Events & News

2016

POP-UP SHOP: 『acrylic at STYLE MEETS PEOPLE』

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April 28(Thu) - May 22(Sun)

"acrylic" is an accessory brand established by masako Ban, Originally an educated architect and graphic designer. Her simplicity in design enhances the beauty and functionality of industrial materials. Proudly handmade in Japan.

OPEN THE PARK

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April 22(Fri) - May 29(Sun)

The annual Tokyo Midtown Golden Week event, “OPEN THE PARK,” makes an exciting return again this year. Along with an outdoor café that allows you to enjoy a refreshing highball among the verdant spring greenery, our famous park yoga and the chance to relax with a good book, we will also be featuring for the first time an outdoor gallery, centered around the Midtown Garden and featuring a variety of designs of “koi-nobori” carp streamers. Experience a new way of living amid the urban sprawl as the sunlight of spring starts to turn to summer.

MIDPARK GALLERY ~Koinobori Collection~

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April 22(Fri) - May 8(Sun)

A first for this year is the “MIDPARK GALLERY ~Koinobori Collection~”, featuring original koi-nobori carp streamers under the theme of “wishing for the growth of our children.” 100 streamers will swim leisurely through Tokyo Midtown airspace, centered around the overflowing greenery of the Midtown Garden. Each has been designed specifically for this gallery by a diverse selection of people, from graphic designers to art students.

MIDPARK YOGA

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April 23(Sat) - May 25(Wed)

This event allows you to enjoy yoga on our relaxed and comfortable Grass Square, and is a springtime staple enjoyed by many participants each year. Experience nature in an urban setting under a series of different instructors.

Kindle MIDPARK LIBRARY

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April 29(Fri) - May 8(Sun)

An outdoor library that allows you to enjoy reading while just sitting on the grass. The perfect place to encounter a new favorite book, you can choose a title from a selection of baskets that are each assigned a keyword. During this liberating season, experience the joy of reading on the glorious Grass Square. As a first for this year you can also enjoy reading using the Amazon Kindle, creating a library that truly allows you to encounter stories in a variety of ways.

WORLD WHISKY HIGHT BALL MIDPARK CAFE

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April 22(Fri) - May 29(Sun)

An outdoor café that allows you to relax, highball in hand, beneath soft and green-dappled sunlight. The theme for this year is “a journey to enjoy the five great whiskeys of the world.” Taste and compare the flavor and fragrance of each whiskey, hailing as they do from different countries and different climates and with differing traditions and history behind them. Enjoy a quality moment, all to yourself, while discovering your new favorite whiskey from among this appealing and characteristic selection.

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub Special Exhibition: WITHOUT THOUGHT vol.15 STATION

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April 27(Wed) - May 15(Sun)

The Without Thought workshop aims at having participants share the experience of focusing on things people always “undertake without thinking”, and deriving ideas from this. What we are trying to create here are designs that have people inadvertently exclaiming “Ohhh~” and nodding their heads.

Suntory Museum of Art / The Hara Yasusaburo Collection: Hiroshige VIVID

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April 29(Fri) - June 12(Sun)

Hara Yasusaburo (1884-1982), the former chairman of Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., was a dedicated collector of ukiyo-e as well as an influential figure in Japan’s business world. This exhibition from Hara’s collection focuses on masterpieces from Utagawa Hiroshige’s last years and includes his One Hundred Famous Views of Edo and Collection of Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces. This exhibition offers an opportunity to see the forms that Hiroshige sought to express using the colors and printing techniques that he strove to achieve for throughout his life. Because these prints are in an excellent state of preservation, this exhibition also offers a rare opportunity to experience almost fresh-off-the-press first impressions. They are joined by prints of famous places by Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

FUJIFILM SQUARE Photo History Museum / Noon Star — a photo exhibition by Takeshi Mizukoshi
Part 2: Sanctuary of Prayer — Virgin Forests

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April 1(Fri) - May 31(Tue)

The Noon Star exhibition is divided into two parts to introduce selected images from the extensive body of works that Mizukoshi has built up over the past half century. The exhibition is composed entirely of monochrome prints including vintage prints that Mizukoshi developed himself some 40 years ago, and is divided into two separate themes: the Japanese Alps and Virgin Forests. The exhibition illustrates the earnest way in which Mizukoshi approaches his work, and his lifelong penchant for monochrome portrayals.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition "ZAKKA -Goods and Things-"

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February 26(Fri) - June 5(Sun)

There are a great many things in our everyday lives that fall under the term zakka, which is generally rendered in English as "sundries" or "miscellaneous goods." Things considered zakka and the origins of this ambiguous category are parallel to and symbolic of the history of evolving Japanese lifestyles. Through acts and experiences of searching for, selecting, buying, using, decorating, mixing and matching zakka, we rediscover the inherent allure of these miscellaneous things, and they in turn bring joy to our lives. This exhibition directed by world-reputed product designer Naoto Fukasawa, takes a broad look at the sensibilities behind zakka and the environments they occupy, drawing attention to the appeal of their design and appearance.

