-09-23)

Boost your luck with this selection of auspicious artist-designed charms charms on sale at Hanazono Shrine.




Chibiru “Jimigurumi”

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Chibiru “Jimigurumi”
at TAMBOURIN GALLERY (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-09-19 - 2017-09-24)

ChibiRu’s knitted stuffed animals are inspired by Art Nouveau and early 20th century Paris.




Introduction to the Tokugawa Shogunate

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Introduction to the Tokugawa Shogunate
at Edo-Tokyo Museum (Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area)
(2017-08-11 - 2017-09-24)

Ieyasu Tokugawa, the victor of the Battle of Sekigahara, received appointment as shogun in 1603. He abdicated after two years, and his son Hidetada Tokugawa became the first shogunate and second shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty, which went on to rule for many generations. Controlled by this shogunate and various other clans, the Edo period (1603-1868) was an era with little fighting and relative calm. During its more than 260-year history, the technique of numerous crafts, such as lacquer arts, dyeing, weaving, and metalworking were carefully refined, and a variety of aesthetic approaches emerged that proved to be greatly influential on Japan’s culture and lifestyle. This exhibition will showcase items from among the materials in the Tokugawa Memorial Foundation collection that relate to the fifteen generations of shogunate rulers.




Panasonic - Creative!

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Panasonic - Creative!
at Daikanyama T-site Garden Gallery (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-09-15 - 2017-09-24)

Panasonic will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018. As a manufacturer of consumer electronics, they have had a tremendous impact on the way Japanese lifestyle has developed. This exhibition will present “heritage appliances” that have enriched daily life and tell of the history of Japan. There will be various major home electronics items that are rarely seen, as well as their latest products created with the next 100 years in mind. You can also watch a special commercial they have produced to commemorate their centenary, which will only be broadcast on television a total of five times.




Philippine Design Exhibition 2017 – Exclusively by Hands

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Philippine Design Exhibition 2017 – Exclusively by Hands
at Good Design Marunouchi (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-09-11 - 2017-09-24)

Showcasing lacquer, leather, metal, weavings, woodwork, and other handmade creations by young artisans from the Philippines.




Picasso and Chagall: Imaginary Dialogues

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Picasso and Chagall: Imaginary Dialogues
at Pola Museum of Art (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)
(2017-03-18 - 2017-09-24)

This exhibition presenting the work of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Marc Chagall (1887-1985) commemorates the museum’s 15th anniversary. Picasso and Chagall developed their distinctive styles in Paris when the city was the center of avant-garde creativity at the beginning of 20th century. Both men were affected by upheavals in their homelands and by the two world wars, though they continued to work prolifically throughout their lifetimes. Picasso famously said, “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” He repeatedly introduced innovations with his strong lines and distorted objects. Chagall gained recognition as a painter of color and stories through the light-filled narrative landscapes of his hometown. The two painters were both leading artists of the 20th century, each in their own unique way. This exhibition brings together around 80 works, mainly paintings, by the two men in order to explore their creative trajectories and attitudes towards peace. [Related Events] “Maha Harada Talk Event: Now Is The Time To Talk About Guernica” “Guernica (tapestry),” one of the highlights of this exhibition, is a woven work based on Picasso’s famous mural painting “Guernica,” which he produced in response to the indiscriminate air strikes carried out over Guernica, in the Basque region of Spain. Novelist Maha Harada will speak in front of the tapestry, which makes an appearance in her book “Guernica Uncovered.” Event Date: Apr. 22 (Sat) 16:30-18:30 Venue: Pola Art Museum Exhibition Space & Auditorium Admission: Free (exhibition admission ticket required) Bookings can be made as on Mar. 18 (Sat) via the official website of the Peatix website: http://peatix.com/event/245736 (opens Mar. 18) *Event in Japanese. “Chagall’s Loves: A Week of Events” 1. Aroma Workshop: Create your own perfume Event Date: Apr. 30 (Sun) Admission: ¥1500 (exhibition admission ticket also required) 2. Talk event & concert of music from Chagall’s hometown Event Date: May 3 (Wed) Admission: Free (exhibition admission ticket required) 3. The lives of Picasso and Chagall - the greatest artists of the 20th century: Talk event by the Museum Director Event Date: May 4 (Thu) Admission: Free (exhibition admission ticket required) 4. Enjoy the fresh greenery: Observing spring nature Event Date: May 5 (Fri) Admission: Free (exhibition admission ticket required) *Events in Japanese. *See official website for further details.




The Past and Present according to Books and Home Electronics

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The Past and Present according to Books and Home Electronics
at Daikanyama T-Site, Tsutaya Books (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-09-15 - 2017-09-24)

Panasonic, one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics, was founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita. This exhibition celebrating the company’s centenary in 2018 will explore music, fashion, and lifestyle since the 1950s through books, DVDs, and records. The exhibition will be installed in eight locations spread throughout the store. See valuable vintage appliances that were once considered cutting edge, as well and as some of the latest appliances to be released.




Touch

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Touch
at Smart Ship Gallery (Shibuya area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-09-24)

Group exhibition by nine 30-year-old female artists who are active in various fields, such as design, art, graphics, space design, art direction for stage and film, and illustration. The title “touch” refers not only the idea of physical contact but also references encounters, feelings, and expressions. The works here depict such moments from the lives of these artists as experienced in the first decade or so of their adulthood. Artists: Keiko Ichihara, Hiromi Tanabe, Ayano Ueki, Chihiro Murayama, Miho Kikuma, Chihiro Suzuki, Ayano Igarashi, Haruna Aoki, Michio Ishii




Yu Uchida + Takami Miyaoka “Get Lucky”

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Yu Uchida + Takami Miyaoka “Get Lucky”
at Takashimaya Shinjuku Art Gallery (Shinjuku area)
(2017-09-13 - 2017-09-25)

Yu Uchida became popular with “Cool It,” a cartoonish pop sculpture series featuring a polar bear mascot with messages for our consumerist society. Takami Miyaoka, meanwhile, has attracted attention with the “Rock Kannon” pottery series depicting the goddess Kannon using an iPhone and other electronic devises. See how these two artists use icons to humorously and ironically represent our modern times in lucky charm-themed works.




Japanese Kogei Future Forward “Bridge Art and Craft”

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Japanese Kogei Future Forward “Bridge Art and Craft”
at Eye of Gyre (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-08-23 - 2017-09-27)

The artists presented in this exhibition are those that connect kogei (traditional crafts) with contemporary art, finding new potential and possibilities for it while making use of its characteristic materials and techniques. Masayasu Mitsuke reinterprets and reconfigures traditional techniques passed down through the generations, such as the Kutani Akae style of ceramic painting. Takuro Kuwata and Hiroshi Kitani, meanwhile, apply kogei-like themes within the context of contemporary art. Both artists use kogei and refer to its history while focusing on concepts, the power of expression, and criticism. Gyre 3F




Kunie Komori Exhibition

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Kunie Komori Exhibition
at Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-09-01 - 2017-09-29)

Three years have passed since the last solo exhibition of works by Kunie Komori, a lacquer artist who is acknowledged as a holder of important intangible cultural property in Japan. Each of the steps that contribute to the art of lacquer painting are carried out by hand, a high level of skill necessary to achieve the deep yet smooth beauty for which this art form is known. A variety of delicate works such as trays and boxes will be presented here, in addition to 100 bowls. Venue: Diakokuya Salon




Phenomenon: Plateless Printing Combined with Fine Paper

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Phenomenon: Plateless Printing Combined with Fine Paper
at Mihoncho Honten (Chiyoda area)
(2017-08-04 - 2017-09-29)

Exploring the new possibilities of paper realized through combinations of fine paper and rapidly progressing plateless digital printing technology such as UV inkjets, digital hot plates, and laser cutters. What diverse and complex “phenomena” will these experiments produce?




