Suntory Museum of Art "190 years after his death"
Mokubei (1767~1833), a potter and painter who represented Kyoto in the late Edo period, was born in the teahouse "Kiya" in Gion, Kyoto, and is popularly known as "88". It was named "Kime" after the "tree" of Kiya or Mr. Aoki and the "rice" that is a contraction of eighty-eight. In addition to "Deaf Rice", which is derived from being deaf in middle age, there are issues such as "Dragon Rice", "Nine Scales", "Qingli", "Hundred Six Mountain People", and "Ancient Ware". In his 30s, he came across a Chinese ceramic book, "Ceramic Theory," which he transcribed and devoted himself to the ceramics industry in earnest. His works range from excellent sencha ware to tea ceramics. Based on his diligent research on ancient ceramics, he has a broad perspective, and the creativity of connecting the beauty and beauty of ancient ceramics from ancient and modern times beyond conventions and opening up new beauty is manifested in Kimai pottery. On the other hand, the paintings that Kime painted energetically, especially from his late 50s, are attractive for their pure and free-spirited style. Many of them are mountain and water maps that were gifts to friends, and if you look at them while imagining their friendships and Kime's own personality, you will feel even more flavorful. Now, what is indispensable for knowing the literati and wood rice is his magnificent testament. He is said to have said, "I want you to knead the clay from all over the places you have collected so far, put my body in it, burn it in a kiln, and bury it in the mountains. In this exhibition, we will introduce one of the best masterpieces full of individuality of wood rice that was admired by the literati of the time. Through the ceramics, paintings, and friendships of wood rice, it is a rare opportunity to experience the rare life and the whole picture of wood rice art.
Mori Art Museum "Roppongi Crossing 2022 Exhibition: Coming and Going Okay!"
"Roppongi Crossing" is a series of exhibitions that have been co-curated by the Mori Art Museum since 2004 as a fixed-point observational exhibition that provides a comprehensive overview of the contemporary art scene in Japan once every three years. In this seventh installment, we will introduce 22 Japan artists born in the 1940s ~ 1990s. This exhibition will be a crossings-in of creative activities, from artists who are already remarkable internationally to up-and-coming young artists who are expected to play an active role in the future. The prolonged coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed our lives, and various events that were previously difficult to see have become apparent in Japan society. I have come to reconsider the familiar things and living environment that I used to accept as a matter of course, and I have become strongly aware of the existence and diversity of neighbors living together in these turbulent times. In the future, as the flow of people recovers and new cultures are expected to develop, it will be necessary to reconsider the fact that various ethnic groups coexist in the current "Japan" and that the history and culture painted in this land are actually already colorful. What kind of future can we imagine and create together? The subtitle "Coming and Going Oh Rai!" expresses the desire to regain the movement of people who have been interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, while reaffirming the fact that diverse people and cultures coexist in the present Japan after repeated exchanges and exchanges with different cultures throughout history, and after a complicated past. In this context, I would like to reexamine what Japan contemporary art and creation are from a broad perspective and think together with you about tomorrow.
Minato City World Festival 2023
Minato Ward is home to more than 80 embassies, about half of the embassies in Japan, and is home to many foreigners. Taking advantage of these characteristics, the Minato City World Festival is an event that allows visitors to experience world cultures and deepen international understanding and exchange with the cooperation of embassies and shopping districts in the city. If you eat or shop at a cooperating store in the city and collect digital stamps, you can apply (by lottery) to make a reservation for a visit to the embassy, etc. In addition, due to social conditions such as the spread of the new coronavirus infection, depending on the trends of the country, Tokyo, and wards, the event may be changed, postponed, or canceled without prior notice. Please note. 【Minato City Shopping Street Digital Stamp Rally】 Exhibition Period: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - Sunday, February 12, 2023 If you eat or shop at a participating cooperating store in the city, touch your smartphone to the NFC tag installed in the store, or read the 2D code with your smartphone camera and collect digital stamps, you can apply for a visit reservation to one embassy for each stamp. (If there are too many applicants, a lottery will be held.) You can also apply with application postcards distributed at participating cooperating stores. ） 【Minato City Embassy Tour Stamp Rally】 Exhibition Period: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Thursday, March 30, 2023 Application period for reservation of visits to applicable embassies, etc.: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - Sunday, February 12, 2023 Notification of winners: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 We will hold a stamp rally where you can specially enter embassies inside and outside the city that you cannot normally enter, and learn about the state and culture of the embassies. For each digital stamp obtained at the Minato City Shopping Street Digital Stamp Rally, you can apply for a visit reservation to one embassy, etc. (If there are too many applicants, a lottery will be held.) You can also apply with application postcards distributed at participating cooperating stores. ） 【Embassy Children's Stamp Rally】 Period: Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays in March 2023, and Monday, March 27 ~ Thursday, March 30 Application period: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 ~ Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Target: Children between the ages of 5 and 15 by April 1, 2023 * Children under the age of 13 (elementary school students and younger) must be accompanied by one guardian. Children from 5 years old to junior high school students can visit embassies and other places to deepen their understanding of the culture and history of each country and collect stamps. (You can apply for the shopping street digital stamp rally without stamping.) ） For details on how to participate, please check the Minato City World Festival 2023 official website from the URL below. We look forward to your participation.
