Thematic Exhibition

BENTO—Design for Eating, Gathering and Communicating

July 21 (Sat) – October 8 (Mon-holiday), 2018

BENTO—Design for Eating, Gathering and Communicating Poster
Whether shared picnic boxes or everyday lunch boxes, bento holds deep significance in our lives in Japan. This exhibition looks at Japan’s unique culture of “bento” and “eating” from the perspective of communication design, through works by contemporary artists. A see, hear, touch, and participate exhibition, fun for families and adults too.


July 21 (Sat) – October 8 (Mon-holiday), 2018
Gallery A, B, C
Mondays, September 18, 25 (Open the Monday of August 13, September 17, 24, October 1, 8)
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Open 9:30 – 21:00 on Fridays from July 27 to August 31

Tickets at the door |
General ¥800 / College students ¥400 / Seniors 65+ ¥500

Group tickets |
General ¥600
※Group rates - 20 or more people

※Admission free for visitors junior high school age or younger
※Admission free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate.
※In each case, please show identification.
※A 300 yen discount on the general admission fare will be given to visitors holding a ticket (stub) to the concurrent exhibition, “Foujita: A Retrospective ― Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death” (while the latter exhibition is in progress).
※A “summer admission discount” is offered from 17:00 on the Fridays of July 27 and August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. General visitors are admitted for 600 yen and college and vocational students with valid identification get in free.
※On October 1 (Sun) everyone receives free admission.

Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
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