Mikito Ozeki “Static & Dynamic”

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Mikito Ozeki “Static & Dynamic”
at Clear Edition & Gallery (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-09-01 - 2017-09-30)

Third solo exhibition by Mikito Ozeki, an artist currently working out of his home city of Nagoya, Japan. Recently, Ozeki has started to move towards the idea of freeing himself from the traditional concept of paper cutting, expanding his expressions to encompass more of a sense of three dimensionality. In his past series, Ozeki depicted a robot-like figure created using a gathering of shapes that resemble industrial pipes and materials. He started out making works like this by cutting a single piece of paper to produce an artificial life form. Soon, however, his style evolved to become more abstract and included the usage of layered colored paper so as to capture and frame particular mental states. His most recent work, which was installed in the Facebook office in Tokyo, is comprised of a complex combination of layers of colorful organic parts that resemble organs. Although one aspect that Ozeki seeks through his practice is the physicality of paper cutting, it is also clear that he is mesmerized by lifeforms themselves. In his most recent series, he attempts to depict modules of life and combine them together. Discover his fresh approach to the traditional techniques and potential of paper cutting.




OKiNiIRi Vol.3

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OKiNiIRi Vol.3
at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo (Shinjuku area)
(2017-09-06 - 2017-09-30)

Do you have a favorite artwork? If you do, you would use the phrase “o-ki ni iri” to express that in Japanese. We often use the word “favorite” in daily life to talk about things we like, but for some reason it’s much harder to use in the context of art. One explanation for this may be that we do not consider art to be part of our everyday lives. In this exhibition, ACT will display and sell works by selected artists. Why not discover your next “o-ki ni iri” piece here and make it part of your day-to-day. Venue: 2F Act2




Shelves 2: Orie Small Objects

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Shelves 2: Orie Small Objects
at Orie Art Gallery (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-09-19 - 2017-09-30)

The box shelves in the gallery will be packed full with objects produced from various materials, such as wood, metal, glass, and ceramics, by 41 different artists.




Butterflies and Ribbons ll

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Butterflies and Ribbons ll
at Books & Gallery cafe Tentekido (Musashino, Tama area)
(2017-09-20 - 2017-10-01)

Group exhibition where the works of various artists float together and intermingle. Artists: humming bird, MYSTIC, *PUKU*, Chiimalma+Kingyo, cheri.e moi, Spice-Hitosaji, otomeiro., Otomeya, Korisusha, chita coppe, Sami Kamiya, mamono




Meguro Ward Exhibition

Meguro Ward Exhibition
at Meguro Museum of Art (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-09-20 - 2017-10-01)

Presenting a lineup of paintings, calligraphy, hand crafts, and photography entered by local residents of Meguro Ward, Tokyo to an open call for submissions. The exhibition is organized by the Meguro Ward Exhibitions Committee.




TWS-Emerging 2017

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TWS-Emerging 2017
at Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo (Chiyoda area)
(2017-06-10 - 2017-10-01)

TWS-Emerging is a program associated with the open call exhibition, “Tokyo Wonder Wall” (TWW), which provides talented young artists with a gateway to success. For the 48 artists selected from among the large number of applicants last year, TWS-Emerging offers the opportunity to take part in yet another exhibition at TWS based on artist-led exhibition proposals. On this occasion, nine young artists have been chosen to show their works at TWS Hongo in a three-part exhibition. [Part 3] September 2 (Sat) - October 1 (Sun) Opening Talk Date: September 2 (Sat) 16:30-18:00 (Reception: 18:00-19:00) Artists: Hitomi Watanabe, Nao Hayashi, Yuuka Ishii Speaker: Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Senior Curator, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts) Past events: [Part 1] June 10 (Sat) - July 9 (Sun) Opening Talk Date: June 10 (Sat) 16:30-18:00 (Reception: 18:00-19:00) Artists: Minako Kuroishi, Yasuaki Kuroda, Sachiko Jin Speaker: Itaru Hirano (Chief Curator, the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama) [Part 2] July 22 (Sat) - August 20 (Sun) Opening Talk Date: July 22 (Sat) 16:30-18:00 (Reception: 18:00-19:00) Artists: Shota Yamauchi, Natsumi Ito, Yohei Shikano Speaker: Hitoshi Nakano (Curator, Kanagawa Arts Foundation)




