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‘The 15th Entertainment Art Exhibition’

Palace Hotel Tokyo

by Alisa Yamasaki

Staff Writer

The first “Entertainment Art Exhibition” began as a charity project in 1999, and it has held exhibitions in museums and cultural centers around Japan ever since. For its 15th year, the exhibition aims to help support areas recovering from the Great East Japan Earthquake by displaying works based on “Human Dignity,” a theme to show celebrities’ solidarity with those suffering from the aftermath of the disaster.

Around 100 Japanese personalities are displaying works, including director and comedian “Beat” Takeshi Kitano and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The highlight of the exhibition is a submission from Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela, whose original writings will be shown; Aug. 7-16.

Palace Hotel Tokyo, 4F Banquet Room Yamabuki; 03-3211-5211; 1-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Otemachi Station, Chiyoda, Hanzomon, Marunouchi, Tozai lines. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Aug. 16 till 5 p.m.). ¥1,000. en.palacehoteltokyo.com