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Love in the Edo Period: Romance in Ukiyo-e

Throughout the Edo period the newly wealthy merchant classes came to indulge in the more hedonistic joys of kabuki theater, Geisha and pleasure districts. Ukiyo-e came to document this period of Japan’s history through block prints and paintings, literally translated…

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Hasegawa Tohaku “Pine Trees” VR Screening

Like a samurai warlord proclaiming a new era after his conquest, the artist Hasegawa Tohaku proclaimed a new era with his brush. Tohaku’s ink painting “Pine Trees” is an enchanting masterpiece that remains shrouded in mystery. Tohaku’s enchanting work, which…

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Japanese Art’s Influence on Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau (French for “new art”) flourished in Europe from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. Japanese art was a formative influence on the style. While on the one hand a cutting-edge art movement,…

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The Nature of Things Art Exhibition

Tokyo Art Studio, a gallery in the heart of Minami Azabu, proudly presents their  second group exhibition featuring the work of artists with strong roots in Japan. Featuring 70 artworks by 9  emerging and established artists, the exhibition runs from…

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Hokusai Art Exhibition 2021

Celebrating ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai’s 260 birthday, a complete out-of-this-world Hokusai art exhibition will be held this summer.  The complete “Hokusai Manga” or Hokusai Sketches collection and “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” print series will be displayed. Another portion of…

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A GLIDE ON THE GREAT WAVE

TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater (Asian Gallery) presents a “gateway to Japanese culture” through the 10-15 minute long program “A GLIDE ON THE GREAT WAVE.” The carefully crafted video delves into Japanese aesthetics and culture, beginning with an exploration of…

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