Arts & Culture February 2013

Arts Events

Solo exhibition by Haroon Mirza

Until 23 February

As winner of the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2012, British artist Haroon Mirza gained this opportunity to hold a solo exhibition in Tokyo. The exhibition will consist of new works—characteristically interweaving sound, objects and space—that the artist will create in Japan.

6-1-23 Yanaka
Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001

12pm–6pm (closed on Sundays, Mondays and national holidays)
Free of charge

William Hogarth Caricature Exhibition

From 6 February

Works from well-known British painter William Hogarth’s permanent collection, including Marriage A-la-Mode—a pointed skewering of upper-class, 18th-century society—will be exhibited at the Koriyama City Museum of Art. Since opening in November 1992, the museum has focused on modern British art.

Koriyama City Museum of Art
130-2 Oyaji
Koriyama City,
Fukushima Prefecture 963-0066
(entry permitted until 4:30pm)
Adults from ¥200

Bo Ningen Line The Wall Japan Tour 2013

14 February–10 March

The members of Bo Ningen, a Japanese four-piece punk band, met while studying in London. Their unique psychedelic rock sound appeals to people in the UK and Japan. The band’s first single, Koroshitai Kimochi (2009), was an immediate success.

Club Asia
1-8 Maruyama-cho
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 154-0043
5pm (doors open at 4:30pm)
Adults from ¥3,500

Ringo Starr Japan Tour

25 February–1 March

As part of his Pacific Tour, former Beatle Ringo Starr will visit Japan for the first time since 1995. He will play popular songs, including Hello It’s Me and Broken Wings with his band, featuring Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera, Greg Laurie and Greg Bissonette.

Zepp Nagoya
4-60-7 Hiraikecho
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 453-0872

Zepp Osaka
2-1-39 Shikitsu-higashi
Osaka City, Osaka 556-0012

7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Adults from ¥10,500

1966 Quartet, Beatles & Queen London Classics

6 March

Replacing John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s positions with violins, George Harrison’s with a cello and Ringo Starr’s with a piano, the 1966 Quartet’s performance will cover the Beatles and other well-known bands. Classical versions of Queen’s We Will Rock You, the Beatles’ Hey Jude and other melodies will be played.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
5-45 Ueno-koen
Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8716

7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Adults from ¥4,000 (Preschool children will not be admitted)

The Mousetrap

6 March–17 March

The world’s longest running show, The Mousetrap, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. British director Jason Arkley will direct this celebratory premium performance of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play.

Roppongi Blue Theater
5-11-12 Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Closed on 12 March
Adults from ¥8,900