Toko Shinoda Bridge Over Fleeting Dreams

2022.06.18(Sat) - 2022.08.28 (Sun) 11:00 - 18:00

Toko Shinoda (1913-2021) was an artist who pioneered abstract expression using ink while making "writing" a fundamental part of her work in the deeply rooted fields of Japanese culture. Her work ranged from calligraphy, abstract paintings, prints, and other two-dimensional works, as well as large-scale works such as architectural walls, to essays in which she wrote about her creativity and views on life with delicate brushstrokes. In the more than 70 years since her twenties before the Pacific War, she has been a rare example of an artist who, while keeping abreast of the changes of the times and embracing the new, has also maintained her own sense of beauty and continued to demonstrate the possibilities of ink painting.


The Musée Tomo has held solo exhibitions of Toko Shinoda as a museum that has a strong connection with the artist and exhibits her works on a permanent basis, thanks to the relationship between the founder, Tomo Kikuchi (1923-2016), and the artist. This exhibition will commemorate the artist, who passed away last year at the age of 107, and introduce her creations once again.




Exhibition Outline


Musée Tomo

Nishikubo Building, 4-1-35 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan

TEL: 03-5733-5131 



Saturday, June 18 - Sunday, August 28, 2022

Closed:Mondays (except July 18), Tuesday, July 19


Hours of operation:

11:00 - 18:00 *entry by 17:30



Adults 1100 yen, college students 800 yen, elementary, junior high and high school students 500 yen

Free admission for preschool children

Admission is half-price for those who present a disabled person's identification card (up to one caregiver).

Repeat Discount: Show the ticket stub and receive a 300 yen discount for the second or subsequent visits during the exhibition period.

(This discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.)



Kikuchi Art Foundation, Nikkei Inc.


The Tolman Collection