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Lixil Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Tokyo Tatemono Kyobashi building. It plays a crucial role in taking emerging artists under its wing, and giving them a platform to showcase their artworks. Established in 1982, the trendy place boasts an eclectic repertoire of exhibitions all year round so check website for details. At this same floor, you can also see contemporary ceramic-artworks at Galleria Ceramica.
Gallery Koyanagi is tucked away at the back of the Koyanagi building, on the eighth floor. Here you will find around thirty artistic spaces, all occupied by well-established artists, both local and foreign (Sophie Calle, Rei Naito, Yoon Hee Chang). It's a space that requires time and quiet (it's one of the largest commercial art spaces in Tokyo) and both shall be richly rewarded.
Tucked away in the city is a gallery that features some very talented artists. It is located three minutes away from Exit A2 at Higashi-ginza Station on the Asakusa and Hibiya Lines and five minutes away from Exit A12 at Ginza Station on the Ginza Line. Some of the city's young and talented artists showcase their work here. Contact them for more details. This gallery displays various photo-artworks, which will be on display for about one week. If you wish to know what kind of photos are displayed, please check the website.
Sueo Mizuma,which is located on the 2nd floor of the Kagura building, is a veteran of the contemporary Japanese art scene - he has been an active member since the 80s and opened his first gallery in Aoyama in 1994. Since then, his reputation has continued to grow and his gallery displays works from some of Japan's best artists - Hisashi Tenmyoya, Tomoko Konoike and Aiko Miyanaga, amongst many other illustrious names. The gallery and its team - who have garnered worldwide acclaim - have become so successful that a second gallery was opened in Beijing in 2008.
Surviving an earthquake, a bomb blast and a constant stream of renovations, Gallery EF stands strong and has a long history to boast of. There is a cafe and a bar within the gallery, where you can have a nice cup of coffee or nice chilled Asahi while taking in the various art works that are on display in the gallery. Gallery EF is a calm, serene and an extremely chilled out place for all art lovers. A must visit! For further details do visit their website.
The Gallery A4 is a rare type of gallery displaying artworks related to architecture. It will teach you the charm of architecture through exhibitions using various media, such as models, photos, and movies. This gallery also holds some workshops, which let you get another perspective on architecture. Please note that hours of operation may vary for each exhibition. If you wish to get more information, please go to the website.
Photography is hugely popular in Japan and a majority of Japanese people both enjoy it as a hobby and appreciate it as an art form. The Photo Gallery International is a popular gallery and bookshop dedicated to the photographic arts. It organizes exhibitions and several other events surrounding the theme of photography and welcomes patrons of all ages. Renowned photographers like Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan etc. have featured their works in the gallery.
The Sirius Aidem Photo Gallery, which is located on the 2nd floor of the Aidem headquarter building, is designed to be perfect for displaying photographs. This museum holds various types of photo exhibitions, such as landscape photographs, sport photographs, travel photographs, and nature photographs. Please note that each exhibition will be held for about a week.
The name really does say it all - the Photographers' Gallery is a collective of thirteen photographers, all of whom exhibit on the premises. They also exhibit the works of non-members throughout the year, as well as hold lectures and other events. The founders strive to keep photography a wide and varied medium, without subjecting it to any artistic - or other - limitations.
Gallery Tom was built in 1984 by Ado Muraya and Harue Murayama. They wanted visually impaired people to feel and enjoy sculptures. One day their son, Ren Muraya, said "we visually impaired people also have the right to enjoy Rodin's artworks," this was the inspiration that made them build this gallery. Since its opening, it has given visually impaired people the pleasure of enjoying art pieces.