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Art

アート観覧<天王洲セントラルタワー1F アートホール>

Art exhibits (Tennoz Central Tower, 1st Floor, Art Hall)

This hall exhibits art and features concerts and other events year-round. There is no admission, so you can see the latest and greatest works by talented artists.

オブジェ1 作品名「2005 SASAYAKI」<天王洲セントラルタワー アイルコート>

Object 1: “2005 Sasayaki” (Tennoz Isle Central Tower, Isle Court)

This piece is by sculptor Hideo Okuma and was installed in 2005.
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Hideo Okuma
1955: Born in Sendai
1980: Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts
1982: MFA, Tokyo University of the Arts (graduation work was purchased by a patron)

オブジェ2 作品名「Work 2012」<東横INN品川港南口天王洲>

Object 2: Work 2012 -- Toyoko Inn Shinagawa, Nanko Gate Tennoz

This piece was created by contemporary sculptor Kimiyo Mishima, and installed in 2012 at the bus stop space in front of the Tokyo Inn Shinagawa Konan Gate Tennoz area.
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Kimiyo Mishima
1932: Born in Osaka Prefecture
1951: Ogyomachi Municipal High School
1986-87: Received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation (ACC) to study abroad in New York City
Official web site: http://www.mishimakimiyo.com/

オブジェ3 作品名「Tap」<港南公園>

Object 3: “Tap” -- Konan Park

This work by sculptor Makoto Ito was installed at Konan Park in 1995.
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Makoto Ito
1955: Born in Aichi Prefecture
1981: Department of Sculpture, Musashino Art University
1983: MFA, Faculty of Modeling Arts, Musashino Art University
1993: Through a grant from the Asian Cultural Council, resided in New York and took part in the Triangle Artists’ Workshop
1996-97: Resided in Ireland as a researcher with the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs
Currently a researcher at the Faculty of Modeling Arts, Department of Sculpture, Musashino Arts University

オブジェ4 作品名なし(円形)<天王洲アイル第九公園>

Object 4: untitled (circular form) -- installed at Tennoz Isle Park #9

This work can be found at Tennoz Isle Park #9.
This monument suggests the image of clouds and is installed on elevated ground at the center of the park.

ガレリア<シーフォートスクエア>

Galleries (Sea Fort Square)

The center of the shopping zone has an open atrium that makes for a beautiful architectural landmark.
c This site has been used in countless television programs, films, and commercials. They also illuminate the area with beautiful lighting in winter.
Click here for details on Sea Fort Square’s buildings

目黒川水門<天王洲運河と目黒川河口に設置>

Meguro River Gates (Installed at Tennoz Canal and Meguro River)

In 2007, the Shinagawa Ura/Tennoz District Renaissance Project selected this piece as part of a public call for artwork.
The gates feature the motif of a whale, inspired by the story of a whale that wandered into the Shinagawa waters in 1798. The piece is appropriately called, “Shinagawa Whale.” Look closely and you will see that the waves actually spell out “しながわ(Shinagawa)” in Japanese.

ストリートファニチャー<みどりの広場>

Street furniture (Midori Plaza)

The design was overseen by architectural firm Gensler. Gensler was responsible for the design of the atrium and entrance hall at Sky Tower Tennoz, the signage, and the furniture.
The furniture in the plaza was developed by Magis. This furniture is designed by a range of designers. Though installed outdoors, this furniture can also be used indoors. Not only do these chairs offer great design, but they are extremely comfortable to sit in. Enjoy a break from your trip among the lovely furniture.

T-Art gallery (Terratoria)

T-Art gallery (Terratoria)

Here you will find exhibits on a range of themes like art, culture, and business. It is used as a place where people congregate.
Click here for the official web site.

画材ラボ、T-Art Academy<PIGMENT(ピグモン)>

PIGMENT (TERRADA Harbor One Building)

This “laboratory” for traditional art materials showcases rare art supplies native to Japan, as well as those from neighboring Asian countries. The back wall is lined with over 4500 colors of pigments, and they are beautiful in the vivid colors they give off.
Click here for the official web site.

Culture · History

雲鷹丸(うんようまる)<東京海洋大学内>

Unyo-Maru boat (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)

From May 1909 to August 1929, this ship made 33 circuits of the seas and carried out whale-fishing, fish surveys, training for marine students, and more, contributing to the development of fishing technologies and tools. They also succeeded in developing a technology for canning crab aboard the ship, serving as a frontrunner in the later development of large-scale crab vessels. In 1962, it was moved to the Shinagawa campus of the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. On December 11, 1998, it was inscribed as a national tangible cultural property.

The Galaxy Theatre (Sea Fort Square)

The Galaxy Theatre (Sea Fort Square)

Boasting 746 seats, this is a horseshoe-shaped theater with three levels.
This design makes for the ideal performance space, with the seats and stage separated at most by 20 meters. A range of theater, musicals, music, dance, and other shows are put on.
Click here for details

第4 台場跡地<シーフォートスクエア>

Sea Fort Square: remains of fourth fortress

In 1853, Commodore Perry arrived in Japan and ordered the shogunate government to open its doors to the rest of the world. Feeling a sense of urgency, the shogunate had drawn up plans to install eleven fortresses in the seas around Shinagawa. The fourth fortress can be found here. After seventy percent of the fortress was complete, the project was scrapped, and was then adopted as a shipbuilding yard. By the time Commodore Perry arrived, fortresses were complete in several locations, with batteries ready to fire. This caused Perry to draw back as far as Yokohama before going ashore. Remnants of the fortresses of the day can be seen throughout Sea Fort Square, and the dike along today’s boardwalk is a reconstruction of the original stone walls.

センターコート<シーフォートスクエア>

Center Court (Sea Fort Square)

Sea Fort Square was completed in the early 1990s during Japan’s economic boom times, and it has continued to be used for the set of various television programs and commercials. As you proceed from Center Court and along the canals, you will see the Lady Crystal moored at the pier. If you are lucky, you may even see the rare “Doctor Yellow,” a special train used for maintenance purposes. This is a must-visit spot if you like vehicles.

倉庫街<ボンドストリート>

Warehouse district (BOND Street)

In 1950s, Tennoz Isle came to be used as a warehousing district. It was an empty space still devoid of office buildings and residences. Following Japan’s economic boom times, development in the area grew widespread. Warehouse TERRADA had installed warehouses throughout Tennoz Isle since its founding and had long been implicated in the growth of the city. After Japan’s economic bubble declined, TERRADA’s first warehouse was repurposed as T.Y.HARBOR Brewery in a bid to regrow the area. Today, the shops along the waterfront have become recreational destinations for visitors, and the exteriors of the warehouses are considered photogenic.
Click here for details onBOND Street

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