Shinro Ohtake “貼 (Shell and Occupy)” 2008 / Courtesy Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
Photo by Kei Okano


Atsuko Ninagawa opened this Azabu-juban gallery in December 2007, having previously worked as a curator in New York. It’s one of the contemporary art galleries of the so-called ‘post-Kiyosumi-Shirokawa generation.’ The gallery represents young standard bearers for the contemporary art world, such as Shinro Ohtake, Soju Tao, Misaki Kawai, Yukiko Suto, and Yuuki Matsumura. The gallery also actively engages in overseas art scenes representing international artists including Dale Berning, and has exhibited in art fairs in Miami, Hong Kong and France. Making all of this possible is its good connections, both domestically and internationally. The gallery is one of the few places to see top-quality international art made by young artists without having to leave the shores of Japan. Tokyo Tower can be seen rising in the background, giving visitors a real feeling of being in Tokyo. Head on from here in the direction of Shirokane for more gallery hopping.


2-12-4 HIgashi-Azabu, Minato, Tokyo, Minato, Tokyo

Transport Azabu-juban station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Oedo Line), exit 6

Telephone 03 5571 5844

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


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

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