TOKYO STATION GALLERY

Current Exhibition

A Trip through the Tokyo Station Gallery Collection
from Railway Art to Picasso

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - Monday, February 12, 2018

Hiroshi Nakamura; TRAIN WINDOW TYPE11 (Rose-Madder Afterimage); 1982

Hiroshi Nakamura; TRAIN WINDOW TYPE11 (Rose-Madder Afterimage); 1982

Hisaharu Motoda; Indication -Tokyo Station-; 2007

Hisaharu Motoda; Indication
-Tokyo Station-; 2007

Shohachi Kimura; The halfway up a hill; 1918

Shohachi Kimura; The halfway up a hill; 1918

Gakuryo Nakamura; Bakushin; 1943

Gakuryo Nakamura; Bakushin; 1943

Tokuji Murai; “Yamanote Line Festival” Documentary Photograph; 1962

Tokuji Murai; "Yamanote Line Festival" Documentary Photograph; 1962

Tiger Tateishi; A Train in the Andes; 1997-98

Tiger Tateishi; A Train in the Andes; 1997-98

Yoko Matsumoto; Light Shining in WildernessⅠ; 1992

Yoko Matsumoto; Light Shining in WildernessⅠ; 1992

Naoki Honjo; small planet  tokyo station; 2004; ©Naoki Honjo

Naoki Honjo; small planet tokyo station; 2004; ©Naoki Honjo

Pablo Picasso; Seated Woman with Yellow Background; 1937; ©2017 - Succession Pablo Picasso - SPDA (JAPAN)

Pablo Picasso; Seated Woman with Yellow Background; 1937; ©2017 - Succession Pablo Picasso - SPDA (JAPAN)

All works: Tokyo Station Gallery

[Closed]
Mondays (except January 8 and February 12)
December 29 - January 1, January 9
[Open Hours]
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
*Fridays: Until 8:00 p.m.
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing
[Admission Fee]
Adults: 900 yen (700 yen), high school and university students: 700 yen (500 yen), junior high school students and younger: Free
*Fees shown in parentheses are for advance tickets. These are on sale from October 20 to December 15.
Advance tickets are available from Lawson Ticket (L-Code 38666), E Plus, CN Playguide and Seven Ticket. (They are also on sale at the reception desk between October 20 and December 3, on days when the gallery is open.)

*For groups of 20 or more, admission fees are 800 yen for adults and 600 yen for high school and university students
*Persons with a disability certificate or similar receive a 100 yen discount and one accompanying helper is admitted free.
[Organized by]
Tokyo Station Gallery (East Japan Railway Culture Foundation)
[Repeat visit discount]
During the course of this exhibition, the admission fee will be discounted to 500 yen if a ticket stub for this exhibition is shown at the reception desk. The discount is valid for one person once per stub. It cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Tokyo Station Gallery has gradually built up a collection over the past 30 years, and this exhibition is the first time that the entire collection is displayed.
It starts with the first theme, "Railway Art". Scenes of the railway line from Tokyo Station are displayed in forms such as Japanese style paintings, Western-style paintings, photographs and documents. The second theme is "City and Suburbs", areas connected by the railway. It offers a variety of works, including Western-style paintings that depict a Tokyo different from today, works that reconstruct the artist's memories, and realistic landscapes. The third theme is "People". Even though the pictures here depict people, their subject may be something different. After visitors have gained a sense of the diverse intentions the artists have incorporated in their works, they move on to the next theme of "Abstract". Abstract paintings tend to be regarded as 'difficult' but visitors may perhaps feel drawn slightly closer to them here. The last theme is "Picasso", whose name is a byword for 'incomprehensible paintings'. Four of his works from different periods are on display here.
Approximately 100 items are on display, including works displayed in previous exhibitions at the gallery, the original picture by Ichiro Fukuzawa for the stained glass in Tokyo Station, works displayed in the Perspectives of Contemporary Painting series of exhibitions, and works from the 2014 exhibition Tokyo Station: A Hundred Years of Its Legacy.

(Some displays will be changed during the exhibition)

The 61 artists whose works will be on display

  • Masayoshi Aigasa
  • Kongo Abe
  • Nobuya Abe
  • Mitsuhiro Ikeda
  • Leiko Ikemura
  • Akiko Endo
  • Oscar Oiwa
  • Kiyoji Otsuji
  • Shinjiro Okamoto
  • Shinji Ogawa
  • Kwak Duck Jun
  • Mitsuo Kano
  • Shohachi Kimura
  • Tokusaburo Kobayashi
  • Masato Kobayashi
  • Kiyoshi Saito
  • Goro Saito
  • Kazuo Sakata
  • Seiichi Sakurada
  • Reinhardt Søbye
  • Ushio Shinohara
  • Atsushi Suwa
  • Asae Soya
  • Toeko Tatsuno
  • Tiger Tateishi
  • Toshihide Tanii
  • Sadao Tsubaki
  • Chung Sang Hwa
  • Hisao Domoto
  • Gakuryo Nakamura
  • Kazumi Nakamura
  • Hiroshi Nakamura
  • Asagi Natsume
  • Hiroji Noda
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Minoru Hirata
  • Hourin Fukuoji
  • Ichiro Fukuzawa
  • Rieko Fujinami
  • Kousai Hori
  • Naoki Honjo
  • Yoko Matsumoto
  • Naofumi Maruyama
  • Natsunosuke Mise
  • Shin Miyazaki
  • Mitsuko Miwa
  • Tokuji Murai
  • Kyoko Murase
  • Hisaharu Motoda
  • Sadamasa Motonaga
  • Yasumasa Morimura
  • Ken Yabuno
  • Kaoru Yamaguchi
  • Junji Yamada
  • Mayuka Yamamoto
  • Tadanori Yokoo
  • Yoshito Yoshida
  • Yoshio Yoshimura
  • Lee Ufan
  • Miki Watanabe
  • Mitsuru Watanabe