Azabujuban Gallery Little Art Fair 2017

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Azabujuban Gallery Little Art Fair 2017
at Azabujuban Gallery (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-09-20 - 2017-10-02)

Part 1: Sep. 20 (Wed) - 35 (Mon) Part 2: Sep. 27 (Wed) - Oct. 2 (Mon)




Junko Oki and Masaho Anotani Exhibition

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Junko Oki and Masaho Anotani Exhibition
at Kosaku Kanechika (Tokyo: Others area)
(2017-09-02 - 2017-10-07)

Junko Oki was selected for the 11th Shiseido Art Egg and has recently had a solo exhibition at the Shiseido Gallery. She stitches embroidery into old cloths in an intricate and time-consuming way. Each piece has own story and the bundles of cloth take on a new life, combinations of narrative appearing as if by serendipity. Stitching with thin threads usually used for sewing machines the pieces are made without sketches, images spreading over the fabric with strong vivid expressions. Masaho Anotani combines various media such as drawing, collage and spray painting and depicts instinct, sensation, observation, doubts, and impulses sometimes in direct ways and sometimes in surreal ways. His work has also attracted attention from the fields of fashion and design, and he has presented many collaborations with fashion brands such as Comme des Garcons and ZUCCa. In 2016 his work was featured in Steidl - Werk No. 23: Masaho Anotani “Deformed”, created by a celebrated Singaporean designer Theseus Chan and a publisher Steidl. This exhibition will feature the works of Junko Oki’s that were recently exhibited at the Shiseido Gallery which includes her embroidered works, in addition to the drawings of Masaho Anotani.




47 People of Nippon 2017 Our Future Way of Living — Off-Grid Life

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47 People of Nippon 2017 Our Future Way of Living — Off-Grid Life
at Shibuya Hikarie 8/ d47 Museum (Shibuya area)
(2017-08-03 - 2017-10-09)

An imagining of the lifestyle collectives that will define our future, as seen from 47 diverse perspectives. This exhibition is about people leading diverse lifestyles unbound by conventional wisdom on things like housing, food, energy, work, and logistics. Some have years of experience; others are just getting started. Some are doing it on their own; others have founded companies. Knowing where you’re going is important, but so is having the continuity to make it all fit into the realities of our society. The exhibition is more than simply stories and dreams. It’s a vision of how people are finding different ways to enjoy their lives in a mature, capitalist, democratic society with a shrinking population. We hope you’ll enjoy connecting these 47 perspectives together to imagine where our society might be headed in the future, and what shape it might take. *Please go to the official website to refer to the related events.




Everyday Design vol. 1: Cups by 500 people

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Everyday Design vol. 1: Cups by 500 people
at Matsuya Design Gallery (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-09-13 - 2017-10-09)

For the first volume in this series of exhibitions exploring daily life and design the focus will be on the common “cup.” Drinking water is considered to be one of the most basic actions we partake in on a daily basis. Here, students of design departments at art universities throughout Tokyo will present cups they use at home day-in-day-out alongside those used by veteran designers and creators. Looking at cups - a basic and common tool - you are invited to consider the role of design in daily life. [Related Event] Design Salon Talk Event Date: Sep. 17 (Sun) 15:00-16:00 Speakers: Kazufumi Nagai, Fumie Shibata *Event in Japanese.




Kaoru Yokoo Exhibition

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Kaoru Yokoo Exhibition
at La Galerie des Nakamura (Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-10-09)

Kaoru Yokoo is an artist that employs a variety of unique approaches in her practice, incorporating handicraft materials such as needles and threads. Here Yokoo will present improvised works, produced in dialog with her memory, that are sure to deepen the image of her as a creator who has spent much time in contact with materials on a daily basis. A wide variety of handmade items will be on exhibit.




Tokitama “Tamatama”

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Tokitama “Tamatama”
at Quiet Noise Arts and Break (Setagaya, Kawasaki area)
(2017-09-20 - 2017-10-09)

Tokitama produces works that reflect on things he comes into contact with by chance. These encounters happen as part of everyday life - the world is full of them. It just so happens that in this exhibition, the works will be between you and the artist. *The artists will be in attendance on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the exhibition period.




