Business Activities

Art Tokyo Association plans and produces a range of art-related enterprises in order to develop the market in Japan as well as the cultural potential of Japan on the world stage.

Alongside organizing Art Fair Tokyo (AFT), the largest international art fair in Japan, and aspiring to develop and expand the domestic and Asian art markets, it strives to disseminate globally the arts of Japan that have evolved from a diverse range of genre and styles, including antiques, crafts, and modern and contemporary art.

In order to cultivate and communicate the future Japanese art scene, it partners with major educational bodies in Japan for projects supporting the next generation of artists and curators. As such, it organizes the Future Artists Tokyo (FAT) exhibition and Asian Art Award (AAA), which introduces internationally emerging artists to overseas audiences, and also World Art Tokyo (WAT), where it works with ambassadors in Japan to showcase artists from their respective countries and create opportunities for international exchange.

In addition, its research and information-sharing activities include the Japanese Art Industry Market Research Survey (AMR). As part of its goal of energizing the Tokyo art scene and regional communities, it also publishes Art Market Tokyo (AMT), an art and lifestyle magazine featuring comprehensive and exciting information about art.

Art now has the potential to transcend the boundaries between fields and areas, and produce new values. Art Tokyo Association partners with corporations cultivating communities and culture via art and also enhancing social values, as well as with public organizations engaged in education, welfare, tourism, and redevelopment aiming for innovative social models compatible with mature societies. In this way, Art Tokyo Association aspires to contribute to society through culture and the arts.

Business

Kishi photo 1

Greeting

In Japan, an incredible diversity of artistic expression has emerged across our history, starting with the ancient pottery and clay figurines of the Jomon and Yayoi periods, and followed by the Buddhist art of the Heian period, the tea ceremony culture that has continued since the Kamakura period, the Edo era’s Rinpa school of painting and ukiyo-e woodblock prints beloved by the masses, the breathtaking crafts and nihonga and yoga paintings from the Meiji period, and now the very latest advances in contemporary art. In this way, artistic culture has long existed as a fundamental part of the Japanese.

In society today where an immense revolution is taking place across technology and a range of areas, the potential for art to stimulate the imagination and produce new values is attracting attention in various settings. Art not only widely influences such fields as culture, diplomacy, and economics, but is also surely a communication tool whereby people of different ethnicities, occupations, and social positions can transcend time or geography and share such values.

Alongside looking ahead to the future and finding and resolving the dilemmas that appear with the changes in our society, Art Tokyo Association produces art platforms where individuals can encounter the new ideas they need. Believing that rich creativity and diversity hold the key to further developing Japan in the years to come, we aspire to build a future society where art is fully integrated into people’s daily lives.

Naohiko Kishi
Representative, Art Tokyo Association

Kishi signature en

Corporate Information

Company Name

Art Tokyo Association

Date Founded

May 1st, 2015

Address

4F 1-9-12 Azabudai Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0041, Japan

TEL +81-(0)3-5797-7912 / FAX +81-(0)3-5797-7913

6 minutes’ walk from Kamiyacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

9 minutes’ walk from Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Oedo Line

9 minutes’ walk from Roppongi-itchome Station on the Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line

Representative

Naohiko Kishi

Main Business Activities

Various enterprises related to developing the art market in Japan and promoting arts and culture

(1) Organizing and producing Art Fair Tokyo

(2) Training and development of the next generation of art industry talent

(3) Surveys on the art market in Japan

(4) Art tourism disseminating the appeals of Tokyo and regional Japan to the rest of the world

(5) International exchange through art

Main Business Partners

Deutsche Bank Group

ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD.

Warehouse TERRADA

MORIMOTO Co.,Ltd

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Canon Marketing Japan Inc.

Mastercard priceless japan

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

BS Japan

J-WAVE

TBS RadioInc.

TV TOKYO

The Mainichi Newspapers Co.,Ltd

Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Inc.

SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.

DENTSU INC.

Japan Art Dealers’ Association

Tokyo Art Dealers’ Association

Japanese and international galleries and art dealers

Others

Main Partners Organizations

[Government Offices & Ministries]

Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Agency for Cultural Affairs

Japan Tourism Agency


[Local Governments]

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto City

Kanazawa City

Toyama City

Arts Council Tokyo


[Nonprofit and Companies]

Japanese Red Cross Society

Nikkei Inc.


[Academic institution]

Tokyo University of the Arts

University of Tsukuba

Joshibi University of Art and Design

Tama Art University

Tokyo Zokei University

Musashino Art University


[Museums]

Idemitsu Museum of Arts

The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma

SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Toguri Museum of Art

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

POLA MUSEUM OF ART

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo

Mori Art Museum

YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART

[Embassy]

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan

Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to Japan

Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Japan

Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Japan

Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Japan

Embassy of Belize in Japan

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Japan

Embassy of Brazil

British Council

Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to Japan

Embassy of Burkina Faso in Japan

Embassy of Canada in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Chile in Japan

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Colombia in Japan

DRCongo Embassy/Tokyo

Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Japan

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Japan

Royal Danish Embassy Tokyo

Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti in Japan

Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of El Salvador in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Fiji

The Finnish Institute in Japan

Embassy of France/Institut français du Japon

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Honduras in Japan

Embassy of Hungary

Embassy of the Republic of Iceland in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Embassy of Ireland, Tokyo

Embassy of Israel in Japan

Embassy of Italy in Tokyo

Embassy of Jamaica in Japan

Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Japan

Korean Cultural Center Korean Embassy in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in Japan

Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho to Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Liberia in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia

Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in Japan

Embassy of Malaysia in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Maldives in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Mali to Japan

Embassy of Mexico in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Moldova to Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Tokyo

Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in Japan

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo

Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua in Japan

Norwegian Embassy Tokyo

Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Palau in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Panama in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Tokyo, Japan

Polish Cultural and Information Center in Tokyo

Embassy of the Independent State of Samoa in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of San Marino in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Japan

Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Tokyo

Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Japan

Embassy of Spain

Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan in Japan

Embassy of Switzerland in Japan

Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Japan

Royal Thai Embassy in Japan

Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Embassy of the Republic of Togo in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Japan

Embassy of Turkmenistan in Japan

U.S. Embassy, Tokyo

Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Japan

Embassy of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Japan

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe in Japan

Others