The Container is a gallery in Nakameguro, Tokyo.
As the name suggests, it is no more than a constructed shipping container (180x177x485 cm), housed inside Bross hair salon
The Container invites Japanese and international artists to make site-specific installations four times a year. Each installation remains on view to the public for two and a half months and documented with a full-color published catalogue (available on Amazon).
The brainchild of curator Shai Ohayon, the gallery evolved to be a site of challenging contemporary art in Tokyo, with a taste for socio-political works and accessibility. It receives international coverage, including ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum, Glass Magazine, Art & Antiques Magazine, Dazed & Confused, ArtINFO, Art-iT, Bijutsu-Techo/BT, Hyperallergic, The Japan Times and The Sunday Times, to mention only a few.