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2017

Crawling Through a Koi-nobori

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May 3(Wed) - May 7(Sun)

Limited exclusively to the five day period around Children's Day, a huge koi-nobori tunnel will descend on Midtown. This lunker weighs in at 25m in length and has a diameter of 2.5m! Are you ready to crawl through the interior of this Yuzen-printed silk behemoth? [Period] May 3(Wed) - May 7 (Sun) May be cancelled in the event of bad weather [Location] Midtown Garden, area alongside Sakura Avenue [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

Midpark Yoga

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April 22(Sat) - May 24(Wed)

Surrounded by the verdant green of our lush Grass Square, why not relax into some soothing yoga at the foot of "EDO-FUJI"? On the weekend we offer "Morning Yoga", allowing you to drink in the power of our bright yellow sun, while during the week "Evening Yoga" plays to a backdrop of Tokyo Tower and the other lights of the city. Two sessions are scheduled for morning and night. This yoga is for sure, a liberal extra dose of liberation! [Period] April 22 (Sat) - May 24 (Wed) 2017 Cancelled in the event of rain or bad weather [Time] 8:00 - 9:00 / 10:00 - 11:00 18:30 - 19:30 / 20:30 - 21:30 [Location] Midtown Garden, Grass Square [Charge] Free [Capacity] 350 people per session [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Cooperation From] Konami Sports Club

MIDTOWN OPEN THE PARK 2017

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April 21(Fri) - May 28(Sun)

A new season of verdant and fresh greenery, wrapped up in a refreshing breeze. We are poised to welcome you again with a series of exciting events out beneath the blue spring sky, especially as this year also marks the 10th anniversary of Tokyo Midtown! Enjoy a moment of relaxation on the grass and under the early summer sun.

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Midpark Gallery ~Koi-nobori Collection~

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April 21(Fri) - May 7(Sun)

Our selection of specially designed koi-nobori carp streamers proved very popular last year, and so this year we are upping the ante! A school of around 100 of the amazing flying fish will take to the air between the trees of Midtown, each strikingly unique and designed by artists and creators from not only Japan but also Argentina, Brazil, Finland and Bolivia. During Golden Week you will also have an opportunity of "crawling through a koi-nobori". Enjoy koi-nobori, a traditional Japanese event. [Period] April 21 (Fri) - May 7 (Sun) [Location] Midtown Garden, Plaza 1F * May be cancelled in the event of bad weather. [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Cooperation From]Embassy of the Republic of Argentina, Tokunaga Koinobori Co., Ltd., Consulate General of Brazil in tokyo,Embassy of Finland in Tokyo,Embassy of the Plurinationalb State of Bolivia in japan,Minato City,Musashino Art University,others

Midpark Library

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April 21(Fri) - May 7(Sun)

An enchanting outdoor library, providing an appealing chance to step into a new world. Based in our 10th anniversary theme of "JAPAN, THE BEAUTIFUL”, collections of three books have been selected based on 50 keywords and placed into cute baskets. Pick a basket that takes your fancy and settle down for a picnic-style reading session! [Period] April 21 (Fri) - May 7 (Sun) 2017 Cancelled in the event of rain or bad weather [Time] 11:00 - 17:00 [Location] Midtown Garden, vicinity of the Grass Square *Apply for borrowing procedures at reception at first. [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

A Fragrant Chita Highball Midpark Café

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April 21(Fri) - May 28(Sun)

Our outdoor cafe will be opening it's (metaphorical!) doors again this year, blessed with the comfortable first breeze of summer and surrounded in verdant greenery. Enjoy a highball made using Suntory Chita Whiskey, accompanied by delicious dishes designed to provide the perfect compliment, and settle into a quiet, relaxing moment of luxury. [Period] April 21 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) 2017 Cancelled in the event of rain or bad weather [Time] <Weekdays> 17:00 - 22:00 (L.O. 21:30)    <Weekends & Holidays> 12:00 - 22:00 (L.O. 21:30) *Starting from(2:00 on May 1(Mon) & May 2(Tue) [Location] Midtown Garden [Capacity] Approx. 100 seats [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Cooperation From] Suntory Spirits Limited

