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'Katsukawa Shunsho: Master of Hokusai'

Feb 2, 2016

'Katsukawa Shunsho: Master of Hokusai'

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Feb. 2-March 27 To celebrate the 290th anniversary of Katsukawa Shunsho, the Ukiyo-e Memorial Museum of Art is holding a special exhibition of this leading 18th-century ukiyo-e woodblock-print artist’s work. Katsukawa, who is known in particular for his realistic portrayals of kabuki actors and ...

'Shiseido Art Egg 10'

Feb 2, 2016

'Shiseido Art Egg 10'

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Feb. 3-April 22 Since its establishment in 2006, the “Shiseido Art Egg” has been a set of annual solo shows for the finalists of a public-entry art competition. For its 10th anniversary, the exhibition is featuring the work of installation artist Yoi Kawakubo (Feb. ...

'Daido Moriyama Photo Exhibition'

Jan 19, 2016

'Daido Moriyama Photo Exhibition'

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Jan. 23-Feb. 20 Daido Moriyama’s gritty photography, which often showed the darker side of urban life in postwar Japan, has won him many awards, including the International Center of Photography in New York’s Inifinity Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2012. This exhibition is divided ...

'Leonardo Da Vinci: Beyond the Visible'

Jan 12, 2016

'Leonardo Da Vinci: Beyond the Visible'

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Jan. 16-April 10 To commemorate 150 years of diplomatic relations between Italy and Japan, the Edo Tokyo Museum is hosting a special exhibition on Italy’s most famous Renaissance Man: Leonardo da Vinci. These works brings to Japan for the first time “The Madonna of ...

'Onchi Koshiro'

Jan 5, 2016

'Onchi Koshiro'

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Jan. 13-Feb. 28 The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, is hosting a special exhibition of works by Koshiro Onchi (1891-1955), an artist known in Japan as the father of abstract paintings and a pioneer of the contemporary woodblock print. Many recognize his 1915 ...

'Prayers to Water'

Dec 15, 2015

'Prayers to Water'

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Dec. 16-Feb. 7 As an island, Japan has always been strongly influenced by water. Water has not only been revered in religion and culture, but also in the Japanese language, with references to it in idioms such as “mizu no shitataru,” which literally translates ...

'Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2015'

Dec 8, 2015

'Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2015'

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Nov. 26-Dec. 20 This is the fourth edition of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum’s series of annual exhibitions showcasing Japan’s contemporary artists. As a group show to support up-and-coming artists, five exhibitions — “You Can See it (But You Can’t Feel it),” “Is it possible: ...