The vibrant city never fails to wow art buffs with new, exciting exhibition openings. Heading to Tokyo this wintertime? Here are our picks.
Yayoi Kusuma: Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art
Best known for her signature polka dots, celebrated artist, Yayoi Kusuma, has just gotten her own museum, and it has become the hottest art venue in Tokyo. It’s so hyped up that advanced tickets for this year have already sold out. Opened in October, the Yayoi Kusuma Museum is set in a futuristic building designed by local architectural studio Kume Sekkei. If you were lucky enough to have procured tickets, you’d get to see the opening exhibition, Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art. If not, the pumpkins at Ginza Six (see above) are your backup plan.
> Yayoi Kusuma Museum, Shinjuku. Tickets JPY1,000. Open Thu-Sun 11:00-17:00
Tadao Ando: Endeavors
Architecture buffs, read this: Japanese design icon Tadao Ando, whose uber-minimalist creations have inspired millions of today’s architects, has put together what could possibly be the biggest and most comprehensive exhibition of his works at The National Art Center. The exhibit includes hundreds of architectural models for various projects, ranging from a small townhouse to a massive town revamping project, and reveals inspirations behind his designs as well as notes from his clients. Don’t forget to shop for limited-edition T-shirts designed by Uniqlo exclusively for this exhibition.
> The National Art Center, Roppongi. Tickets JPY1,500. Open Sun-Thu 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-20:00
For fans of Japanese manga (we’re talking to you, ’90s kids), the Doraemon Exhibition (Until 8 Jan 2018, JPY1800) opens this month at Mori Arts Center Gallery
> Mori Arts Center Gallery, 52nd floor, Roppongi Hills, Roppongi. Tickets JPY1,800. Open Wed-Mon 10:00-20:00, Tue 10:00-17:00