Kaidan Recitation Drama Project "Mayumi Matsumura Creative Kaidan Recitation Drama in Takanawa Sengakuji"
(1) Ichi no Talk "Disloyal Warrior" 13:00~ (Approx. 60 minutes) On a night in the autumn of Genroku 15, in a tatami room in Gion Hanagai, a geiko began to tell a sad story. Ronin Hashimoto Heizaemon and the courtesan Ohatsu, the mystery in the heart of Shijimikawa ... It is a mysterious and sad and terrifying rumor played by the devilish Sangen. (2) Talk "Akazu no Ido" 15:00~ (Approx. 60 minutes) At the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, the tragedy that struck the textile wholesaler "Miyakoya" on Todaiji tore apart the young love between Omitsu and Sadayoshi. Eventually, towards the end of summer, "Warabe Uta" is heard out of nowhere every night... A new ghost story with an original story written by the staff of Toei Studio. Set in a Kyomachiya house, it is a Kyoto rich development with the traditions and sights of the ancient capital, such as the fire of capital letters and the Ichijo Return Bridge. Along with the Kyoto language, it also incorporates special skills such as singing and sword fighting, making it both scary and entertaining. (3) Ichi no Talk "Disloyal Warrior" 17:00~ ((1) and (3) are the same program)
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo "Happy Easter Buffet 2023"
As an event to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and celebrate the arrival of spring, Easter is becoming familiar in Japan. Easter egg chocolates with animal and vegetable motifs and spring-colored cocktails prepared by the bartender will also be served. This is a one-day event for adults and children alike. ◎Opening Hours Lunch Buffet 11:00~12:30、13:30~15:00 Dinner Buffet 17:00~18:40 ◎Venue B1F Banquet Hall "Magnolia" ◎Price Lunch buffet Adult 7,500 yen / Elementary school student 4,000 yen / Preschooler 1,000 yen Dinner buffet Adult 9,000 yen / Elementary school student 5,000 yen / Preschooler 1,000 yen * This event is by reservation only. * Cancellations and refunds are not possible after ticket purchase. *The photo is for illustrative purposes only. *Prices include consumption tax and service charge. * The menu may change depending on the purchase situation. * If you have any food allergies, please let us know in advance. * Business days and business hours are subject to change. Please check the website for details. * The hotel is taking measures to prevent infection with the new coronavirus, such as employees wearing masks, regular alcohol disinfection, and ensuring social distance. * In the future, if there is a request from the local government due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the business days, business hours, and business system of each facility may be changed. Please check the website for details. ◎Application Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo Please contact us from the website. https://onl.sc/ZaSH6UU ◎Access 4-minute walk from Shirokanedai Station Exit 2 5-minute walk from Shirokane Takanawa Station Exit 1 Free hotel bus service from Meguro Station East Exit (about 5 minutes)
The 20th Minato City Tourism Photo Contest 2022 Exhibition of Winning Works
With the aim of rediscovering the charm of Minato City through photography, from famous places and historic sites in Minato Ward, from the characteristics of the four seasons to hidden spots, The Minato City Sightseeing Photo Contest is held every year. Works were solicited in two categories, the "General Division" and the "Photocon Koshien Division" for junior high and high school students, and this year, which marks the 20th anniversary, a new 20th Special Award has been established. We will exhibit 22 prize-winning works selected by a judging panel chaired by photographer Mineko Orisaku. 【Image】 General Division Gold Prize "Thank you for three years on each road" Mari Mizumura
Minato City Minato Science Museum Spring 2023 Exhibition "Encyclopedia of Living Creatures ~Let's Know, Protect, First Step~"
In the "Encyclopedia of Living Creatures," we will focus on the theme of "living things" in spring, when life activity becomes active, and especially animals that can be met at zoos that have more opportunities to visit for leisure and excursions. Based on the concept of "If an animal jumps out of the picture book...", we will grasp and delve into animals from multiple angles using methods unique to science museums, such as a realistic three-dimensional papercraft model and a hands-on exhibition where you can experience the size of yourself and the animal.
