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:
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
【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
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.
Address 2 Chome-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-8510
Station 1 min. on foot from Shibuya Station
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:
Kuwasawa Design School
Address Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to, 150-0041
Stations 5 min. on foot from Harajuku Station
Do you know this cafe? It's a place to relax and enjoy art and good coffee. They have art related magazines for you to read. The building will look beautiful in summer.
Information: 10° Cafe
Address 3 Chome-12-8 Takada, Toshima-ku, Tōkyō-to 171-0033
Stations 2 min. on foot from Takadanobaba Station
We found this shop yesterday in Nakameguro. It's a beautiful. The item's are not too expensive and incredible quality. Our favorite items:
Address 〒153-0051 Tokyo, Meguro, Kamimeguro, 2 Chome−44−10, 1F
Stations 5 min. on foot from Nakameguro Station