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Art & Power: From Pharaohs to Daimyōs

Art has always been used as means to display and maintain power. Portraits of powerful figures was sought to reinforce authority of the depicted, and was also commonly used as valuable gifts. Paintings by famous artists also played a significant role in…

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Exhibition of Saul Leiter

Bunkamura’s curators must have a penchant for seminal American photographer Saul Leiter. The museum held a full-scale retrospective of his work back in 2017. Leiter’s work returns to Shibuya once again with this exhibition unearthing some of the lensman’s rarer…

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Tokyo Toy Festival

Located in a renovated former school building in Yotsuya, there couldn’t be a more perfect location for the Tokyo Toy Museum. Unlike other museums which focus on gallery-like exhibitions and glass-boxed artifacts, the Tokyo Toy Festival embraces and encourages interaction,…

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Exhibition of Vincent Van Gogh

In the ten years Vincent Van Gogh spent painting, he created more than 900 visual masterpieces. However, only one of his works could be sold while he was alive but more and more people began to admire him as an artist after his death. The exhibition…

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The History of Sport in Japan

From the Edo Period to the Tokyo Olympics This exhibition looks at the history of sports in Japan, from the games of the Edo era to the gradual acceptance and popularization of modern sports in the Meiji era, all the…

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Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism

For its 60th birthday, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo is hosting a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to one of the world’s best known modern architects, Le Corbusier — who designed the actual museum itself. Le Corbusier published a manifesto…

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“Spirit of Zen” Museum Tour for English speakers

Tour of the Kamakura Museum of National Treasures and the Kamakura-bori (Kamakura-style lacquerware) Museum, Shojin-ryori (Buddhist vegan cuisine) lunch served on Kamakura-bori ware, and visit to a Kamakura-bori studio. English interpretation will be provided throughout the event. *Date: Feb 16,…

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Starting Points: Japanese Art of the ’80s

Japan in the 1980s bore witness to movements that urged the reinstatement of painting and sculpture. The result was a movement dubbed “New Painting” which was characterized by vibrant colors and dynamic brushstrokes that reflected the flourishing economic circumstances of…

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