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Take a walk through Ueno Park and visit art exhibitions


2018.09.27 (Thu)

Art and design from different periods introduce Japanese culture and history

Ueno Park is home to some of the finest museums in the country. They are located just a short walk through the park from each other near Ueno Station.

Upcoming exhibitions at the Tokyo National Museum

Collaborative Exhibition Project between the Tokyo National Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

October 2, 2018 (Tue) - December 9, 2018(Sun)

This exhibition explores the meaning and beauty of Japanese art, contrasting it with the work of French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968). Both Duchamp’s work and the work of traditional Japanese artists has their own special style.

The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei

October 2, 2018 (Tue) - December 9, 2018(Sun)

Daiho’onji Temple was built in northern Kyoto in the early 13th century, at the beginning of the Kamakura Period in Japanese history. This exhibition offers the opportunity to see masterpieces from the period including many sculptures that can usually not be seen such as the Sakyamuni Buddha of Daiho’onji Temple and sculptures of the ten major disciples of Buddha created by Kaikei.

Still on show this week at The National Museum of Western Art

Foujita: A Retrospective ― Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death

July 31 (Tue) – October 8 (Mon), 2018

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968) was born in Japan, but lived and worked in France where he became a leading artist of the Ecole de Paris. The exhibition brings together works from all periods of Foujita’s life.

BENTO—Design for Eating, Gathering and Communicating

July 21 (Sat) – October 8 (Mon), 2018

Bento are boxed lunches that many school children and office workers eat everyday. The food and the boxes that they are packed in often hold deep meaning for Japanese people. This exhibition looks at Japan’s bento food culture.

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