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Shikisaisha is an art gallery with a voice! For all the artists who could not find a way to express their thoughts and works to the world, Shikisaisha has given them a platform They also feature the works of some well known names, such as, Monda Nana, Yasuoka Aran and more. All in all, Shikisaisha, is a place where Japanese art takes on different forms and tell different stories about the culture of the country. For further queries, do visit their website.
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.
A cultural hot-spot located in Kyobashi, the National Film Archive of Japan pays tribute to the Japanese film industry. The center is the nation's exclusive authority on all cinema-related archives, with nearly 40,000 national and international films held in its collection. Interested visitors can browse through their permanent exhibits that include books, periodicals, posters, among several other paraphernalia. There are also special film screenings held at their in-house cinemas, featuring vintage movies, attracting a a large crowd of movie buffs. There is also a library of film books, and other film-related memorabilia on the premises.
Built by British architect Josiah Conde, the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum was formerly a historic business center. Today the building houses important collections of art and cultural items from some very well known artists and collectors. Spread over a huge area, this stone building is also used for private exhibits. Some noted exhibitions showcased here include over 200 works of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and iconic collections of art by Maurice Joyant. The museum also conducts lectures seminars and other cultural and community events. Call ahead for more details.
The term art has come to mean a lot of things other than the cliched painting and music. Song, music, dance, visual art, graphic designing and sculpture are a few of the other art forms which have become popular over the years. ASK? Art Space Kimura promotes various forms of art and culture in the city of Tokyo. To know more about the events and the place, do visit their website.