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 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.”