Minato Ward "Digital Quiz Rally Visiting Places Related to Tokugawa Ieyasu and Katsu Kaishu"
In Minato Ward, since Reiwa 5 (2023) will be the broadcast of a drama featuring Tokugawa Ieyasu as the main character, and since it is the 200th anniversary of Katsu Kaishu's birth, we will hold a "Digital Quiz Rally to visit places related to Tokugawa Ieyasu and Katsu Kaishu" to promote historical tourism resources in the ward. By reading the 2D code at a specific point, quizzes are given on smartphones, and prizes are distributed to quiz rally participants according to the number of correct answers of participants. This quiz rally will be held in cooperation with neighboring wards (Taito Ward, Sumida Ward, and Ota Ward) where places related to Tokugawa Ieyasu and Katsukaishu are located, and the historical tourism PR characters "Minakan" and "Katsuto-kun" created by students of Toita Women's Junior College will also appear in the design of educational items.
Minato City Tourist Information Center "The 20th Minato City Tourism Photo Contest 2022 Prize-Winning Works Exhibition"
The Minato City Sightseeing Photo Contest is held every year with the aim of rediscovering the charm of Minato City through photography, from famous places and historic sites in Minato Ward, to seasonal traditions and hidden spots. 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. The 22 winning works selected by a judging panel chaired by photographer Mineko Orisaku will be exhibited at the Minato City Tourist Information Center on the following schedule. 【Schedule】 (1)6/30(Fri)~7/30(Sun) 【General Category】Gold Prize, Silver Prize, Special Prize 6 items in total (2)7/31(Mon)~8/20(Sun) 【General Division】Jury Special Prize 6 points in total (3)8/21(Mon)~9/10(Sun) 【General Division】Area Award: 5 points in total (4)9/11(Mon)~10/15(Sun) 【Koshien Division】First Prize, Runner-up, Judges' Special Prize, 【General Division】20th Special Prize: 5 points in total 【Click here for the winning works】 https://visit-minato-city.tokyo/ja-jp/photocontest/2022
Okura Shukokan Special Exhibition Hatanaka Mitsusuke Collection "Indian Textiles in Love - Cloths Fluttered to the World"
India has been a cotton country since ancient times. It is difficult to dye cotton, which is a plant fiber, in beautiful colors, and before the 17th century, there was no other country other than India that had the technique of making cloth that vividly develops red and yellow colors and does not fade even when washed. In this exhibition, we focus on the spread of Indian fabric, which was exported to the world through trade and underwent changes, and introduce cloths that have been brought to Europe, Indonesia, Thailand, Persia, Japan, etc., and have undergone changes in each region. In the exhibition, you will see textile printing cloth known as "chintz", textile printing cloth called palampole with exotic patterns of rich colors that traveled to Europe, and a finely woven Kashmiri shawl that is said to take at least three years to make one piece. Above all, you will enjoy the breadth and depth of Indian dyeing and weaving, such as gold and silver thread weaving used in courts and temples in India, intricate tie-dyed turbans and high-quality cotton muslin that we do not even know the technique of today.
Minato City Minato Library Collaborative Exhibition "Introduction of Specialized Libraries Vol.4" "BIC Library" "Human Rights Library"
As the fourth phase of the introduction project for specialized libraries in Minato Ward, the Minato City Minato Library borrows valuable materials from the BIC Library and Human Rights Library and holds a special exhibition in a glass display case on the second floor of the Minato Library. This time, in addition to the exhibition of valuable materials held in both museums, books selected mainly by the specialized fields of both museums are also exhibited at "Libra". Rental is also available. Please take this opportunity to visit the Minato Library.
designshop "KAMASADA NANBU IRONWARE forms of light and crystal"
Kamada, which continues to explore the state of Nanbu ironware in line with the times, celebrates its 115th anniversary this year. For 25 years, designshop has been introduced through three exhibitions with Kamasada and the planning of the book "Living with Nanbu Ironware". This exhibition introduces the form of Nanbu ironware from the two perspectives of "crystal" and "light" in the mysterious natural world that Kamasada representative Nobuho Miya has been interested in for many years. From microscopic images to new works with "crystal" motifs, we will reconsider Nanbu ironware from a microscopic perspective. The other one will be an exhibition that goes around Nanbu ironware and lights from lanterns and candlesticks to lighting. This time, new works will be exhibited at Tokyo DesignShop, and special exhibitions will be held at Kamasada in Iwate Morioka in an atelier that is usually closed to the public. We hope this will be an opportunity to discover the new charm of Nanbu Ironware. In the Azabu area where DesignShop is located, along with the current Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, where the former Nanbu Domain (Morioka Domain) Shimoyashiki was located, place names related to Iwate such as "Nanbuzaka" and "Morioka Town Koban" remain. Why don't you visit us when you visit?
