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Noboru Tanaka + Masanori Nishimura “Resonance of the Landscape”

Nov 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2018
Art Court Gallery, 1-8-5 Tenmabashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka, 530-0042 Japan

Art Court Gallery Until Apr 30, 2018 This open-air exhibition will be set along the OAP Sculpture Path until April 2018. Witness Noboru Tanaka’s nature-themed granite sculptures including Black Rain and Sound of Wind. Also explore Masanori Nishimura’s ethereal Blossom Tunnel and giant yellow Schoolchild Umbrella/Raining Light sculpture, among other works. Open: 11am–7pm (until 5pm

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Railway Arts Festival Vol. 6: Adventure of the Structure

Nov 12, 2016 - Jan 22, 2017
Art Area B1, 1 Chome-1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi
Osaka, 530-0005 Japan

Art Area B1 Until Jan 22 The Railway Arts Festival brings together creators working to capture the unique characteristics and history of railway culture. Volume 6 focuses on physical and metaphorical structures existing within society in the context of film, literature, painting, and music. Open: 12pm–7pm • Closed: Mondays (except Jan 9) & Jan 1–3,

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Sujin Memory Bank Project #01: Deracinated Memories

Nov 12, 2016 - Jan 22, 2017
Yanagihara Bank Memorial Museum, 6-3 Shimonochō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Kyoto, 600-8206 Japan

Yanagihara Bank Memorial Museum Until Jan 22 This exhibition highlights anonymous local people captured in rare historical photos housed in the Yanagihara Bank Memorial Museum archives. Works include commemorative shots and family albums of everyday citizens forgotten by history. This display is a modest attempt at giving these untouched images a new breath of life.

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¥510
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Hanaya Kanbei: A Photographer and His Age

Nov 19, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku
Kobe, 651-0073
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Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Hanaya Kanbei was a photographer active in Ashiya City, Hyogo prefecture from the pre-war era. Born in Osaka in 1903, he later bought a photography supply shop and co-founded the amateur Ashiya Camera Club in 1930. He and his fellow club members experimented with design techniques already occurring in the

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¥800
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Whose Manga Is It?

Nov 23, 2016 - Feb 7, 2017
Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nakagyo-ku, Karasuma-Oike
Kyoto, Kyoto 604-0846 Japan

Kyoto International Manga Museum Until Feb 7 This exhibition explores the question, “Who is manga for?” through the lens of three specific genres: educational manga, satirical manga, and moe bijin shojo illustrations. These subjects are interpreted from the viewpoints of conventional audiences and those with non-traditional perspectives such as international fans, cosplayers, visually impaired readers,

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¥1800
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Louvre No. 9 – Manga, The Ninth Art

Dec 1, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017
Knowledge Capital in Grand Front Osaka, Osaka, 3-1 Ōfukachō, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi,
Osaka, 530-0011 Japan

Grand Front Osaka Knowledge Capital Until Jan 29 The term Bande Dessinée refers to Franco-Belgian comics, an influential creative genre that is now referred to in France as the “ninth art.” This exhibition, co-organized by the Louvre Museum in Paris, showcases an impressive selection of works by talented manga artists from around the world. Open:

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Free
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White Promenade

Dec 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017
Shirahama Beach, Wakayama, Shirahama, Nishimuro District,
Wakayama , 649-2211 Japan

白砂のプロムナード Shirahama Beach, Wakayama Until Feb 28 A display of winter illuminations. Artistically designed shining objects brighten up the white sand beach. Time: 5pm–10pm • Admission: Free • Access: JR Shirahama Stn bus to Shirahama • nanki-shirahama.com

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Sennin-Buro Hot Spring

Dec 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017
Kawayu Onsen, Wakayama, 1452 Hongūchō Kawayu, Tanabe-shi,
Wakayama, 647-1717 Japan

仙人風呂 Kawayu Onsen, Wakayama Until Feb 28 A natural outdoor hot-spring is open for free. A giant open-air bath is created on the banks of the Ohtou River. It will be lit up with lanterns on Saturdays. Time: 6:30am–10pm • Admission: Free • Access: JR Shingu Stn, bus to Kawayu Onsen • hongu.jp/onsen/kawayu/senninburo

