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Makeup Culture Gallery Gallery Talk "The Aesthetics of the Beginning"

2-5-17 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku POLA Aoyama Building 1F POLA Institute of Makeup Culture Gallery

A researcher will guide you through the Makeup Culture Gallery. In the Art Corner, we will introduce the collection and pictorial materials curated according to the theme. Even ukiyo-e prints, which we usually see, will be able to make new discoveries and enjoy them by explaining them from the perspective of makeup culture. In the Books corner, books are introduced under eight themes associated with the exhibitions in the Art corner. You can actually hold the open stack books in your hands. Capacity: 8 people each time Reservation deadline: Wednesday, July 10 at 3 p.m.

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Makeup Culture Gallery Opening Commemorative Talk Event "Makeup Culture Reading from the Image of Women"

2-5-17 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Pola Aoyama Building B1F P.O. Minami-Aoyama Hall

In May 2024, the POLA Institute of Culture took the opportunity of its relocation to Aoyama and opened a new dissemination center, the Makeup Culture Gallery. To commemorate the opening, we will hold a talk event "Makeup Culture from the Perspective of Women's Images". While introducing the makeup behavior, makeup view, and aesthetic sense of female figures depicted in ukiyo-e prints, we will consider the meaning of modern makeup that can be seen from them. After the talk, we will introduce the activities at the Makeup Culture Gallery. We have prepared an exhibition of hair tying templates and a program that reproduces and experiences the feel of white powder from the Edo period. We look forward to your participation. Capacity: 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis

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Minato City Tourism Information Center (Tsuji Square) "The 21st Minato City Tourism Photo Contest 2022 Winning Works Exhibition"

5-36-4 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tsuji Square, 1st floor, Minato-ku Tourist Information Center(札の辻Square)

The "Minato City Tourism Photo Contest" is held every year with the aim of rediscovering the charm of Minato City through photography, from famous places and old sites in Minato City to seasonal traditions and hidden spots. Submissions were solicited in two categories, the "General Category" and the "Photocon Koshien Division" for junior high and high school students, and this year's 21st edition of the contest established the "Special Area Award (Shimashobe)" and the "Theme Award (Bustle of the City)". We will exhibit 23 prize-winning works selected by a jury chaired by photographer Mineko Orisaku. 【Exhibition Schedule】 (1) 5/2 (Thu) ~ 5/31 (Fri) [General Category] Gold Award, Silver Award, Special Area Prize (Shimashobe), Theme Award (Bustle of the City) 5 points in total (2) 6/1 (Sat) ~ 6/30 (Sun) [General Division] Special Prize 4 points in total (3) 7/1 (Mon) ~ 7/31 (Wed) [General Category] Special Jury Prize 6 points in total (3) 8/1 (Thu) ~ 8/31 (Sat) [General Division] Area Prize 5 points in total (4) 9/1 (Sun) ~ 9/30 (Mon) [Koshien Division] First Prize, Second Prize, Judge's Special Prize 3 points in total [Click here for the winning works] https://visit-minato-city.tokyo/ja-jp/photocontest/2023 [Image] The 21st Minato City Tourism Photo Contest 2022 Silver Prize "Wrapped in Kindness" Tomoko Morita

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Minato City Tourist Information Center (Tokyo Tower Foot Town)

4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo Tower Foot Town 2nd Floor

The multilingual staff can provide information on various tourist attractions, restaurants, transport and accommodation in Minato Ward.

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Mr./Ms. Museum of Art "Tokugawa Art Museum Exhibition: The Treasures of the Owari Tokugawa Family"

9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3rd floor

The Tokugawa Museum of Art holds a number of treasures that have been passed down from generation to generation by the Owari Tokugawa family, which was the foremost of the three families connected to the Shogun family. From Ieyasu's relic "Sunpu Gobunmono" and other bequests of successive lords and wives, swords, tea utensils, incense utensils, Noh costumes, etc., we will introduce the history of the Owari Tokugawa family and the glamorous and prestigious daimyo culture. In particular, the national treasure "The Tale of Genji Picture Scroll", which is known as one of the most famous works, and the national treasure "Hatsune furnishings", which was brought as a wedding furnishings by Chiyohime, the eldest daughter of the third shogun Iemitsu, will also be a rare opportunity to exhibit as a special exhibition. * In order to protect the work, the exhibition will be changed during the exhibition period.

