© Ryan Gander 2008 Courtesy of TARO NASU / 撮影 木奥惠三


This gallery of contemporary art originally opened in 1998 in Sagacho, Koto-ku. It moved to Roppongi in 2003, and then to its current location in Bakurocho in 2008. (In 2006 Taro Nasu Osaka was also opened in Osaka, but closed its doors in 2009). The gallery’s owner is Taro Nasu, and its interior decoration was designed by architect Jun Aoki, well known for his work both in Japan and abroad. The list of artists represented by the gallery is impressive, including Tatsuo Majima and Futo Akiyoshi, as well as international artists like Anton Henning and Ryan Gander. Ihei Kimura Award winning photographers Ryuji Miyamoto, Taiji Matsue, Cozue Takagi and young up-and-comer Akira Rachi are also involved. The gallery is comparatively spacious, allowing the artists the space to create their own dynamic exhibits, and producing a leisurely environment where visitors can experience the works at their own pace. Due to its location in the Bakurocho area – with its concentration of galleries within walking distance, and with the support of even the most hard-core art critics – this gallery could be said to have become part of the contemporary art establishment.


1-2-11 Higashi Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Transport Bakurocho Station (JR Yokosuka, Sobu Lines), exit or Bakuro-yokoyama Station (Toei Shinjuku Line), exit A1 or Kodemmacho station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line), exit 2

Telephone 03 5856 5713

Open Tue-Sat 11am-7pm / closed Mon, Sun and nat. holidays


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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