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¥600
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The Pleasure of Collecting: Inbande Plates and Asian Kites

Dec 7, 2016 - Feb 13, 2017
Osaka Museum of History, 1-32 Otemae 4-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka, 540-0008 Japan

Osaka Museum of History Until Feb 13 Over one thousand patterned plates accumulated over the course of 30 years are on display. These works were produced during the Meiji and Showa periods using a traditional transfer-printing pottery method called inbande. Additionally, kites from around Asia adorned with designs representative of local trends can be seen.

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¥800
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LOVE ♥ RIBON ♥ FUROKU

Dec 8, 2016 - Feb 5, 2017
Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nakagyo-ku, Karasuma-Oike
Kyoto, Kyoto 604-0846 Japan
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Kyoto International Manga Museum The renowned girls manga magazine Ribon was first issued by the Shueisha publishing company in 1955. Over the years, a number of famous shojo (literally, ‘young woman’) manga artists have gotten their start by appearing in Ribon, such as Arina Tanemura, Ai Yazawa, and Wataru Yoshizumi. Each issue of the magazine,

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¥2297 - ¥3223
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Sengoku The Real at Osaka Castle

Dec 16, 2016 - Mar 12, 2017
Osaka Castle Park, Osaka-jo 1-1
Osaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002 Japan

戦国•ザ•リアルat 大坂城 Osaka Castle Park, Osaka Open for 56 days between Dec 16 and Mar 12 Universal Studios Japan presents a spectacular entertainment event at Nishino-maru Garden in Osaka Castle Park. Using projection mapping and pyrotechnics, the live performance will feature the great samurai warrior Yukimura Sanada. Time: Depend on date. Admission: ¥2,297 / ¥2,760

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Yasuka Goto “The Patch of Despair”

Dec 16, 2016 - Jan 21, 2017
Gallery Fleur at Kyoto Seika University, 137 Iwakura Kinochō, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Kyoto, 606-8588 Japan

Gallery Fleur at Kyoto Seika University Until Jan 21 Yasuka Goto’s wall-sized paintings focus on struggles experienced by her grandfathers and great-grandfathers who survived periods of war, as well as those of laborers alive during the same era. Her emotionally dynamic works portray an amazing determination to live bravely through times of cruelty and despair.

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¥1400
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The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl: Transmitting a Secret Art across Generations of the Raku Family

Dec 17, 2016 - Feb 12, 2017
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Okazaki Enshoji-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Kyoto, 606-8344
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The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto In 16th-century Kyoto, Japanese tea master Sen no Rikyu asked Chojiro, a potter, to make tea bowls for use in sacred wabi-style tea ceremonies. The original techniques used to create these chawan tea bowls gave rise to a unique genre of traditional pottery now known as Raku ware.

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¥1500
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A Journey to the Land of Immortals – Treasures of Ancient Greece

Dec 23, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017
Kobe City Museum, 24 Kyōmachi, Chūō-ku
Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken Japan
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Kobe City Museum The aesthetic refinement of Ancient Greek art has mesmerized audiences from cultures around the world since the era of its creation. Centering on themes of polytheism and the intricate relationship between gods and mortals, the style depicted in Ancient Greek works has stood out against other historical art forms for its glorified

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¥1030
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Automata Europe and Japan

Dec 26, 2016 - Mar 1, 2017
Rokko International Musical Box Museum, Kitarokkō-4512-145 Rokkōsanchō, Nada-ku, Kōbe-shi,
Hyōgo, 657-0101 Japan

からくり人形西洋と日本 Rokko International Musical Box Museum, Hyogo Until Mar 1 An exhibition of European automata and Japanese mechanical puppets. While showing these classical dolls moving, they demonstrate their internal mechanisms and explore their history. Time: 10am–5pm (Closed Thursdays, Dec 31 & Jan 1) • Admission: ¥1,030 adults, concessions • Access: Rokko Cable Line, Rokkosanjo Stn,

