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110-0007 Tokyo, Taito-ku, Ueno Park 1-30  Tel :03-3821-7191 || FAX :03-3821-7193


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          Japan Art Academy is located in Ueno Koen and it is the highest ranking artistic organization in Japan. The Academy discusses art-related issues, advises the Minister of Education on art-related issues, and promotes art (fine arts, music, literature, dance and drama though the annual Japan Art Academy Award (Nitten), the premier art exhibition in Japan. As a legal entity, its status is that of a special independent organization under the aegis of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Its headquarters is in Ueno Park.

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          After a period where it fell into inactivity, it was reorganized into the Imperial Art Academy (Teikoku Geijutsuin) in 1937. In 1947, after World War II, the Imperial Art Academy became the Japan Art Academy, and its annual exhibition was correspondingly renamed the Japan Arts Exhibition (“ú–{”üp“W——‰ï nihon bijutsu tenrankai), which was abbreviated to Nitten.

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          In 1958, there was further re-organization whereby the Japan Fine Arts Academy became a solely academic and consultative non-profit organization, and the organization of the Nitten annual exhibition was handled by a separate private company, the Nitten Corporation.

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         The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition “ú“W Nitten (Nihon bijutsu tenrankai) claims to be the largest combined art exhibition of its kind in the world, attracting a great number of fans and art critics. The exhibition consists five art categories: Nihonga and Western Style Painting, Sculpture, Crafts and Calligraphy. During each exhibition, works of the great masters are shown alongside works of the new but talented artists.

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10:00 am to 16:30

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Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays

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