Humans and nature have been intertwined since the dawn of time, and we have adapted to the various landscapes and conditions that Earth presents. In saying that, the modern era means that often we're so engrossed in our phones - or other technology - that we forget the natural world exists and that we are part of it. The events of 2020, particularly the impact of the novel coronavirus, have seen many of us reconnecting with nature and the wonders it brings.
The Garden of Life exhibition taking place at Tokyo's Teien Art Museum re-examines the relationship between humans and nature through the works of eight Japanese contemporary artists. There will be paintings, sculptures, and more on display which explore this unique connection.
The Teien Art Museum is located 7 minutes on foot from Meguro Station on the JR Yamanote Line (East Exit) and the Tokyu Meguro Line (Main Gate). Alternatively, it's a 6 minute walk from Shirokanedai Station (Exit 1) on the Toei Mita Line.
For those who plan to drive, there is paid parking available on the museum grounds. It is charged at a rate of ¥800 for one hour, and then an additional ¥400 per half hour thereafter.
Find out more about Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.
I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's gr...