Sengoku! From Naotora to Naomasa Ii

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Sengoku! From Naotora to Naomasa Ii
at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-08-14 - 2017-10-12)

This special exhibition for the 2017 NHK drama Onna Joshu Naotora (Naotora: The Lady Warlord) looks at the life and times of historical figure Naotora Ii, who fought to protect her clan during the Sengoku Warring States period. Swords, armor, rare documents, paintings, and more tell the story of Naotora’s chapter in Shizuoka history.




Chu Asai’s Kyoto Legacy - Kyoto Institute of Technology Arts and Crafts Collection

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Chu Asai’s Kyoto Legacy - Kyoto Institute of Technology Arts and Crafts Collection
at Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-09-09 - 2017-10-13)

Chu Asai (1856-1907) is a well-known Japanese western-style painter who experienced Europe by traveling to events such as the Paris Exposition. He brought back with him a strong interest in design, related not only to changes in painting, but also inspired by his discovery of Art Nouveau during its heyday. During a visit, Asai was invited to join the Design Department at Kyoto High School of Art and Crafts (one of the predecessors of Kyoto Institute of Technology), after which he moved to Kyoto. He taught there from 1902 until 1907, when he left to found the Kansai Art Institute, continuing to focus on his training and research in the tradition of Western-style painting, and working hard to develop this style of painting in the Kansai region. Furthermore, he also established an organization to bring together ceramic artists, lacquer artists and designers, creating a new movement in the Kyoto craft industry that produced novel designs reminiscent of Art Nouveau. This exhibition introduces Western craft items that Asai employed as teaching materials at Kyoto High School of Art and Crafts, tracing his footsteps, as well as those of other professors such as Takeshiro Kanokogi and Eiki Totori. These objects will be displayed together with items from the Sumitomo family, who supported Western-style painters like Asai and Kanokogi. This is a chance to reconsider what Asai has contributed to arts and crafts, art education, and day to day culture in present day Kansai. (Some exhibits will change during the exhibition).




Finnish design: Celebrating 100 years of independence

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Finnish design: Celebrating 100 years of independence
at Fuchu Art Museum (Musashino, Tama area)
(2017-09-09 - 2017-10-22)

There are many everyday items produced in Finland that are widely popular in Japan, such as Marimekko fabrics, tableware from Iittala and Arabia, and furniture by Alvar Aalto, to name but a few. They are pretty much a permanent fixture in the lives of Japanese people, though many here are not aware that these products are Finnish. So why do designs from Finland, which is so far away from Japan, capture the hearts of the Japanese? Well, at the heart of Finnish design is a philosophy that values “harmony between man and nature.” This does not simply refer to the use of natural materials, but to nature being at the center of design, as can be observed in Iittala’s Kastehelmi glassware, which is based on the image of water droplets. The Finnish view of nature - which respects the balance between people and nature - is rare in most Western countries, but resonates strongly with Japanese traditions. The sense that objects are designed to be used in the daily lives of all people is also key, with Kaj Franck’s dishes providing decorative fun for the dining table, and Marimekko’s dresses suiting everyone from baby girls to grandmas. It is through design that we can get a sense of Finnish lifestyles and how the Finnish value life. In this exhibition commemorating Finland’s 100 years of independence, you can see all manners of Finnish design, ranging from crafts produced at the end of the 19th century, to items made by leading present day designers. There will also be a program of mini workshops that you are invited to participate in.




Tatsuhiko Shibusawa Exhibition: Museum of Illusions

Tatsuhiko Shibusawa Exhibition: Museum of Illusions
at Librairie 6 (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-09-09 - 2017-10-22)

Second exhibition to commemorate the 30th anniversary of translator and critic Tatsuhiko Shibusawa’s death. A selection of works by artists who interacted with Shibusawa in the 1960s and 1970s will be on display. Artists: Kunio Iwaya, Akira Uno, Kuniyoshi Kaneko, Mitsuo Kano, Sawako Goda, Shuzo Takiguchi, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Yuri Nonaka, Eikoh Hosoe, Seiichi Horiuchi, Shimon Yotsuya, H. Bellmer, Pierre Molinier.




