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Eternal Treasures from Kasugataisha Shrine

Registered in 1998 as a World Heritage Site, Kasuga Grand Shrine was built in the eighth century as a prayer offering for the protection of Heijokyo, (the capital of Japan, 710-784) and for the prosperity of its people. The Tokyo National Museum is honoring ...

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Yoshitoshi, a Genius Ukiyo-e Master in a Turbulent Time

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-92), one of the great ukiyo-e masters, was an unusually progressive artist for his time. Having studied under Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), his style is believed to have been later influenced by the techniques of Western artworks, which were then being brought Japan. ...

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The People by Kishin

 Photographer Kishin Shinoyama’s perceptive insight and virtual disregard of social norms have made him both an admirable pursuer of avant-gardism and a target of conservative criticism. This traveling exhibition, which debuted in Tokyo, is the first major retrospective of Kishin’s photography in Japan. Up ...

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Tomoko Konoike: ‘Skin, Needle, Thread'

Tomoko Konoike is renowned for her large-scale installations featuring contemporary interpretations of mythical motifs. Though she took a break after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, she recently returned to creating new pieces in collaboration with experts in anthropology, archeology, folklore and other fields. ...

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TOP Collection: Tokyo Tokyo and Tokyo

This is the Tokyo Photographic Art (TOP) Museum’s first exhibition of works drawn from its collection since it re-opened in September after two years of renovation. Formerly known as the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, TOP boasts a vast collection of works, including many ...

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