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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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¥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

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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Sculptures Gathering

Nov 19, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku
Kobe, 651-0073

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Until Mar 19 This exhibition presents a selection of sculptures and 3D artwork created by masters of modern art, contemporary artists, and others. 2D artworks created by sculptors or related to sculptures will be also on display Open: 10am–6pm • Closed: Mon • Admission: Free • Access: Hanshin Line, Iwaya

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¥900
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Robert Coutelas “I Seek the Small Golden Hand”

Dec 17, 2016 - Mar 12, 2017
Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, 5-3 Zenihara, Oyamazaki-cho, Otokuni-gun, Kyoto 618-0071 Japan

Asahi Beer Omayazaki Villa Museum of Art For Parisian painter Robert Coutelas, the creation of art was an inherently spiritual experience. “I work a lot,” he once remarked, “because working brings me closer to the mystery.” He felt a revulsion for the trends espoused by the European art community in the 20th century. Rather than

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¥600
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Manyo Collection Exhibition – New Additions 4

Dec 17, 2016 - Feb 26, 2017
Nara Prefectural Complex of Manyo Culture, 10 Asuka, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun
Nara, 634-0103 Japan

Nara Prefectural Complex of Manyo Culture Until Feb 26 This museum houses more than 800 ancient artifacts, many of which make up Manyoshu, the oldest existing collection of classical Japanese poetry. The latest New Additions exhibition features some 90 works, including ceramic dolls, paintings, and other items donated by artists and collectors in 2015. Open:

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¥700
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Welcome to Tadanori Yokoo Hot Spring!

Dec 17, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017
Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, 3-8-30, Haradadori, Nada-ku, Kobe
Hyogo, 657-0837 Japan

Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art Until Mar 26 This display spotlights two series of works created by Japanese graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker, and painter Yokoo Tadanori. All pieces relate to Japanese hot springs and public baths, filling the museum with the laid-back atmosphere of an onsen resort. Open: 10am–6pm (until 8pm Fri & Sun)

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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

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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¥600
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Remnants of Reputed Katana Swords: Drawings of Katana Blades and the Splendor of Katana Swords

Jan 05 - Feb 27
Osaka Museum of History, 1-32 Otemae 4-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka, 540-0008 Japan

Osaka Museum of History Until Feb 27 The katana sword was a traditional weapon of choice wielded by ancient Japanese samurai, and has remained a cultural icon in modern times. Katana enthusiasts are invited to view a collection of drawings featuring renowned blades alongside ancient weapons forged by famous swordsmiths. Open: 9:30am–5pm • Closed: Tues

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¥400
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The Beauty of the Prayer

Jan 14 - Mar 15
Nara Prefectural Museum of Art, Nara, 10-6 Noboriōji-chō
Nara, 630-8213 Japan

Nara Prefectural Museum of Art The culture and history of Nara, Japan’s capital city throughout the 8th century, has significantly influenced the artistic and emotional atmosphere of the country. The power of religious faith permeating Nara City, rooted mainly in the traditions of Shinto and Buddhism, has served Japan’s mentality with a rich sense of

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The 211th Exhibition Graphics and Music

Jan 20 - Mar 18
kyoto ddd gallery, 10 Uzumasakamikeibu-cho,Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto-city, 616-8533

As humans, we typically seek to express our inner feelings or thoughts by a variety of methods. Artistic activities are one such way, with music and art being representative examples. Whereas music, through sound and the human voice, appeals to our sense of hearing, art, through color and form, appeals to our visual sense. And

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Graphics and Music

Jan 20 - Mar 18
kyoto ddd gallery, 10 Uzumasakamikeibu-cho,Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto-city, 616-8533

kyoto ddd gallery Music and visual art both serve as means of expressing the inner feelings of their creators, who craft them to appeal to our senses of hearing and sight, respectively. These two mediums have maintained a deep reciprocal connection throughout history, with one inspiring or influencing the making of the other. The inception

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¥1400
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Bonjour Monsieur Renoir; Renoir et Umehara – Joie de Peindre

Jan 24 - Mar 26
Abeno Harukas Art Museum, 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka
Osaka, 545-6016 Japan

Abeno Harukas Art Museum Ryuzaburo Umehara, highly regarded today as a master of Japanese Western painting, began indulging his affinity for European art at a young age. In 1908, at the age of 20, Umehara traveled to Paris to study European painting techniques, and moved to the south of France the following year to become

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¥510
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Shigeru Izumi “How to Make a Handsome Painting”

Jan 27 - Mar 26
The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, 1-4-14 Fukiage Wakayama-City
Wakayama, 640-8137 Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama Contemporary artist Shigeru Izumi has incorporated a variety of media into his works throughout his career, including oil painting, lithographs, etching, and silkscreen prints. He founded the avant-garde Democratic Artists’ Association with Ei-Q in 1951, and went on to win the Newcomer’s Award at the 1st Tokyo International Print

