Top 3 Roppongi Exhibitions To See This Summer

3 Roppongi Museums Exhibitions

Aaah, nothing like a cool museum to dive into to escape the summer heat! Pools are ok too, but we would argue that museums soothe not only the body but the soul as well. And just like artworks, we don’t do well in heat and humidity. Tokyo being a city known for its great art scene, there are always new and exciting exhibitions popping up and museum hours have been extended on weekends in some places.

Roppongi, the vibrant area of Tokyo and a party town by night, is an art haven by day filled with museums: The National Art Center, Mori Art Museum, 21_21 Design Site, Tokyo Midtown, and other venues. The art offerings of these museums and galleries in Roppongi are plentiful this summer, and here are the top three we recommend.

1. Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles

Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles

Shiota Chiharu has always had strings attached around the globe, calling many places home and being inextricably linked to all of them. In this largest and most comprehensive exhibition of her work, you can take a walk through her career, artworks, and inspirations. The artist explains that her exhibition “is a dialogue with my unveiled, naked soul.” Once you see Chiharu’s intricate installations of strings and webs, you will understand why there is such a huge ticket line at Mori Art. Her art is spacious, invites you in, makes you a part of it. You can take photos in most of the exhibits, in a way also participating in her art. Reusing it as a photo setting, remixing it, sharing it with the world.

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