Risaburo Kimura, Tokyo, 1973. Courtesy of RoGallery.

Art Inspired by Tokyo

Many of the art world’s top talents call Tokyo their home: the Pop artist Yayoi Kusama, the contemporary street artist Takashi Murakami, and the photographer Daido Moriyama, among them. The city—with its dazzling electric skyline at night and its historic Imperial Palace nestled among lush public gardens—is now counted among the most cosmopolitan and futuristic century cities of the 21st century. Below, browse works celebrating the old and the new that make Japan’s bustling capital truly unique.

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