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10 incredible artworks from the CULTURE GATE to JAPAN project

The CULTURE GATE to JAPAN project has been set up inside seven of Japan's airports and a cruise terminal. Here's a sneak peak of some of the artwork...

MIZUE Mirai's artwork inspired by the patterns of Kyushu regional crafts on display at Fukuoka Airport as part of CULTURE GATE to JAPAN

Most visitors to Japan simply pass through airports on their way to enjoy the country’s iconic cities and landscapes. The CULTURE GATE to JAPAN project has been set up inside seven of Japan's airports and a cruise terminal to enrich that transition, exhibiting art by cutting-edge creators inspired by Japan’s diverse regional traditions, history and culture. Each of the exhibits showcase the local culture of that specific region, so you don’t even need to leave the airport to get a culture fix. We’ve put together a gallery of some of the incredible artworks you can see across Japan’s airports…

Crowd Cloud (2021) by artists SUZUKI Yuri and HOSOI Miyu is on display at Haneda Airport (photo by Takashi Kawashima)

Crowd Cloud (2021) by artists SUZUKI Yuri and HOSOI Miyu is on display at Haneda Airport (photo by Takashi Kawashima)

Crowd Cloud (2021) by artists SUZUKI Yuri and HOSOI Miyu is on display at Haneda Airport (photo by Takashi Kawashima)

Crowd Cloud (2021) by artists SUZUKI Yuri and HOSOI Miyu is on display at Haneda Airport (photo by Takashi Kawashima)

Artist nuQ's installation on display at Naha Airport

Artist nuQ's installation on display at Naha Airport

Artist HIGA Satoru's installation on display at Naha Airport

Artist HIGA Satoru's installation on display at Naha Airport

Artist MURAYAMA Macoto's installation for Fukuoka Airport

Artist MURAYAMA Macoto's installation for Fukuoka Airport

Artist  IGUCHI's  artwork on display at Tokyo International Cruise terminal

Artist IGUCHI's artwork on display at Tokyo International Cruise terminal

MIZUE Mirai's artwork inspired by the patterns of Kyushu regional crafts on display at Fukuoka Airport

MIZUE Mirai's artwork inspired by the patterns of Kyushu regional crafts on display at Fukuoka Airport

From the mysterious world of Hokkaido’s indigenous Ainu culture to the vibrant history of Okinawa’s ancient Ryukyu Kingdom, diverse cultures can be found throughout Japan. Through the CULTURE GATE to JAPAN  project, you can admire art instillations at seven airports and a cruise terminal, including New Chitose, Chubu Centrair International, Fukuoka, Naha, Tokyo International (Handa), Narita International, Kansai International airports and Tokyo International Cruise Terminal.

Opening times may vary, please see exhibition website for up-to-date hours of operation. 

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