“Kami” – Cosmic Wonder with Kogei Punks Sha

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“Kami” – Cosmic Wonder with Kogei Punks Sha
at Shiseido Gallery (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-08-29 - 2017-10-22)

Exhibition with the theme of Japanese washi paper by Cosmic Wonder, a project exploring such areas of expression as clothing, artwork and publishing, and Kogei Punks Sha, an artistic unit by Yukinori Maeda, the founder of Cosmic Wonder and a contemporary artist, and Sumiko Ishida, a Kogei craft designer.




Quintessence of Academia - Milestones of the Union Académique Internationale and the Japan Academy

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Quintessence of Academia - Milestones of the Union Académique Internationale and the Japan Academy
at Intermediatheque (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-09-12 - 2017-10-29)

On the occasion of the 89th General Assembly of the Union Académique Internationale (UAI) held in Tokyo this autumn, this special presentation showcases a selection of significant materials from the collection of the Japan Academy. Most notably, the “Memorandum on the preliminary meeting to found the UAI,” which was drawn up in 1919 by the Imperial Academy, the former institution of the Japan Academy, and a publication of the UAI’s first research project, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, are exhibited. They illustrate the UAI’s history, present its current activities, and highlight the Japan Academy’s contribution to the UAI. [Organizers] The University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT), The Japan Academy [Co-Organizer] Union Académique Internationale (UAI)




Yuragi / Utsuroi - fluctuation & fade -

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Yuragi / Utsuroi - fluctuation & fade -
at Park Hotel Tokyo (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-08-28 - 2017-10-29)

The artists selected for this exhibition express through their outstanding artworks a uniquely Japanese sense, where the distinctive sensations of the change in season from late summer to fall can be felt. This includes the gradually clearing air, the coming and going of typhoons, the eventual deepening in the blue of the sky, and the thickening veil of night. Visitors are invited to stand and gaze during the long fall nights, the commotion of summer having been and gone. Delicate but resonant, these artworks get to the heart of the beauty of “fluctuation” and “fading,” which are characteristic of the beauty of Japan.




Across the Ocean: Hawaiian Quilts from the Honolulu Museum of Art

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Across the Ocean: Hawaiian Quilts from the Honolulu Museum of Art
at Chigasaki City Museum of Art (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)
(2017-09-10 - 2017-11-05)

For the third year of sister-city status between Chigasaki and Honolulu, the Chigasaki City Museum of Art presents 20 vintage Hawaiian quilts from the Honolulu Museum of Art.




Windsor Chair Exhibition

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Windsor Chair Exhibition
at Japan Folk-Craft Museum (Shibuya area)
(2017-09-07 - 2017-11-23)

Windsor chairs are thought to have originated in England in the first half of the 18th century. Much admired by members of Japan’s Folkcraft Movement such as Soetsu Yanagi, Shoji Hamada, Keisuke Serizawa, and Sanshiro Ikeda, these all-wooden chairs became representative of Western furniture. Unprecedented in scope, this exhibition introduces the beauty of Western chairs with outstanding examples of Windsor chairs in Japan as well as several other kinds of chairs from Europe and America.




The Living Treasures of France

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The Living Treasures of France
at Tokyo National Museum (Ueno, Yanaka area)
(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




Amazing Craftsmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art

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Amazing Craftsmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art
at Mitsui Memorial Museum (Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-12-03)

Exhibition focusing on newly accredited exceptional works of Meiji Kogei craft from the Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum collection of Masayuki Murata, as well as inspired and technically impressive works by contemporary artists who have inherited the DNA of Meiji forerunners working in the craft tradition. Many of these current artists are still largely unknown, but 100 or 200 years from now the value of their craftsmanship is sure to be recognized. This collaboration between Meiji Crafts and contemporary art invites a re-evaluation of traditional crafts within the so-called hierarchy of art and the art history discipline. Discover for yourself how the transcendental DNA of uniquely Japanese crafts has been passed on. [Related Events] Night Museum The museum will be open until 19:00 every Friday as well as Sep. 30 (Sat) during the exhibition period “Eco Edo Nihombashi 2017: Yukata Art Aquarium” Mitsui Memorial Museum has teamed up with Eco Edo Nihombashi 2017 so that those who turn up to the exhibition wearing kimono or yukata, or have an admission ticket to an Art Aquarium 2017 event, will be able to enjoy a special discount: Adults: ¥1000, University and high school students ¥600.




