Arts & Culture November 2012

Arts Events


11–24 December

This play, written by the British playwright Richard Bean, has won many prizes since its 2005 premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in London. It will be performed by Japanese actors in Japanese.

Setagaya Public Theatre
4-1-1 Taishido
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

15, 16, 22, 23, 24 December 1pm
13, 18, 20 December 2pm
15, 22 December 6pm
11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21 December 7pm
Closed on 17 December

Adults from ¥4,000

Enchanted Ballet Film Festival

8–28 December

The festival features the film versions of five well-known ballets. The UK’s Bryan Forbes and France’s Pierre Jourdan collaborated on I Am a Dancer, a feature-length documentary that premiered in 1972 and will be shown at the event.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Yebisu Garden Place
1-13-3 Mita
Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Closed on 10, 17 and 25 December

Adults ¥2,800
For the schedule of each film screening, please visit:

We are giving away five pairs of free tickets to this event.
* Tickets can be used to see any film during the festival, except the festival’s premiere on 8 December.

Hiraki Sawa Eight Minutes 2005


23 October–24 November

Video installations by London-based Hiraki Sawa will be displayed at this exhibition, which is part of the Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery’s recent project featuring installations by young and active artists.

Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery
3-1 Yamashita-cho
Yokohama, Kanagawa

10am–6pm (7pm on Saturdays)
Adults ¥700

Haskell House

Opening the Door to the World of Miniatures: The Allure of Dolls’ Houses

6 October–25 November

On exhibit will be historically and artistically valuable doll’s houses from two collections, the Vivien Greene Doll’s House Collection in the UK and the Motts Miniature Collection in the US.

Hiratsuka Museum of Art
1-3-3 Nishi-yawata
Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken

Closed on Mondays (If Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be open, but will be closed the following day)

Adults ¥700

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From 1 December

Number 23 in the 007 series, the film features British actor Daniel Craig in his third performance as James Bond. The film premiered in October 2012, the 50th anniversary of the series that began with Dr. No in 1962.

TOHO Cinemas, Nichigeki
1-5-2 Yurakucho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo



From 3 November

Co-written and directed by American singer Madonna in 2011, this British romantic drama details the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson, as well as a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

TOHO Cinemas Chanter
1-2-2 Yurakucho
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo