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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.
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.
The Bank of Japan has amassed 160,000 pieces to archive Japan's currency history. The careful observer will leave the museum having learned that during the early Meiji Era (1868-1911) more than 240 han (feudal domains) were producing paper money. Pure gold oban and koban, pre-yen sen coins, counting boxes and wartime currencies (such as ceramic coins) are samples of what you will find on display. Examples of paper money and coins from overseas are included in the collection.