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MENYA INOICHI

Bib Gourmand-awarded Low-Key Ramen Dining, With a High-Quality Twist

Landline Paris

Find Everything Handmade in France at this Carefully Curated Independent Store in Paris

SATOSHI KONDO

As The Way It Comes To Be: The ISSEY MIYAKE designer's Garments With Presence

IM MEN / AOYAMA

Find The Famed Japanese Label's New Mens Brand In Their 1987 Shiro Kuramata-Designed Interior

KOFFEE MAMEYA KAKERU

The Art of Coffee Meets The Craft of Cocktails In A Spectacular Interior

OPTICKS

After A Decade and A Half, Japanese Contemporary Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto Recreates Sir Isaac Newton’s Prism Experiments

A WEST AFRICAN ROAD TRIP WITH ART COMES FIRST

Discovering Accra's Craftsmanship & Sustainable Culture Through The Eyes Of The Locals

DEKOTORA

Filmmaker Joe Almond Catches A Rare Insight Into The Fascinating Japanese Subculture

TOMONARI HASHIMOTO STUDIO VISIT

In Situ In The Famed Ceramic Region Shigaraki

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

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