inner landscapes, tokyo

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Due to the current situation, the opening of the exhibition “inner landscapes, tokyo” was postponed, the new opening date is March 13th.


inner landscapes is an art project by Marja Pirilä, a Finnish artist and photographer, and Satoko Sai + Tomoko Kurahara, a Japanese ceramic artist duo.

The exhibition, inner landscapes, tokyo opens in Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery on Saturday, March 13th, and continues until Sunday, May 16th. For opening times and access, please visit the gallery’s website.


If you want to hear more about the exhibition, please join the artists for an online artists’ talk Saturday March 13th 15:30–17.
For more information on how to participate, please visit the gallery’s website.


inner landscapes is dialogue between diverse times and two cultures, Finnish and Japanese: for the project the artists have interviewed elderly people from both countries. The exhibition, inner landscapes, tokyo, shows the inner landscapes of 6 groups, 8 persons living in Tokyo.

Satoko Sai + Tomoko Kurahara:Hirotaka, 2020. Photo: Mareo Suemasa

This exhibition, bringing together ceramics and photography, digs through layers of history by unearthing individual stories and album photos. The works go beyond a mere record of memories that reflect the lives of actual individuals, to highlight universal stories that we can all empathize with and share, transcending countries, cultures, and generations.

inner landscapes started as part of Turku 2011the European Capital of Culture program through 2009-11. The first exhibition in Tokyo was held in 2016, with another artist talk event in 2018.

Photo: Marja Pirilä: Camera obscura / Hirotaka, Tokyo, 2018/2020