Aug 1
Aug 28

Tatsuya Tanaka Miniature Exhibition

10:30am – 7:00pm
¥1,000 (advance sales)¥1,200 (on the door)

Do you share Japan’s obsession with miniature versions of everyday things? Then visit this exhibition in Nihonbashi created by the miniature photographer and artist Tatsuya Tanaka.

What happens?

This limited-time exhibition is based on the concept of mitate, which in Japanese means to percieve an object in a non-habitual way, and features around 160 miniature pieces of art. There are seven different zones to explore, all of which have their own theme and perspective. 

What makes Tatsuya Tanaka’s work so charming is his depiction of everyday objects as something else, whether it is by making a pair of glasses into a miniature bike or ice cream into a wedding dress.


You can either buy tickets in advance or at the door. Advance tickets are ¥200 less, costing ¥1,000 for adults and ¥800 for university and high school students. Those in junior high school and younger can enter for free.

How to get there

The exhibition is taking place on the 8th floor of the Nihombashi Takashimaya Shopping Center. This shopping center is directly connected to Nihonbashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Tozai Line. Alternatively, you can take the JR Yamanote Line to Tokyo Station and walk for 5 minutes.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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