Arts & Culture July 2012

Arts Events

Comme des Garcons

Comme des Garçons (Rei Kawakubo), Autumn/Winter 1983 Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute, gift of Comme des Garçons Co., Ltd. PHOTO: MASAYUKI HAYASHI

“Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion”

28 July–8 October

Exploring Japanese fashion, which has fascinated the world since the latter part of the twentieth century, the exhibition is based largely on the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute, but also incorporates video and printed materials. The show first opened at London’s Barbican Art Gallery in 2010.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
4-1-1 Miyoshi
Koto-ku, Tokyo
Last entry 30 minutes before closing time
Closed on Mondays (except 17 Sept; 1, 8 Oct) and Tuesday 18 Sept

Adults ¥1,000
03-5245-4111 (general enquiries)
03-5405-8686 (Hello Dial)

Collection Viewpoint
“Made in London: Prints by Richard Hamilton”

2 August–30 September

Pioneer of British Pop Art, Richard Hamilton is known for his collages incorporating advertisements from mass-circulation newspapers and magazines. The exhibition introduces about 30 of the father of pop art’s works created in the 1960s and 1970s.

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
631 Sakado
Sakura, Chiba Prefecture
Last entry 30 minutes before closing time
Closed on Mondays (except 17 Sept) and Tuesday 18 Sept

Adults ¥900

Nara Yoshitomo

Can’t Wait ’til the Night Comes 2012, acrylic on canvas 197.0 × 182.5cm / PHOTO: KIOKU KEIZO

“Nara Yoshitomo: a bit like you and me …”

14 July–23 September

Yoshitomo Nara’s new exhibition is the first at this museum since his breakthrough large-scale show here in 2001. Nara’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including at London’s Stephen Friedman Gallery.

Yokohama Museum of Art
3-4-1 Minatomirai
Nishi-ku, Yokohama
Last entry 30 minutes before closing time
Closed Thursdays

Adults ¥1,100

Beatrix Potter


The Tales of Beatrix Potter

14 July–3 August

Based on the children’s stories of English author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, the film stars dancers from the Royal Ballet wearing stuffed animal costumes. Originally released in 1971, it is directed by Reginald Mills and choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Yebisu Garden Place
1-13-3 Mita
Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Adults ¥2,300
10:30, 12:30, 14:30
Closed on 17, 23, 30 July
03-3486-6881 (T&K Telefilm)

The Lady

Photo Magali Bragard © 2010 EuropaCorp—Left Bank Pictures—France 2 Cinéma

The Lady

From 21 July

A French-English co-production directed by Luc Besson and starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewils—The Lady describes Aung San Suu Kyi’s relationship with her husband and her role in Burma’s democratic movement.

Kadokawa Cinema, Yurakucho
Yomiuri Kaikan 8F
1-11-1 Yurakucho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Fuji Rock Festival ’12

27–29 August

The annual festival, celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, will be held at the Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata Prefecture. UK artists, including The Stone Roses, Radiohead and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will be performing.

Naeba Ski Resort
Yuzawa-machi, Niigata Prefecture
11am–11pm (Gates open 9am)
One-day ticket ¥17,800 (limited to 10,000 tickets per day)
Three-day ticket ¥42,800