Tokyo Stories: Exhibition on Screen


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, May 23, 2023 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Exhibition on Screen
Release Year:2023
Run Time:90 minutes


“Tokyo Stories” is a celebration of one of the world’s most creative, dynamic and fascinating cities. Enjoy a thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals.

Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, “Tokyo Stories” spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige, to Pop Art posters, contemporary photography, Manga, film, and brand-new artworks that were created on the streets.

The exhibition was a smash-hit five-star success and brought a younger and more diverse audience to the museum. The film uses the exhibition as a launchpad to travel to Tokyo itself and explore the art and artists of the city more fully.

A beautifully illustrated and richly detailed film, looking at a city which has undergone constant destruction and renewal over its 400-year history, resulting in one of the most vibrant and interesting cities on the planet.

“Tokyo has a powerful engine that just doesn’t stop. There is an energy, a particular floating power in Tokyo. Whatever happens, this city gets rebuilt again and continues to move forwards.” — Machida Kumi

The Exhibition on Screen Series is generously sponsored by Goldenstein Gallery.