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Evangelion Exhibition

The hit anime series “Neon Genesis Evangelion” has expanded its franchise far and wide since it was first aired in 1995, to include films, novels, comic books and plenty of merchandising. This exhibition of more than 300 original sketches and storyboards from both the animation ...

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Yukata Yukata Yukata

Despite the decreasing number of Japanese wearing traditional clothing on a regular basis, the yukata (lightweight kimono) is still a popular garment for summer festival wear, especially among younger generations. The yukata was originally a casual garment to be worn after taking a bath, with ...

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Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) has been running programs to support and nurture young and up-and-coming artists since it was established in 2001. Its "Emerging" exhibition, previously known as "TWS-Emerging," is a showcase of works selected in collaboration with Tokyo Wonder Wall (TWW), an annual ...

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Women: Through the Lens

The female form has long been a favorite subject among artists, often admired or even worshipped as an idealization of beauty. Photographers, too, have produced many masterpieces of women, whether as portraits or artistic works. Emphasizing femininity, elegance, delicateness, glamor, motherhood and strength, this selection ...

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Jomon: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan

Japan's era of hunter-gatherers, the Jomon period, is dated from 10,000-200 B.C. Today, the tools and everyday objects made by the Jomon people are viewed as powerfully symbolic and important historical items. The Tokyo National Museum has brought together early to late Jomon works from ...

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Emile Galle: Collecting Nature

Inspired by botany and biology, Emile Galle (1846-1904), the symbolist and glass art pioneer, championed the use of natural organic forms drawn from nature, oceanography and sea ecology. By experimenting with technique, he created colorful and detailed works, usually with the central motifs of ...

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William Morris: The History of Design

A leading 19th-century English artist, poet and philosopher, William Morris (1834-1896) was a principle influence on the international arts and crafts movement, which sought to promote craftsmanship as a decorative art form during a time of post-industrial revolution mass production. His interior designs brought ...

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Naito Masatoshi: Another World Unveiled

During the 1960s, freelance photographer Masatoshi Naito explored the formation of life and mysteries of the universe through a series of microscopic photographs of chemical reactions. An encounter with sokushinbutsu, the Shugendo Buddhist practice of monks in Yamagata Prefecture seeking asceticism to the point ...

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