Upcomming / Current Exhibition

Upcomming / Current Exhibition

Taro’s Dance

March 15(Fri.)2024-July 7(Sun.)2024

In 1952 Taro Okamoto created a tile mosaic entitled, ‘Dance.’  Unlike unique works of art, like oil paintings, it is possible to create numerous copies of mosaics and furthermore, these can be displayed outdoors. This allows art to become more accessible to society, that is what he thought. They represent the true the embodiment of Taro Okamoto’s philosophy of art. 

Past Exhibition

Twenty Year’s of the TARO Award/Twenty Enfants Terrible

Exhibition Period: March 12 (Sun)— June 18 (Sun), 2017

Left alone following Tarō Okamoto’s death, Toshiko proved much more resilient than many of us had feared. She said that it was her job to transmit a knowledge of Tarō’s work to the next generation and set about achieving this without delay.


Noritaka Tatehana, Aesthetics of Magic

Exhibition Period: November 3, 2016— March 5, 2017

Taro Okamoto is an exceptional artist who goes far beyond my comprehension and makes me want to think that he himself is the magic. All his life, Taro never sold his work with his own hands. For Taro, resisting the society was his way of interfering with the society with all his might.


Tarō Okamoto’s Okinawa

Period: July 6 (wed)— October 30 (Sun), 2016 In association with Okinawa Television Development Co., Ltd. Sachiko Nagata

In November 1959 Tarō Okamoto visited American administered Okinawa for the first time.
It was to be a well-deserved holiday and even Toshiko, who never went anywhere without her writing materials, set off without so much as a notebook. However, no sooner did they arrive than all thought of a vacation was banished.


The Dignity of Life — Tarō Okamoto’s Jōmon

Exhibition Period: March 2 - July 3 , 2016

A fateful meeting in November 1951 resulted in Tarō Okamoto finding a ‘lifelong friend’. Five years after he had resumed his artistic activities in Japan following the war, he happened to visit Tokyo National Museum in Ueno where he encountered a pot dating from the Jōmon period (14,000–300 BC).


Confronting the Tower of the Sun!

Exhibition Period: October 28 , 2015 - February 28 , 2016

Let’s make the most of this, the greatest roof in the world. That was what I thought as I looked at a model of the vast horizontal line created by this structure and I felt an overpowering impulse to smash through it. I wanted to challenge the graceful plain surface of the vast roof with something absurd.


The ‘Trees’ of Taro Okamoto

Exhibition Period: June 17 - October 25 , 2015

Taro Okamoto felt a great affinity with ‘trees’. The sight of them reaching up to the heavens made him aware of the dynamism of life. He superimposed human ideals on the youthful spreading of their limbs and felt they represented a circuit through which people could commune with heaven.


Taro Okamoto’s ‘Life Forms’

Exhibition Period: February 18 - June 14 , 2015

Overall, the ‘Tree of Life’ Forms a Single ‘Life Form’
When he was planning the ‘Tower of the Sun’, Taro decided to build the ‘Tree of Life’ within it.


The‘Words’of Taro Okamoto

Exhibition Period: October 1 , 2014 - February 15 , 2015

During the course of his life, Taro Okamoto published a huge number of books and other writings. It is probably true to say that there has never been another artist who devoted so much enthusiasm to words.
Traditions, culture, the Jomon period, Okinawa, Mexico, skiing, the subtleties of men and women.....


Taro Okamoto’s ‘Eyes’

Exhibition Period: July 2 - September 28 , 2014

‘The Face is the universe.Eyes are the holes through which existence and the universe unite.’
Taro Okamoto did not paint still lifes or Mt. Fuji.
What he depicted was ‘life’ itself.

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