Art Library IKI Vol.15 - Colors and flowers -

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Art Library IKI Vol.15 - Colors and flowers -
at Park Hotel Tokyo (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-08-28 - 2017-12-03)

Artworks available for sale will be displayed and on the bookshelves of the lobby lounge on the 25th floor. These seasonal works are designed by the artist group Project IKI, produced according to the concept, “A study where one can feel Japan.” The theme for this season is “Colors and flowers.” Venue; 25F Lobby Lounge, Pacific Hotel Tokyo




Quai Branly Tokyo “Treasures from Foreign Lands – The Jewelry of Desert Tribes”

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Quai Branly Tokyo “Treasures from Foreign Lands – The Jewelry of Desert Tribes”
at Intermediatheque (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-01-31 - 2018-01-21)

JP Tower Museum Intermediateque (IMT) presents “Treasures from Foreign Lands – The Jewelry of Desert Tribes,” the fifth installation of its Quai Branly Tokyo project jointly organized with the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris. Exquisite jewelry works produced by populations from Maghreb and the Near East are displayed.




Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani Permanent Exhibition

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Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani Permanent Exhibition
at Metal Art Museum Hikarinotani (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, the two were opposites in artistic viewpoints; Katori emphasized tradition while Tsuda called for revolution. Works on display will be rotated every three months.




Picasso Pavilion

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Picasso Pavilion
at Hakone Open Air Museum (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)

The Hakone Open-Air Museum’s Picasso Collection consists of a substantial number of Picasso’s ceramic creations, purchased from his eldest daughter Maya Picasso, as well as his paintings, prints, sculptures, gold objets d’art. They are permanently exhibited to the public. The photographs of David Douglas Duncan, who documented the artist’s last 17years, also play a vital role in this collection.




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

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“Time-Travel! The World of the Ancient Orient”
at Ancient Orient Museum (Tokyo: Others area)

A variety of cultures and civilizations have emerged since humans first walked the lands of the ancient Orient 1.8 million years ago. When thinking about the history of the world and its ties to contemporary people, the role of the ancient Orient cannot be overlooked. This exhibition introduces pieces of this history with ancient artifacts and art from the Paleolithic era through the flourishing of Islam. Venue: Main Exhibition Room




New “Artists Today” Exhibition 2017 Compilations of Memories and Records

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New “Artists Today” Exhibition 2017 Compilations of Memories and Records
at Yokohama Civic Art Gallery (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)
(2017-09-22 - 2017-10-09)

This group exhibition on the theme of “Today” examines contemporary art and contemporary forms of expression. The artists chosen to participate incorporate elements of the past in their practice, through approaches such as investigating land and history, and interviewing people, hence the exhibition subtitle “Compilations of Memories and Records.” In recent years, and especially since the Great East Japan Earthquake which shook people to the core, artists who feature memories and records as key elements in the work are speading. Scheduled alongside “Yokohama Triennale 2017: Islands, Constellations & Galapagos” (August 4 - November 5), which looks to address issues such as connectivity and isolation, this exhibition will also respond to the event and provide an opportunity to look again at the “now” and “us” through their works. Venue: Exhibition Room 1, B1 Yokohama Civic Art Gallery [Related Events] Sakura Koretsune Performance: Reading from “The Common Whale” Event Date: Sep. 23 (Sat), 24 (Sun) 13:00-13:30 Venue: Exhibition Room B1 Admission: Free (no booking required) Talk Event: The shape succession takes Event Date: Sep. 23 (Sat) 14:30-16:00 Venue: 4F Atelier Speakers: Haruka Komori, Natsumi Seo, Tadahito Yamamoto (Teaching Assistant at Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College) Admission: Free (no booking required) *Events in Japanese