We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. If you continue to browse, you accept the use of cookies on our site. See our Privacy Policy for more information.

Scroll

Notice: Given the changing situation in Japan amidst the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the nation, some of Japan Cultural Expo programs might be cancelled or postponed. Please check the official website of each organizer and program for further updates.

AboutAbout

Concept

Japan Cultural Expo introduces the arts of Japan to the world, based on the theme of Humanity and Nature, starting in 2019 and running into 2021. The Expo will showcase 10,000 years of the arts, covering fine arts and cultural assets, the performing arts, media arts, music, the literary arts, food, Nature, daily life, design and fashion. This comprehensive expo will also explore the arts in the context of the inclusive society, living with other cultures, and recovery from natural disasters. The Expo offers unique opportunities to experience Japanese culture, from prehistoric Jomon period pottery, Buddhist statuary, painted folding screens and ukiyo-e, lacquerware and other traditional crafts, textiles such as kimono, Noh and Kabuki performing arts, to anime and manga. All these art forms share the same deep reverence for Nature, which permeates Japanese culture. We hope that this festival will create exhilarating encounters, deepening respect for diversity, celebrating universality, and aspiring for world peace.

See more

Theme Theme

Humanity and Nature in Japan” is the overarching theme for the “Japan Cultural Expo” series of programs introducing the many dimensions of the culture and arts of Japan from the prehistorical Jōmon age to the present: art and cultural treasures, performing arts, media arts, lifestyle arts, literary arts, and music, food culture and nature, design and fashion, inclusive society and coexistence of cultures, disaster recovery.

See more

The Expo offers unique opportunities to experience Japanese culture, from prehistoric Jomon period pottery, Buddhist statuary, painted folding screens and ukiyo-e, lacquerware and other traditional crafts, textiles such as kimono, Noh and Kabuki performing arts, to anime and manga.

ProgramProgram

Craftwork 2020:Japanese Crafts and Nature Exhibition

Art and Cultural Treasures

Craftwork 2020:Japanese Crafts and Nature Exhibition

Tokyo National Museum (Hyokeikan)

september 21-November15 ,2020

See more

KIMONO: Fashioning Identities

Art and Cultural Treasures

KIMONO: Fashioning Identities

Tokyo National Museum

June 30 – August 23, 2020 Details such as the exhibition period are subject to change depending on future circumstances.

See more

KIMONO: Fashioning Identities

Art and Cultural Treasures

The Architecture of Japan: Natural Materials Meet Traditional Techniques

Tokyo National Museum National Museum of Nature and Science National Archives of Modern Architecture

Late December 2020–February 2021 (TBC)

See more

Kuma Kengo Exhibition

Design and Fashion

Kuma Kengo Exhibition

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

July 17 – October 25, 2020

See more

MANGA⇔TOKYO

Media Arts

MANGA⇔TOKYO

National Art Center, Tokyo

July – September, 2020 (tentative)

See more

National Parks of Japan: Stories to Experience

Food Culture and Nature

National Parks of Japan: Stories to Experience

National Museum of Nature and Science

August 25 – November 29,2020

See more

Appreciating Ainu Culture Project: “The Ainu Together, Together with the Ainu”

Inclusive Society and Coexistence of Cultures

Appreciating Ainu Culture Project: “The Ainu Together, Together with the Ainu”

National Ainu Museum and Park (Upopoy) and across Japan

Around September 2019 – around October 2020

See more

StoryStory

The Japan Cultural Expo intends to shape the future of artistic creation and innovation by educating the next generation, about Japanese arts and culture.

Experience Jomon Japan in the Countryside Living History in Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture

Experience Jomon Japan in the Countryside Living History in Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture

Interview

  • Abe Satoshi
    Chief, Division of Cultural Properties, Department of Culture and Sports, Tokamachi City Board of Education
  • Takahashi Tsuyoshi
    Unit Chief, Art Triennial Planning Unit, Tourism Promotion Division, Industrial Tourism Department, Tokamachi City Government

See more

Links with Nature Complete the Arts of Japan
										From Traditional Performing Arts to the Modern Stage

Links with Nature Complete the Arts of Japan From Traditional Performing Arts to the Modern Stage

Interview

  • Orita Koji
    Traditional performing arts producer and director Member of Japan Cultural Expo Planning Committee

See more

Close
Menu
Search
En