55 Exhibitions to be Held Simultaneously in Nihonbashi and Kyobashi from April 25 to 27
An art festival where visitors can learn about art through hands-on experience, "Tokyo Art & Antiques 2024"

Visitors receiving explanations of artworks in the galleries

Visitors receiving explanations of artworks in the galleries

The organizing committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques will hold "Tokyo Art & Antiques 2024: Nihonbashi/Kyobashi Art Festival" (hereafter "Tokyo Art & Antiques") from April 25 (Thursday) to April 27 (Saturday), 2024. Tokyo Art & Antiques has been held once a year before Golden Week since the "Nihonbashi/Kyobashi Art & Antiques Festival" started in 1998 and renamed "Tokyo Art & Antiques" in 2010. This year will be the 14th time, and 78 art stores and galleries and 1 organization will participate. (*The number of participating galleries has increased from 79 at the time of the previous press release to 78.)


Highlights of this year's event include the ability to see as many as 55 exhibitions at one time, charity bidding events, talk events, and a wide variety of other events that even beginners can easily participate in. Among them is a talk with Masafumi Akikawa, tenor singer and sculptor, and Tadashi Kawashima, representative of Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., a long-established Oriental antique art gallery, which aims to help art lovers better understand the importance and joy of passing on art and culture to the next generation.


Participating galleries are marked by red flags

The Nihonbashi/Kyobashi area in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, has been home to about 150 specialty stores selling antiques, crafts, Japanese paintings, modern paintings, sculptures, and prints since the postwar period. This area is rare in the world for its high concentration of art stores, and is a historic center of art where the great writers, artists, and politicians of the Showa period (1926-1989) passed through.

Unlike most art museums, visitors to "Tokyo Art & Antiques" are able to enjoy art not behind the glass, but by actually holding and touching the works, and learning through communication with the store owners and artists.


Visitors receiving explanations of artworks at the gallery

This event allows more people to enjoy art in their daily lives, not just art works that have an expensive image.


Higashinaka-dori in the Kyobashi district, dotted with many long-established antique stores and galleries (known as "Kotto-dori" or "Naka-dori" by art lovers)

Visitors can look around art works of various genres.

Visitors receive explanations of artworks directly from the artists.


Outline of the exhibition

Name: Tokyo Art & Antiques 2024

    ~Tokyo Art & Antiques 2024 - Nihonbashi/Kyobashi Art Festival

Dates : April 25 (Thursday) to 27 (Saturday), 2024

    Opening hours of each store will be followed.

Area : Kyobashi and Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Art stores and galleries: 78 stores and 1 organization (as of April 15, 2024)

Operation : The organizing committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques

Official Website : https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Tokyo.A.A


■2024 Brochure Download

List of Exhibitions



List of "shopkeeper's tidbits" and contributions by people involved in the art world

List of interviews that convey the thoughts of participating store owners and artists


[Main events]

Tokyo Art & Antiques Special Talk Event
Masafumi Akikawa's Special Talk "-The Pleasure of Collecting, The Pleasure of Creating

We are pleased to welcome tenor singer Masafumi Akikawa to Tokyo Art & Antiques for this year's special talk event. Mr. Akikawa has been active as a sculptor in recent years, winning prizes at the Nika Exhibition, one of the most prestigious publicly-commissioned exhibitions in Japan. He has also appeared in the antiques magazine "Monthly Me no Me" as one of the experts who visit art dealers, which is the reason for his appearance. Mr. Tadashi Kawashima of Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., representing participating Tokyo Art & Antiques stores, will talk with Mr. Akikawa, who is a master of the dual art of music and sculpture, about his collecting and creation.
Participants will receive a copy of the May issue of "Monthly Me no Me" as a free gift.


Speakers: Masafumi Akikawa, Tadashi Kawashima

Date : Friday, April 26, 2024, 19:00 - 20:30 (Doors open at 18:45~)

Venue : Meidi-ya Hall (Meidi-ya Kyobashi Bldg. 7F, 2-2-8 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

Co-organizers: The organizing committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques, Menome Co., Ltd.

Fee: 1,500 yen (including the May issue of "Me no Me")

Registration: Please purchase tickets on Peatix website.

Capacity: 80 people (in order of application)

Event details: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/event/special-talk-2024/


Charity Bidding 2024

Dates :
April 25 (Thursday) - April 27 (Saturday)
 (Some galleries may start before the 25th and continue until the 27th or later, and it may be held until after April 27th)

KAKEI's Fine Japanese & Asian Art, Gallery Suiha, Shinobazu Gallery, Kujaku Gallery, Fu-shou

Buffet, Tokou Shinoda, Piet Mondrian, Cassignol, Kaii Higashiyama, an etching by Toshio Arimoto, ring from the Kofun period, Georges Rouault, Masuo Ikeda, etc.

Details : https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/event/taa-2024-charity-auction/


Eri Iizuka -The Illustrated Book of Flowers- Gallery Talk by the artist

Dates: April 27 (Sat) 15:00-

Venue: Hayashida Gallery

Eri Iizuka, a Japanese-style painter born in 1990 and a graduate of the University of Tsukuba's Master's Program in Japanese Painting, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, has received many prizes and awards, including an Honorable Mention at the Goh Sakura Art Museum's Cherry Blossom Prize Exhibition last year. This is an opportunity to hear the artist's thoughts on her work and her unique approach to production.

Details: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/event/eri-iizuka-flower-encyclopedia/

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