‘A city of lost souls and loners’: Untitled from Mika Ninagawa’s Utsurundesu series, since 2018. © Mika Ninagawa, courtesy of the artist and Tomio Koyama Gallery

24th September 2021

Join us for a very special virtual tour of Tokyo: Art & Photography at the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, with Lena Fritsch, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Tokyo: Art & Photography is a celebration of one of the world’s most creative, dynamic, and fascinating cities. Including works on loan from Japan and new commissions by contemporary artists, the show spans the exquisite arts of the Edo period (1603–1868) when the country was officially closed to the outside world; the iconic images of Hokusai and Hiroshige; to the photography of Moriyama Daido and Ninagawa Mika. The exhibition looks at a city that has undergone constant destruction and renewal, telling the stories of the people who have made Tokyo so famous with their insatiable appetite for the new and innovative.

Tokyo: Art & Photography is at the Ashmolean Museum through January 3rd.