Message Flowers ~ Giving Thanks on Our 10th Anniversary ~

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March 30(Thu), 2017

March 30th marks the 10th anniversary of Midtown, and we will be giving out gifts of single white gerbera flowers. Known in the language of flowers for representing "hope", we will be presenting them first-come-first-served to 300 guests, along with messages from each of our employees, as a mark of our daily gratitude. [Period] March 30 (Thu) 2017 11:00~ [Place] Canopy Square [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown 10th Anniversary Event EDO-FUJI

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March 17(Fri) - May 28(Sun)

To commemorate our 10th anniversary, and based in the theme of “JAPAN, THE BEAUTIFUL”, a monument to Japan’s world-renowned symbol “Mt. Fuji” will now appear on our spreading Grass Square. This exterior installation will represent “Mt. Fuji” on an epic scale, standing 6m high and 23m across. Production of the monument is to be overseen by famous “plant hunter” Seijun Nishihata, who has been responsible for a wide range of plant-based projects both inside and outside of Japan. It will be made using materials such as bark compost, created from sources like chipped branches pruned from roadside trees, and will then be reused as compost for urban development after the event ends. Furthermore, “NAKED” will also be participating, using the latest projection mapping technology to put on a spectacular show at night. The 10th anniversary of Tokyo Midtown seeks to bring together elite creators representative of Japan and bring you an external installation using art and the latest technology to depict “Mt. Fuji,” a true symbol of Japan. [Period] March 17 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) 2017 [Time] 11:00 - 21:00 *Nighttime Display between 18:00 - 21:00 ・Monument: “EDO-FUJI” Produced by Seijun Nishihata  March 17 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) 11:00 - 21:00 ・Nighttime Display: NAKED Inc.  March 17 (Fri) - April 16 (Sun) 18:00 - 21:00 [Charge] Free [Admission] No restrictions [Place] Tokyo Midtown Grass Square [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [Advance Announcement] Technology Display: Rhizomatiks Architecture April 21 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) 11:00 - 21:00

MARTINI Blossom Lounge

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March 17(Fri) - March 16(Thu)

Why not raise a glass and toast the coming of spring in a stylish outdoor lounge, surrounded by delightful cherry blossoms and gentle sunlight? Enjoy the wonderful marriage of delicious dishes provided by The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo and MARTINI, the No. 1* Italian sparkling wine in the world. This is also the first year to offer a selection of menu items that you can freely combine. Make a choice that suits your tastes and mood! [Period] March 17 (Fri) - April 16 (Sun) 2017 12:00 - 20:00 (last orders 19:30) Cancelled in the event of rain or bad weather [Place] Midtown Garden, area alongside Sakura Avenue *Open until 21:00 (last orders 20:30) every Friday, Saturday and during the period when the cherry blossom is in full bloom. [Capacity] Approx. 150 seats (no reservations allowed) [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Cooperation From] MARTINI [Operated By] The Ritz-Carlton ,Tokyo

Cherry Blossom Messages for the Future ~ Plant a Cherry Tree Along with a Message Expressing Your Feelings ~

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March 17(Fri) - March 29(Wed)

As Tokyo Midtown celebrates our 10th anniversary this springtime, we will be collecting "messages for the future" to be used when we plant, in Midtown's grounds, the saplings of the cherry trees that have grown here since the time of the former Ministry of Defense buildings. The messages, written on biodegradable paper, will be returned to the earth on March 30 along with the planted saplings, taking everyone's' dreams and desires with them into the future. [Period] March 17 (Fri) - March 29 (Wed) 2017 *While stock lasts [Place] Galleria 1F, in front of MORABITO [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

Spring Greeting Gate

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March 17(Fri) - April 16(Sun)

Based in the theme of "spring of hospitality," two flower artists active on the global stage will produce pieces of art overflowing with the dynamism of new spring. Two beautiful gates will welcome you, one produced by Shu Onodera inside on the Galleria 1F, and one by Takayuki Fukazawa outside at the entrance to the garden. "Beautiful Japanese Spring" [Period] March 17 (Fri) - Aril 16 (Sun) 2017 11:00 - 21:00 (Galleria opening times) [Location] Galleria 1F, Tree Shower "Spring Fragrance, Spring Breeze" [Period] March 17 (Fri) - Aril 16 (Sun) 2017 11:00 - 23:00 [Location] Midtown Garden, along Gaien-higashi Avenue [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Cooperation By] Flower Art Award Executive Committee