OPEN THE PARK

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April 22(Fri) - May 29(Sun)

The annual Tokyo Midtown Golden Week event, “OPEN THE PARK,” makes an exciting return again this year. Along with an outdoor café that allows you to enjoy a refreshing highball among the verdant spring greenery, our famous park yoga and the chance to relax with a good book, we will also be featuring for the first time an outdoor gallery, centered around the Midtown Garden and featuring a variety of designs of “koi-nobori” carp streamers. Experience a new way of living amid the urban sprawl as the sunlight of spring starts to turn to summer.

MIDPARK GALLERY ~Koinobori Collection~

MORE INFORMATION

April 22(Fri) - May 8(Sun)

A first for this year is the “MIDPARK GALLERY ~Koinobori Collection~”, featuring original koi-nobori carp streamers under the theme of “wishing for the growth of our children.” 100 streamers will swim leisurely through Tokyo Midtown airspace, centered around the overflowing greenery of the Midtown Garden. Each has been designed specifically for this gallery by a diverse selection of people, from graphic designers to art students.

MIDPARK YOGA

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April 23(Sat) - May 25(Wed)

This event allows you to enjoy yoga on our relaxed and comfortable Grass Square, and is a springtime staple enjoyed by many participants each year. Experience nature in an urban setting under a series of different instructors.

Kindle MIDPARK LIBRARY

MORE INFORMATION

April 29(Fri) - May 8(Sun)

An outdoor library that allows you to enjoy reading while just sitting on the grass. The perfect place to encounter a new favorite book, you can choose a title from a selection of baskets that are each assigned a keyword. During this liberating season, experience the joy of reading on the glorious Grass Square. As a first for this year you can also enjoy reading using the Amazon Kindle, creating a library that truly allows you to encounter stories in a variety of ways.

WORLD WHISKY HIGHT BALL MIDPARK CAFE

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April 22(Fri) - May 29(Sun)

An outdoor café that allows you to relax, highball in hand, beneath soft and green-dappled sunlight. The theme for this year is “a journey to enjoy the five great whiskeys of the world.” Taste and compare the flavor and fragrance of each whiskey, hailing as they do from different countries and different climates and with differing traditions and history behind them. Enjoy a quality moment, all to yourself, while discovering your new favorite whiskey from among this appealing and characteristic selection.

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub Special Exhibition: WITHOUT THOUGHT vol.15 STATION

MORE INFORMATION

April 27(Wed) - May 15(Sun)

The Without Thought workshop aims at having participants share the experience of focusing on things people always “undertake without thinking”, and deriving ideas from this. What we are trying to create here are designs that have people inadvertently exclaiming “Ohhh~” and nodding their heads.

Suntory Museum of Art / The Hara Yasusaburo Collection: Hiroshige VIVID

MORE INFORMATION

April 29(Fri) - June 12(Sun)

Hara Yasusaburo (1884-1982), the former chairman of Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., was a dedicated collector of ukiyo-e as well as an influential figure in Japan’s business world. This exhibition from Hara’s collection focuses on masterpieces from Utagawa Hiroshige’s last years and includes his One Hundred Famous Views of Edo and Collection of Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces. This exhibition offers an opportunity to see the forms that Hiroshige sought to express using the colors and printing techniques that he strove to achieve for throughout his life. Because these prints are in an excellent state of preservation, this exhibition also offers a rare opportunity to experience almost fresh-off-the-press first impressions. They are joined by prints of famous places by Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

FUJIFILM SQUARE Photo History Museum / Noon Star — a photo exhibition by Takeshi Mizukoshi
Part 2: Sanctuary of Prayer — Virgin Forests

MORE INFORMATION

April 1(Fri) - May 31(Tue)

The Noon Star exhibition is divided into two parts to introduce selected images from the extensive body of works that Mizukoshi has built up over the past half century. The exhibition is composed entirely of monochrome prints including vintage prints that Mizukoshi developed himself some 40 years ago, and is divided into two separate themes: the Japanese Alps and Virgin Forests. The exhibition illustrates the earnest way in which Mizukoshi approaches his work, and his lifelong penchant for monochrome portrayals.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition "ZAKKA -Goods and Things-"

MORE INFORMATION

February 26(Fri) - June 5(Sun)

There are a great many things in our everyday lives that fall under the term zakka, which is generally rendered in English as "sundries" or "miscellaneous goods." Things considered zakka and the origins of this ambiguous category are parallel to and symbolic of the history of evolving Japanese lifestyles. Through acts and experiences of searching for, selecting, buying, using, decorating, mixing and matching zakka, we rediscover the inherent allure of these miscellaneous things, and they in turn bring joy to our lives. This exhibition directed by world-reputed product designer Naoto Fukasawa, takes a broad look at the sensibilities behind zakka and the environments they occupy, drawing attention to the appeal of their design and appearance.

POP-UP SHOP: 『acrylic at STYLE MEETS PEOPLE』

MORE INFORMATION

April 28(Thu) - May 22(Sun)

"acrylic" is an accessory brand established by masako Ban, Originally an educated architect and graphic designer. Her simplicity in design enhances the beauty and functionality of industrial materials. Proudly handmade in Japan.

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