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The Muggles

Jan 01 - Jan 29
Woodstock Café, Ashiya, 2-11-201 Hamachō, Ashiya-shi
Hyogo, 659-0025 Japan

Every Fri & Sat Mellow ballads, classic rock, and dynamic rock-n-roll from Osaka-based jamming band Woodstock Café, Ashiya • Group Sounds & Rock • Admission free (¥2,000 for 2 drinks + snack) • Tel: 079-734-1044

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¥1600
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The Louvre Museum Special Exhibition Louvre No.9

Jan 02 - Jan 29
Knowledge Capital in Grand Front Osaka, Osaka, 3-1 Ōfukachō, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi,
Osaka, 530-0011 Japan

ルーブル美術館特別展 漫画、9番目の芸術 Knowledge Capital in Grand Front Osaka Jan 2–29 Comics in France are considered the “Ninth Art” and are increasingly becoming a significant topic for study and review in the 21st century. This exhibit introduces bande dessinée, another name for French comics, co-organized by the Louvre Museum in France. The BD project introduces talented manga

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¥500
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Plum Tree Bonsai Exhibition

Jan 07 - Mar 12
Keiun-Kan, Shiga, 2-5 Minatochō Nagahama-shi
Shiga, 526-0067 Japan

第66回長浜盆梅展 Keiun-Kan, Shiga Jan 7–Mar 12 This is the best exhibition of plum-tree pots in Japan. Take a look at a 400-year-old tree, a three-meter tree and 90 other magnificent pots of plum blossoms set in a traditional Japanese house. Time: 9am–5pm • Admission: ¥500 adults, concessions • Access: JR Nagahama Stn, 3-min walk •

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¥600
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Collection Masterpieces: Oil and Nihonga Paintings in Modern Japan

Jan 13 - Jan 29
Nakano Museum of Art, 9 Chome-946-2 Ayameikeminami, Nara-shi
Nara, 631-0033 Japan

Nakano Museum of Art Until Jan 29 Nihonga are paintings produced in accordance with traditional Japanese techniques developed and refined for over a thousand years. This exhibition gives visitors a chance to view a selection of 40 oil and nihonga paintings by Kokei Kobayashi, Hako Irie, and other artists, as well as prints by Yozo

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Life Beyond the Tsunami: Otsuchi People’s Struggles for Recovery and Hopes for the Future

Jan 19 - Apr 11
National Museum of Ethnology, 10-1 Senribampaku Koen
Suita, Osaka, 565-8511
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This exhibition examines the March 2011 tsunami through the lens of Otsuchi, a small fishing town in Iwate Prefecture that was devastated by the disaster. Through a wide range of exhibits, visitors are invited to ask questions about what it was like to experience the tsunami and its aftermath firsthand, and also about what lessons

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¥5500
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Whitney

Jan 19
Osaka Shangri-La, Osaka, 1 Chome-1-14 Ōyodominami, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi
Osaka, 531-0075 Japan

US indie-rock band from Chicago formed 2015 Shangri-La, Osaka • Indie • 7pm • ¥5,500 • Tel: 0570-200-888

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6:00 pm
3000¥
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Butoh-kan: “Hisoku”

Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Kyoto Butoh-kan, Tsukinukecho 135, Nakagyoku
Kyoto, 604-8202
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The world's first Butoh-specialty theatre's premier show, "Hisoku" by veteran dancer Ima Tenko takes place in an ancient Japanese theatre, with an intimate audience of only eight people. Live shamisen music accompanies Ima Tenko's one-and-only dance as the most authentic Butoh performance to show every week in the Old Capital of Kyoto.

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8:00 pm
3000¥
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Butoh-kan: “Hisoku”

Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
Kyoto Butoh-kan, Tsukinukecho 135, Nakagyoku
Kyoto, 604-8202
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The world’s first Butoh-specialty theatre’s premier show, “Hisoku” by veteran dancer Ima Tenko takes place in an ancient Japanese theatre, with an intimate audience of only eight people. Live shamisen music accompanies Ima Tenko’s one-and-only dance as the most authentic Butoh performance to show every week in the Old Capital of Kyoto. Audience 97% give

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