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TOMONARI HASHIMOTO STUDIO VISIT

In Situ At The Famed Ceramic Region Shigaraki

IN CONVERSATION: CHRIS FALLOWS AND SOPHIA SCOTT

The South African Photographer Discusses His Work Capturing the Wonders of our Natural World

HTOWN

The East London Boutique Championing the Edgiest Independent Designers

TOMONORI HASHIMOTO

Three-Dimensional Geometric Works Exploring The Essence Of Being

JOE MORTELL

Transport Yourself To The Surreal Scenes & Brilliantly Vivid Worlds of the London-based 3D Designer

THE TOKYO EDITION, TORANOMON

The Epitome Of A Perfect Urban Getaway Spectacularly Designed by Ian Schrager & Kengo Kuma

UNITED ARROWS & SONS

Dramatic Spanish Columns & Curved Glass Facade in Central Tokyo, Designed by Ricardo Bofill Taller Arquitectura

BOTANICAL PAVILION

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma & Australian Artist Geoff Nees Create An Interlocking Timber Portal for NGV Triennale

EIKO ISHIOKA

Crossing All Realms: One of Japan's Greatest Creative Visionaries

U-JOINTS: THE BOOK

A Kickstarter Campaign Begins For A Monumental Encyclopaedic Print Taxonomy of Connections and Universal World of Joints

RIKE LOS ANGELES

In Downtown L.A., The Art of the Japanese Rice Ball Merges With Music, Art & Design

TAJIMI CUSTOM TILES

A New Contemporary Context and Value For The Humble Japanese Tile With Designer Kwangho Lee

TADANORI YOKOO ISSEY MIYAKE

A Piece Of Clothing — And A Legendary Japanese Artist

The Best of Spring/Summer 21

Champ Fashion Editor-at-Large Ciana Mai Selects The Season's Top 5 Ready-to-Wear Collections

YUEN BETTEI DAITA

A Retreat In The Heart of Tokyo That Truly Transports You To Worlds Away

Site of Reversible Destiny

Arakawa and Gins Re-build Existing Perceptions to Extend the Human Lifespan

National Art Centre

Tokyo's Key Museum Destination Designed By Kisho Kurokawa

May, 2018
The exterior of The National Art Center, Tokyo © Designed by Kisho Kurokawa

The National Art Centre in Tokyo’s midtown is one of the city’s best art and culture destinations. Designed in 2007 by renowned architect Kisho Kurokawa, founder of the Japanese metabolism architecture movement, the buildings undulating glass facade allows for an incredible amount of natural light throughout the entire space. One of few museums in Japan that do not hold their own permanent museum collection, allowing for refreshingly diverse exhibitions ranging from American Pop Art to Yayoi Kusama, to the retrospective of renowned Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake. Find a cafe on their ground and third floors, including a stellar museum library and magazine selection on the top floor.

National Art Centre
 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato
Tokyo 106-8558

May, 2018