New Shirokane art complex 3-1-15 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Last Saturday, three of Tokyo’s city’s major galleries — Kodama Gallery, Yamamoto Gendai and Takahashi Collection — moved into a nondescript building in Shirokane, putting this high-class residential neighborhood on the art map for the first time. Previously located in a former printing warehouse on the back-streets of Kagurazaka, Kodama and Yamamoto have moved to Shirokane in search of bigger spaces, while Takahashi has joined them to open up a second space.

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