Tokyo City View "Osamu Tezuka Black Jack Exhibition"
2023 marks 50 years since the medical manga Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack appeared. "Black Jack" is said to have influenced many of the medical professionals who are currently active on the front lines, and the themes and messages contained in it deeply move people's hearts today. Black Jack, a genius surgeon in black with scars on his face, and Pinoko, a girl he created who is "0 years old at 18 years old". The stories unfolded by powerful characters are set in the world and are spun from many themes, from the lives of humans and living beings to the medical care that saves them, to the way people live as human beings, to the fundamental question of "what is the purpose of doctors in the first place?" Through the manga "Black Jack," this exhibition fully unravels the appeal of this work, from the secret story of the birth of Osamu Tezuka, to the deep humanism of Osamu Tezuka, and the realistic depiction of medical care that we who have experienced the coronavirus feel novel even now. This is a special exhibition that allows everyone in Japan and overseas, including those who know "Black Jack" deeply and those of the generation who know it for the first time, to fully enjoy the superb view of Tokyo unique to Tokyo City View. ※Image Black Jack Exhibition Key Visual (C)Tezuka Productions
Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library Tokyo Cultural Properties Week 2023 Participation Exhibition "Edo Castle Painted"
Various annual events and ceremonies were held in the Edo Shogunate. Edo Castle was also a famous place. In this special exhibition, from the perspective of "painted", we will introduce the events of the shogunate and Edo Castle as a "famous place" using materials from the collection of the Special Library. In addition, a quiz about Edo Castle will be held at the venue. Everyone who answers the quiz will receive a souvenir.
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo "Café California Dinner Event vol.3 Italian Wine "Caretta" Dinner Event"
We will hold a dinner event where you can enjoy 5 wines from Tenuta Caretta Japan one of the longest-established wineries in Piedmont, Italy that has been around since the 14th century, and dishes made with ingredients from various regions. This time, we invite Mr. Shigeru Hayashi, a leading expert on Italian wine in Japan, to talk about the charm of "Caretta". Please enjoy the special dishes paired with carefully selected wines, and Mr. Hayashi's talk to your heart's content.
Suntory Museum of Art "Turbulent Times: Painters of the Meiji Period at the End of the Tokugawa Shogunate"
In the turbulent 19th century, which transitioned from Edo to Meiji, painters who took on the challenge of new expressions while inheriting the tradition of Japan painting were active. This exhibition focuses on the works of painters who painted unique works during the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate and painters who underwent transformation. Painting from the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate is buried between the Edo and Meiji periods (early modern and modern), and is a field that was once neglected. However, in recent years, art history has come to emphasize the connection from Edo to the Meiji period, and the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate is now attracting increasing attention as a time when painters of Tashi Ji worked hard. In this exhibition, we will introduce unique painters who were active mainly in Edo and Tokyo during the Meiji period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, and approach the charm of their works. As if to illustrate the chaotic world of the Tempo reforms, the arrival of the Black Ships, epidemics, the Ansei earthquake, and the overthrow movement, dramatic and powerful depictions, realistic expressions, and bizarre painting styles were born. In addition, works that add new creativity to Western-style painting methods and traditions that accept the full-scale influx of Western art are also painted. Such characteristics of Bakumatsu paintings were seen until the early Meiji period. Today's drastic changes in social conditions can also be called "turbulent times." This exhibition is a valuable opportunity to feature works from the end of the Tokugawa shogunate and Meiji period, which still have fresh surprises and strength. Please take a look at the creativity of the painters who lived in turbulent times. * In order to protect the works, the exhibition will be changed during the exhibition period.