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Noriyori Shirakawa “I.L.L.U. of Blue”

Jan 27 - Mar 25
HRD Fine Art, 494-1 Kamigoryōtatemachi, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Osaka, 602-0896 Japan

HRD Fine Art Until Mar 25 Tokyo-based painter Noriyori Shirakawa, currently a teacher at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Art and Music, aims to manifest three-dimensionality over two-dimensional planes. He often utilizes silver and aluminium metal leaf to add depth to his intricate and carefully constructed works, resulting in an interactive dance of color

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¥900
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Pierre Alechinsky Exhibition

Jan 28 - Apr 09
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka
Osaka, 530-0005 Japan

The National Museum of Art, Osaka Pierre Alechinsky, born in Belgium in 1927, specializes in a unique synthesis of Eastern and Western painting styles. He embarked on his artistic career after World War II by getting involved with Cobra, an avant-garde group that championed creative freedom and individualism. He soon discovered Japanese calligraphy in Paris

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¥1600
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Lucas Cranach The Elder: 500 Years of the Power of Temptation

Jan 28 - Apr 16
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka
Osaka, 530-0005 Japan

The National Museum of Art, Osaka Osaka’s National Museum of Art offers a rare opportunity to explore a varied selection of masterpieces by German Renaissance painter and printmaker Lucas Cranach the Elder. Cranach served as a court painter for the Electors of Saxony at Wittenberg and became widely known throughout Europe for the portraits he

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¥1000
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The Old Masters of Baroque: Bruegel – Rubens – Rembrandt

Feb 08 - Mar 28
Himeji City Museum of Art, Honmachi-cho 68-25
Himeji-shi, Hyogo 670-0012 Japan

Himeji City Museum of Art Until Mar 28 Baroque visual artworks use exaggerated depictions of movement and intense emotion to communicate narratives and produce dramatic tension in the minds of viewers. This exhibition presents a selection of Baroque paintings from 17th-century Europe by prolific artists such as Titian and Rembrandt. Open: 10am–5pm • Closed: Mon

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¥1300
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The Peter Rabbit Exhibition – Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s Birth

Feb 11 - Apr 02
Grand Front Osaka Knowledge Capital, Tower B 11F, Grand Front Osaka, 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0011

Grand Front Osaka Knowledge Capital Event Lab Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of world-renowned English author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, best known for her beloved Peter Rabbit series. Potter grew up in England’s Lake District, where she began sketching drawings of animals and plants as a child. Her earliest models were

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Themed Exhibition Kimono: The Beginning of New Year – Koshino Hiroko

Feb 17 - Mar 27
KH Gallery Ashiya, 17-5 Okuikechō, Ashiya-shi
Hyogo, 659-0003 Japan

KH Gallery Ashiya Until Mar 27 KH Gallery in Ashiya presents a vibrant exhibition of Japanese kimono displayed alongside a collection of artist Hiroko Koshino’s most recent oil paintings. Experience the unique beauty of Japanese culture expressed via these two contrasting mediums. Open: 11am–4pm • Closed: Tues, Wed, Thurs • Admission: Free • Access: Ashiya

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In/side/out hand-painted silk accessory exhibition

Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm - Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm
Sio gallery, Chuo-ku, Minamisenba 1-3-26
Osaka, 542-0081 Japan

In/side/out Mária Roskó solo exhibition 23-26 February 2017 12:00-19:00 (last day until 17:00) Sio gallery, Osaka The exhibition comprises the works created during her 4 year-long stay in Japan and will also include the latest works that are inspired by Japanese urban landscape Mária Roskó is a Hungarian accessory designer currently living in Japan. The

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¥1 - ¥1000
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Winterfest 4

Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm - Feb 26 @ 2:00 am
Viva La Mort, Sakai-ku, Ebisujimachō, 5丁3
Sakai-shi, Ōsaka-fu 590-0985 Japan

新堺においで! VivaRoutePine presents: 4th annual Viva La Mort Winterfest party! At Viva La Mort, Route26, and Pineapple Express. Good music, good food, good beer, good people, good times! B.Y.O.S. 持ち込みプリント: ¥500 silkscreen printing! Fire? I hope so... ¥1000 includes 1 drink and a ¥500 coupon for Viva. That's basically FREE! (Pineapple Express is free all

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6:00 pm
¥2500
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V-DAY Osaka Presents: The Vagina Monologues

Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pine Brooklyn, 1 Chome-2-35 Fukushima, Fukushima Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 06-6225-7098
Osaka, Japan

UPDATE: Tickets are SOLD OUT.//おかげさまで、満員御礼となりました! For those of you who didn't reserve tickets, there's still a chance to see the play! We are opening up our dress rehearsal to the public. This will be a full run through of the performance the same day of. Details below: WHEN: Sunday, February 26th (doors open @ 14:30,

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