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Thursday, March 26 2020 - 17:00
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Fashion and MANGA Exhibitions to Be Held in National Art Center, Tokyo, during Summer 2020
TOKYO, Japan, Mar. 26, 2020 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

- Enjoy Whole Day in Stunning Glass Building in Roppongi -

The National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT) has announced its exhibition schedule 
during summer 2020, including exhibitions on "Fashion in Japan 1945-2020" and 
"MANGA -- TOKYO." 

Photos: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/release/202003117936?p=images

Boasting one of the largest exhibition spaces in Japan, NACT is a popular art 
museum drawing over two million visitors from around the globe every year, with 
diverse exhibitions ranging from worldwide modern and contemporary art to 
manga, architecture, and fashion.

In addition to the exhibitions, NACT offers ample ways to pass the time with 
three cafes and a restaurant, as well as a shop with an extensive selection of 
goods. The photogenic building with its wavelike "curtain wall" of glass, 
designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa, is an attraction in and of itself. 
Despite being in the center of the city, the interior is suffused with light 
and the green of trees, allowing visitors to experience the concept of "an art 
center surrounded by green spaces." 

On Fridays and Saturdays, NACT is open until 8:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. from July to 
September). It is located in the sophisticated Roppongi district, a global 
center for art, fashion, and dining surrounded by shopping facilities such as 
Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, along with restaurants and hotels. 

Special exhibitions' schedule:

-Timeless Conversations 2020: Voices from Japanese Art of the Past and Present 
(closing on June 1, opening date to be confirmed later)

-Fashion in Japan 1945-2020 (June 3-August 24)
A comprehensive introduction to Japanese fashion culture, which has garnered 
worldwide attention, from the post-World War II era to the present

-MANGA -- TOKYO (July 8-September 22)
While focusing on manga, anime, games, and tokusatsu (SFX films), this 
exhibition traces how these works have altered people's memories of "Tokyo" 
with a host of original pictures, models, and films.

-TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA Glass Tea House KOU-AN (underway through May 10, 2021)

For further details: https://www.nact.jp/english

For some special exhibitions, audio guides (fee required) are available in 
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.


SOURCE: The National Art Center, Tokyo