Mizuma Art Gallery

Kōrakuen & Akihabara

Run by longtime Tokyo art-world figure Sueo Mizuma, Mizuma Art Gallery represents some of Japan's more successful contemporary artists, such as Aida Makoto and Konoike Tomoko. Shows often feature neo-nihonga (Japanese-style paintings with contemporary panache). It's in a metal building above a small parking lot.

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