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Prince Takamado Gallery

Located in the Embassy of Canada to Japan B2 basement, the Prince Takamado Gallery presents exhibitions of Canadian paintings, sculptures, photography, textiles, designs and other artwork. It was given its current name in April 2003 as one of several Canadian initiatives to commemorate Prince Takamado’s contribution to Canada-Japan relations.

Visitor access to the Embassy of Canada to Japan requires government-issued photo identification (for example, passport, drivers license, national qualification card, resident card or my number card), or 2 forms of identification: employee or health insurance card plus an unexpired photo identification (for example, company/corporation).

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Embassy of Canada to Japan, in Tokyo
Public Affairs Section
7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-8503, Japan
Telephone: 03-5412-6200

Closed on weekends and Embassy office closures.

Current exhibition

Yamabiko | Echo: Canada-Japan at 95 – Photographs by George Nobechi – January 19 to May 10, 2024

Two chairs and a table with a window behind them overlooking a lake

Lake Shikotsu 2015
Artist: George Nobechi

Hotel bedroom with a window overlooking a lake

Lake Louise 2009
Artist: George Nobechi

In celebration of the 95th anniversary of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations, the Embassy of Canada is proud to present “Yamabiko | Echo: Canada-Japan at 95 – Photographs by George Nobechi,” an exhibition that showcases beauty shared by both countries inspiring future generations to build on the strength of the Canada-Japan ties and carry the friendship forward for many more years.

Yamabiko means “echo” in Japanese and refers to a mountain spirit that can mimic sounds across peaks and valleys. In the same way, while the Pacific Ocean creates a distance between Canada and Japan, it also unites the two countries and, through reciprocal engagement and exchanges like echoes, over the decades the Canada-Japan friendship has flourished.

George Nobechi was born in Akasaka to a Canadian father and Japanese mother. His visual tapestry of the awe-inspiring images in the Yamabiko | Echo exhibition feature both wilderness and humanist landscape. Photographs from a 2022 road trip through the Canadian West to rediscover Nobechi’s Canadian roots, are paired with scenes of the Japanese aesthetic, photographed over years of traveling across the archipelago. The collection reminds us of the many shared elements between our nations and, marking 95 years of friendship, invites us to think about the great potential for the relationship going forward.

Supported by Fujifilm Corporation, the exhibition features over 50 pieces in various forms, from hanging tapestries of images to salon-style installations, including works printed on handmade washi paper.


January 19 to May 10, 2024

  • Monday to Friday – 10 am to 5:30 pm (Last entry 5 pm)

Closed on weekends and Embassy office closures.



Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery (7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)



Please note

  • Visitor access to the Embassy of Canada requires government-issued photo identification.
  • Security procedures are in place for all guests and their personal effects.
  • For guests requiring special assistance, please let us know in advance.
  • We regret that parking on the Embassy grounds is not available.
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