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum "Garden of Decoration: Art Deco and Garden Art of Asaka-no-miya Residence"
In 1933 (Showa 8), the Asakamiya Residence (currently the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum) was completed on a part of the Shirokane Imperial Estate in Tokyo. The garden part of the site of about 10,000 tsubo was equipped with a spacious lawn, a Japan garden, a bonsai and flower garden, and animals such as cranes and peacocks were roaming. The walls of the mansion depict a forest overlooking the mountains in the distance and a garden filled with water, and the decoration plan makes you feel as if you are in nature while staying indoors. This series of decorative paintings, painted by the French decorative artist Henri Lapin (1873–1939), who decorated the main guest rooms, is the key to deciphering the concept of the Asaka Palace House and points out its relevance to garden art in France at the time. At the Art Deco Exposition of 1925, which is said to have had a great influence on the decoration plan of the house, "garden art" was regarded as important for the first time as an independent exhibition category. Not only landscapers, but also architects and decorative artists were concerned about how to "decorate" the "garden", and various gardens were created around each pavilion and on the streets. This exhibition focuses on the trends surrounding modern gardens in France during the interwar period, centered on expositions, and introduces the way in which they developed by incorporating elements of classicism, exoticism, and cubism, from about 120 works such as paintings, sculptures, crafts, prints, photographs, and literature. Through this exhibition, we aim to deepen our understanding of the decoration of the museum's architecture and the space itself. 【Inquiry】 Hello Dial 050-5541-8600
Panasonic Museum of Art 20th Anniversary Exhibition "Costume Jewelry: Beauty Revolutionaries Chanel, Schiaparelli, Dior Chisako Kotaki Collection"
At the beginning of the 20th century, Paul Poiret pioneered costume jewelry and was widely popularized by Chanel. Freed from preconceived notions of materials such as gems and precious metals, it became an integral part of the Parisian fashion world due to its excellent design and the charm of its combination with clothing, and eventually made its way to the United States. This is the first exhibition in Japan to comprehensively introduce the development of costume jewelry. In addition to works created for haute couture collections such as Dior and Schiaparelli, necklaces and brooches with excellent techniques by jewelry workshops commissioned by those brands, original masterpieces by Lean Vautran and Coppola e Toppo, and represented by Miriam Haskell and Trifari, American costume jewelry is supported by a wide range of people. We will introduce these through more than 400 examples selected from the best collection in Japan, and explore the stylistic beauty created by each designer gaining freedom of materials.
Okura Shukokan Special Exhibition Okura Gumi Shokai 150th Anniversary Commemorative "Encounters of Great Men: Modern Calligraphy and Words"
150 years ago, in October 1873 (Meiji 6), Okura Gumi Shokai was established by Kihachiro Okura. Okura Gumi Shokai later grew into a large company that was counted as one of the 15 conglomerates. In this exhibition, which marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Okura Gumi Shokai, we will exhibit calligraphy works by the founder, Kihachiro Okura, and Tsuguko Kishichiro, as well as works by great Japanese and Chinese people who interacted in business and literary venues, and will exhibit the exchange between poetry and calligraphy gifts. Kihachiro and Kishichiro were known as patrons who were involved in the establishment and maintenance of the Okura Shukokan Museum, but they valued the connection between public and private, gave gifts of poetry, and held bunga meetings to create their own works. Through his works, you will see the appearance of Okura and his son, who led not only the business world at that time but also the world of bunga. * Some works may be rewound or exhibited. *From 1/1~1/14, we will also have a special exhibition of paintings and crafts from the museum's collection suitable for the New Year.
Toraya Tokyo Midtown Gallery 48th Project Exhibition "Sento to Know for the First Time"
Sento has been popular as a place for daily relaxation and communication. In the hope of good health and longevity, there is a custom of enjoying hot springs unique to that season, such as irises and yuzu baths, and it is one of the Japan cultures that can be seen in common with Japanese sweets. Although the number is decreasing year by year, the Showa retro and emotional appearance has become the stage for movies, and the attached sauna is booming, and the younger generation is also interested. In some cases, public baths are attracting to commercial facilities that can be used as trendy destinations, and they are attracting more and more attention. On the other hand, there may not be many people who have actually entered an old-fashioned public bathhouse. This exhibition is an introductory part that can be enjoyed by people who are not familiar with public baths and foreigners. Please experience the world of "sento" where you can feel comfortable and warmth. ※Image Sento paint painting (art by Mizuki Tanaka)