Street Museum

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March 17(Fri) - April 16(Sun)

The "Tokyo Midtown Award" is a design and art competition intended to discover and support the artists and designers of the future. The latest work from the six winners of the 2016 art competition will now appear on Plaza B1, including installations, sculptures and more. Do not miss the chance to enjoy the work of the talented, original young artists who everyone is currently talking about. [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown 10th Anniversary Event EDO-FUJI

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March 17(Fri) - May 28(Sun)

"EDO-FUJI" is a monument 6m high and 23m across, created by a famous “plant hunter” Seijun Nishihata as an epic representation of our 10th anniversary theme, "JAPAN, THE BEAUTIFUL". From April 21 an incredible data visualization from Rhizomatiks Architecture will also be on display. Take this chance to experience a fresh new perspective on Mt. Fuji. [Period] March 17 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) 2017 [Time] 11:00 - 21:00 ・Monument: “EDO-FUJI” Produced by Seijun Nishihata  March 17 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) ・Data Visualization: Rhizomatiks Architecture  April 21 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) [Place] Tokyo Midtown Grass Square [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

MIDTOWN BLOSSOM 2017

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March 17(Fri) - April 16(Sun)

Midtown is poised to welcome you all again, with brilliant celebration and hospitality in our hearts, as spring returns to the world. This spring season also marks nothing less than the 10th anniversary of Tokyo Midtown. We hope you will continue to join us and enjoy the luxury of verdant nature in the middle of Tokyo for years to come! [Period] March 17 (Fri) - April 16 (Sun) 2017

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Suntory Museum of Art / Celebrating a Decade in Roppongi:Picture Scroll Enthusiasts

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March 29(Wed) - May 14(Sun)

Picture scrolls, or e-maki, which blend literature and painting, are an art form original to Japan. Since the middle ages, they have constantly enthralled us Japanese, and picture scroll enthusiasts, whose passion approached a mania, have emerged over and over again. This exhibition focuses on some of the classic examples, including the retired emperor Go-Shirakawa, Emperor Hanazono, and the aristocrat Sanjonishi Sanetaka. It examines the records they kept of their experiences while appreciating picture scrolls and other documents to reveal how these works were actually enjoyed. By seeking to gain an understanding of these men, powerful patrons as well as enthusiasts, this exhibition will introduce previously unexplored aspects of the context in which picture scrolls were created. [Place] Suntory Museum of Art (Galleria 3F) [Hours] 10:00-18:00 *Friday, Saturday, May 2 (Tue) - 4 (Thur) closes at 20:00 *Last admission: 30 minutes before closing. *Hours subject to change. [close] Tuesdays *Mar 2(Tue) Open [Admission] General 1,300yen University and High school Students 1,000yen Junior high school Students and under may enter for free [Contact] 03-3479-8600 [Website] http://www.suntory.com/sma/

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 64th Exhibition: Packaging Tohoku Products – Deliciously Delightful 2016, Tokyo –

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March 3(Fri) - March 31(Fri)

Tohoku abounds in fascinating local resources along with high technology and quality products, but these admirable aspects are not yet fully appreciated outside of Tohoku. To promote such strengths and charms through the power of design, Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry and Japan Graphic Designers Association called for new package ideas for 10 unique products of 10 Tohoku companies, in an attempt to commercialize some of them. This exhibition, originally held in Sendai last year and favorably reviewed, showcases select 215 works by designers all over Japan, with descriptions of the products’ features, the manufacturers’ requests and design concepts by designers. Please enjoy the wide variety of package designs which explore and enhance the charm and value of Tohoku products.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition "ATHLETE"

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February 17(Fri) - June 4(Sun)

"Athletes" are constantly training, and through trial and error, pushing and exceeding their own limits. We believe that the sincere and pure struggle of athletes offers many hidden lessons to people not only in the realm of sports, but in other fields of profession. In this exhibition, in addition to showcasing the bodies of athletes as they perform through video footage and photographs, we explore in interactive exhibits the experience of controlling sensation of body and mind, the latest technologies to analyze data as it relates to tactics, and the sports gear and other equipments that act as an extension of the body. In doing so, the exhibition looks at the diverse elements that make a person an athlete, and decipher them from a design perspective.

