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In support of the activities of up-and-coming artists across the country, Tokyo Metropolitan

Art Museum is holding its third edition of “Group Show of Contemporary Artists,” an exhibition separated into six different themes that this year include the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, contemporary sculpture, artists from Hokkaido and shodō calligraphy.

The first term, running until Dec. 7, features five artists who, through sculpture, paintings and other mixed media, explore the role of art during and after disasters such as those of 2011. Spearheaded by Masaya Shirahama, whose home town and relatives suffered during the earthquake and tsunami, the group focuses on the notion of “crystallization,” derived from the need to “crystalize” experience to help inform future generations; Nov. 26-Jan. 10.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; 8-36 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Ueno Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). Free admission. Closed 1st. 3rd. Mon. 03-3823-6921; www.tobikan.jp

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