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Mori Art Museum "Theaster Gates: Afro Folk Crafts"

6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F

Theaster Gates (b. 1973 in Chicago) is based in Chicago's South Side neighborhood, USA, and is internationally acclaimed for his work across media and genres, including architecture, music, performance, fashion, and design, with a focus on sculpture and ceramics. Educated in sculpture and urban planning, Gates first came to Japan in 2004 to study ceramics in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, and has been influenced by Japan culture including ceramics for more than 20 years. His creative life is based on memorable encounters and discoveries in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as living as an African-American with roots in Mississippi and Chicago. As an artist, Gates explored cultural hybridity, and coined the term "Afro folk art" to describe his unique aesthetic, fusing the slogan "Black is Beautiful" that played a part in the American civil rights movement (1954-1968) with the philosophy of Japan's "Mingei movement." This exhibition, Gates' first solo exhibition in Japan and the largest in Asia, will introduce not only his representative works so far, but also works closely related to Japan culture, including new works for this exhibition, centered on this experimental experiment called "Afro Mingei". In recent years, when only the voices of the majority have been taken up and there is a need to diversify perspectives, the multi-layered experience seen in the expressions of black artists who are active on the front lines is attracting attention in the global art scene. The history of black people may not be familiar to the general knowledge of Japan, but this exhibition explores the appeal of black art, which continues to attract attention around the world, through Gates' multifaceted practice. At the same time, it will be an opportunity to realize the importance of contemporary art, which celebrates handicraft, questions race and politics, and a new fusion of cultures. 【Inquiry】 050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)

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Singing Piano Salon Melody

Manrakuan Building II 10F, 5-8-10 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Opened in August 2020, you will sing the hits of Heisei and Showa with live piano music. The singing time is limited to 15 people. Corona measures are also fully implemented.

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Tokyo Port City Takeshiba Office Tower

7th No. 1 Kaigan 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo

A new landmark in Takeshiba that opened on September 14, 2020. It is a large-scale complex with 40 floors above ground, and has not only offices, but also 21 restaurants, exhibition rooms, studios, halls, and other facilities. Skip Terrace, a symbol of the facility, is a relaxing space where you can feel nature while in the city center. As a "smart building" equipped with state-of-the-art technology throughout the building, it proposes new working style for office workers and comfortable use by guests.

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WATERS Takeshiba

1-10-30 Kaigan, Minato City, Tokyo

WATERS Takeshiba is a waterfront multiplex with a rich natural environment located in front of the Hamarikyu Gardens. The facilities include a 26-floor tower, a theater relocated from the Gekidan Shiki 2nd Theater, a plaza, and a 10-floor parking lot. Other than offices, the building houses the luxury hotel "Mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection", the first collaboration between JR East Japan Group's Nippon Hotel and Marriot International, the commercial facility "Atelier Takeshiba" which offers a space that satisfies your curiosity for new creative works with the vision of providing "A playground for the senses", the new theater of the Gekidan Shiki that has nurtured culture and art in Takeshiba for a long time, "JR East Japan Shiki Theater [Spring] [Autumn]", the "Takeshiba Wharf" that makes full use of the riverside environment, the "Takeshiba Mudflat", and more. We will continue to focus on developing the multiplex as a base from which to promote culture and art by making full use of the riverside environment.

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Sakurada Shrine

3-2-17 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Sakurada Shrine moved to the temporary reservoir after it was erected in Kasumigaseki, and it seems to have moved to the current location in the year Kan'ei. In 1945, we were involved in war damage, but we rebuilt it in 28 years.

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Kaleidoscope Specialty store Kaleidoscope old building

2-13-8 Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo

It is a shop specializing in the kaleidoscope which is rare in the world, of course. The etymology of "kaleidoscope" is Greece word, meaning "to see beautiful shapes." In the shop, there are about 600 kinds of kaleidoscope, such as mini-scopes, which can be one point or accessory by a writer. It's all in your hands, so forget about the time you enjoy. There is also a handmade classroom.

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Azabu Kuromimizu Onsen Takeyu

1-15-12 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Since it was opened as a "radium hot spring" in Taisho 2, the Bamboo hot spring which has been loved by the person of Azabu Taketani-Cho took the approval of the hot spring as "Azabu Kuromimizu (Kokubi sui) Onsen" in 2002. As the name implies, the transparent hot water is the effect of fatigue recovery, cold, stiff neck, back pain, etc. (non-smoking in store)

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Shinagawa Season Terrace

1-2-70 Minami, Minato City, Tokyo

Shinagawa Season Terrace is a success of applying 3D urban planning to a cooperative public and private large-scale development between the Tokyo Metropolis and four private companies: NTT Urban Development Corporation, Taisei Corporation, Hulic Co, and Tokyo City Development Co. The lower floors abound in a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as distributed conference halls, and adjoining the building is 3.5 hectares of open green space where the greenery and waterfront scenery changes from season to season. By creating a landscape of harmonious abundance while bringing all the advantages of a center for business to a place to foster community, it is contributing greatly to the regional community.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

