The Constitution of Japan

2023 4.22 - 2023 5.13

Constitution and Art.

The two will be exhibited side by side.

This exhibition is inspired by the book “The Constitution of Japan” (Gento Matsumoto, 2019, TAC Publishing). The director of the exhibition has selected 28 works that differ from those in the book and combined them with the articles of the Constitution.

The Constitution of Japan is the basis of life in this country, and all expressions are connected to life.

We hope that the space created by the “articles x works” selected for this exhibition will lead to new perspectives on today’s social conditions, art trends, and our daily lives.
In order to make this exhibition an annual event on The Constitution Day, the first edition will be held at three venues: MUJIN-TO Production, AOYAMA | MEGURO, and JUNKUDO Bookstore Ikebukuro.

The Constitution of Japan
Date: April 22 – June 11, 2023
Admission: Free

Part 1

Venue: MUJIN-TO Production
5-10-5 Kotobashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0022
Tel: 03-6458-8225

Sat. April 22- Sat. May 13

Hours: Wed. – Fri, 13:00-19:00, Sat.&Sun. 12:00-18:00
Closed: Mon. Tue. & National holidays
*Open on May 3 (Wed, The Constitution day) 

Article 1. Nobuaki Onishi, Article 9. Yui Kugimiya, Article 15. Yukari Motoyama, Article 17. Toshiyuki Kimura, Article 19. Shiori Higashiyama, Article 22. Akira Ikezoe, Article 24. Eiki Mori, Article 25, Article 28 AKUMANOSHIRUSHI, Article 29. Hiroaki Morita, Article 31. Nao Osada, Article 36. Fujio Akatsuka, Article 66. Akiko and Masako Takada, Article 84. Masanao Hirayama, Article 93. Kenzo Taruishi

Part 2

2-30-6 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0051
Tel: 03-3711-4099

Sat. May 20- Sun. Jun 11

Hours: Wed. – Fri, 12:00-19:00, Sat., Sun. & National holidays 12:00-18:00
Closed: Mon. & Tue.

Article 11. Ryohei Usui, Article 14. SOUL BEAT ASIA, Article 18. Asami Shoji, Article 20. Enku, Article 23. Ryosuke Hagino, Article 25, Takehiro Terabayashi, Article 27. Yusuke Kihara, Article 30. Maa Sekiguchi, Article 73. Yoshinori Niwa, Article 97. Osamu James Nakagawa, Article 98. Hitoshi Nakazato

Part 3
Venue: JUNKUDO bookstore Ikebukuro 5F

2-15-5 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022
Tel: 03-5956-6111
Fri. 28 April – Wed. 31 May.

Hours: 10:00-22:00

Article 9. Tsuyoshi Ozawa

*This exhibition will also feature a memorial display for the late Shuji Shimamoto, editor of the book “Nihonkoku Kenpo” (The Constitution of Japan) (TAC Publishing Co., Ltd.). Mr. Shuji Shimamoto was the editor in charge of the best-selling book “Nihonkoku Kenpo” (The Constitution of Japan) (Shogakukan Inc.), which sold over 1 million copies when it was first released in 1982.

Planned and organized by: The Constitution of Japan Exhibition Committee
Co-organized by: MUJIN-TO Production
Cooperation: JUNKUDO Bookstore Ikebukuro
Exhibition Director: Hideki Aoyama (AOYAMA|MEGURO)

Special Thanks to CAVE-AYUMI GALLERY, CLEAR GALLERY TOKYO, Fujio Productions, GALLERY KOCHUTEN, Goya Curtain, KEN NAKAHASHI, LOOP HOLE, MA2 Gallery, Maki Fine Arts, MEM Minatomachi Art Table, Nagoya [MAT, Nagoya], MISA SHIN GALLERY, PGI POETIC SCAPE, S.O.C. Satoko Oe Contemporary, Studio 35 Minutes, Token Art Center, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Yoshimi Arts, Yutaka Kikutake Gallery (Alphabetical order)
Yu Araki, Takuma Ishikawa, Takayuki Kaetsu, Kao Kanamori, Konosuke Kawakami, Kosaku Shimamoto, Sohei Shimamoto, Ryota Shimamoto, Takuya Nakao, Yasuwo Miyamura, Nahoko Yamaguchi