TOKYO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Throughout its history, Japan has been the originator of a wide range of art forms and design. Classic woodcuts such as those by Hokusai The great wave off Kanagawa are recognized around the world. The colorful and delicate porcelain enameled with shiny enamel produced and exported to the 17e – 19e century has influenced Western cultures and lifestyles. There are also many notable contemporary Japanese artists and architects, such as Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Tadao Ando, ââand Kengo Kuma, all leading figures in today’s global art and design world.
Art and design are both valued and well preserved in Japan. The country has more than 5,700 museums and museum facilities, many of which feature exhibitions of conventional and modern art. After a morning soaking up the exhibits – and perhaps inspired by what they’ve seen – museum visitors can stroll the surrounding area and check out other attractions in the afternoon.
The Tennozu Island Tokyo’s Bay Area is an artistic and cultural hotbed, with galleries, theaters and street arts as well as popular restaurants. It offers great nighttime views from the walks through its canals and waterfront. Tennozu is a short monorail ride from Haneda Airport or a 15-minute walk from Shinagawa Station.
Warehouse TERRADA plays a central role in making Tennozu the place to go for the production of artistic culture. It runs a complex comprising a collective gallery, an installation featuring a collection of private works of art, a cafÃ© featuring emerging artists, and an art materials lab featuring rare and premium art tools and accessories.
Tennozu Isle’s photogenic Bond Street stretches for 200 meters and features huge wall art exhibits punctuated by cafes. The nearby PETALS TOKYO boutique hotel consists of four multi-colored boats floating on the canal, allowing guests to enjoy the artistic atmosphere of Tennozu from morning till night!
Tokugawa Art Museum in Nagoya, in central Japan, is the perfect place to visit for those interested in Japanese history, showcasing a range of noble art preserved for hundreds of years. Nagoya was home to the Owari branch of the Tokugawa clan, and the museum houses many of their personal artifacts, offering a unique insight into their history, art, and way of life. It includes a collection of over 10,000 daimyo family possessions, including national treasures such as the Genji Tale Scroll and a number of precious swords.
Nagoya Castle, the first in the country to be designated a national treasure, was the main base of the Owari family. A visit will evoke the reign of the feudal lords of the Edo period.
that of the city Atsuta-jingu shrine is believed to have been founded 1,900 years ago and is one of the most important Shinto shrines in Japan. Its museum houses 4,000 precious objects.
Nagoya me-guru sightseeing bus tours around the city’s main attractions, including the Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya Castle and the Toyota Industry and Technology Memorial Museum. It also takes in Noritake Garden museum, which is run by a famous Japanese porcelain maker. Visitors can descend along the route at any of these Nagoya highlights.
The fourth most populous city in Japan, Nagoya is a thriving commercial hub with an international airport providing convenient access to visitors from all over Asia. It is a lively entertainment center and famous for its seasonal gastronomic offerings all year round. A city walk will give visitors a unique insight into how this modern metropolis managed to preserve the culture of the Edo period.