Art

Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet Bespoke Japan Travel, holds a pack of Japanese Curry

This Week in Tokyo – 28 April 2020

In this week’s ‘This Week in Tokyo’ Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, keeps us abreast of the Maction Planet comings and goings, or rather stayings! This week: Mac plus Curry with Jonelle Patrick; Late Night Monogatari Vol.2; A Dialogue with Lee Ufan; Pepper Graveyard and Together as One. Konnichiwa from Tokyo. Once again, our thoughts […]

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Lee Ufan, 'Dialogue' (2017), Acrylic on Canvas on display at SCAI the Bathhouse, Yanaka

Lee Ufan: Dialogue

Lee Ufan’s latest exhibition, ‘Lee Ufan – paintings’ at SCAI: THE BATHHOUSE opened on Friday 6 March 2020. It consists exclusively of paintings, featuring Lee’s latest works from the Dialogue series that he has worked on since 2000. We take this opportunity to look back at Lee’s global influence through the Mono-ha movement he co-founded […]

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Panda Hello Kitty in the arms of Pompompurin: Sanrio opened their 107th Sanrio Gift Gate in Ueno on 24 January 2020

This Week in Tokyo – 7 April 2020

Welcome to ‘This Week in Tokyo’, a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, you can check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the […]

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Bakusen Tsuchida, 'Oharame Women Peddlers' (Partial) (1915), Yamatane Museum of Art [Cherry Blossom Art]

Sakura, Sakura, Sakura 2020 – Flower Viewing at the Museum!

For the first time since 2018, the Yamatane Museum of Art is holding a special thematic exhibition, ‘Sakura, Sakura, Sakura 2020 – Flower Viewing at the Museum!’, showcasing fifty of their most famous pieces of cherry blossom art. [Header image: Okuda Genso, ‘Oirase Ravine: Spring’ (1987). Featured image: Bakusen Tsuchida, ‘Oharame Women Peddlers’ (Detail) (1915). Both Yamatane Museum […]

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‘Rene Lalique - Modernity and Elegance’ at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum: Mantlepiece Lamp Faun (detail), 1931, Mould-pressed clear glass, satiné 

‘René Lalique – Modernity and Elegance’ at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Some of the best Art Deco glassware in the world can currently be enjoyed in Tokyo at an exhibition of the works of Rene Lalique (1860-1945), on display at the city’s most elegant art gallery, the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in Meguro.  Feature image: Mantlepiece Lamp Faun (detail), 1931, Mould-pressed clear glass, satiné Header image: Table […]

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Ban Anime: Meta messages from the backstreets of Shibuya courtesy of @lushsux 

This Week in Tokyo – 11 February 2020

Welcome to ‘This Week in Tokyo’, a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond. This week’s edition is hosted […]

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Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, with the Cohn and Frank families, and Kosuke, on a Maction Planet Kyoto Day trip

This Week in Tokyo, Kyoto, Makuhari and Yokohama – 14 January 2020

Welcome to the second ‘This Week in Tokyo’ of the decade! ‘This Week in Tokyo’ is a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s […]

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This Week in Tokyo and Yokohama – 15 October 2019

We begin the latest edition of This Week in Tokyo (and Yokohama) with a message of support, love and respect to the victims and those seriously affected by Typhoon #19 AKA Typhoon Hagibis.  Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, was there to witness the final pool match of Rugby World Cup 2019 as Japan made […]

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Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on 28 September 2019 during the match when Japan beat Ireland 19-12

This Week in Tokyo and Shizuoka – 1 October 2019

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo (and Shizuoka) is dominated by Week 2 of Rugby World Cup 2019. Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, was there to witness the Shock of Shizuoka as Japan beat Ireland in a cracking game of Rugby. Somehow he still managed to fit in making a 96 minute […]

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Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet at Japan vs Russia

This Week in Tokyo and Yokohama – 24 September 2019

What a week! The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo (and Yokohama) is dominated by the incredible start to the Rugby World Cup 2019. Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, attended three matches on the opening three days. Somehow he still managed to fit in some of our world famous guided tours and an […]

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