Tokyo Art & Antiques:
The Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art Event

Tokyo Art & Antiques is one of the largest gallery based art event in Japan. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for many people, regardless of their age, knowledge or origin, to experience art and antiques firsthand and thereby become acquainted with the joys of art. We hold many events and exhibitions for visitors to enjoy. Visitors are welcomed, and it's free, no reservation needed. Just drop by Kyobashi or Nihonbashi in Tokyo and visit the galleries.

History
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Audio tour will be available on your smartphone from April 23!
Linked to the gallery number on the map. You can find the art map and pamphlet at the participating galleries.

Audio Tour (smartphone site)

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History

The district of Nihonbashi / Kyobashi, in Tokyo's Chuo Ward, has been famous since the post-war era for its dealers in classical art, craft, nihon-ga painting, modern painting, sculpture, prints and so on. Now, the district boasts around 150 such unique specialist galleries, making it second only to Ginza as Tokyo's preeminent arts zone. Each participating gallery will create a wonderful opportunity for visitors to spend an early-summer evening strolling through the town, visiting galleries and searching out that special must-have antique or artwork.

 

In order to make it easier for as many people as possible to take advantage of the event, each gallery will endeavor in its own way to provide its visitors with a unique and unforgettable experience.

 

During the event there also will be a wide range of related programs, including talk sessions, each designed to enhance enjoyment of the event for a range of visitors – from experts and beginner-collectors to visitors from abroad.

 

In recent years there has been an increased level of interest in classical art, antiques and painting across a wide spectrum of age-groups in Japan. The number of art fans and collectors is on the rise. Nevertheless, chances to actually experience such art pieces directly are rare. Some people report interest in such items, but do not know how to go about building their own collections, while others find they have to work up courage just to enter the somewhat imposing environments of some art galleries and dealers.

 

The objective of "Tokyo Art & Antiques" is to provide an opportunity for many people, regardless of their age, knowledge or origin, to experience Japanese art and antiques firsthand and thereby become acquainted with the joys of collecting.

Brief details of each year

2010: 74 galleries, Talk event (Yutaka Mino / Takashi Murakami / Tomio Koyama / Nameko Shinsan), Gallery tour (Kenta Oka, Judit Kawaguchi)

2011: 67 galleries, Talk event (Akira Nako / Shino Ikenami), Live Ikebana event (Norio Takeuchi), Gallery talk (Mayuyama & Co., Ltd. / Shouun / HIRANO KOTOKEN), Artist workshop

2012: 65 galleries, Live Ikebana event (Norio Takeuchi), Gallery talk (Mayuyama & Co., Ltd. / Shouun Oriental Art / T.EDO INOUYE & SON oriental art / GALERIE ETOILE / Gallery KOCHUKYO Co.Ltd.)

2013: 70 galleries, Gallery tours, Gallery talk (Mayuyama & Co., Ltd. / SHIKISAISHA / GALERIE ETOILE), Live event (HANABAKO), Exhibitions (17 galleries)

2014: 74 galleries, Gallery tour (Keisuke Aoyagi / Shinya Shirasu ), Gallery talk (Mayuyama & Co., Ltd.), Workshop (Gallery Awazu), Exhibitions (24 galleries)

2015: 86 galleries, Gallery talk (Mayuyama & Co., Ltd. / WABP), Workshop (Gallery Awazu), Exhibitions (51 galleries)

2016: 79 galleries, Talk Event (Ritsuko Yano / Sarah Sato), Gallery talk (Mayuyama & Co., Ltd. / Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery), Charity Auction, Exhibitions (48 galleries)

2017: 86 galleries, Gallery talk (Mayuyama & Co., Ltd. / Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery / Shouun Oriental Art), Charity Auction, Exhibitions (55 galleries)

Information

Event Title Tokyo Art & Antiques
Dates and Time
During the galleries' open hour
Number of Participating Galleries 89 galleries
Area The area centered on Nihonbashi and Kyobashi district in the Chuo Ward of Tokyo
Nearest Stations JR Yurakucho Sta., Tokyo Sta., Shin-Nihombashi Sta., Kodenmacho Sta.

Tokyo Metro
  Ginza Line Ginza Ichome Sta., Kyobashi Sta., Nihombashi Sta., Mitsukoshimae Sta.
  Yurakucho Line Ginza Ichome Sta., Yurakucho Sta.
  Tozai Line Nihombashi Sta.
  Hanzomon Line Mitsukoshimae Sta.
  Hibiya Line Kodenmacho Sta.

Toei Asakusa Line Takaracho Sta.
Addmission Fee Free
Some individual events may need participating fee.
Please check each event
Organizer The organizing committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques
Contact Please contact from the contact form