Masks of the world in a beautiful Art Deco residence, and a guided tour in English by yours truly: what’s not to like? To help publicize my gallery talk on Friday June 5 at 3 pm, I’m giving away a pair of tickets to Masks – Beauty of the Spirits at one of my favorite museums, the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.
Enter by sending me your name, email address and mailing address via the contact form on this blog. And tell me whether you want one ticket or two.
The masks are exhibited in the former Prince Asaka Residence, a beauty of Art Deco architecture and design built in 1933, located in a lush park-like setting near Shirokanedai and Meguro stations. If you’ve never been there, now’s your chance.
Let’s limit to this to residents of Japan, and to be fair to others, please enter only if you’ve got a reasonable chance of using the tickets. Since my guided tour is on Friday June 5, and the exhibit closes on June 30, I’m going to make this one snappy: I’ll select the winner on Monday June 1 and mail them out the same day.
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Wish I was there!….
Too bad I have to work this Friday, I’d have loved to go to another one of your tours!! The exhibit looks fantastic though, so I will have to check it out on another day.
Just to say thank you for the tour of the Teien and the masks today. The building was even more beautiful than I imagined when working on the translations last year.
I lament that Japan became disenchanted with so much of the hybrid architecture common to the late Meiji and Taishou periods. To be sure, there are still gems here and there, but I think foreign residents appreciate them more than do the natives.