Crawling Through a Koi-nobori

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May 3(Wed) - May 7(Sun)

Limited exclusively to the five day period around Children's Day, a huge koi-nobori tunnel will descend on Midtown. This lunker weighs in at 25m in length and has a diameter of 2.5m! Are you ready to crawl through the interior of this Yuzen-printed silk behemoth? [Period] May 3(Wed) - May 7 (Sun) May be cancelled in the event of bad weather [Location] Midtown Garden, area alongside Sakura Avenue [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

Midpark Yoga

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April 22(Sat) - May 24(Wed)

Surrounded by the verdant green of our lush Grass Square, why not relax into some soothing yoga at the foot of "EDO-FUJI"? On the weekend we offer "Morning Yoga", allowing you to drink in the power of our bright yellow sun, while during the week "Evening Yoga" plays to a backdrop of Tokyo Tower and the other lights of the city. Two sessions are scheduled for morning and night. This yoga is for sure, a liberal extra dose of liberation! [Period] April 22 (Sat) - May 24 (Wed) 2017 Cancelled in the event of rain or bad weather [Time] 8:00 - 9:00 / 10:00 - 11:00 18:30 - 19:30 / 20:30 - 21:30 [Location] Midtown Garden, Grass Square [Charge] Free [Capacity] 350 people per session [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Cooperation From] Konami Sports Club

MIDTOWN OPEN THE PARK 2017

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April 21(Fri) - May 28(Sun)

A new season of verdant and fresh greenery, wrapped up in a refreshing breeze. We are poised to welcome you again with a series of exciting events out beneath the blue spring sky, especially as this year also marks the 10th anniversary of Tokyo Midtown! Enjoy a moment of relaxation on the grass and under the early summer sun.

【EVENT】

Midpark Gallery ~Koi-nobori Collection~

MORE INFORMATION

April 21(Fri) - May 7(Sun)

Our selection of specially designed koi-nobori carp streamers proved very popular last year, and so this year we are upping the ante! A school of around 100 of the amazing flying fish will take to the air between the trees of Midtown, each strikingly unique and designed by artists and creators from not only Japan but also Argentina, Brazil, Finland and Bolivia. During Golden Week you will also have an opportunity of "crawling through a koi-nobori". Enjoy koi-nobori, a traditional Japanese event. [Period] April 21 (Fri) - May 7 (Sun) [Location] Midtown Garden, Plaza 1F * May be cancelled in the event of bad weather. [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Cooperation From]Embassy of the Republic of Argentina, Tokunaga Koinobori Co., Ltd., Consulate General of Brazil in tokyo,Embassy of Finland in Tokyo,Embassy of the Plurinationalb State of Bolivia in japan,Minato City,Musashino Art University,others

Midpark Library

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April 21(Fri) - May 7(Sun)

An enchanting outdoor library, providing an appealing chance to step into a new world. Based in our 10th anniversary theme of "JAPAN, THE BEAUTIFUL”, collections of three books have been selected based on 50 keywords and placed into cute baskets. Pick a basket that takes your fancy and settle down for a picnic-style reading session! [Period] April 21 (Fri) - May 7 (Sun) 2017 Cancelled in the event of rain or bad weather [Time] 11:00 - 17:00 [Location] Midtown Garden, vicinity of the Grass Square *Apply for borrowing procedures at reception at first. [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

A Fragrant Chita Highball Midpark Café

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April 21(Fri) - May 28(Sun)

Our outdoor cafe will be opening it's (metaphorical!) doors again this year, blessed with the comfortable first breeze of summer and surrounded in verdant greenery. Enjoy a highball made using Suntory Chita Whiskey, accompanied by delicious dishes designed to provide the perfect compliment, and settle into a quiet, relaxing moment of luxury. [Period] April 21 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) 2017 Cancelled in the event of rain or bad weather [Time] <Weekdays> 17:00 - 22:00 (L.O. 21:30)    <Weekends & Holidays> 12:00 - 22:00 (L.O. 21:30) *Starting from(2:00 on May 1(Mon) & May 2(Tue) [Location] Midtown Garden [Capacity] Approx. 100 seats [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Cooperation From] Suntory Spirits Limited

