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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 (e.g. passport, drivers license, national qualification card, resident card or my number card), or two forms of identification: employee or health insurance card plus an unexpired photo ID (e.g. company/corporation).

Contact

Embassy of Canada to Japan, in Tokyo
Public Affairs Section
7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-8503, Japan
EmailTOKYO.CC@international.gc.ca
Tel: 03-5412-6200
Closed on weekends and Embassy holidays


Current exhibition - June 1 to September 29, 2022

Extreme. Relay.

Steven Wolf Tail 
Steven Wolf Tail

The Embassy of Canada to Japan proudly presents the Extreme. Relay. photo exhibition in conjunction with National Indigenous History Month in Canada.

The Extreme. Relay. photo exhibition puts the spotlight on Indian Relay, commonly described as one of North America's original extreme sports. It is a competitive, dangerous, heart pounding form of horse racing. Most competitors have ridden horses from a very young age, some from before they could walk. As such, their skill as horsemen and horsewomen is deeply developed and organic. Competitors, braves, warriors and chiefs, compete bareback, usually in colourful regalia and war paint.

Canadian photographers Julie Vincent and Jason Lawrence spent several summers traveling around southern Alberta, where competitions within and between First Nations have been happening for centuries. They followed the horse races there, and also travelled to Walla Walla, in Washington State, to shoot the first International Indian Relay Championships.

Through this exhibition the photographers look forward to introducing Extreme. Relay. to a wider public. The intensity of the competition, the level of danger, and the immense skill of these riders cannot be overstated. This is an opportunity for viewers to understand what underlies the sport: the deep connections between riders and their families, the ties which may span several Indigenous communities, sometimes across borders, and the friendships forged by the riders. 

Details

Dates: June 1, 2022 to September 29, 2022

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

Admission: Free

Contact: Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section

Media contact: E-mail: tokyo-media@international.gc.ca

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