Discover the world famous icons from Japanese pop culture, from Hello Kitty to samurai.
Japan is known for centuries-old traditions and at the same time it is hyper contemporary with striking visual expressions and a frenzied fan culture. Cool Japan brings it all together: from the recognisable Japanese horror to 'cute fashion' from the streets of Tokyo. Historical highlights from the collection show that today’s icons stem from a long tradition.
Part of Cool Japan is the Harajuku kawaii installation "Colorful Rebellion - Seventh Nightmare" by the artist Sebastian Masuda: an immersive experience of plastic toys, stuffed animals, ribbons and fake fur surrounding an empty bed. The installation was previously on display in New York and Miami.
The central eye-catcher of the exhibition is the four-meter-high painting Uki-Uki by Matsuura Hiroyuki in which traditional and contemporary elements represent the very core of the exhibition.
Cool Japan is a spectacularly designed exhibition for fans and newcomers, young and old.