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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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¥420
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Special Exhibition: Beads in the World

Mar 09 - Jun 06
National Museum of Ethnology, 0-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita-shi,
Osaka, 565-8511 Japan

National Museum of Ethnology Until June 6 Witness a remarkable collection of beaded accessories made from a diversity of materials, such as stone, glass, shells, insect feathers, and animal teeth. This exhibition demonstrates the decorative potential of beadwork techniques involving both commonplace and unconventional components. Open: 10am–5pm • Closed: Wed • Admission: ¥420 • Access:

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¥700
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The Dramatic Vessel

The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Until June 11 Ceramic vessels act not only as functional containers for everyday use but also serve as expressions of beauty in the realm of contemporary pottery. This selection of dramatic vessels contains works by leading pottery talents such as Bernard Leach and Lucy Rie. Open: 9:30am–5pm • Closed: Mon

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¥500
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Special Exhibition: Masaaki Ueda

Apr 03 - Jul 17
Koryo Museum of Art, Kyoto, Kita Ward, Shichiku Kaminokishicho, 15
Kyoto, 603-8108 Japan

Koryo Museum of Art Until Jul 17 This exhibition showcases works by Masaaki Ueda, the Koryo Museum of Art’s second director, and explores his relationship with founder Jeong Jomun throughout the museum’s history. Main works on display include crafts and ceramics. Open: 12pm–5pm • Closed: Mon • Admission: ¥500 • Access: JR Kyoto Stn, bus

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¥1000
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Decisive Moments

Apr 05 - Jun 18

Kahitsukan • Kyoto Contemporary Museum of Art Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) was a highly influential French photographer active throughout the 20th century. After experimenting with different art forms in his early years, including music, painting, and acting, he pioneered the street-photography movement and became famous for his candid black-and-white shots. Cartier-Bresson, an army corporal photographer who

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¥1300
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Wooden Buddhist Statues in Japan

Apr 08 - Jun 04
Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, 1-82 Chausuyamachō, Tennōji-ku, Ōsaka-shi
Osaka, Select a State: 543-0063 Japan

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts Japan’s Shinto influence has long contributed to a sense of reverence for natural objects in the hearts of its people. Since ancient times, artists and spiritualists alike have expressed tremendous veneration for trees, which are believed to house the energy of sacred spirits. Trees that grow tall over the

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¥510
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The Evolution of Contemporary Prints

Apr 08 - Jun 25
The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, 1-4-14 Fukiage Wakayama-City
Wakayama, 640-8137 Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama Until Jun 25 Guests are invited to explore the development of printmaking during the postwar era when Japanese prints were first recognized on the international scene as an independent form of contemporary art. Various prints created from the 1950s through the 1970s are on display, including winners of the

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¥400
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2017 Collection Exhibition: Feminine Reflections of Time

Apr 11 - Jun 18

BB Plaza Museum of Art In the realm of art, nudity never loses its power. The female image has been an essential focus throughout the history of Western painting and remains a key motif to this day. Female nudes have appeared in Japanese art since ancient times, but came under the influence of Western artistic

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¥1200
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Hisui Sugiura – A Leader of Modern Design

Apr 15 - Jun 11
Hosomi Museum, Kyoto, 6-3 Saishoji-cho Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Kyoto, 606-8342 Japan

Hosomi Museum Until Jun 11 The works of Hisui Sugiura, one of Japan’s most respected pioneers of graphic design, have been displayed in commercial advertisements since the 1920s. This exhibition brings together an impressive selection of Sugiura’s finest pieces borrowed from the collection kept at the Museum of Art in Ehime. Open: 10am–6pm • Closed:

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¥500
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Yumeji Romanticism – Kobe Scenes and Travels Abroad

Apr 15 - Jun 25
Kobe Fashion Museum, 2 Chome-9-1 Kōyōchōnaka, Higashinada-ku, Kōbe-shi
Hyogo, 658-0032 Japan

Kobe Fashion Museum Until Jun 25 Acclaimed poet and painter Yumeji Takehisa created works influenced by his fascination with the exotic atmosphere of Kobe City, where he lived during his youth. Around 200 pieces from his Sketches from the West series are on display, including portraits, painted folding screens, and various original prints. Open: 10am–6pm

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¥500
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Motohashi Seiichi: Sense of Place

Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City Until Jul 17 Documentary photographer Seiichi Motohashi strives to portray the wide range of pursuits that form the basis of human society. This exhibition features over 200 images from Motohashi, including previously unreleased shots and representative photos taken in coal mines, a circus, a slaughterhouse, and other

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¥430
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Postwar German Posters for Films

Apr 19 - Jun 11
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Okazaki Enshoji-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Kyoto, 606-8344

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto The postwar division of Germany into East and West after WWII came to affect every aspect of life in its territories, including the film industry. As the respective governments and societies of East and West Germany splintered and evolved along separate paths, so did the culture surrounding movies