5-21-9 Shirokanedai, Minato City, Tokyo

In the 8th year of the Showa era, the art museum was opened in the Former Residence of Prince Asaka. The architecture and garden together are treated as a work of art, the building adopting the art deco style that was at its height of prosperity in the early 20th century. The doors in the front entrance hall and chandeliers in the former great dining hall were made by Rene Lalique, master of Art Deco glass. Until it was opened to the public in the 58th year of the Showa era, it was called "illusory architecture." The silver guest house was used as lodging for special guests from abroad, up until it became an art museum. In the spacious garden, there is also a large cherry tree to delight visitors. It is also possible to visit the garden only, which is introduced by photos of seasonal landscapes on the official website. In each season, there are flowers to enjoy. It is also possible to visit the garden only. Please refer to the seasonal flower calendar on the official website.

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Tokyo Midtown

9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo

Tokyo Midtown has a wide variety of places, including shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, art museums, event halls, medical institutions, parking lots, and parks.

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Sengakuji

2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato City, Tokyo

The famous Sotozen temple was built by Ieyasu Tokugawa in the year 1612. Home to the tombs of the Asano clan and the Forty-Seven Rōnin of the Akō Incident, visitors can also see various objects and landmarks related to these legendary warriors, such as the Chikara-no-Ume plum tree. The Gishi Festival, which takes place on December 14th, the anniversary of the Akō Incident, attracts many visitors from all over Japan. Additionally, the Spring Gishi Festival takes place here from April 1st to 7th.

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The National Art Center, Tokyo

7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo

This beautiful spot combines the characteristic museum building created by the late Kisho Kurosawa, a world-renowned architect, and rows of cherry blossom trees outside.

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Minato City Local History Museum

Within Yukashi no Mori, 4-6-2 Shirokanedai, Minato City, Tokyo

Displays documents, old literature, Ukiyo-e art, folk equipment, and more excavated from ruins on the city grounds. In the "Please Touch the Exhibits Room", there are skeletons of the Minke Whale and Jomon pottery on display.

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Akasaka Palace (the State Guest House)

2-1-1 Motoakasaka, Minato City, Tokyo

Akasaka Palace was built in the 42d year of the Meiji Era (1909) as the Palace for the Crown Prince. It was renovated in the 49th year of the Showa Era (1974) and established as the nation's State Guest House. The Palace of Versailles was used as a reference for Akasaka Palace's magnificent exterior, which is based upon the colors white and blue. Akasaka Palace receives many VIPs and has become a venue for summits. It is presently open to the public throughout the year.

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Rainbow Bridge

3 Kaigan, Minato City, Tokyo / Rainbow Bridge Central Monitoring Room

The largest bridge in Metropolitan Tokyo, the Rainbow Bridge connects the Shibaura area to the Tokyo Waterfront City, with a length of about 800 meters. The bridge is a symbol of Tokyo and gives a beautiful silhouette to Tokyo Bay. The upper portion is the Shuto Expressway, and the lower portion is a double structure with general roads, pedestrian promenades, and the New Transit Yurikamome Line. You can enjoy a view of Tokyo Tower and Odaiba from the 1.7 km (20-30 walk) pedestrian premenade.

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Caretta Shiodome

1-8-2 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato City, Tokyo

Aside from having about 60 restaurants and shops, it is a commercial complex with cultural facilities such as Japan's only advertisement museum "Advertisement Museum Tokyo," "Dentsu Shiki Theatre UMI", etc. You can have a magnificent view of the bay area overlooking Odaiba and Toyosu from the free observation space "SKY VIEW" on the 46th floor. Its illumination with sounds and lights during the period from November through February every year attracts many visitors and has been a seasonal event in Shiodame area in Minako-ku.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library

5-7-13 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

This is a Tokyo Metropolitan library in the Arisugawa Miya Memorial Park. By the prescribed procedure, you can use the computer that is installed in the building. There is also a café restaurant on the 5th and 1st floors where you can take a snack.

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Tokyo Joypolis

DECKS Tokyo Beach, 1 Chome-6-1, Daiba, Minato City, Tokyo

Indoor amusement park in Odaiba, Tokyo, operated by CA Sega Joypolis Ltd. - As an indoor facility in DECKS Tokyo Beach, you can enjoy it on rainy days as well. Perfect for dates! - Packed with rollercoasters and other attractions - Enjoy yourself at fun-filled theme park Tokyo Joypolis!

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Water Bus [Tokyo Kanko Kisen Co., Ltd.]

2-7-104 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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