Recommended Exhibition in Japan for August 2022

NPO Aoyama Design Forum presents the recommended Art Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in August 2022. In addition to the calendar of events, we provide detailed information like outline of exhibited works. Up-to-date information on opening hours can be found on each museum’s websites. Please make sure to check it before you visit  the  exhibition.adf-web-magazine-asama-photofes-amana-7

"Sado Island Galaxy Art Festival Project 2022"


"Sado Island Galaxy Art Festival Project 2022" is held from August 7 (Sun) to October 9 (Sun) 2022 at Ryotsu Harbour, the gateway to Sado Island. The event, organised by the Executive Committee of the Sadoshima Galaxy Art Festival and the Sado International Arts Organisation, provides opportunities for new discoveries and interactions. It also aims to introduce many people to the region, especially to Sado. In addition to exhibitions by artists, there are also accompanying events where people can experience art.

Period: August 7(Sun) to October 9(Sun), 2022

Opening hours: 10:00 - 17:00

Venues: empty stores in Ryotsu district, Motokoya huts, Tanada in Iwakuni district, Oma Port in Aikawa district, etc.

Appreciation: General (2,000 yen in advance / 2,500 yen at the door) High School, College, University (1,500 yen in advance / 2,000 yen at the door) All islanders 1,000 yen is free *Passport vouchers are available now at Peatix.

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"Asama International Photo Festival 2022 PHOTO MIYOTA"


手前:エリック・ケッセルス|Erik Kessels “My Feet,2014”、奥:ロレンツォ・ヴィットゥーリ|Lorenzo Vitturi “Dalston Anatomy,2013”

Asama International Photo Festival 2022 PHOTO MIYOTA will be held from July 16 to September 4, 2022. This event is an art photography festival where you can experience diverse photography with all five senses in the beautiful nature of Mount Asama. This year it is themed "Mirrors & Windows" and will be held in two areas: real and virtual.

Period: Saturday, July 16, 2022 to Sunday, September 4, 2022 *closed on Wednesdays (except Wednesday, August 10).

Opening hours: 10:00-17:00 Venue: MMoP (mop)

Admission fee: 500 yen (some buildings only, free for elementary school students and younger)

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"Finn Juhl and the Danish Chair" Exhibition


The exhibition "Finn Juhl and the Danish Chair" will be on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from Saturday, July 23, 2022, to Sunday, October 9, 2022. The exhibition traces the history and transformation of Danish furniture design, explores the background behind the creation of such rich examples, and examines the appeal of Finn Juhl's designs, which are modern yet comfortable. There is also an exhibition of the world-famous "Oda Collection" owned by Higashikawa-cho, Hokkaido, and a corner where you can sit on various Danish chairs.

Period: Saturday, July 23, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022

Venue: Tokyo Municipal Museum of Art

Closed: Mondays, September 20 (Tuesday) *However, on September 19 (Monday/Friday), the space will be open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Admission fee: General 1,100 yen / Students and vocational students 700 yen / Seniors 65 and older 800 yen *Free for high school students and younger.

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"Marunouchi Street Park 2022 Summer"


The Otemachi, Marunouchi and Yurakucho District Urban Development Groups, Daimaru Yu Area Management Association, Otemachi, Marunouchi and Yurakucho District Urban Development Council and Mitsubishi Estate are holding a social experiment "Marunouchi Street Park 2022 Summer" on August 2, 2022 (It will be held from Tuesday, September 11 to Sunday, September 11 on Marunouchi Naka-dori. ) This year they are working to create a more sustainable space, with an eye on Marunouchi Nakadori as a convenient urban parking space. They will explore the ideal and operational management methods of plazas and park-like spaces in the city centre, as well as the creation of places for urban tourism.

Period: August 2 (Tuesday) to September 11 (Sunday), 2022.

Business hours: open 24 hours; various furnishings and kitchen carts from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (kitchen carts may change depending on the situation)


"Lecture by architect Hiroshi Naito" and "Public hearing on design competition"

adf-web-magazine-yokohama-kokyokenchiku-100th-1Hiroshi Naito, an architect who has worked on many public buildings and cultural institutions, will give a lecture on "Architecture and Urban Development" on Monday, August 22, 2022. The lecture will be held as part of the Yokohama City Public Building 100th Anniversary Project, and the lecture will be followed by a public hearing on the Negishi Forest Park restroom design competition. At the public hearing, the applicants who passed the initial evaluation (about 5 applicants) will present their designs and answer questions from the evaluation committee.

Date: Monday, August 22, 2022 (doors open at 12:30 pm).

  • "Lecture by architect Hiroshi Naito" 13:00-14:30.
  • "Negishi Forest Park Toilet Design Competition Public Hearing" 15:00-18:00

Venue: large hall at Kannai Hall (Minatomirai Line, Bashamichi Station, Exit 5).

Capacity: First 600 people at a time (free admission, advance registration required).

Application: Apply from July 19 (Tuesday) at noon to July 29 (Friday) at 5:00 p.m. via the Yokohama City Electronic Application System.

"Fragment of Homo Faber - Future of Man and Production"


The Aichi Prefectural Ceramics Museum hosts the special exhibition "Fragment of Homo Faber -Future of people and manufacturing-" from Saturday, July 16, 2022, to Sunday, October 2, 2022, as a joint project of the "Aichi 2022" International Art Festival. With the theme of human creativity, the exhibition will introduce contemporary ceramics in the Tokai region, focusing on the premise of creation, the "skills" that have been cultivated and the "place" that has been formed, as well as the relationship between people and craft. 

Period: July 16 (Sat) to October 2 (Sun), 2022.

Venue: Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum Main Building 1F Exhibition Rooms 1, 2, 7 and 8, South Building, Old Kiln Museum, Lawn Square.

Closed: Every Monday *Open on Monday, July 18, and Monday, September 19, but closed on Tuesday, July 19, and Tuesday, September 20.

Opening hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *However, due to the opening ceremony on Saturday, July 16, the main building will be open from 11:00 a.m. onwards.

Admission price: 900 yen for adults, 700 yen for students, free for junior high school students and younger.

*See the official page of the Ceramic Museum for information on various discount systems.

"Stars and Sea Art Festival"


Omika Art Project holds the "Star and Sea Art Festival" from August 11 (Thursday/holiday) to August 28, 2022 in Omika-cho, Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Under the theme of "Creating with the City, Create in the City", large-scale artworks is displayed in the city to create landscapes with art, while collaboration with the local community is the biggest theme. All the works are created through the interaction between artists and factories in Omika-cho and local people. You can experience the stars (history) and the sea (nature) of Omika-cho as well as the craftsmanship through the art created together with the local community.

Period: August 11 (Thursday/holiday) to August 28 (Sunday), 2022.

Opening hours: 10:00~17:00

Location: area around JR Omika Station (Omika-cho, Kuji-cho, Mizuki-cho, Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture, etc.)

General Director: Koichiro Azuma