Message Flowers ~ Giving Thanks on Our 10th Anniversary ~

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March 30(Thu), 2017

March 30th marks the 10th anniversary of Midtown, and we will be giving out gifts of single white gerbera flowers. Known in the language of flowers for representing "hope", we will be presenting them first-come-first-served to 300 guests, along with messages from each of our employees, as a mark of our daily gratitude. [Period] March 30 (Thu) 2017 11:00~ [Place] Canopy Square [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown 10th Anniversary Event EDO-FUJI

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March 17(Fri) - May 28(Sun)

To commemorate our 10th anniversary, and based in the theme of “JAPAN, THE BEAUTIFUL”, a monument to Japan’s world-renowned symbol “Mt. Fuji” will now appear on our spreading Grass Square. This exterior installation will represent “Mt. Fuji” on an epic scale, standing 6m high and 23m across. Production of the monument is to be overseen by famous “plant hunter” Seijun Nishihata, who has been responsible for a wide range of plant-based projects both inside and outside of Japan. It will be made using materials such as bark compost, created from sources like chipped branches pruned from roadside trees, and will then be reused as compost for urban development after the event ends. Furthermore, “NAKED” will also be participating, using the latest projection mapping technology to put on a spectacular show at night. The 10th anniversary of Tokyo Midtown seeks to bring together elite creators representative of Japan and bring you an external installation using art and the latest technology to depict “Mt. Fuji,” a true symbol of Japan. [Period] March 17 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) 2017 [Time] 11:00 - 21:00 *Nighttime Display between 18:00 - 21:00 ・Monument: “EDO-FUJI” Produced by Seijun Nishihata  March 17 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) 11:00 - 21:00 ・Nighttime Display: NAKED Inc.  March 17 (Fri) - April 16 (Sun) 18:00 - 21:00 [Charge] Free [Admission] No restrictions [Place] Tokyo Midtown Grass Square [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [Advance Announcement] Technology Display: Rhizomatiks Architecture April 21 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) 11:00 - 21:00

MARTINI Blossom Lounge

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March 17(Fri) - March 16(Thu)

Why not raise a glass and toast the coming of spring in a stylish outdoor lounge, surrounded by delightful cherry blossoms and gentle sunlight? Enjoy the wonderful marriage of delicious dishes provided by The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo and MARTINI, the No. 1* Italian sparkling wine in the world. This is also the first year to offer a selection of menu items that you can freely combine. Make a choice that suits your tastes and mood! [Period] March 17 (Fri) - April 16 (Sun) 2017 12:00 - 20:00 (last orders 19:30) Cancelled in the event of rain or bad weather [Place] Midtown Garden, area alongside Sakura Avenue *Open until 21:00 (last orders 20:30) every Friday, Saturday and during the period when the cherry blossom is in full bloom. [Capacity] Approx. 150 seats (no reservations allowed) [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Cooperation From] MARTINI [Operated By] The Ritz-Carlton ,Tokyo

Cherry Blossom Messages for the Future ~ Plant a Cherry Tree Along with a Message Expressing Your Feelings ~

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March 17(Fri) - March 29(Wed)

As Tokyo Midtown celebrates our 10th anniversary this springtime, we will be collecting "messages for the future" to be used when we plant, in Midtown's grounds, the saplings of the cherry trees that have grown here since the time of the former Ministry of Defense buildings. The messages, written on biodegradable paper, will be returned to the earth on March 30 along with the planted saplings, taking everyone's' dreams and desires with them into the future. [Period] March 17 (Fri) - March 29 (Wed) 2017 *While stock lasts [Place] Galleria 1F, in front of MORABITO [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

Spring Greeting Gate

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March 17(Fri) - April 16(Sun)

Based in the theme of "spring of hospitality," two flower artists active on the global stage will produce pieces of art overflowing with the dynamism of new spring. Two beautiful gates will welcome you, one produced by Shu Onodera inside on the Galleria 1F, and one by Takayuki Fukazawa outside at the entrance to the garden. "Beautiful Japanese Spring" [Period] March 17 (Fri) - Aril 16 (Sun) 2017 11:00 - 21:00 (Galleria opening times) [Location] Galleria 1F, Tree Shower "Spring Fragrance, Spring Breeze" [Period] March 17 (Fri) - Aril 16 (Sun) 2017 11:00 - 23:00 [Location] Midtown Garden, along Gaien-higashi Avenue [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Cooperation By] Flower Art Award Executive Committee