Tokyo City View "Hethewick Studio: Empathetic Architecture"
Founded in London in 1994, Heatherwick Studios is one of the world's most sought-after design groups today, working on innovative projects around the world, including New York, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Founder Thomas Hethewick (b. 1970, UK) says that as a child, he was excited by the soul of small things made by artisans. Is it possible to put that soul into a large building or space called architecture? This question was the starting point for Heatherwick Studio's design. All designs capture natural energy and architectural memories, while also based on the belief that large-scale projects such as urban planning are based on the human scale. At the root of this may be the desire to create spaces where people gather, interact, and have fun, rather than the hardware design of products and buildings. While learning about the history of objects and places, researching diverse materials, and respecting traditional manufacturing techniques, the spaces created using the latest engineering are full of innovative ideas that no one has thought of. As we rethink our relationship with cities and the natural environment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Heatherwick Studio's designs will provide richer suggestions than ever before for the times to come. This is the first exhibition in Japan to present 28 major Heatherwick Studios projects in a great space in the sky. Through trial and error, their work to realize new ideas is composed of six perspectives: "uniting," "connecting with everyone," "experiencing sculptural space," "feeling nature in urban space," "connecting memories to the future," and "playing and using," and explores what kind of architecture brings kindness, beauty, intellectual excitement, and empathy that moves human hearts.
Suntory Museum of Art "Glass Blowing: Strange Shapes, Wonders of Techniques"
Glass blowing is a technique in which hot glass that has been melted into mush is blown into breath and inflated like a balloon to make a vessel. Glass blowing, which quickly shapes a vessel while assessing the temperature and condition of the glass without touching it directly, is a technique unique to glass that takes advantage of the properties of the material glass. The advent of glass blowing dating back to the 1st century BC not only greatly changed the production and distribution of glass containers, but also blossomed the "shape" unique to glass. In this exhibition, while focusing on the "skills" of the makers who created such expressions unique to blown glass, we will see distinctive glass blowing works from all over the world. In addition, we will introduce the results of research in collaboration with contemporary glass artists and researchers, and approach the ingenuity of the nameless glassblowers of the past. We hope that you will enjoy the work from the creator's perspective and rediscover the charm of glass blowing. * In order to protect the works, the exhibition will be changed during the exhibition period. *The exhibition period is subject to change.
Panasonic Museum of Art "20th Anniversary Exhibition Georges Rouault - Form, Color, Harmony"
Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the most innovative painters active in France at the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Religious themes, oil paintings in the sparkling colors of his later years, and deformed and familiar figures continue to fascinate many. This exhibition is a full-fledged retrospective of Rouault commemorating the 20th anniversary of the museum's opening. Using the words "form, color, and harmony," which Rouault repeatedly used to describe his art, as keywords, the exhibition explores the appeal of Rouault's decorative forms, touching on contemporary art and social trends influenced by the painter and the relationship between the two world wars. This exhibition brings together Rouault's masterpieces from museums in France and Japan. Approximately 70 works, including works from the Pompidou Center in Paris, including masterpieces from her later years, "Cute Magician Woman" and "Homo Homini Lupus," letters, and poems by Rouault, will be exhibited for the first time in Japan. It will be one of Rouault's most fulfilling retrospectives in Japan.