Free Gallery

Hidden Art Shop in Harajuku

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Do you know that there is an amazing art store in Harajuku? The store is hidden between luxery brands. 

It's a nice place to relax and enjoy art! They sell various kind of items. For example: Fashion, Italian Shoes, Post cards, Decoration. Further, you will find informationen regarding to free galleries and events. 

 

Very hidden location:

 

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Walk until you see a large Chinese building. The shop will be on the other side of the street in the basement. The shop is in the basement of this location. 

Information: PASS THE BATON OMOTESANDO

Open Hours 

【Monday-Saturday】 11:00 - 21:00

【Sunday・Holiday】 11:00 - 20:00

Address Omotesando Hills west B2F 4-12-10 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo, JAPAN

Stations 5 min. on foot from Omotesando Station & 7 mins on foot from Harajuku Station

TEL 03.6447.0707

URL https://www.pass-the-baton.com/

 

 

Free Art in Shibuya

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Have you ever been to Shibuya? It's the fashion capital of Tokyo. A statue of a dog called Hachiko is waiting in front of the JR exit (Yamanote Line). Many tourist take pictures there and then cross the Shibuya crossway. At this place, sometimes you will be asked for interviews. The career of many models started in this location.

Of enjoying free art in Shibuya, you need to use a different train exit. The Hikarie Department is located near the exit of the subway lines (Fukutoshin Line or Tokyo Toyoko Line). You find galleries at the 8 floor of the Hikarie Department. The artist will change every week, so there is always a chance to see great work.

If you are interested in showing your own work, please let me know and I can share more detailed information with you.

Information: Hikarie

Open Hours 

【Monday~Sunday】10:00~21:00

Address 2 Chome-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-8510

Station 1 min. on foot from Shibuya Station

URL http://www.hikarie.jp/

 

Free graduation art exhibitions in Japan

Last weekend, I visited the graduation art exhibition of the Kuwasawa Design School. Did you know that graduation exhibitions are free?

It's a great and cheap way to spend your weekend in Tokyo. Every art university is having these kind of exhibitions in Japan. Most of the art university's have a English website, where you can check out the schedule of free exhibitions. You can meet future designers, and also people, who are already working in the art industry.

Japanese Product Design: Luka Yasukawa 

I really like the product design of this chair. It took him 5 months to develop this chair. Please have a look:

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Information: 

Kuwasawa Design School

Address Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to, 150-0041

Stations 5 min. on foot from Harajuku Station

URL http://www.kds.ac.jp/

 

Mexican Food in Nakameguro, Tokyo

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I just remember the great drink I had there: The Bloodymaria. It is similar to a Bloody Mary, but tequila takes the place of vodka. The food was amazing too.

It's hidden in the heart of Nakameguro. I part of the city, where you usually find super expensive restaurants, designer art, and fashion stores. Visit Nakameguro at night, that's the best time to enjoy a real Mexican cocktail. Enjoy.

Information: Junkadelic

Open Hours 

【Monday~Saturday】18:00~23:30
【Saturday・Sunday・Holiday】12:00~16:00
【Sunday・Holiday】17:00~23:00

Address 4 Chome-10-4 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo-to 153-0051, Japan

Stations 7 min. on foot from Nakameguro Station

TEL 03-5725-5020

Languages Japanese / English

URL http://www.junkadelic.jp/

 

 

Free Art in Harajuku, Japan: DESIGN FESTA GALLERY WEST

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Harajuku is famous for it’s street fashion and secondhand shops. Hidden in the hearth of Harajuku is the Design Fest Gallery. It’s a place, where young artist in Japan show their work. They sell self-made stuff as well. It’s a great spot to visit in Japan. The building itself looks great as well. It’s free. Inside the building is a small café, where you can buy coffee or eat lunch. Since Harajuku is famous for fashion, expensive cafes are all over the place. Visiting this art gallery and drinking a cheap coffee afterwards makes life much enjoyable.

 

 

Information

Open Hours 11:00~20:00

Address 3-20-18, Jingumae, Shibuya City, 150-0001

Stations earby 9 min. on foot from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Station Takeshita Exit

5 min. on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / Fukutoshin Line Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station Exit 5

TEL 03-3479-1422

FAX 03-3479-1498

E-MAIL info@designfestagallery.com

Languages Japanese / English / Chinese

Facility Information: Wi-Fi spot

URL http://www.designfestagallery.com/index_en.html