Street Museum

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March 17(Fri) - April 16(Sun)

The "Tokyo Midtown Award" is a design and art competition intended to discover and support the artists and designers of the future. The latest work from the six winners of the 2016 art competition will now appear on Plaza B1, including installations, sculptures and more. Do not miss the chance to enjoy the work of the talented, original young artists who everyone is currently talking about. [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown 10th Anniversary Event EDO-FUJI

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March 17(Fri) - May 28(Sun)

"EDO-FUJI" is a monument 6m high and 23m across, created by a famous “plant hunter” Seijun Nishihata as an epic representation of our 10th anniversary theme, "JAPAN, THE BEAUTIFUL". From April 21 an incredible data visualization from Rhizomatiks Architecture will also be on display. Take this chance to experience a fresh new perspective on Mt. Fuji. [Period] March 17 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) 2017 [Time] 11:00 - 21:00 ・Monument: “EDO-FUJI” Produced by Seijun Nishihata  March 17 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) ・Data Visualization: Rhizomatiks Architecture  April 21 (Fri) - May 28 (Sun) [Place] Tokyo Midtown Grass Square [Charge] Free [Held By] Tokyo Midtown

MIDTOWN BLOSSOM 2017

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March 17(Fri) - April 16(Sun)

Midtown is poised to welcome you all again, with brilliant celebration and hospitality in our hearts, as spring returns to the world. This spring season also marks nothing less than the 10th anniversary of Tokyo Midtown. We hope you will continue to join us and enjoy the luxury of verdant nature in the middle of Tokyo for years to come! [Period] March 17 (Fri) - April 16 (Sun) 2017

【EVENT】

Suntory Museum of Art / Celebrating a Decade in Roppongi:Picture Scroll Enthusiasts

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March 29(Wed) - May 14(Sun)

Picture scrolls, or e-maki, which blend literature and painting, are an art form original to Japan. Since the middle ages, they have constantly enthralled us Japanese, and picture scroll enthusiasts, whose passion approached a mania, have emerged over and over again. This exhibition focuses on some of the classic examples, including the retired emperor Go-Shirakawa, Emperor Hanazono, and the aristocrat Sanjonishi Sanetaka. It examines the records they kept of their experiences while appreciating picture scrolls and other documents to reveal how these works were actually enjoyed. By seeking to gain an understanding of these men, powerful patrons as well as enthusiasts, this exhibition will introduce previously unexplored aspects of the context in which picture scrolls were created. [Place] Suntory Museum of Art (Galleria 3F) [Hours] 10:00-18:00 *Friday, Saturday, May 2 (Tue) - 4 (Thur) closes at 20:00 *Last admission: 30 minutes before closing. *Hours subject to change. [close] Tuesdays *Mar 2(Tue) Open [Admission] General 1,300yen University and High school Students 1,000yen Junior high school Students and under may enter for free [Contact] 03-3479-8600 [Website] http://www.suntory.com/sma/

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 64th Exhibition: Packaging Tohoku Products – Deliciously Delightful 2016, Tokyo –

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March 3(Fri) - March 31(Fri)

Tohoku abounds in fascinating local resources along with high technology and quality products, but these admirable aspects are not yet fully appreciated outside of Tohoku. To promote such strengths and charms through the power of design, Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry and Japan Graphic Designers Association called for new package ideas for 10 unique products of 10 Tohoku companies, in an attempt to commercialize some of them. This exhibition, originally held in Sendai last year and favorably reviewed, showcases select 215 works by designers all over Japan, with descriptions of the products’ features, the manufacturers’ requests and design concepts by designers. Please enjoy the wide variety of package designs which explore and enhance the charm and value of Tohoku products.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition "ATHLETE"

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February 17(Fri) - June 4(Sun)

"Athletes" are constantly training, and through trial and error, pushing and exceeding their own limits. We believe that the sincere and pure struggle of athletes offers many hidden lessons to people not only in the realm of sports, but in other fields of profession. In this exhibition, in addition to showcasing the bodies of athletes as they perform through video footage and photographs, we explore in interactive exhibits the experience of controlling sensation of body and mind, the latest technologies to analyze data as it relates to tactics, and the sports gear and other equipments that act as an extension of the body. In doing so, the exhibition looks at the diverse elements that make a person an athlete, and decipher them from a design perspective.

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