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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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¥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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¥800
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Works by Imperial Household Artists: Maki-e Lacquerware

May 20 - Aug 13
Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum, 337-1 kiyomizu-sanchome sanneizaka kita-iru kiyomizudera-monzen higashiyama-ku kyoto
Kyoto, 605-0862 Japan

Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum Until Aug 13 Maki-e is a traditional Japanese lacquerware decoration technique that was developed for court nobles during the Heian period. Works are decorated with sprinkled gold or silver powders derived from various materials. This exhibition features lacquerware designed by leading imperial household craftsmen. Open: 10am–5pm • Closed: Mon & Tues •

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¥800
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Yamagishi Ryoko Exhibition ~ TERASU – metamorphosis

May 27 - Sep 03
Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nakagyo-ku, Karasuma-Oike
Kyoto, Kyoto 604-0846 Japan

Kyoto International Manga Museum Award-winning artist Ryoko Yamagishi’s elegant and colorful works first hit the manga scene in 1969 and rose to fame some two years later. She is known mainly for her serialized stories that focus on ballet, one of her favorite childhood pastimes, but she has published works spanning a range of other

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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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¥340
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Telling Stories

May 30 - Sep 10
The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, 1-4-14 Fukiage Wakayama-City
Wakayama, 640-8137 Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama One of the main aims of the medium of painting since its inception more than 30,000 years ago has been to tell stories. Many of the best illustrative works throughout history were created within the context of an underlying narrative, and include characters and moments filled with action and

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Anne Valérie Dupond Exhibition

Jun 03 - Jul 29
Gallerie De Room 702, 2-7-18 Inari Naniwaku
Osaka, 556.0023 Japan

Gallerie De Room 702 Anne Valérie Dupond is a textile sculptor based in Besançon, France who stitches together representations of humans, beasts, and objects from recovered fabrics with needle and thread. Many of these sculptures are formed in replication of the renowned Baroque portrait busts made popular by the Roman artists of the 17th and

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¥500
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Ink Painting in Japan and China

Jun 10 - Jul 23
Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi, Izumi-shi, Uchidachō, 3 Chome-6-12
Osaka, 594-1156 Japan

Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi Until Jul 23 Ink wash painting, known as sumi-e in Japanese, has been utilized in Asian art and calligraphy since as far back as the fifth century. This exhibition showcases the rich history surrounding this traditional art form with numerous Chinese and Japanese works from the museum’s collection. Open:

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¥600
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The Beauty of Meissen Porcelain: Lovely Figurines and Flowery Service

Jun 10 - Aug 27
The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, 4 Kondachō Kamitachikui, Sasayama-shi,
Hyogo, 669-2135 Japan

The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo Until Aug 27 Meissen porcelain was the first hard-paste porcelain to be produced in Europe. This exhibition showcases more than 100 elegant 19th-century Meissen works from the Gifuken Gendaitogei Museum. Artworks include stunning figurines, tableware, and more. Open: 10am–7pm (until 9pm Fri & Sat) • Closed: Mon • Admission:

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¥340
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Hisao Suzuki “The Speed of Sculpture”

Jun 14 - Sep 10
The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, 1-4-14 Fukiage Wakayama-City
Wakayama, 640-8137 Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama Until Sep 10 Hisao Suzuki forms his sculptures from iron, bronze, lead, stone, and more recently, stainless steel. This display of some 15 pieces of Suzuki’s works dates as far back as the 1980s. Open: 9:30am–5pm • Closed: Mon • Admission: ¥340 • Access: JR Wakayama Stn, bus to

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Records That Changed the World

Jun 21 - Jul 23
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 Until Jul 23 The 1948 invention of the LP paved the way for decades of unforgettable album cover artwork, an influential but dying form of creative expression that has given visual shape to music of all different genres. On display is a selection of some 5,000 jackets from records that

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Yuki Tsukiyama Exhibition

Jun 30 - Jul 29

Tezukayama Gallery Until Jul 29 Yuki Tsukiyama utilizes a variety of materials such as wood, metal, and paint to create his dynamic sculptures, emphasizing the idea of ‘playing’ with these elements to bring out their full potential. In this exhibition, Tsukiyama presents a series of wooden panels painted with rich layers of monochromatic color. Open:

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¥1400
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The Bhutan Exhibition – A Hint to Happiness

Jul 01 - Sep 03
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku
Kobe, 651-0073

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art The art of the remote Kingdom of Bhutan teems with motifs derived from the Vajrayana school of Buddhism. Divine beings depicted in Bhutanese art were each assigned their own special shapes, colors, and identifying objects during ancient times, such as lotus flowers and thunderbolts. Bhutan is a country known for

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Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2017

Jul 04 @ 11:00 am - Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

This exhibition showcases highly-regarded entries in the annual international competition, the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2017, organized by the Tokyo Type Directors Club, and this year will feature more than 150 outstanding graphic design works focusing on typography, including the ten Grand Prize and other prize-winning works and nominated works. Leading international designers who empathize

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