Archive for March, 2007

Bruno Taut Exhibition (From Alpine Architecture to Katsura Rikyu) – Feb 3〜May 27

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Bruno Taut (1880-1938) was a famous German architecht, urban planner and author during the Weimar period. His most famous work is the prismatic dome of the Glass Pavilion featured at the Cologne Werbund Exhibiton (1914). Here is more information about Bruno Taut →

Taut visited Japan in 1933 and met with many of the creative minds here. While in Japan, he wrote three influential books on Japanese culture and architecture. He also produced furniture and interior design works, which “Atami no Ie (House in Atami)” in Atami is the most well known. Here are some photos → Atami no Ie

There will be 70 works presented at this exhibition. The works were collected from eight locations in Germany (mainly Berlin) and from six locations in Japan.

Location: The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
Date: Feb 3〜May 27 (Part 1: Feb 3〜Mar 31, Part 2: Apr 1〜May 27)
Time: 11:00〜19:00 (Open till 21:00 on Wed). Closed on Mondays except April 30 Website:
Admission: 1,000yen for general admission / 800yen for students under 25 yrs old

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Paris du monde entier : Artistes etrangers a Paris 1900-2005 – Until May 7

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Exhibition of collections from Centre Pompidou, the world’s leading museum of modern and contemporary art, including masterpieces in modern art history and works of living artists from Asia, South America, and Africa. More than two hundred works of art explore the significance of artists’ activities associated with Paris in the history of modern and contemporary art.

Location: National Art Center, Tokyo
Date: February 7〜May 7
Admission: ¥1,100 (general), ¥600 (college students), ¥400 (high school students), free for middle school students and under
Advance purchase: ¥900 (general), ¥400 (college students), ¥200 (high school students), free for middle school students and under

Hibiya Park

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Here is map of another park in our park series. This park is popular among people who work nearby. The park is easily accessible from Kasumigaseki, Hibiya, Uchisaiwaicho and Yurakucho Stations. Very convenient from those coming from many directions since these stations are on the Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Hibiya, Mita and JR Lines.There is even paid parking available.

English – Hibiya Park
Japanese – 日比谷公園

GMAP Today: Samezu Driver’s License Center

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Many people have asked us to make a map to Samezu Driver’s License Center, so here it is. Samezu Driver’s License Center.

Remember, this is for people trying to get the Shinagawa license plate, who are those living in central Tokyo.

We have included directions for those coming by car, bus or train. Good luck driving in Japan!

GMAP Today: Galleries in Aoyama Updated

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

The greater Aoyama area is famous for its galleries, many of them small. Here is an updated list. Galleries in Aoyama

They include:
Aoyama Unimat Museum
Tokyo: Art-U room
Blue Black Galerie and Caffe
Design Festa Gallery
Galerie Omotesando
Gallery 2104
Gallery 412
Gallery Dazzle
gallery dojunkai
Gallery House MAYA
Gallery Jinguen
Gallery Kaoru
Gallery Kitagawa
Gallery TAO
H.A.C. Gallery
Harajuku Astro Hall
HB Gallery
K.S. Gallery Harajuku
Lapnet Ship
Lord Rental Gallery Space
Nezu Museum
OPA gallery
ORIE Gallery
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
PIGA1・PIGA2 Picture Gallery
Sai Gallery
studo Sarrut Aoyama
Terrace Galerie VIE
The Blue Dog Gallery
The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
TOKI Art Space
Tokyo Hipsters Club
Rental Box Gallery Shop WANONMA
YHI Gallery

Tower of Power at Blue Note Tokyo – March 16〜21

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Super funk band from Oakland, California. Here is Wikipedia on the band. Tower of Power

Location: Blue Note Tokyo
Date: March 16〜March 21
Showtimes: 19:00 & 21:30, but 18:30 & 21:00 on March 18 & 21

St. Patrick’s Party at Yoyogi Park?

Friday, March 16th, 2007

After the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Omotesando, many will head to the nearby pubs to continue the celebration. However, I am sure many others will instead go to Yoyogi Park to continue the party. Here is a map of Yoyogi Park. Send it to your mobile phone. Great as a tool for meeting people.

Yoyogi Park Map

The Turquoise’s final concert – March 26 (Monday)

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

The Beatles’ Music group, The Turquoise, will play its last concert after 9 years. I guess everything comes to an end sometime. Please make reservations for this final concert!

Location: ABBEY ROAD
Date: March 26 (Monday)
Times: Open 18:00, regular session – 19:30〜20:10, special live – 20:45〜21:45, FINAL Live! – 22:20〜23:00
Music Fee:1,600yen
The Turquoise Website:http://The Turquoise
Venue Website:

JayaJaya ”Sunday Chill Dinner Lounge” – April 1 (Sun)

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Jaya Productions (Crossroads, YogaJaya, Para Impacto) Presents:

Live Acoustic performance by Danny Paradise. Danny Paradise will be accompanied on percussion by Paul Brundtland (Nada) Advanced Ashtanga Yoga Performance by Danny Paradise Dance performance by Mishaal DJ Downtempo/Ambient/Electronica Grooves by: Patrick Oancia (Crossroads, JayaJaya)

Choice of affordable healthy vegetarian and vegan friendly foods in a funky laid back environment!

Location: SuperDeluxe
Date & Time: April 1 (Sunday) 19:00〜23:00
Admission: 1500 yen, YogaJaya Members 1000 yen (w/YogaJaya Barcode and ID)
Danny Paradise Website: Danny Paradise
Venue Website: