Japan’s foremost minimalist photographer, acclaimed for his abstract seascapes, records “the life of a candle” for his latest exhibition at Costume National’s Lab gallery.Find out more »
The quintessential architect of postmodernism has built up a portfolio of innovative architecture, numbering well over 300 projects across continents, including the HSBC Main Building (a state-of-the-art monolithic high-rise in Hong Kong) as well as The Gherkin (a futuristic glass façade built in 2004 that today became the face of London). This is the first comprehensive exhibition in Japan on the foremost architectural firm of innovative urbanism.Find out more »
This is the fourth solo show in Japan for this Hamburg-based German artist. The show features oil paintings from 2007 to 2015.Find out more »
Features masterpieces from the 17th century Dutch paintings by such heavyweights including Vermeer and Rembrandt as well as those by Frans Hals, Jan Steen, and Pieter de Hooch. Some of the works, such as “Young Woman with a Water Pitcher” by Vermeer, will be shown for the first time in Japan.Find out more »
Montreal’s theatrical supertroupe Cirque du Soleil returns to Japan with Totem. Originally premiered in 2010, this successful touring show—which has so far attracted as many as four million spectators worldwide—stages the epic journey of humankind’s evolution across hundreds of millions of years, from its inception to the future, set to rhythms that draw upon Native American music, Spanish flamenco, and Indian music. Inspired by the many origin myths than run through human civilization, the show is performed by the company’s well-oiled, gravity-defying multinational acrobats. This extravagantly entertaining production, which won the New York Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience in 2013, incorporates cutting-edge technology such as projection mapping. Directed by Canada’s maverick theatrical talent Robert Lepage.Find out more »
Once called Tokyo Performing Arts Market but now confusingly retitled Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, TPAM is Japan’s biggest contemporary dance and theater exchange. Though targeted at professionals, the event includes an extensive showcase program serving up a buffet of experimental performances. Among the companies to appear are venerable butoh dance group Dairakudakan, Thailand’s Pichet Klunchun, and the duo of Daniel Kok (Singapore) and Luke George (Melbourne). The latter will stage Bunny, a performance that utilizes macramé, sailors’ knots, Chinese knots, and rope bondage to weave together an “interactive experience of collectivity.”Find out more »
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It was believed by the people of Edo that kites were lucky charms against fire. This festival is held annually on the Day of the Horse.Find out more »
Japan’s biggest artistic export of the 21st century (perhaps all time?) is the subject of a major exhibition at the newly renovated Mori in Roppongi. Takashi Murakami has many admirers—and detractors—but his domination of the Japanese art scene is an immutable fact. The 500 Arhats is Murakami’s reaction to the 3.11 disaster—a 100-meter-long Buddhist-flavored token of gratitude to Qatar, one of the first nations to offer help in the wake of the tsunami. The show also features a number of new creations including towering sculptures like The Birth Cry of the Universe, as well as more predictable anime-flavored canvasses.Find out more »
If you long for the pre-Android simplicity of arcade games, then this is the event for you. The exhibition is broken over three series and includes unique insights into the history of video games, as well as a chance to play some retro favorites like Space Invaders and Pacman.Find out more »
This exhibition brings together artifacts with connections to the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, while exploring the “everlasting world” of his terracotta army and its mysteries.Find out more »
This exhibition focuses on ideas that are the driving force behind Gehry’s creativity, tying together the background behind formation of ideas, the process up to their completion, and the unchanging conviction and strong commitment of the architect.Find out more »
Starting this month at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the exhibition will shine a light on the city’s evolving art forms which developed out of the defining magma-like vitality of the 1980s, featuring a wide range of media including visual arts, music, video and design.Find out more »
This exhibition looks back at Yoko Ono’s 60-year career as a conceptual artist by exploring her relation to Tokyo, her hometown. Materials from the artist’s formative years there would be on display as well as her works related to the Japanese capital and its cultural relations with the US and Europe.Find out more »
Known for their absurdist humor, Wood and Harrison have collaborated on an expansive range of artistic mediums for over 20 years. This exhibition includes a collection of performances, animation, stories and moving images.Find out more »
Explore an array of representative, historical, and new works from the realm of media art, as well as results of research activities at educational institutions.Find out more »
Have you ever wondered what it would it would be like to bump into Darth Vader at your local train station? The French sci-fi photographer presents an exhibition of 14 works featuring Star Wars characters neatly placed in modern world settings.Find out more »
Two ballets with contrasting themes. La Sylphide is one of the fist known romantic ballets, premiering at the Paris Opera in 1832; Men Y Men, which was first performed in 2009, is the work of Canadian choreographer Wayne Eagling.Find out more »
An independant documentary film on Japan after Fukushima.
Fukushima is a parallel world. From the outside, everything seems normal. Some say that all is fine, all is under control. But today, nothing is resolved.
For more the a year and a half, Keiko Courdy met with inhabitants of the region, as well as famous Japanese public figures active since the disaster of March 11, 2011.
Synopsis: Overwhelmed by the events of March 11, 2011, the French director Keiko Courdy left immediately for Japan. She spent more than a year and a half talking to people in Fukushima. In order to try to understand, she also interviewed many public figures active in Japanese society since the triple disaster–artists, architects, writers, investigative journalists, no nuke activists, Naoto Kan, the erstwhile prime minister at the time of the accident… Their compelling testimonies highlight the contradictions and movements in a society that is recovering from massive trauma.
We all have to learn from what is happening. Many people dream of a “Yonaoshi,” a “renewal,” –but is it possible? Can we change our behavior?Find out more »
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On the spot, topical, English-language comedy quiz show featuring Tokyo’s finest stand-up comediansFind out more »
Federico Molinari (Oslo records)
Yoske. (Note records)
Ryokei (How High), and more
Shibuya dance party on 2 floors in famous venueFind out more »
Netherlands cutting edge Psytrance Festival “Psy-Fi Festival” is coming to Tokyo on February. MATSURI DIGITAL is holding this party as collaboration event with official Psy-Fi crews :) You will experience holographic universe by arts and music. 100 Limited advance ticket will be start to sell from 16 JAN. We wish that you feel the altered states thru music. Don’t miss it ! Please check all information on event page!
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