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Tokyo Station Gallery
Tokyo Station Gallery was opened in 1988 in part of Tokyo Central Railway Station, a magnificent red-brick building dating from 1914, and just a short walk from the Imperial Palace in the heart of Tokyo. The Gallery was established on the principle of elevating the Station from the status of a mere transport hub to a center offering a glimpse into the cultures of both Japan and the world.
The original red-brick walls of the spacious Gallery interior make a clear and dynamic architectural statement while creating a pleasant and relaxed ambiance for the exhibitions. The Gallery's image is also an interesting apposite to the busy transport hub of Tokyo Central.

Shigejiro Sano, who depicted esprit de Paris*
Saturday, 2 April to Sunday, 15 May
Mr Shigejiro Sano (1900–87) was born in Senba City in Osaka Prefecture. While exhibiting his works at the Nika art exhibitions and the Niki art exhibitions group, he also mixed with authors like Riichi Yokomitsu of the New Sensationalist school whose works he illustrated. His innate unconventionalism coupled with experience gained by two visits to France fills his art with a sense of urbane naïvety. This exhibition focuses on his oil paintings from the 1950s, demonstrating his charm through some 200 examples of sketches, book plates, and designs.
Jiro Oyamada―Fantastic Visions *
Saturday, 28 May to Sunday, 3 July
This retrospective presents the oils and watercolours of Mr Jiro Oyamada (1914–91), an artist typifying the modernity and universality of Japanese postwar art and who is now especially appreciated his unique sense of form and expression. As a member of the Sensationalist school of Japanese postwar western art, he disappeared from public view in 1971, holding only private exhibitions. However, his works remained very popular with fellow artists and critics, who wanted a retrospective. The 38 oils and some 80 watercolours in this exhibition touch the viewer’s heart.
Bunsai Ioki, a retorospective*
Saturday, 16 July to Sunday, 28 August
Mr Bunsai Ioki (1863–1906) was born in Mito at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate as the son of a samurai from the Mito clan. He died at the early age of 43 in Nikko as a western artist of the Meiji period. He is well known among foreigner art lovers as a leading Japanese watercolorist who left a body of pioneering botanical art. He also mentored the famous artist Hoan Kosugi. To mark the 100th anniversary in 2006 of his death, this exhibition presents more than 100 examples from his total body of work, including oil portraits, botanical watercolours and scenes of Nikko Toshogu shrine, the mausoleum of shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa.
Shoji Kamoda―Genius of 20th Century Ceramics *
Saturday, 10 September to Sunday, 23 October
This retrospective presents the works of Mr Shoji Kamoda (1933–83) who is regarded as a unique talent in the world of late 20th century Japanese ceramics. He won the first Kotaro Takamura Prize for ceramics in 1967 and his designs and wide-ranging developments in unique forms surpassed previous ceramic concepts, gaining him a popular following. Born before his time, this exhibition presents 150 pieces of his marvellous genius.
The Modern Paintings of Viet Nam *
Saturday, 5 November to Sunday, 11 December
Hanoi has become the centerpiece of Viet Nam’s rapid cultural renaissance, which is especially striking in the art field. This exhibition covers the period from early western-art studies following the 1925 opening of the first art school in SE Asia, through the transition from traditional silk and lacquerware techniques to post-modern trends, demonstrating new expressions and developments in Vietnamese art.
Kunio Maekawa, a Japanese modern architect *
Friday, 23 December to Sunday, 5 March 2006
Mr Kunio Maekawa(1905–86) studied under the world-famous architect and designer Le Corbusier working in Paris, and then went on to leave his mark on Japanese modern architecture through prewar and postwar designs for buildings including Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and Kyoto Kaikan. To mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, this exhibition examines his architectural philosophy and concepts of modernism by looking back at his works using architectural drawings, designs, photographs, etc.
* All Exhibition Titles and Dates are Provisional

*Opening Hours:
Weekdays 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Admission until 30 minutes prior to closing time
*Gallery closed on Mondays:
when the Monday is a Public Holiday the gallery is open on the Monday but closed on the following Tuesday.
The gallery is also closed between exhibitions.
Adults: 800 yen/University and High School Students: 600 yen/Elementary and Middle School Students: 400 yen
Free Admission for Elementary and Middle School Students on every Saturday.
Exhibition titles, dates and admission charges may change for scheduling reasons. For more detailed information please contact us at the numbers given below.
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Tokyo Station Gallery (for general enquiries)
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005
(in the red brick station building)
Tel +81-3-3212-2485
Fax +81-3-3212-2058

East Japan Railway Cultural Foundation
2-2-2 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8578 Japan
Tel +81-3-5334-0623
Fax +81-3-5334-0624

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