Humanity and Nature in JapanExploring the Arts from Antiquity to the Present
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.
Agency for Cultural Affairs
Japan Arts Council
January 15, 2020Japan Cultural Expo 2020 Opening Ceremony will be held.
December 27, 2019Japan Cultural Expo launches official social media accounts.
October 18, 2019The Japan Cultural Expo features several events that showcase the beauty and culinary arts of Edo in Nihonbashi.
October 11, 2019Japan Cultural Expo announces 1st round of Japan Cultural Expo Projects for FY 2019.
Image Collector Sugiura Hisui (1876-1965)National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
February 9 – April 7 and April 10 – May 26, 2019
Hayashi Tadamasa: Paris Art Dealer Promoter of JaponismeNational Museum of Western Art
February 19 – May 19, 2019
Bizen Ware: Beauty of Form Born of Earth and Fire (Momoyama Period to the Present)National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
February 22 – May 6, 2019
Japan Gallery Spring FestivalNational Museum of Science and Nature
March 3 – 31, 2019
High Resolution Replica ExhibitNational Theatre
March 3 – July 24, 2019
30th Anniversary of the Enthronement
Cultural Exchanges of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress: Sharing the Beauty of JapanTokyo National Museum
March 5 – April 29, 2019
Kyoto Textiles: From the 1960s to the PresentNational Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
March 8 – April 14, 2019
National Treasures of Toji Temple: Kukai and the Sculpture MandalaTokyo National Museum
March 26 – June 2, 2019