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KANTO

‘Soccer: What Lies Ahead of Our Imageries’

Urawa Art Museum

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

In terms of the number of people who play the game, soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. As such, for many the sport means a great more than simply a game to play or watch.

This exhibition will present soccer culture through a collection of nearly 400 items of various media including paintings, objects, videos, posters and comic books. The exhibition is divided into sections that reveal the history of soccer and its introduction in Japan with displays divided into sections such as the origin of soccer, the Meiji Era to early Showa Era and the postwar era to the present; April 26-June 22.

Urawa Art Museum; Urawa Century City 3F, 2-5-1 Naka-cho, Urawa-ku, Saitama. Urawa Stn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat., Sun. till 8 p.m.). ¥820. Closed Mon. 048-827-3215; www.uam.urawa.saitama.jp