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¥1300
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A Monumental Journey to the Far Side of the World: The Art of Renaissance Italy and the Boys of Tensho-Era Japan

Apr 22 - Jul 17
Kobe City Museum, 24 Kyōmachi, Chūō-ku
Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken Japan

Kobe City Museum In 1582, a representative envoy known as the Tensho Embassy was sent by Japanese Christian Lord Omoto Sorin to meet with the Pope and kings of 16th-century Europe. Throughout its eight-year journey, members of the embassy visited numerous European countries and their territories, including Italy, where the Renaissance period was in full

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¥300
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Buddhist Painting x Landscape

Apr 28 - Jun 04

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts Until Jun 4 The realm of Buddhist art is teeming with ethereal landscapes portraying motifs such as majestic mountains, serene lotus ponds, and billowing clouds that envelop the Buddha during his ascension to nirvana. This exhibition presents landscapes from the tradition of Japanese Buddhist painting. Open: 9:30am–5pm • Closed:

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¥1300
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Yes, We Love Cats Any Time!

Apr 29 - Jun 11
The Museum of Kyoto, 京都市中京区三条高倉 604-8183 Japan

The Museum of Kyoto Until Jun 11 Japan has long held an obsession for all things feline. Cats have been included as main motifs in kabuki plays and ukiyo-e paintings throughout history. On display on the third and fourth floors of the Museum of Kyoto are works exploring the iconic value of cats in Japanese

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¥900
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Ryan Gander – These Wings Aren’t For Flying

Apr 29 - Jul 02
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka
Osaka, 530-0005 Japan

The National Museum of Art, Osaka English multimedia artist Ryan Gander aims to spark the imaginations of his audience by pushing the bounds of their understanding and perception. He has hosted multiple solo exhibitions worldwide since the early 2000s, displaying a diversity of sculptures, installations, paintings, photography, videos, and prints produced using artistic materials and

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¥1500
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Mastery of an Art: Van Cleef & Arpels – High Jewelry and Japanese Crafts

Apr 29 - Aug 06
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Okazaki Enshoji-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Kyoto, 606-8344

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Until Aug 6 World-renowned French jewelry, watch, and perfume company Van Cleef & Arpels has set the standard for luxury craftsmanship since its founding in 1896. View an interesting cultural comparison between French and Japanese artistic mastery with this mixed collection of Van Cleef & Arpels and traditional

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Masayoshi Nakajo IN & OUT, あるいは飲&嘔吐(Imbibing and Vomiting)

May 09 - Jun 24
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kyoto ddd gallery, 10 Uzumasa Kamikeibuchō, Ukyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
kyoto, 616-8533 Japan

Titled"IN & OUT,"- the exhibition will feature 22 new posters with the theme of "Mother & Others" in Swiss size, i.e. dimensions somewhat langer than usual.The peerless Nakajo, whose overwhelming presence utterly defies imitation, will demonstrate his ever-youthful approach to his art belying his 83 years. He claims being creative can sometimes be a struggle,

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Masayoshi Nakajo “In & Out (Imbibing and Vomiting)”

May 09 - Jun 24
kyoto ddd gallery, 10 Uzumasakamikeibu-cho,Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto-city, 616-8533

kyoto ddd gallery Until Jun 24 Contemporary graphic design artist Masayoshi Nakajo presents 22 new posters centered on the theme “Mother & Others” at kyoto ddd gallery. The lower level of the venue is devoted entirely to works by Nakajo featured in previous solo exhibitions alongside his numerous contributions to Shiseido’s Hanatsubaki magazine. Open: 11am–7pm

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Hiroko Koshino “Contrast”

May 15 - Jun 25
KH Gallery Ashiya, 17-5 Okuikechō, Ashiya-shi
Hyogo, 659-0003 Japan

KH Gallery Ashiya Until Sep 17 This exhibition focuses on the theme of “Contrast” with installation works that synthesize the worlds of fashion and visual art. View light and elegant garments displayed alongside striking paintings by multimedia artist Hiroko Koshino. Open: 11am–4pm • Closed: Wed • Admission: Free • Access: JR Kobe or Hanshin line,

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¥1500
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Fantastic Art in Belgium

May 20 - Jul 09
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku
Kobe, 651-0073

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch depicted fantastical dream worlds featuring bizarre creatures and thematic imagery related to heaven, hell, and the multifaceted experiences of humanity. He is perhaps best known for his ambitious triptych titled, The Garden of Earthly Delights, on display at the Museo del Prado since 1939. Bosch’s

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¥200
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120th Anniversary of the Birth of Keinosuke Ito

May 30 - Jul 30
Otani Memorial Art Museum, 4-38 Nakahamachō, Nishinomiya-shi
Hyogo, 662-0952 Japan

Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City Until Jul 30 Some 20 major works, including two new acquisitions, created by renowned painter Keinosuke Ito during his time in Europe are on display in celebration of the 120th anniversary of his birth. Observe the development of this beloved artist over the course of his career throughout the

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